Community Farm of Simsbury, Inc.
SEEKING SUMMER FARM CAMP TEACHERS/COUNSELORS
About the Farm:
Education, personal growth, and community service are the primary crops at Community Farm of Simsbury. Farm-based educational programs begin for children aged 18-months and continue throughout elementary, middle, and high school. Approximately one acre of teaching garden space is the centerpiece of vibrant hands-on learning experiences. See www.communityfarmofsimsbury.org for more info!
Community Farm of Simsbury seeks teachers and counselors for farm-based, hands-on summer camp. Sessions run weekly from June 25 – August 10, 2012. Teachers and counselors should be able to commit to all 8 weeks of camp, though we will consider those able to commit to 6 or 7 weeks of camp.
See our website for specific information on dates, weekly themes, and age groups. We are looking for:
Pre-School & Elementary Education Teachers (for ages 18 months-5th grade programs)
Secondary Teachers - focus on Science/Environment (for grades 6-10 programs)
Counselors (for all camp age groups)
1. Ability to follow directions and follow through with tasks
2. Ability to take initiative when working with students
3. Ability to interact and keep rapport with students including disciplining or praising as necessary
4. Ability to be silly, sing songs, play games, get dirty, and support the atmosphere of camp
5. Comfortable with animals, outdoors, getting dirty, assisting in the garden, and getting wet
Qualifications: Teaching candidates must have a strong interest in working with diverse populations. Independent, public, or Montessori teaching experience is preferred. Science/environmental background desired but not required. Graduate students strongly considered. Counselor candidates must have some experience working with youth, and be either a High School rising Junior or Senior, or college student.
Salary: Teacher salaries are $350-500 per week based on experience. Counselor salaries are $100-150 per week based on level of schooling and experience.
Application Process: Interviews and hiring will be conducted on an on-going basis. Interested Teacher candidates are asked to submit the following as soon as possible: cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references. Interested Counselor candidates are asked to submit the following as soon as possible: cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional/personal references.
Send application materials to: Community Farm of Simsbury, 73 Wolcott Road, Simsbury, CT 06070, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Farm of Simsbury, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any individual, employee, or application for employment on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, or handicap, as defined by law.