Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center is a nonprofit, certified organic farm located on over 50 acres of conserved land along the Connecticut River in East Thetford, Vermont. Our
organization has a deep commitment to developing regenerative agriculture systems for our annual vegetable and flower production and to educating others about the importance of supporting farms who are committed to growing food in a manner that improves and nourishes our natural resources.
Our farm is a community hub with a farmstand, retail greenhouses, a farm kitchen, a coffee shop, a cut flower garden, education programs, and unique CSA options. It’s a place where folks can learn about and deepen their appreciation for organic regenerative agriculture.
Our staff is a reflection of our community and is the most essential aspect of our farm. When you join our dynamic team, you’ll have the opportunity to make valuable contributions to our greater mission of promoting organic, regenerative farming and the transition to a localized food economy!
SUMMER CAMP SUPPORT INSTRUCTOR
Full-time (40-45 hours per week), seasonal
June 19 - August 18, 2023
ABOUT SUMMER CAMP AT CEDAR CIRCLE FARM
Cedar Circle Farm is hosting our eighth year of our unique farm-based summer program for kids ages 6-11! There are eight individual weeks of camp scheduled from June 26-August 18, Monday through Friday, with a mandatory staff training session June 19-23. The camp day is 9 am-4 pm, and staff time on the farm will usually be 8:00-4:30. We will have a capacity of 30 campers each week, and Lead Instructors will guide a group of about 10 campers during camp activities and farm explorations. Support Instructors will float between groups and activities, to assist Lead Instructors where support is most needed throughout the day. In any given week, the camp program may also include adult volunteers and/or Teen Counselors.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Summer Camp Support Instructor role is for people looking to gain skills in education and build confidence leading groups of children outdoors. Together, our staff work to build a safe environment for learning and fun, and make meaningful relationships with our campers. If you are creative, inclusive, willing to be silly, and passionate about food, gardening, and nature, then we want to hear from you!
Assist Lead Instructors in daily facilitation of programs designed to encourage campers’ connection to nature, food, and each other through exploration of Cedar Circle Farm
Directly supervise our campers, and help Lead Instructors to manage groups and resolve conflicts
Prioritize safety of campers on a working farm
Collaborate with other staff to create weekly schedule and curriculum that are age-appropriate, diverse, and represent our educational goals
Participate in daily debrief meetings to share ideas and improve our program
Aid in preparation and clean up of all aspects of camp programming
Complete other duties as assigned
Experience working with children, and interest in education
Enthusiasm for experiential, place-based, inclusive education
Interest in food, gardening, and nature
The physical and mental ability to care for kids outdoors in all types of weather
CPR and First Aid Certification (we’ll provide certification if you don’t have it)
Hourly rate starts at $14 per hour, with an increase for returning staff. Benefits include access to farm produce and 20% off at the farmstand and cafe.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references on our website: cedarcirclefarm.org
Or feel free to email us your cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: [email protected]
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after this date until the team is fully staffed.