Arcadia is looking for a vibrant, organized, and creative On-Farm Education Manager! The On-Farm Education Manager oversees Arcadia’s on-farm education programs, a rich mosaic of Farm to School, School to Farm, and summer Farm Education programs that serve over 2,500 schoolchildren in the greater Washington, D.C. area each year; and conceives, develops, and markets new farm-based educational programming with the Arcadia staff.
Requirements: Previous education experience especially in an outdoor environment; a working knowledge of and passion for sustainable agriculture and food education; basic gardening skills; the ability to motivate, train and oversee a diverse paid and volunteer staff including a full-time seasonal Farm Camp Manager and Farm Camp counselors; the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, grantors, community members, teachers and schools; the ability to work independently and as part of the Farm Education team; be a skilled leader with exemplary communication skills; and participate in organization-wide events including Snallygaster, Volunteer Days, and the Fall Funtacular. Must be able to work outdoors in various weather conditions and lift 50 lbs; must have or be willing to obtain CPR and First Aid certification; must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Location: Primary work location is Arcadia Farm at 9000 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309.
Salary: Commensurate with experience, starting at $40,000 annually. Health insurance offered. 2 weeks paid time off, plus flex time and remote work possibilities in the off season, and an additional approximately two weeks PTO during the winter holiday. Professional development funds are available annually.
Application Instructions: Please send your resume, 3 references, and a Cover Letter describing your interest and relevant experience to Leah@arcadiafood.org, using “Farm Education Manager Application” as the subject before December 20, 2021.
Arcadia is committed to diversity in the workplace and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, or political beliefs.