Green Power Assistant Educator, Land's Sake Farm, Weston

Green Power Assistant Educator

Seasonal, Full-Time, At-will employee

Dates of Employment: June 18th-August 24th

Supervisor/Reports to: Education Coordinator

Organizational Overview:
Founded in 1980, Land's Sake is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to responsible stewardship of suburban farmland and forests. By combining ecologically sound land management with experiential farm-based education, we provide a powerful model of how public open space can be effectively used and enjoyed by the community. We operate three interdependent branches: (1) sustainable land
management and open space preservation, (2) farm-based education, and (3) a community farm. The education department serves our community through group/school programs, after school programs, adult education workshops and summer programs. Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all positions. To learn more about this unique nonprofit please visit:

Green Power

The Green Power program engages youth entering grades 5-8 and offers eight independent weeks of full day sessions through the summer.  This program is a local food immersion program focused on all aspects of food… growing, planting, cultivating, harvesting, distributing, and eating.  Students participate in growing the Junior Farmer field, go on local agriculture field trips, participate in livestock management, learn about the hunger relief organizations Land’s Sake partners with, and cook a community meal with a chef. 

Position Summary:

The Green Power Assistant Educator’s primary goal is to deliver high quality summer programs.
With support from the Education Coordinator, the Green Power Assistant Educator is responsible for implementing the unique Green Power program. This position will include the additional responsibilities of: assisting with Junior Farmer Field preparation and maintenance, assisting with livestock care, general branch and organizational development and other non-education related tasks. The Green Power Assistant Educator works collaboratively with other staff to effectively manage the inherent risks of working on a farm, maintain our unique farm aesthetic, teach and follow best management practices for sustainable food production. Collaboration and effective communication between the other branches of the organization are vital for this job; along with all staff, the Green Power Assistant Educator works diligently to carry out mission oriented goals and objectives.


Green Power:

Coordinate program related logistics, specifically with adjunct educators, community partners/organizations and Land’s Sake staff
Implement mission-based curriculum
Lead the Green Power Program with the Education Coordinator
Communicate with parents as needed
Write articles for the newsletter, blog posts, or social media updates as needed
Gather weekly feedback from participants and parents
Other Responsibilities:

Assist with management of the Junior Farmer Field
Assist with the management of a variety of livestock
Assist with other non-education related tasks as needed


Applicant must have at least one year of college experience
Teaching and/or youth leadership experience in a school or non-traditional setting with proven ability around youth safety, group management and discipline
Experience in leadership role at a camp, after school program, or other youth program
At least one full season’s experience of farm work or experience in garden planning/management
Experience with management of a variety of livestock
The ability to multi-task and work independently
Respectful, clear and patient interpersonal communication skill set that allows for collaborative work across departments
Professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and is able to maintain composure in a changing environment
Comfortable with public speaking and networking
Access to a car and valid driver’s license
Must be able to pass CORI check
Current First Aid and CPR certification
Basic computer and office skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc

Essential Functions:

Must be able to maintain visual and auditory awareness of a group
Must be able to negotiate various types of terrain on the farm and in the
Must be able to communicate (both written and verbal) clearly and effectively
with staff, participants, and other constituents
Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty pounds

Employment dates:

Training/Program Planning: Week of June 18th, flexible hours with mandatory full-day training on June 18th and 19th
Programming: 8:00am-4:00pm, June 25th-August 18th,  July 4th off 
Cleanup & Debrief: Flexible schedule, week of August 20

Salary & Benefits:

Salary: $12/hour
Professional development opportunities including trainings in areas of job
related interests
Organic produce and flowers grown on the farm

Equal Opportunity Policy:
Land’s Sake is seeking to hire a staff that represents the racial and ethnic diversity
of its constituents. Diversity and inclusion is an ongoing organizational practice
and a core value of Land’s Sake with the goal of having culturally competent
services, materials, resources and programs. Our hiring practices are informed
by an appreciation of the strengths offered by differing cultures, races, religions,
ethnicities, classes, sexual orientation, physical capacities, and age groups. Land’s
Sake offers benefits including medical insurance, generous vacation, access to
professional development and local organic food.

Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a
multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter, detailing how your skills and experience
meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this
opportunity to, Deadline: March 31st, 2018

Weston, MA