Farm and Garden Camp seeks to cultivate reciprocal, conscientious, and caring relationships with place and community through growing, harvesting, and working with food and fiber in meaningful and authentic ways. Farm and Garden Camp is a program of The Farm Education Collaborative (TFEC) and is located at the Hampshire College Farm Center, near to PVTA bus stops. Learn more at http://farmandgardencamp.org/.
The Teen Instructor primarily implements the Jr. Counselor-In Training program. This position requires strong facilitation and curriculum development skills (hands-on activities and discussions), genuine excitement for working with early adolescents, and an ability to work on one’s own within a supportive team. Detailed information about the teen program can be found here.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Facilitate teen workshops and activities pertaining to the intersections of food systems, leadership development, personal growth and wellness, and community engagement
Generate new curricula as needed and provide feedback on existing curricula
Lead Choice activities a few days per week for multi-age groups of campers
Supervise teens throughout the camp day
Assist with daily set-up and clean-up
Attend daily staff meetings
Work full-time for the duration of the day-camp season
Experience working with 12-15 year olds
Exceptional hands-on and discussion-based facilitation skills
Experience working in a farm/garden setting, or a desire to do so
Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
Reliability, creativity, flexibility, and patience
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Up-to-date certification in standard first aid and CPR prior to start of staff training (required)
Dates & Compensation:
Staff Training: July 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9 / Camp Sessions: July 10 - August 25, 2023
$20 per hour
To apply: Send a cover letter or video describing your interest in our program, as well as your resume and contact information (name, email, phone number) for two professional references to email@example.com.
The Farm Education Collaborative believes that our community is made stronger through diversity across race, religion, ethnicity, nation of origin, gender, sexual orientation, worldview, and numerous other visible and invisible dimensions of people. Statistics show that women, People of Color, and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications; we invite you to break that statistic.