Education Program Coordinator for the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program, a Farm-Based Education Not for Profit Organization
Interested in getting involved with a growing farm-based education not for profit organization?
Live Earth Farm, established in 1996, is a 160 acre diversified, organic, family farm overlooking the Pajaro Valley in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains in California. We run a year round CSA with over 700 members, growing over 50 different fruits and vegetables surrounded by a native landscape of redwoods and oak woodland. Our produce is directly marketed through local farmer’s markets, restaurants, a thriving web store, and our weekly CSA program. The education programs at Live Earth Farm began with the farm in 1996 and the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program was formally established as a not for profit organization in 2007 to compliment and expand the educational programs at Live Earth Farm. We host more than 1000 children on the farm each year for farm based, hands-on learning opportunities in a variety of formats.
We are offering a position as Education Program Coordinator. Education programs include, but are not limited to: a weekly visit by 7th and 8th grade Montessori students, half day farm tours for students of all ages, once monthly home schooling family visits, weeklong summer farm camps and a diversity of community farm days. The position will involve assisting the Director in running LEFDP. Some of the tasks involved will be leading farm tours and ongoing farm education programs, program management including administrative work such as scheduling farm tours, promoting educational programs, planning educational events, processing deposits and payments, and data entry, and oversight, oversight of maintenance and care of the education garden and fields, and assistance with fundraising and grant writing projects.
The right person for this position is highly motivated, will be able to demonstrate experience and theoretical knowledge in organic and sustainable agriculture and food production systems education, as well as office skills and be looking for a long term commitment. Ideally, you will have worked an entire season on a farm or garden education project and be bilingual in Spanish. This is a position of responsibility with our growing not for profit organization, for which we expect you to arrive with a good work ethic and a positive attitude. This is a position for someone seriously interested in sustainable farming, food, and community education, as well as non profit administration.
This is a long term position and we are looking for someone who wants to grow with our non profit over the years.
40+ hours per week, 8:30-4:30 and some weekends, with some flexibility
$30,000-$35,000 a year, commensurate with experience. Health Coverage is negotiable.
A private yurt and communal living area and kitchen are available for rent for $500/mo. We strongly encourage living on site, due to the nature of the work. In addition, the farm will provide produce, fresh eggs, and goat’s milk as available.
To apply please fill out the application on our website (http://www.liveearthfarm.net/
farmapprenticeships.aspx), send the application along with a resumé and a cover letter describing your interests and why you would like to work for the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program to:
Thomas Broz, LEF Farmer/Owner,
Jessica Ridgeway, LEFDP Director,
LEFDPDirector@gmail.com / (831)728-2032.