Employee Status: Seasonal, Full Time or Part Time
Start & End Date: April 25, 2023 - October 26, 2023
Join us on the farm!
Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization and a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark in Shelburne, VT. We are currently seeking Seasonal Farmyard Educators to work in The Children’s Farmyard (CFY). The CFY is an outdoor educational space that is open to the public and school groups seven days a week, late April through October. The goal of the CFY is to educate and connect visitors to agriculture in a safe, engaging, and hands-on environment.
What You’ll Do
Work as a farm-based educator using the Shelburne Farms Children’s Farmyard as a framework to educate for sustainability.
Greet and orient diverse audiences to the farmyard including day visitors from around the world, overnight inn guests, school groups, and summer campers.
Lead engaging and interactive presentations and activities for large groups.
Clean animal yards, barns, and pens as well as visitor spaces around the Farmyard.
Assist visitors with safe and educational animal interactions.
Assist with garden tasks while engaging visitors in your work.
Support ongoing maintenance projects.
Set up education spaces and plan and implement activities.
Work with and mentor youth volunteers (ages 9-17) through positive role-modeling, observation and feedback of their facilitation and instructional skills.
Support a continuous effort to foster a culturally aware learning community, open to multiple perspectives.
Communicate effectively with the team to create a respectful and open work environment.
Attend weekly meetings and explore the farm campus to gain knowledge to enhance visitor experience.
Provide information about the Shelburne Farms campus, history, products, and services.
Staff our cheesemaking and information hub, educating guests about our cheesemaking process and serving as a source of information for our day visitors.
Lead Sun To Cheese tours which are a behind-the-scenes look at our dairy and cheesemaking process.
You can check out the complete job description here: https://shelburnefarms.org/about/jobs/seasonal-farm-based-educator-at-t…
Please submit a resume, cover letter, contacts for three references or any questions you may have to [email protected]. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential. Positions will be open until filled.