Are you ready to put your leadership skills and education experience into action at a place whose motto is to be the way the world COULD be?
McDowell Farm School is looking for seasonal instructors to join our education team, bringing their own strengths, creativity, and experience to the Farm School. We are looking for motivated individuals with a passion to teach, a desire to expand their education and agricultural skills, and eagerness to share their love for the environment. Instructors teach and explore with the students in order to foster a sense of community, as well as create an appreciation and understanding of where our food comes from and the environment around us. Farm School staff assist with vegetable production and animal care, teach established lesson plans, lead night programs, and aid in program development. Instructors must have a college degree, possess CPR and First Aid certification, and undergo a background check.
Positions are available for the 2018-2019 school year, fall and spring seasons. Instructors' base pay is $290/week, with seasonal raises. Benefits include meals and housing in our newly built Grace House or duplexes. All instructors have private bedrooms, a shared bathroom, a community kitchen, living room, laundry machines and expansive porches and rocking chairs to enjoy the awesome Alabama forests and beautiful sunsets.
If interested, please email resume and references to Andrew Shea, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 205.387.1806 ext 106.
Camp McDowell does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
General Responsibility: To assist the Farm Manager and Produce Ambassador in the operations and maintenance of McDowell Farm School’s 40 acre educational farm, and also teach the occasional agricultural education class to students.
Knowledge of organic farming practices
Knowledge of basic animal husbandry practices
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Must be 21 years or older
Baling and moving hay
Animal production in various aspects
Do each task in a complete manner as trained by farm leadership
Abide by all company policies, rules and safety regulations as directed on each site
Work as a team player by accomplishing daily department work requirements and farm goals
Maintain and update all department records as required
Perform day-to-day plant watering, trimming, transplanting, cleaning, receiving and loading of plants in our greenhouse and surrounding grounds
Teach the occasional agricultural class to residential campers
Maintain all bio-security standards
Uphold all safety regulations
Ability to work as a part of a dynamic team
Recognize and report any hazards to the Farm Manager or Director
Be able to work and communicate with a variety of age groups