We are seeking a diligent and inspired leader with strong experiential education, Jewish education, and relationship skills to join Eden Village Camp as our Farm Education Coordinator.
Our farm is based on permaculture, regenerative and organic ethos. We grow diversified vegetables, flowers, fruit trees and tend to bees, chickens and goats. We use the farm to teach Jewish values to 450 campers a summer. As part of the Program Team, you will manage the Farm Educator apprenticeship, camp programs, year-round programming, and farm program curriculum; you will assist the Management team with developing and implementing the ongoing strategy of the farm program. You will work closely with and be trained by the Assistant Director. You will serve as a leader in the Spring, Summer, and Fall communities, working to support our entire staff. You will be an active member of the farm team, working to care for the land and animals in concert with the Farm Manager. In the winter months, you will colloaborate on the plan for next season's farm with the Farm Manager, recruit next season's apprentices, be part of the camper recruitment team, and assist the Program Team and Management Team with programs.
The Farm Education Coordinator:
Manages Eden Village’s farm-to-table curriculum
Supervises the seasonal farm educator apprentices
Focalizes and leads the off-season live-in community at camp in the Spring and Fall
Oversees the educational programs on the farm, in the summer and during the Spring & Fall
Farms as part of the farm crew, supervised by / in partnership with the Farm Manager
Love Jewish Camp! Love Farming/Gardening/Growing Food! Love Teaching!
Passionate about Eden Village Camp mission; ability to derive meaning from the work and support the vision
Experience managing staff in a professional capacity
Experience training staff in a professional capacity
Experience with nature, farm, garden, or other JOFEE education
Clear communication and ability to supervise post-college adults and children
Ability to work alone and be self-guided
Ability to problem-solve and step into many different roles as needed
Ability to lift more than 50 pounds
Ability to sustain long and dynamic days for the growing season and especially during the summer camp period (~10 weeks)
Experience with experiential Jewish education; preferably in the JOFEE space
Ability to manage timelines, budgets, and project management administrative tasks
High levels of curiosity and the desire to take initiative to learn new things
Capacity to make Eden Village Camp a warm and inviting place to be
Assistant Director: Supervises all program staff, curriculum, and programs
Director of Teen & Young Adult Programs: Supervises the Farm Education Coordinator and the Farm Educator Apprenticeship
Farm Education Coordinator: Manages all the educational programs on the farm; the farm educator apprentices; the educational and experiential training of the farm educator apprentices; part of the Farm Crew
Farm Manager: Supervises and manages the farm, orchard, animals, compost system, and all growing spaces; Manages the farm labor and farmer apprentice training of the farm team
Farm Educator Apprentices (3-4, May to October): In residence at Eden Village from May to October; learning farming skills, the Eden Village farm educator curriculum and pedagogy, teaching daily during summer camp, part of the Farm Crew
Farm Crew: Farm Education Coordinator, Farm Manager, Farm Educator Apprentices - Perform the day to day work of farming and caring for our trees and animals
Housing: On-site housing provided though not required during the year. On-site housing is required while camp is in session. Remote work options are available in the non-farm season, including at our West Philly office.
Salary & Benefits: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Total compensation for those meeting the posted job qualifications including salary, housing allocation, and benefits is approximately $47,000. Salary will be adjusted according to our professional staff salary scale for those whose professional experience greatly exceeds the posted requirements. If you meet some of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to apply. The salary offered will be commensurate with our professional staff salary scale, which may be less than the posted salary, but not at a minimum total compensation of $35,000.
How to apply:
Please send your resume *************************t: “FARM Education Coordinator - YOUR NAME”. Skip the formality and just tell us which of the skills or experience above you might have; why Eden Village of all places is so interesting to you; where you live or why you might like living in the woods at Camp or in the area; and anything else which would be fun for you to tell/show/communicate to us. We will also accept video cover letters, if that’s more your thing.