Farm Day Camp Coordinator & Assistant Needed
Rural Resources is seeking a qualified coordinator for its summer Farm Day Camp program. This is a paid position that will require planning plus being on site working directly with children for the seven weeks of Farm Day Camp.
In addition, Rural Resources is seeking a qualified assistant for its summer Farm Day Camp program.
Rural Resources is a non-profit educational organization that connects farms, food and families. Based in Greene County, we are committed to teaching children where their food comes from.
Rural Resources is located on a 15-acre farm site in the Glendale Community near Tusculum and Greeneville. We have held our popular Farm Day Camp since 1997.
Our goal is for each Farm Day Camper to end the week with a greater love for the farm and the natural environment. We want each participant to learn to care for animals including milking a cow; to garden—planting and harvesting herbs and vegetables; and to appreciate the wildlife and stream life that make up the larger farm ecosystem. While these activities will be simply fun to the children who participate, through them they will connect to their food system, and to the heritage of Greene County. They will also learn to appreciate their ability and responsibility to care for plant and animal life.
We are looking for staff who can demonstrate:
- - background in agriculture/wildlife/environment/education
- - genuine love for and commitment to children
- - knowledge/willingness to care for farm animals
- - knowledge/willingness to care for a small garden
- - creativity and a sense of humor
- - the capability of developing appropriate activities for participants ages 4-12 centered around gardening, animal husbandry, creek exploration, environmental concepts
The Coordinator will be responsible for registration tasks and tracking expenses as well as developing/ planning and implementing successful activities with the campers. The Assistant will be responsible for being present during the hours children are present and should be able to demonstrate the ability to ably assist with children as well as possess the qualities and skills listed above.
Both positions will be paid.