Our mission is to educate 6 thru 9 year-old children about where their food comes from and about the natural world that sustains a diversified working farm. Farm Camp nurtures children's inclination to connect with the garden, the animals and all of the activity of the farm. Through creative play and exploration, we encourage children to develop a connection with the land and an appreciation for growing their own food.
Kids' Farm Camp Director
The Kids' Farm Camp Director will be responsible for day to day management and instruction of our week long summer day camps, for children ages 6-9. The Director will design curriculum and lead farm based activities focusing on the children's vegetable garden, farm animals, compost, wildlife, seeds, natural fibers, journaling, stories, playing, and cooking. The Director will also hire and oversee an Assistant Counselor. Office responsibilities include planning & creating curriculum, maintaining camp registration records, communication with parents and campers before and during camp, updating weekly camp blog and purchasing supplies.
We are seeking a self- motivated, enthusiastic person who has the gift to both inspire and teach young children in the natural world. We require that applicants have a minimum of 2 years previous experience working with children outdoors as well as creating and implementing curriculum. Gardening or farming experience is helpful, but not required, given that support and collaboration will be given by farm staff as needed. Previous experience and a strong desire to work outside, be a part of a working farm, a good sense of humor and easy going nature are essential. Qualified candidates will be CPR and First Aid certified. A full background check will be performed on all qualified applicants. Applicants must be able to commit to the full 12 week schedule.
Location: Boulder, CO
Duration: 11 weeks; May 29, 2017 – August 10, 2017
Hours: 32hrs./wk., Monday -Thursday
Please send a letter of intent detailing your interest, previous experience and qualifications for this position along with a resume (must include education, relevant work experience and three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Deadline: Position will remain open until filled, preferably by April 15th.