Farm Camp SpecialistAt Cherryvale Day Camp
Do you enjoy inspiring young people of all backgrounds about sustainability, organic-farming, and environmental issues? Are you passionate about creating positive change in our community? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative and supportive environment for a values-driven organization that cares deeply for its employees? If so, the Boulder JCC might be the place for you.
If you like working with human kids and goat kids, our dynamic and community-centered organization is looking for an energetic, conscientious, and resourceful Farm Camp Specialist to join our team for the season. The Milk and Honey Farm is a 2+ acre educational, sustainable farm located at the Boulder JCC. Our farm is a place where the community gathers for experiential programs and activities grounded in Jewish heritage, tradition, and values. During the summer we offer a very popular Farm Camp. Each two week session provides an opportunity for campers to connect with soil, plants, food, animals, and each other. The Farm Camp Specialist will be supported by the Farm and Sustainability Director on curriculum, program development, and farm operations.
Serve as lead educator for 5 sessions of two-week speciality Milk & Honey Farm Camp.
Work in close coordination with the staff on the farm, the teen farm educator, ECC (Early Childhood Center) farm educator, Cherryvale Day Camp Counselors and all other staff who utilize the Milk & Honey Farm for programs.
Enthusiastically participate in camp programs and activities for the whole camp community.
Maintain a safe and healthy environment for campers, abiding by all camp rules and policies. Assist any camper with empathy and patience when needed.
Interface with the leadership team (Assistant Camp Director, Program Coordinator, Camp Director, Camper Care Specialist, Kindergarten Camper Care Specialist) as needed.
This role is in-person, seasonal, and full time during the camp season, May 15 – August 11, 2023.
Camp is operated outdoors unless weather prohibits it. Working conditions include spending full days under the sun in all temperatures.
We have three full weeks of training before camp begins.
You will be working with live farm animals and share in their care, but this is not your main responsibility.
RequirementsQUALIFICATIONS Staff members will be required to uphold all current health and safety protocols as listed in the link below. Policies are subject to change. https://www.boulderjcc.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=healthprotocols&link=healthprotocols Background in Farm and Garden based education Experience or willingness to work with young children (ages 4 – 12) Ability to integrate Jewish learning in programs Proven outdoor, gardening, cooking, animal care, wilderness, and nature based crafting skills. Has the ability to think and act creatively, be flexible, demonstrate pride of work, and is caring about the individuals they serve. The Boulder JCC remains committed to maintaining the safety, security, and health of our staff, students, and community. To that end, the Boulder JCC has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all Boulder JCC employees, with certain exemptions for religious and medical/disability. The Boulder JCC will require all employees, including temporary staff (i.e. seasonal), to obtain and maintain up to date COVID-19 vaccinations. COMPENSATION This is a non-exempt hourly position with a salary range of $15.50-16.50/hour commensurate with experience. This is a 40-hour a week position May-August with the possibility of extension through the year. The benefits for seasonal and temporary employees currently include a 403b retirement plan with generous company match, and more.
How to ApplyDon't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At the Boulder Jewish Community Center, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about these roles but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification noted above, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other positions. Applications are accepted online at boulderjcc.org/jobs. Once you submit your application, our Farm and Sustainability Director will be in touch if we would like to schedule an interview. An offer of employment in this position will be contingent on the successful completion of a background check. We look forward to hearing from you! The Boulder JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Boulder JCC’s mission is to provide programs and services based in Jewish values and traditions in a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather to connect, exchange ideas, learn, and grow. The Boulder JCC is recognized for its innovative approaches to community engagement with the next generation and families through meaningful experiences and philanthropy. If you have any questions, please contact Celia Calhoun at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-998-1900.
Cherryvale Day Camp
Farm Camp Specialist
6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, Colorado, 8303, United States