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

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Supervising and leading a group of 8-12 campers
  • Guiding and serving as a role model for Jr. CIT helpers and CIT staff
  • Teaching lessons on gardening, agricultural crafts, cooking, and animal care
  • Supervising campers during arrival, meal times and leading choice activities
  • Actively engaging in all camp activities
  • Assisting with other camp activities as needed, including daily set-up and clean-up
  • Attending staff meetings
  • Working full-time for the duration of the program (1 week training + 7 weeks camp)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with children, preferably in a day camp setting
  • Desire and/or experience working with children in farm and garden settings
  • Ability to plan and implement children’s activities
  • Ability to work both as a team player and independently
  • Creativity, flexibility and patience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with crafts, cooking, farm animals, and/or gardening
  • Current certification in standard First Aid and CPR (required)

Dates & Compensation:

  • Staff Training: July 1-5, 2019 (possibly July 7 instead of July 4)
  • Camp Sessions: July 8 – August 23, 2019
  • Seasonal position with an hourly wage of $14/hour or depending on experience

To apply: Send a cover letter describing your interest in our program, your resume, and contact information (name, email, phone number) for three references to References should be employers or supervisors who have seen you working with children and/or worked with you in agricultural capacities. We begin reviewing applications for all positions in January and conduct interviews until all positions are filled.

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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