Do you have experience in finance or educational programming and a passion for sustainable agriculture? If so, check out these two job openings at Angelic Organics Learning Center!
In 1999, Angelic Organics Learning Center was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization and a partner to Angelic Organics farm.
As members of the Angelic Organics farm, our founders, Tom Spaulding (Executive Director of the Learning Center), Biodynamic farmer John Peterson and a group of Chicago-area residents, knew first-hand how a farm could help people renew relationships with land, farmers, and community. Since the humble beginnings of the Learning Center we’ve become a regional leader helping urban and rural people build local food systems; Each year through our three main initiatives we engage more than 4,000 individuals.
Our Farmer Training Initiative works to train our next generation of sustainable farmers. Led by the experienced farmers from the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT), urban and rural people learn business planning, on-farm training, and mentoring directly from our region’s best farmers.
Our On-Farm Initiative offers hands-on learning at Angelic Organics Farm. We engage the body, heart and mind to experience life on a vibrant working farm. We offer farm tours, skills workshops and custom learning opportunities for individuals, families, schools and community groups. Workshops offered include beekeeping, composting, cheesemaking, a variety of summer day camps for kids and many more.
Two Positions Open:
Farm Finance Program Coordinator
Application deadline: Applications will be received and reviewed on a rolling basis, with start date as early as November 1, 2012.
Brief description: Part time position (20 hours per week) working at the farm in Caledonia, Illinois. Helps beginning farmers improve the economic viability of their farms. Experience in partnerships, finance related skills, and an understanding of sustainable agriculture.
On Farm Initiative Program Director
Application deadline: November 25, 2012, with start date to begin in the new year.
Brief description: This position is responsible for leading the On Farm Initiative of Angelic Organics Learning Center. The On-Farm programs are experiential and engage participants in the physical activities of farm life, providing a field-to-table experience, and giving a context for the economics and ecology of farming. The On-Farm Initiative currently offers over 80 workshops for the public and 80 workshops for custom groups each year, reaching over 2,500 individuals.