Educator/Market Gardener Ephrata, Washington

Cloudview Farm

Educator/ Market Gardener (full-time paid position)

Cloudview Farm offers a variety of on-farm experiences for student and community groups. We are seeking an educator who can both maintain our current offerings and develop Cloudview Farms’ programming. The educator will also help with garden operations. To give visitors a more authentic experience the Educator/ Market Gardener should be familiar with the gardens and animals.

Most visitors are preschool-3rd graders that come for 90-minute field trips and choose between a six plant part lesson and a plant life-cycle curriculum. In 2016, we offered summer day camps for the first time and hope to expand our camps and programming when school is not in session. We also collaborate with an elementary school on a door-to-door school fundraiser selling carrots. As new groups approach us with unique goals we innovate to meet their needs. Also in 2016, first-time visitors included culinary students from and area technical high school, wheelchair-bound patients from a physical rehabilitation center, and a professional teacher training academy.

Job responsibilities:

Support and maintain current garden education programming
Lead approximately 30 preschool-3rd grade student field trips in the spring and fall with groups of 10 to 60 students.
Organize and manage summer day camps
Host 10 to 15 8th grade students from Lakeside Middle School in Seattle for one week in the fall.
Emcee the Annual Fall Festival during the 1st Saturday in October.
Promote and expand garden education programming
Promote education programs through social media, website, and email announcements
Coordinate with other farm and garden staff to develop gardens and property that support programming
Give public presentations
Work in the garden to support the CSA and farmers’ market programs
Harvest, wash, and pack produce
Provide garden labor including weeding, mowing, cultivating, seeding, transplanting
Participate in CSA box deliveries

Skills and Experience:
At least 2 years outdoor education experience, management preferred
Farm or garden experience

Compensation: $21,000-$24,000/ yr.

Housing, utilities, trash, internet, and farm food included

To learn more about Cloudview Farm visit http://www.cloudviewfarm.org.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to cloudviewephrata@gmail.com.

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