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Job Posting (Cincinnati, OH)

  • Subject: [cg] Job Posting (Cincinnati, OH)
  • From: sfruchey@umich.edu
  • Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 13:09:51 -0500

Position: Education & Sustainable Agriculture Interns (4)
Organization:* Gorman Heritage Farm, metro-Cincinnati, OH

Contact: Kate LaBare, Education Manager & Camp Director
(513) 563-6663 ext. 103

Internship Description:
Gorman Heritage Farm is seeking four (4) paid summer interns to join our
creative, experienced, and dedicated staff for summer 2005.
Interns will gain valuable experience with many aspects of environmental
education and farming.
7 Interns primary responsibility is to lead sessions of the summer camp
program. Interns will gain experience with campers from a variety of
backgrounds and ages (4-12 years). Camps focus on farm chores, hands-on
ecology exploration, and natural art projects.
7 Interns will also learn about and participate in the farming
operations and animal care aspects of the farm. On non-camp weeks,
interns will work closely with the farmers and volunteers to grow,
harvest, and market our organically-grown produce.
7 There will be opportunities to share ones own skills and experiences
with campers, volunteers, and staff.
There will also be opportunities to plug into other things happening on
the farm:
7 Interns will have the option to design a family evening program,
Sunset Strolls around their own interests
7 Interns will be invited to participate in implementing the new summer
fundraising event, Summers Bounty, when several local chefs will
prepare a meal using primarily ingredients from the farm fields and animals
7 Interns receive 1 full week of paid training and team building.

Description of Site:
Planting seeds for the future while honoring the past
Gorman Heritage Farm is a non-profit educational farm located in the
village of Evendale, just North of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Gorman Heritage Farm promotes:
    * Hands-on education for people of all ages (particularly local
      students) about agriculture, local habitats and the value of
      manual labor
    * The preservation of a distinct regional identity and local
      traditions, specifically the history of Gorman Farm and values of
      the Gorman family that helped it flourish
    * An understanding of modern food systems and how sustainable
      agriculture, the consumption of locally grown food and responsible
      land use can support a healthy society
    * The entrepreneurial spirit that seeks new avenues for
      self-sustaining, business opportunities
    * Community building that highlights the essential connections
      between people, land, and meaningful labor

7 Passion for the natural world and working with children
7 Flexibility and creativity
7 Special skills and experience such as weaving, spinning, playing
musical instruments a plus
7 Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Related college
experience preferred

Location: Evendale, OH (just North of Cincinnati city-limits)
Duration: June 13- August 19, 2005
Start Date: June 13, 2005
Hours: 40 hrs. per week, including some weekends.
Compensation: $2500 stipend (plus fresh produce, off-site housing can
be arranged)

Application Procedure:
Send cover letter with related experience and special skills, resume,
and three references to:
Kate LaBare, Education Manager
Gorman Heritage Farm
3035 Gorman Heritage Farm
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Or email to: klabare@gormanheritagefarm.org
Please call (513)563-6663 ext 103 or email with questions.

Deadline: Ongoing, until positions are filled.

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