Job Opportunities at the Farm

 

WALDKINDERGARTEN INTERN (Fall 2017-SPRING 2018)

 

NCOF's Forest Gnomes Waldkindergarten program offers an internship opportunity for an outdoor enthusiast who is eager to learn about the very unique approach of the Waldkindergarten model to connect children ages 3 to 6 to nature. The program focuses on nature immersion and the social, emotional and physical development of the child. Attention is given to fueling the imagination, providing space for uninterrupted play, engaging in meaningful work and creating a homelike environment. Staff for the Forest Gnomes Waldkindergarten program consists of two teachers and one to two interns.

 

Responsibilities
> Assist teachers with morning set-up before children arrive & clean up at end of day
> Assist with daily tasks during program hours (handing out snack, assisting children as they arrive, participating in circle-time, etc.)
> Direct any parent questions/concerns to teachers or administrator


Experience and Requirements
> Experience working with 3-6 year old children and interest in their development/ developmental needs.
> Comfortable working outdoors in all weather (proper gear is a must).
> Awareness of program's unique philosophy and role of the teacher

> Demonstrated willingness to learn
> Ability to slow down, observe, not be in a rush.
> Qualities: nurturing, calm, patient, curious, organized, able to take direction, good listener, ability to be quiet and give children their space, acts and speaks in a way worthy of imitation by a child.
> Ability to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, pull, push, sit without back support, and lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally and 10-35 pounds frequently.

Commitment: 18 hours per week; Monday-Thursday, Sept 5, 2017-June 7, 2018
Compensation: A stipend in the amount of $11 per hour will be paid on a monthly base
Please Note: The Forest Gnomes Waldkindergarten program is not a licensed preschool; hours cannot be put towards EEC teacher qualifications.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to: Audrey Fergason and Marie DeCoste (Forest Gnomes teachers) at
theforestgnomes@natickfarm.org

 


 

School and Scout Program Teachers

Do you have a strong interest in agriculture and the outdoors, love kids, and are willing to learn? We’re looking for teachers February- June to teach everything from maple sugaring to forest and farm ecology to the life and care of our Farm animals. Email School & Scout Coordinator at christine@natickfarm.org.