About Queens County Farm Museum
Queens County Farm Museum is one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York State. The original property was farmed by the Adriance family beginning in 1697. Today, the farm serves as a vital resource connecting people to agriculture and the environment creating conversations about biodiversity, nutrition, health and wellness, climate change and preserving local history. The Queens County Farm Museum is a New York City Landmark, on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City. Queens Farm hosts a wide variety of acclaimed education programs, public events and adult education programs.
Our Education Department is seeking fun, engaging educators to lead interactive programs for elementary, middle, and high school groups. Each school year, thousands of NYC youth participate in our school-to-farm class trip programs and learn about growing practices, heritage livestock, and colonial American history. More information about our curriculum is available on our website. This is a part-time seasonal position. The work schedule is on weekdays with times varying (morning vs. afternoon) based on programming.
For 2021, we are running virtual field trips, virtual afterschool programs and offering COVID-safe, socially-distant on-site programming for schools that are able to attend in person. We are preparing to relaunch school field trips on a larger scale as soon as it is safe to do so. Our field trips serve 30,000 students annually pre-COVID.
Qualifications & Experience
- A quick-learner with a friendly personality.
- Experience working with diverse elementary, middle, and high school students.
- Background in early childhood education and/or with special needs populations preferred.
- Knowledge of sustainable agriculture, urban farming, and incorporating or creating STEM lesson plans.
- Passion for history, plant and animal sciences, and inquiry-based learning.
- Comfortable leading interactive presentations (familiarity w/ Google Apps, Microsoft Office required.
- Experience leading virtual programs via Zoom or comparable platform [virtual]
- Ability to independently lead outdoor tours for groups of 25 – 40 youth and adults.
- Desire to collaborate with colleagues in a team environment.
- Physical ability to ride tractor-drawn hayrides, lift 25 pounds, set-up and breakdown workshops [on-site].
- Virtual tours and virtual afterschool programs will run February – June.
- Our on-site programming is outdoors on weekdays, and we work whether rain or shine!
- Opportunities for summer camp and future programming as the year unfolds.
- Paid opportunities at weekend public events; volunteer opportunities in our teaching gardens & compost demonstration site if interested.
Hours & Compensation
Hours and assignments vary; this is a part-time position, starting at less than 10 hours per week at $16/hour. Possibility for additional hours during weekend events beginning in the spring.
Please send a cover letter explaining why you want to join the Queens Farm team, along with a resume, to Director of Education, Ali: firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepting applications on a rolling basis.
Queens County Farm Museum (QCFM) supports diversity in the workplace. QCFM is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer (EOE) and supports a drug-free workplace.