Farm Day Camp Assistant
Rural Resources is a 501 c-3, 15 acre farm located in east Tennessee. The farm includes a 3,900 square foot Farm and Food Education Center, barn, creek, greenhouse, hoophouse, and walk-in cooler. Our mission is to connect farms, food, and the community through experiential learning based on sustainable agriculture practices. The 2,500 square foot garden is managed using hand tools, and a small John Deere tractor. We also have small livestock that has served for education and small scale meat production.
Since 1997 the flagship program of the Holley Creek Farm School has been our popular Farm Day Camp. Each year, 70 to 80 children ages 4 to 12 participate. Our goal is for each Farm Day Camper to end the week with a greater love for the farm and their natural environment. We want each participant to learn to raise farm animals, to garden, and to appreciate the wildlife and stream life that make up the larger farm ecosystem and the nearby Cherokee National Forest. While these activities will be fun to the children who participate, they will also connect students to their food system and to the heritage of Greene County. Students will also gain an ability and responsibility to care for plant and animal life.
We are looking for an Assistant who can demonstrate:
background in agriculture/wildlife/forestry/environment/education
genuine love for and commitment to children
knowledge/willingness to care for farm animals
knowledge/willingness to care for a small garden
creativity and a sense of humor
Developing appropriate activities for participants ages 4-12 centered around gardening, animal husbandry, forestry, creek exploration, environmental concepts.
The Assistant will be responsible for being present during the 7 weeks of Farm Day Camp and should demonstrate the ability to ably assist with children as well as possess the qualities and skills listed above.
To apply, email a letter describing qualifications and two references (non-familial) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to apply is April 22, 2023 or until the position is filled.
Rural Resources is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the community in the preservation and improvement of agricultural land, preserving our rural heritage, and developing a locally sustainable system of producing and marketing agricultural products. Rural Resources is an equal opportunity provider.