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Farmer Educator, WA

Sunfield Land for Learning

Farm Educator Position

 

Sunfield Biodynamic Farm and Waldorf School seeks a Farm Educator to join our faculty for the 2021-2022 school year. The position starts July 1, 2021. The Farm Educator will help develop and deliver the school’s Agricultural Arts curriculum. The position also includes the development of relevant portions of Sunfield’s Summer Programming for 2022. Sunfield’s school year begins September 8 and runs through June 17.

 

Sunfield Waldorf School began in 2005, and serves approximately 150 children from preschool through 8th grade. Daily, children and teachers work with animals, plants, gardens, compost, walk and play on the land, and steward this magical place. Our dedicated faculty of 13 includes a growing list of lead teachers, assistants and specialties instructors. The faculty enjoy a strong colleagueship, deepening their work through Anthroposophy and a connection to the land and farm life. Sunfield maintains a committed and supportive administrative team that participates in the life of the school and farm.

 

Qualifications/Responsibilities

Waldorf School

  • Provide Sunfield’s grade school children (ages 7-14) hands-on experiences with animal husbandry, gardening, and food cultivation.

  • Collaborate with faculty and staff on curriculum development and student behavior management.

  • Create and sustain a large school garden.

  • Care for farm animals outside of school hours.

 

Summer Programming

  • Develop and provide relevant instruction for summer camp programming for the 2022 season and beyond.

 

The Farm Educator can expect to receive mentorship from Sunfield’s Education Director, Farm Director, and Waldorf Faculty. There will also be opportunities to work with and mentor the Sunfield Farm Interns. 

 

Successful candidates have experience in education and familiarity with, or interest in working within the Waldorf approach. They will be dedicated to supporting a variety of learners, including gifted students and students needing additional accommodations. They should have a passion for holistic agriculture, and an openness to Anthroposophy and Biodynamic Farming.  Skills and interest in Animal Husbandry is crucial to lead the farm education programming. 

 

Applicants with an interest in long term employment are preferred.

 

Compensation: Compensation is dependent upon experience. Shared housing is available on site. This is a full time exempt position, eligible for health, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as paid holidays, vacation and wellness leave.

 

To Apply: Qualified and interested candidates please email a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to hiring@sunfieldfarm.org

 

Location

111 Sunfield Lane, Port Hadlock, WA 98339

 

Sunfield is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

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