Farm Educator, Wright-Locke Farm, Winchester

Wright-Locke Farm is now hiring Farm Educators for its summer programs for children in
preschool (ages 4 – 5) and in grades K – 6. Farm Educators are paid $13 per hour to
help facilitate outdoor programs. All farm staff are required to undergo a CORI check
prior to the start of their work period (the farm will do this upon hiring).

A Farm Educator’s responsibilities include:

● Preparation to facilitate programs
o Reading education materials provided by the farm prior to the start of the
program(s), including general education information and that specific to
the program season(s) for which you are hired
o Attending required paid training at the farm (8 hours for returning staff and
16 hours for new staff; this training is typically scheduled the week prior to
each program season’s start)

● Facilitation of youth programs and youth gardens
o Setting up before and cleaning up after each program session
o Teaching lessons and leading activities (includes modifying lessons and
activities as necessary)
o Completing critical youth garden maintenance (watering, weeding, etc)
before and/or after programs when time allows

● Communication with fellow Farm Educators and student volunteers
o Delegating appropriate tasks and duties to student volunteers before,
during, and after program sessions
o Maintaining positive relationships with fellow Farm Educators and student

● Communication with the Education Director (ED) and Assistant Education
Director (AED)
o Providing the ED and/or AED feedback about successful and
unsuccessful lessons and activities when appropriate
o Notifying the ED and/or AED of any known issues experienced during one
or more sessions (with children, parents, co-workers, or volunteers)
o Updating the ED and/or AED about student volunteer performance
Candidates for the Farm Educator position should:

● have a strong interest and/or background in teaching children about agriculture,
nature, healthy eating, or related subjects (experience preferred but not required)
● enjoy working with children ages 4 - 12
● have a positive attitude, be a strong leader, and be able to adapt to changing
environments and circumstances
● be comfortable working outdoors- rain or shine!
● be comfortable working with/handling farm animals (no experience required)
● be able to lift 50 lbs
● have reliable housing and transportation

Summer Program Schedule:

Programs run Mondays – Fridays, June 18 – August 17th

● Shift options:
o Morning: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm daily
o Afternoon: 1:30 – 5:30 pm daily (no programming July 16 - 20, July 30 -
August 3)

● Mandatory paid training to be held on June 14 – 15 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
● Optional additional hours may be available:
o In the farm fields Tue-Fri upon discussion with the farmer in April 2018
o For additional educational events held throughout the season

If you are interested in working as summer Farm Educator, please send a resume and
cover letter to the Education Director, Erika Gorgenyi, at as soon
as possible. Interviews will be scheduled in April or until positions are filled.

Winchester, MA