Farm Education Coordinator Job, California

Education Program Coordinator Job with the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program, a Farm-Based Education Not for Profit Organization in California

Description: LEFDP’s education programs include, but are not limited to: a weekly visit by 7th and 8th grade Montessori students, half day farm tours for students of all ages, once monthly home schooling family visits, and a diversity of community farm days. This position will involve filling in for the Education Director while on maternity leave, then assisting her in running LEFDP upon her return. Some of the tasks involved will be leading farm tours and ongoing farm education programs, office work such as scheduling farm tours, promoting educational programs, planning educational events, processing deposits and payments, and data entry, and oversight, maintenance and care of the education garden and fields.

Qualifications: The right person for this position will be able to demonstrate experience and theoretical knowledge in organic and sustainable agriculture and food production systems education, as well as office skills and be looking for a long term commitment. Ideally, you will have worked an entire season on a farm or garden education project and be bilingual in Spanish. This is a position of responsibility with a growing not for profit organization, for which they expect you to arrive with a good work ethic and a positive attitude. This is a position for someone seriously interested in sustainable farming, food, and community education, as well as non profit administration. Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Environmental Education, Sustainable Agriculture or other related degree required.

Duration: They ask that you arrive on the farm by January 10, 2012. This will give Their Education Director an opportunity to train you before her leave begins in February. This is a long term position and they are looking for someone who wants to grow with our non profit over the years. Please do not apply if you can not make at least a 2-3 year commitment.

Hours: 40+ hours per week, 8:30-4:30 and some weekends, with some flexibility

Compensation: $24,000-$31,000 a year, commensurate with experience. A private yurt and communal living area and kitchen are available for rent for $400/mo. We strongly encourage living on site, due to the nature of the work. In addition, the farm will provide produce, and goat’s milk as available.

Application Procedure: Please download and fill out this application (Word document), and then e-mail it along with a resume and a cover letter describing your interests and why you would like to work for the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program to: Jessica Ridgeway:; Questions? Call Jessica at (831) 728-2032.

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