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Camp Manager/Environmental Educator
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Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation
Job Title: Camp Manager/Environmental Educator
Reports to: Director of Education
Classification: Non-Exempt - Hourly
Pay Range: $18 per hour, with opportunities for professional development (see below)
The Camp Manager creates fun, innovative, outdoor education experiences for the Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation (GHFF) Summer Day Camp program. Summer camp can have a significant impact on the social, emotional and physical growth of our young community members. This role can make a big difference in children’s lives. It not only ensures the successful operation of our Day Camp program, but it helps to support the Farm’s important mission to educate about agriculture, nutrition, sustainability, and the environment. The GHF Summer Day Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association, a testament to our commitment to very highest standards of operation. Join a team that is passionately dedicated to providing engaging programs, growing nutritious, sustainable food, and stewarding our beautiful, historic, agricultural site. If you enjoy being outside, engaging with children and youth, and spending time on a small working farm, this job may be for you!
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Manage all day-to-day and yearly operations of the GHFF summer day camp program. Daily responsibilities include:
- developing and implementing farm-based camp programming around our 122-acre farm
- hiring, training, and managing seasonal camp counselor staff and volunteers
- scheduling multiple camp sessions and activities around the farm
- managing camp registration and associated communication with camp families
- purchasing camp supplies and operating within the income/expense budget
- Develop new camp-style programming for “break days” and afterschool programs during the school year.
- Working with the Director of Education, actively expand GHF Day Camp diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Assist with teaching and leading groups for other department education programs, as needed, including but not limited to off-site programs, school field trips, other guided tours, and scouts programming.
- Working with the Director of Education, assist with evaluating education programs for impact and customer satisfaction to support grant applications and annual reports.
- Assist with the daily care of our educational farm animals.
- Work annual GHFF fundraising events, including occasional evenings and weekends.
- Other duties as assigned.
- A bachelor's degree in outdoor education, zoology, agriculture, science, environmental studies, education, child development or a related field is desired, or at least 3 years experience in a related position.
- Demonstrated experience working with children in a camp setting.
- Demonstrated experience training and managing youth.
- Proficient in developing and conducting camp programs and other interpretive programming.
- Strong written and oral communication skills. Proficient in public speaking.
- Collaborative leadership style. Ability to teach, motivate and work with all ages.
- Willingness to work with animals, in a garden, and on a farm.
- The Camp Manager/Environmental Educator will be provided the opportunity to earn their Certified Interpretive Guide certificate through the National Association of Interpretation at no cost.
- Accrual of 80 hours paid vacation per year, 40 hours sick time, 16 hours personal time
- Thirteen paid holidays annually, plus the week between Christmas and New Years with minimal work requirements (check email and phone messages remotely)
- 60% of Medical Insurance premium paid by organization for staff (60% for spouse/family if not eligible elsewhere)
- Paid parental leave (after one year of employment)
- Life Insurance and Short/Long-Term Disability Insurance provided
- One free Farm rental per year and discounts on our farm products and programs
- A dynamic, creative, team-oriented work environment
- An important nonprofit mission that “Builds Healthy Futures”
- You get to work on a Farm!
Physical demands: This position requires the following physical activities: walking, climbing, bending, lifting, standing, sitting, reaching, finger dexterity, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity. The work is performed indoors and outdoors. This work involves livestock, both large and small.
Equipment operated: Personal computer with knowledge of G Suite, copier, and other office equipment found in the teaching environment. Utility vehicles (“gators”) for transporting materials around the farm.
Other requirements: Positive attitude, team player, flexibility, comfortable on a farm and with animals, willingness to work in a small staff setting/nonprofit environment, willingness and availability to work occasional evenings and weekends, and enthusiasm for learning.
About GHFF: The Gorman Heritage Farm Foundation is a non-profit foundation that operates the 122-acre historical, educational, working farm known as Gorman Heritage Farm. In 2021, Gorman Heritage Farm served about 2,500 people through its field trips, summer tours, and preschool-aged programs, educating about agriculture, nutrition, sustainability and environment. Please visit our website (gormanfarm.org) to learn about our vision, values, and all of our educational programs.
How to Apply:
Send cover letter and resume in PDF format to Director of Education, Krystal Gallagher, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hiring to fill an immediate need, but application will remain open until the position is filled.