White Oak Farm (Oregon) Children’s Education Program Coordinator Job in Oregon
White Oak Farm & Education Center
is a non-profit organic farm
located in the beautiful Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon
. They are a working farm as well as a sustainable-living education
center located on 62 acres of farm and forest land in rural Williams, Oregon
. The farm provides a wide diversity of produce for our local farmers market and CSA, holds children’s education
events throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall, and hosts classes for adults in subjects such as Natural Building and Organic Farming. We operate these many programs with a small year-round staff, seasonal interns, and many dedicated volunteers.
White Oak Farm currently has a job
opening for the part-time position of Children’s Education Program Coordinator. The Children’s Ed. Coordinator is responsible for the planning, funding, staffing and delivery of School Visits, Farm Camp and Farmstay, and any additional children’s education programs at the Farm. The position begins January 1, 2012, and will be compensated with a salary. There is also the opportunity to live on the Farm and participate in other aspects of our work including tending gardens, raising animals, and helping to instruct our summer Interns. They have housing available in a beautiful and unique cob/strawbale cabin suitable for one or two people.
Children’s Education at the Farm is a hands-on, experiential plunge into the cultivated and wild environments on the land. Time is spent exploring the forests, ponds, creek, and fields; harvesting and cooking from the garden; tending our animals (sheep, goats, chickens, and turkeys); building with cob; doing nature-based arts and crafts; and much more. They host 10-15 school visits per year, two week-long summer camps, as well as tours, three day residential school visits, and one day events. They strive to make our programs fun, educational and inspiring, while involving children in the life of a working organic farm.
They are looking for an individual or a couple to begin this work in early 2012. They will provide hands-on training in all aspects of the position, and also leave plenty of space for new ideas and innovations. Experience with outdoor environmental education, farming, gardening, and/or homesteading is required. Experience with grant-writing, event organizing, office work, and staff management is preferred, but not required. Staff at the Farm are expected to be self-motivated, hard working, enthusiastic, and positive. They are also asking for prospective Staff to make a two-year commitment to the position. To apply please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org describing your interest in the position as well as relevant experiences and any other important information about yourself. Please also include a resume with references. Feel free to check out our website for more information about the Farm at www.whiteoakfarmcsa.org.