Hiring: Assistant Director – Farm and Garden Camp

Farm and Garden Camp seeks to inspire and equip youth and young adults to enjoy growing, harvesting and working with food and fiber, as well as to contribute to robust, regenerative, and just food systems.

We seek teammates who share our belief that camp is an opportunity to develop as people and practice the skills needed to build the communities and world we envision.

Farm and Garden Camp is a program of The Farm Education Collaborative (TFEC) and is located at the Hampshire College Farm Center. Learn more at

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Pre-season (February through June, 5-7 hours per month)
    • Collaborate with director on thematic and curricular development of the Jr. CIT program for 6th-9th graders;
    • Manage Facebook and Instagram accounts to build the buzz and expand the camp community;
    • Meet monthly with the Core Team to build team rapport and discuss administrative and programmatic developments and decisions;
    • Support emergent projects as possible.
  • Summer Season (July & August, 40-45 hours per week)
    • Attend all of and lead certain elements of staff training;
    • Implement and continue to develop the Jr. CIT leadership program;
    • Lead activities for camper groups of all ages when necessary;
    • Serve as a resource and support to staff members for program questions as well as questions regarding camper dynamics and behavior;
    • Support director with parent communication;
    • Assist with other camp activities or administrative duties as needed, including pre-season set-up and post-season clean-up;
    • Meet with the Core Team periodically throughout the summer outside of the camp day to have deeper check-ins, and once in September to debrief the summer and make recommendations for the following summer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Passion and energy to work with children in a farm and garden setting;
  • Experience planning and leading experiential and hands-on activities for children and teens, preferably in a camp and/or food education setting;
  • Experience with social justice education or community-based work;
  • Facility with social media;
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently, including self-managing projects and timelines;
  • Creativity, flexibility, and patience;
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Up-to-date certification in standard first aid and CPR by the start of staff training (required).

Dates & Compensation:

  • Salaried position of $7,000
  • Staff Training: June 29 – July 2 plus July 5, 2020
  • Camp Sessions: July 6 – August 28, 2020

To apply: Send a cover letter describing your interest in our program, your resume, and contact information (name, email, phone number) for three professional references to We begin reviewing applications in November and aim to officially hire by January 15, 2020.

The Farm Education Collaborative is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We believe diversity across race, religion, ethnicity, nation of origin, gender, sexual orientation, and numerous other visible and invisible aspects of identity makes our camp community stronger.

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