This position will develop, implement and facilitate an age-appropriate curriculum to engage youth in cold-climate food production activities at APU’s Kellogg Campus. The position will spanKellogg’s Spring Creek Farm, FIELD School, and Camp Kellogg programs place a high emphasis on engaging AK Native youth and other underserved populations.
- Work with groups such as Tribal Conservation Districts, the Intertribal Agriculture Council, 4-H, FFA, nonprofits, and local public and charter schools to offer and coordinate locally and culturally responsive food production activities for youth at Spring Creek Farm through field trips and visits.
- Act as a lead instructor for (4) weeklong sessions of Farm/Food themed camps at Camp Kellogg(June), developing and implementing curriculum foryouthages6-13(depending on session) that is aligned with Camp Kellogg Curriculum Outline.
- In coordination with the Kellogg FIELD School program, develop, implement, and facilitate farm and food-related educational activities for program participants by leading farm visits and activities, teaching guest lessons, and serving as a resource for Kellogg FIELD School Instructors to facilitate class engagement with farm spaces and concepts.
- In each of these areas, this position will be expected to carry out the following duties:
- Report to and collaborate with the Program Coordinator or Director of a given program to create high-quality experiences for students, families, and community partners.
- Work with Program Coordinators and Campus Director to relate pertinent information regarding participants and programming.
- Implement curricula and prepare interdisciplinary lessons/activities aligned with Kellogg Campus, Camp Kellogg, Kellogg FIELD School, and Spring Creek Farm goals and curriculum outlines.
- As necessary, shadow and assist with Kellogg Campus, Camp Kellogg, Kellogg FIELD School, and Spring Creek Farm programs and activities in order to gain knowledge of operations, mission, and content areas.
- Lead safe, experiential education lessons and physical activities for students ages 5-18.
- Review participant health forms and accommodate any needs within class.
- Organize orders for supplies and materials within given budgets.
- Assist in facilities maintenance and cleanup.
- Perform other duties assigned or required.
KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
- Knowledge in building rapport and healthy group environments with children.
- Knowledge of basic safety protocols for outdoor education programs.
- Skills in being an enthusiastic and positive role model for participants.
- Skills in verbal and written communication with participants, parents, supervisors, and community partners.
- Skills in assisting participants in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury).
- Knowledge of developing an educational approach in an experiential setting.
- Ability to create engaging, developmentally appropriate curriculum that applies concepts of Alaskan agriculture and food production for diverse youth audiences.
- Skill in working effectively with diverse groups and individuals.
- Skill in being self-directed, collaborative, organized, and having attention to detail.
- Skill in time management, schedule organization, and multitasking.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
High School Diploma or GED BA or BS preferred
2 years’ experience
MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
Have a valid certification in Adult and Child CPR and First Aid
Have prior experience in environmental education, teaching, childcare, or related field
Be 18 years or older