The successful candidate will have experience in and desire to deliver educational programs to a diverse audience; prior training in and working knowledge of organic vegetable crop management including compost-making, bed preparation, seed-starting, growing, harvesting, post-harvest care, and sales; and experience in supervising farm interns.
Commitment to the mission and goals of Weavers Way Community Programs and Co-op.
Ability to work well with students of all ages, and a variety of cultures.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Strong work ethic, mature judgment, and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with committees and volunteers.
Must be creative, have positive attitude, and willingness to help expand programming.
Strong verbal communication skills and ability to explain initiatives of Weavers Way Community Programs, Farm and Co-op.
Ability to speak about our programs for radio, television, and print media.
Ability to operate and perform maintenance on farm tools such as a rototiller, weed-eater, and mower.
Ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions and lift up to 40 pounds.
Salary to be determined based on experience. Position includes standard Weavers Way benefits for FT employee, including health insurance. A registered and insured vehicle is needed as position involves work at multiple locations in Northwest Philadelphia. The farm educator will need to obtain the PA Child Abuse and Criminal History clearances immediately upon hiring.
The schedule varies according to time of year. Applicant should be willing to work one weekend day if necessary during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. It is anticipated that during the growing season, the days will be quite long. Overtime above 50 hours/week may be accumulated and used for vacation (beyond the time in the Personnel Policy Manual) up to a maximum of 2 weeks.
Deadline for submission is December 8, 2010. EOE.
Please indicate your available times for an interview the week of December 13th.
Position to begin in Mid February 2011.