Farm Educator

Job Type

Part Time

Published

08/28/2018

Address

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park
NY
11004
United States

Description

About the Queens County Farm Museum

The Queens County Farm Museum is a 47-acre working farm dating back to 1697. We are a public resource, visited by over 400,000 people each year. The site includes a landmark farmhouse, glass greenhouse, and restored barns which give us a glimpse into our agrarian past. Its rich glacial soil–which attracted European settlers in the 17th century–is cultivated today using sustainable practices, providing people with the freshest food. We are a New York City treasure where historic structures, productive fields, woodland, and livestock bring agricultural history to life.


Job Description

Our Education Department is seeking fun, engaging part-time educators to lead interactive programs for elementary, middle, and high school groups. Each school year, thousands of NYC youth participate in our school-day programming and learn about growing practices, heritage livestock, and colonial history. More detailed information about our programs can be viewed via our website. This is a part-time seasonal position. The schedule is Monday through Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm.


Qualifications & Experience

  • A quick-learner with a friendly personality.
  • Experience working with diverse elementary, middle, and high school students.
  • Background in early childhood education and/or with special needs populations preferred.
  • Knowledge of sustainable agriculture and urban farming.
  • Passion for history, plant and animal sciences, and inquiry-based learning.
  • Comfortable leading interactive educational presentations (experience with Microsoft PPT desirable).
  • Ability to independently lead outdoor tours for groups of 25-40 youth and adults.
  • Desire to collaborate with colleagues in a team environment.
  • Physical ability to lead walking tours, ride tractor-drawn hayrides, lift 25 pounds, set-up and breakdown workshops.


Job Details

  • Our fall program season runs from October - mid November. Winter programs run November - March.
  • Preference given to those who can commit to 5 days per week, Monday-Friday for at least an entire season.
  • This is an outdoor position and we offer programs rain or shine.
  • Opportunities for weekend events and working in children’s garden and compost demonstration site.


Hours & Compensation

Up to 20 hours per week (9am-1pm, Mon- Fri) at $16/hour. Possibility for additional weekend hours.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply

Please send a cover letter explaining why you want to join the Queens Farm team, along with a resume, to Director of Education, Ali: ali@queensfarm.org. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until September 14, 2018.


QCFM is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.


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