Homestead / Ranch Educator

Organization:

Guidestone Colorado

Location:

Salida, CO

Deadline:

Guidestone Colorado is seeking a 2022 Homestead / Ranch Educator.  This position is for an  AmeriCorps member to serve a three quarter term, which is full time from March through October 2022 through the Healthy Futures AmeriCorps program.   The Homestead / Ranch Educator will work with Guidestone's Hutchinson Homestead to: - Lead hands-on, experiential Homestead summer camps for ages 5-11, and support in all aspects of additional spring and summer program development, including descriptions, scheduling, and implementation.  - Support the development and implementation of Spring Break programs, Camp Fridays, Little Spurs, and fall after-school programs.  - Support school field trip programming.  - Assist with the development of teaching and interpretation materials.  - Ensure a safe, effective and positive learning environment, and empower students to connect to the land and learn about history, traditional arts and agriculture. - Provide tours and visitor center support when open to the public.  - Assist with the development and implementation of community events, including  Pumpkin Patch, the Holiday Open House, and other events at the Hutchinson Homestead and Hutchinson Ranch.  - Support production activities at the Community & School Farm in the spring and fall, and as needed on an emergency basis.  - Capacity building - Members innovate organizational systems, programs, and methods that allow rural organizations to more effectively understand and address community need. 10% of time spent on fundraising, including grant writing.  - Support farm events