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Farm Summer Camp Counselor (Fully time) Zenger Farm, Portland, OR Position Type: Temporary, full-time paid staff position Application Deadline: Priority Deadline, May 1st, 2017. Open until filled. Zenger Farm provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, in accordance with applicable federal laws
ZENGER FARM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working urban farm in Portland, OR that models, promotes, and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development, and access to good food for all. We are guided by a vision of a healthy, resilient community, where the wellbeing and prosperity of children and adults, regardless of race, geography or socio-economic status, is enhanced through access to affordable, plentiful and nourishing foods. We believe nourishment is a basic human right. zengerfarm.org We encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ people, religious minorities, recent immigrants, differently able and applicants from different generational, economic and educational backgrounds to apply because the key to serving our mission of providing access to good food for all is to be inclusive to those marginalized in our food system. POSITION
DESCRIPTION: This position contributes to the mission of the organization by helping to facilitate a fun, educational and inclusive camp experience for all summer campers. The Summer Camp Counselor position is a temporary, non-exempt position reporting to the Camp Manager of Zenger Farm. The Camp Counselor will lead week-long day camps that focus on cooking, gardening, crafting, songs and games as well as wetland ecology, healthy food, natural history, compost, worms, and more. Camp themes and age groups vary but the Camp Counselor position will mostly work with K-1 and 2-3 grade camps. They will work with the Camp Manager to create outlines and activity plans for each camp week (full camp schedule can be found at www.zengerfarm.org/summer).The Camp Counselor will assist in the management of interns, volunteers and Teen Leaders and will oversee activity set-up and clean-up for each camp day. Possibility to co-lead larger camps with another counselor.
TIME COMMITMENT: Camp Training Week: June 12th -16th , 9am-3pm M-F (paid) 10 Weeks of Summer Camp between June 19 th and August 25 th (40 hours/week: 8am-4pm daily)
RESPONSIBILITIES Plan engaging curriculum and daily activities for campers to go with the camp theme each week. Facilitate camp activities daily with diverse campers ranging K-12th grade. Activities include cooking, gardening, crafts, songs, games and farm exploration. Manage the camp group safely and with inclusivity, kindness, patience and positive discipline. Lead volunteers, interns and Teen Leaders daily in camp logistics, including activity prep and clean-up. Interact with campers, families and volunteers in an enthusiastic and friendly manner. Maintain clear and open communication with Zenger Farm staff and volunteers. Maintain a safe and organized work environment for youth and adults.
QUALIFICATIONS A commitment to and passion for Zenger Farm’s mission. At least two years of experience teaching in outdoor education programs. Experience and comfort with group and behavior management. Excellent communication skills and enjoy working with both children and adults. Be positive, flexible, and self-directed. Complete a criminal background check. Be able to obtain Food Handlers Card, First Aid, CPR and Epi-pen certification (paid for by Zenger). Farm Summer Camp Counselor Zenger Farm, Portland, OR Position Type: Temporary, full-time paid staff position Application Deadline: Priority Deadline, May 1st, 2017. Open until filled. Zenger Farm provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicap, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, in accordance with applicable federal laws Some experience with teaching gardening, farming, and/or cooking preferred. Multilingual preferred.
BENEFITS/COMPENSATION This is a seasonal position with an hourly rate of $13.00-$14.00 an hour, depending on experience. Develop skills and experience teaching and facilitating outdoor education. Work with a fun and dedicated team of staff and volunteers in a lively and collaborative environment. Spend time at a beautiful urban farm and in a diverse and culturally unique neighborhood. Farm fresh produce. HOW TO APPLY Submit a cover letter and resume or resume alternative (see below) with three professional references. Cover letter should address your experience in outdoor education and why you are interested in working at an urban farm. Submit application materials via email to Camp Manager Andy McGee, firstname.lastname@example.org or mail materials to Zenger Farm, Attn: Andy McGee, Camp Manager, 11741 SE Foster Rd. Portland, OR 97266. Interviews will be conducted as applications are received.
EXPERIENCE/RESUME ALTERNATIVE: You may send in a resume OR complete the following section (Resume alternative) on a separate sheet (please limit to two pages). Education: Please include the name of the school or organization (high school and above), dates attended (month/year-month/year), location and the focus of your education (major, for example). Relevant and Recent Work Experience: Please include the name of your employer or situation, when you were employed (month/year-month/year), location, and a brief description of what you did (your job responsibilities, for example). Relevant and Recent Community/Volunteer Experience: Please include the name of the organization (if applicable), when your experience was (month/year-month/year), location, and a brief description of what you did.