Farmer Educator Job at Soil Born Farms, California – 2012

Farmer Educator Job at Soil Born Farms,  Sacramento, California, 2012      

Soil Born Farms is an urban farm and education center located in Sacramento, CA. From our two urban farm sites on over 50 acres of certified organic ground, we are working to educate people about the connections between our food, our health and the health of the environment. Every day we produce and glean healthy fruit and vegetables, educate youth and adults through hands-on farm experiences and improve access to healthy food for everyone including our most underserved communities. This year we are seeking to fill our Farmer- Educator position Job Summary: The farmer educator is a trained educator and skilled farmer with a passion for incorporating education into a productive agricultural operation. The farmer educator is responsible for managing all adult educational activities that are directly linked to the farm. These primary educational duties include management and oversight of the youth job program, volunteer group facilitation/management, apprentice coordination/training and class instruction teaching specialty crop production practices to beginner farmers and gardeners. The farmer educator will work closely with the other farm managers and education staff to ensure that youth and adult students and volunteers both meaningfully contribute to the success of the farm and have positive educational experiences related to organic agriculture. Farm management duties will complement those of other farm staff specifically in the realms of orchard care, field management and planning. To learn about job responsibilities, opportunities, and how to apply, click "read more"

Key Responsibilities
• Youth corps management and education in farm operations
• Volunteer coordination
• Apprenticeship coordination/education
• Teaching Specialty Crop production classes to beginning gardeners and small farmers
• Vegetable crop and Orchard management
• Liaison between farm staff and education staff
• Meetings

Hours and Compensation
• Between 40-60hrs/week
• Salary Range: $30,000 to $40,000 (Depending on experience)
• Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick Time and Paid Vacation

 Experience Required
• Three years farming experience on a diversified vegetable farm
• Trained educator with two years experience working with older youth in farm operations
• Experience designing dynamic curriculum
• One year experience in orchard care
• Passion for education
• Knowledge of sustainable agricultural systems
• Patience
• “Can do” attitude
• Ability to learn new skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to efficiently manage time, resources and people
• Ability to lift 50#
• Ability to work in all weather conditions, most notably heat
Please email cover letter, resume, and two references to Simon Farmer at

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