Assistant Farm Educator

Website Lost Sierra Food Project

Summary

The Assistant Farm Educator will shadow the Farm Educator for the 2024 season, with the hope to grow into the Farm Educator position. They will help to coordinate and deliver farm based education programming, do outreach and coordination regarding farm to school education in the county and support the Director in fundraising for expanded farm to school education programming.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate field trips at the farm with school groups
  • Support the development of summer educational opportunities at the farm
  • Coordinate and connect farm to school programming
  • Help farm Educator to establish and develop the outdoor classroom and kitchen
  • Develop programming for underserved kids/youth
  • Support Farm Educator to supervise camp counselors and provide trainings
  • Collect and organize data and metrics from farm education activities
  • Support farm manager with production farm tasks if time allows

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must have a strong alignment with the mission and goals of Lost Sierra Food project and the ability to inspire others to support the work of LSFP
  • Experience in farm education
  • Position is legally responsible for minors- must have or be willing to take trainings and certifications (CPR, mandatory reporting)
  • Experience working on farms and in education is desired but not necessary
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work independently on specific projects, grants, administration, program development and evaluation
  • Has great interpersonal skills and ability to give and receive effective feedback

About Lost Sierra Food Project

The mission of Lost Sierra Food Project is to increase access of locally grown produce to Plumas County residents, prioritizing underserved populations, providing workforce development programs and delivering educational regenerative farming opportunities. We are a community based non-profit that manages an educational and production farm located in Quincy, CA. The farm practices and teaches regenerative agriculture techniques that view the farm as a holistic ecosystem. We run a farm stand, honor system fridge, subsidized produce for underserved populations, job training programs and hands-on educational opportunities.

 

 

To apply for this job email your details to farmeducator@lostsierrafoodproject.org