OxEd Seasonal Educator (September – November)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Oxbow Education (“Ox Ed”) provides year-round farm-based educational programming for kids. We are seeking a Seasonal Educator to assist with education program delivery and farming & festival tasks for the fall season and Oxtober family programs & attractions. This position would be a great fit for an energetic person with experience in outdoor education or children’s programming, and a desire to perform farming tasks and connect children and families to their food through farm-based environmental education tours.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Environmental Education:Deliver environmental/farm education programs to all age groups, including Fall Farm Adventures, workshops, activities and events, public education and seasonal festivals.
  • Farming and Gardening: Assist with planting, sowing, weeding, mulching, harvesting, seed-saving and general maintenance and upkeep of Ox Ed infrastructure and 1-acre Kids’ Farm, and Living Playground.
  • Other duties: Represent Oxbow in a positive, professional manner, engaging with and educating visitors about Oxbow’s mission and programs. Perform other tasks as assigned in support of all Oxbow program and business areas, including but not limited to the production farm, conservation and restoration activities, and general operations. These duties will include spearheading October craft materials prep and oversight, including gathering craft materials and development of informational materials.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience farming or gardening and/or a strong desire to learn
  • Proven knack for working with kids of all ages, primarily youngsters
  • Some college or comparable experience in the area of agriculture, sustainability, food systems, education, or environmental studies
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups
  • Ability to stay organized while juggling multiple time-sensitive projects, consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity when necessary, and accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Clear, consistent communication
  • Ability to perform work standing, sitting, bending over or kneeling, to lift heavy & awkward objects, up to 50 lbs., to perform physical work such as digging or planting, and to work in inclement weather
  • An inclination and interest in seasonal crafts including acquiring materials and pinpointing simple crafts
  • A musical inclination, video- or photo-editing skills, theatrical experience or any other sort of artistic expertise is a plus

Additional desired qualities include: environmentally conscious, detail oriented, self-motivated, energetic, and professional.

The Oxbow Education team  is part of a larger non-profit organization. A commitment to Oxbow’s overall mission and working as part of a team is critical.

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

COMPENSATION

This is a seasonal, full-time position, paying $13.50 – $15.50 per hour, with some paid time-off and access to food from the fields.

REPORTS TO:  OxEd Program Manager

TO APPLY

Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered. Email a resume, letter of interest, and 3 references to:

Megan Boyce-Jacobs
Deputy Director
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center
thedirt@oxbow.org

Please write Seasonal Educator in the email subject line and include where you found this position in the message body.

Deadline to apply

The start date for this position is September and we are looking to fill it ASAP. The job will be open until filled, applications received by Friday, August 09, 2019 will have first consideration. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after August 9th until all positions are filled.