Organic Farming Program Coordinator

Job Description

Spend a summer in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Make a positive difference in the lives of campers from around the globe by leading our organic farming program.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Planning, supervising, and tending all program operations in the Camp Hidden Meadows Farm. Our farm includes an organic vegetable garden and a wide range of domestic animals including rabbits, chickens, donkeys, sheep, goats, and friendly cats. 
  • Daily work includes garden plotting, planting, weeding, watering, feeding, cleaning animal areas, and harvesting vegetables and eggs.
  • Teaching hands-on youth workshops including Organic Gardening and Farm Animal Care. Training other staff members in garden and animal care duties.
  • Using the garden and animal classes as teaching tools to develop responsibility, sustainable living, and other life skills in youth aged 6-16.
  • Providing harvested vegetables for the camp kitchen throughout the summer season.

Qualifications:  We are looking for staff with a positive attitude, a spirit of adventure and a desire to impact each camper in a positive way.  Sincerity, enthusiasm, sound judgment, constructive communication and a good sense of humor are all qualities that we value in staff.  Additional qualifications for this position include:

  • Well developed time management and farm management organizational skills.
  • 1-2 years experience with organic gardening and farm animal care.
  • Problem-solving and innovation skills required for developing and maintaining a successful garden.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Desire to work with and instruct youth aged 6-16, as well as to serve as a positive role model for youth.
  • Interest in working hard, learning new skills, and taking on new challenges.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary, room, board, internet access and time off in wild and wonderful West Virginia. Living and working with a group of young people is both a challenging and rewarding experience.

 

Job Availability: 

Summer: June 1 - August 20, 2017

Application Closing Date: 
until filled
Employment Type: 
Job Region: 
Job Location: 
Allegheny Highlands, West Virginia
Job Starting Date: 
June 1, 2017 (flexible start date)

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