Fall 2021 Farm Workshop Educator (Substitute)
About the Position:
Reporting to the Farm Program Manager, the Farm Educator will co-facilitate educational workshops at Brooklyn Granges 3 rooftop farm locations in Long Island City, Sunset Park, and at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Schedule will be dependent upon the number of bookings. Two bookings slots are available for our 90-minute workshop offerings, on school days: one morning and/or afternoon session per workday. The workday will also include time for setup and breakdown, totaling 3-6 hours worked, depending on bookings. Educators will work in pairs with at least one Lead and one Assistant Educator, or two co-Leads. Working with an Assistant or co-Educator, the Educators will co-facilitate lessons, manage educational materials, and prepare for upcoming workshops.
This part-time, seasonal position offers meaningful experience in environmental education. We are seeking passionate and enthusiastic educators with a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and the food movement to join our team. All programming is conducted outdoors, see attached COVID-19 protocols.
- Facilitate hands-on lessons on a variety of sustainable concepts, including urban agriculture, compost, environmental issues, pollinator health, urban ecology, plant science, and insects
- Study & Learn City Growers Agriculture-Based Curriculum
- Coordinate with Program Manager and teachers and chaperones on day of workshops in cases of rain and tardiness
- Maintain relationships with Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farms staff
- Maintain records and collect data from visiting groups
- Maintain and cultivate City Growers learning bed
- Sustain vermicomposting worm bins through weekly feeding and monitoring
- Support chicken care as needed such as feeding and refilling water before workshops
- Teaching experience or experience working with children/teens
- Ability to guide youth while allowing them to make decisions of their own accord
- Understanding of or interest in inquiry-based learning
- Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility and leadership qualities
- Gardening / farming experience
- Flexibility to work at different locations
- Knowledge of sustainable practices and basic biological processes
- Positive attitude around children and young adults of all ages
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Self starter with excellent time management skills
Programs occur on designated weekdays from mid-September through early November, 2021, depending on demand for booking requests. Educators are expected to indicate their availability and work with the Farm Program Manager to develop a workable schedule. Workshops are scheduled between the hours of 10am to 2pm, depending on the booking. Farm Workshops are 90 minutes in length and occur 1-2x/day, depending on booking requests. Additional time for set-up and breakdown is also included in the workday.
Educators will be required to attend City Growers Staff Fall 2021 Training the week of September 20th. Booking availability begins mid-September and continues through early November 2021.
- Assistant Educator, starting at $18 per hour
- Lead Educator, starting at $20 per hour
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and 2 references (1 professional, 1 character) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
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