School & Public Program Associates, Fall/Winter 2022
About Queens County Farm Museum
Queens County Farm Museum (QCFM) is one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York State, celebrating 325 years of farming in 2022. 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. QCFM 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. QCFM also hosts a wide variety of educational field trips, public events and adult education programs.
QCFM seeks Associates to help facilitate one or more of our Education and Public Programs offerings:
- Onsite morning programs: school-to-farm class trips, virtual tours
- Offsite after school programs
- Onsite camps
Program Associates facilitate all aspects of our visitors’ experience, including:
- Coordinating group arrivals and departures
- Leading demonstrations and interactive experiences for students. (Our educational programs teach students about sustainable and regenerative farming, the food system, healthy eating, heritage livestock, environmental stewardship and colonial American history. Curriculum details are available on our website.)
- Ensuring that all QCFM visitors have an educational and enjoyable experience
- Assisting QCFM staff in pre- and post- visit duties
Educators work in a part-time capacity with a weekday work schedule that varies (morning vs. afternoon) based on programming.
Qualifications & Experience
- A quick-learner with a friendly personality
- Ability to independently lead outdoor tours for groups of 25-40 youth and adults
- Comfortable leading interactive presentations (familiarity w/ Google Apps, Microsoft Office preferred)
- 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
- Experience leading virtual programs via Zoom or comparable platforms
- Desire to collaborate with colleagues in a team environment
- Physical ability to ride tractor-drawn hayride wagons, lift 25 pounds, set-up and breakdown workshops
- Ability and willingness to work outdoors primarily on weekdays, rain or shine
- Additional paid opportunities available upon interest for our weekend public events and site rentals; volunteer opportunities in our teaching gardens & compost demonstration site
QCFM encourages applicants to apply even if they do not meet all of the above referenced qualifications.
We follow guidance from New York City and state as outlined/updated. QCFM requires that all employees be fully vaccinated.
Hours & Compensation
This is a part-time position, up to 20+ hours per week, starting at $16/hour for onsite programs and $30/hr for after-school programs. Possibility for additional opportunities during weekend events in Fall.
Please send a cover letter explaining why you want to join the QCFM team and which educational programs are of interest (field trips, after school and/or camps), along with a resume to email@example.com (Subject line: “Program Associate”). 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.