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Youth Program Instructor | Newton Community Farm

by Grace L. Schumaker on April 27, 2018

About Newton Community Farm: Newton Community Farm, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and modeling sustainable agriculture and environmental practices, is seeking teachers for our summer programs for children aged 5 – 14. All of our summer programs combine farm work with other hands-on activities to explore where our food comes from, the work that is involved in growing food, and how our food choices can affect our health, the health of the community, and the health of our environment. The Position: The lead teacher is responsible for the daily delivery of the curriculum, including leading activities in the learning garden and field, facilitating: discussion groups, project work and craft activities, and creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive learning environment for all participants. The successful candidate will contribute to the continued development of the curriculum and should be creative and imaginative. The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; collaborating and coordinating with other farm staff as well as high school interns and will demonstrate strong communication skills. This position requires experience working with children and a passion for teaching youth on the importance of local food systems, sustainable agriculture and environmental practices. A sense of humor, strong organizational skills, and an ability to be flexible, quick thinking and adaptive are vital. We offer both half and full days and are week to week across age groups, beginning June 18th and ending August 24th. Please see Kids at the Farm: Summer 2018 for our full program descriptions. How to Apply: Newton Community Farm is an equal opportunity employer. To express your interest in this position please submit a covering letter and current resume to: Reva Haselkorn, Director of Education at, with the subject line Summer 2018: Youth Programs Instructor.

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