Employment

Each season Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center hires 40+ individuals to work in our fields, farmstand and cafe, kitchen, greenhouses, and education center. To learn more about the different departments and positions read on! Unless indicated otherwise, please apply for positions via our employment application. If you have any questions about employment at Cedar Circle Farm, please email us at growing@cedarcirclefarm.org

Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center is a place where families, friends and neighbors gather to learn about organic regenerative agriculture, explore the farm, purchase farm-fresh vegetables, pick their own berries and enjoy a drink and a snack made with local products. Our staff is a reflection of our community and is the most essential aspect of our farm. We invite you to become a member of our team.

Cedar Circle Farm is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Departments

  • Vegetable Production

    Spend the growing season working in our beautiful fields! Cedar Circle Farm is a 50 acre diversified organic farm. We grow produce for our farmstand and farmers markets from May to October and operate a pick your own strawberry and blueberry operation. Job opportunities are available for summer or full season work.

  • Greenhouse & Cut Flower Production

    Every spring our retail greenhouses are full of annuals, perennials and vegetable starts. The greenhouse crew is responsible for making that happen! Cedar Circle Farm also operates a 2 acre cut flower field that is used for weddings and pick your own bouquets.

  • Farmstand & Hello Café

    Our farmstand is open from May 1st to December 19th, 2021. We sell our organic vegetables, plants and flower bouquets as well as a variety of local products. Cedar Circle Farm also operates a café where we serve hot and cold drinks and baked goods from May to November.

  • Kitchen

    Cook with the seasons! Our kitchen prepares a variety of baked goods, prepared meals and value added products using seasonal produce from the farm. All of the kitchen products are sold in the farmstand and Hello Café.

  • Education Center

    Become a camp counselor! Cedar Circle Farm operates 10 weeks of summer camp for children ages 6 to 11. Education staff guide campers in exploring the farm and forest to learn about organic vegetables and the local ecosystem.

Operations

Vegetable Production Crew

Greenhouse & Cut Flower Production

Farmstand & Hello Café

Kitchen

Education Center

Due to the volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to reply to every applicant individually. We will be in touch via e-mail if we are interested in scheduling an interview with you.


Operations


Director of Agriculture

The Director of Agriculture will lead the organization’s diverse production departments, including annual and perennial flowers, vegetable and fruit production, and research. All areas of production work together with the Director of Agriculture toward the goal of transitioning to regenerative farming with a focus in building soil health and maintaining profitable production. The ideal candidate will have the vision, passion, and skills to supervise their team in achieving these goals.

The Director of Agriculture will value strong, professional relationships and communicate clearly, with integrity. She or he will be an inspirational leader with a proven ability of engaging employees in a motivating manner so that Cedar Circle continues to meet the high standards of operation that customers and visitors have come to expect.

Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center is well positioned to meet the growing needs of our community and our industry, through farming, research and education. Working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Agriculture will set annual goals that guide us to achieve our mission. The Director of Agriculture will have the ability to learn, to grow, to be flexible and to recognize the need to balance a range of responsibilities. This position requires a broad skillset. The ideal candidate will be a lifelong learner and want to continue to grow in their expertise.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise and collaborate with our Vegetable Production Manager and Greenhouse Manager to create and implement annual crop and nutrient management plans, with regenerative agriculture principles driving decision making
  • Supervise and collaborate with the Research and Soil Conservation Manager to research and test regenerative methods that can be incorporated into our current production systems
  • Develop regular reporting & data gathering systems. Support managers in refining the planting, production & harvest records in order to determine cost of production, ideally using organic farm management software
  • Supervise Greenhouse Manager in retail greenhouse and cut flower production
  • Oversee staff in maintenance of structures and equipment
  • With department managers, recruit, hire, train and supervise seasonal production staff
  • Support organizational needs for various mission related events like public and education programs/workshops
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized environment for staff and visitors
  • Oversee compliance with all certifications and state and federal programs

The Ideal Candidate has

  • A deep understanding and passion for regenerative, organic farming
  • 5+ years of management experience on medium to large scale organic vegetable production farms, including supervision of a large team of employees
  • A Bachelor’s degree in an agricultural related field
  • Demonstrated experience with research project design and implementation
  • Ability to build a practical budget and maintain agriculture department financial records
  • Proven capacity to keep many moving parts (systems) operating smoothly
  • Experience with farm management software, such as Farm OS or Tend
  • Greenhouse and plant propagation experience
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Capacity to work weekend and early morning hours
  • Experience with tractor and small engine equipment operation
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with attention to detail

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in soil science or related field
  • Experience with fruit orchard pruning and maintenance
  • Experience growing produce for direct-to-consumer market
  • Grant writing and management experience

What We Are Offering

  • A progressive work environment in an organization that values work-life balance
  • Participation in the company’s 403B beginning in 2022
  • Health Benefits (100% of the group premium is employer paid)
  • Fresh produce and a 20% farmstand discount
  • Paid Time Off, including Holidays and Sick Time

Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, or marital status.

To Apply, please email a cover letter with your CV to director@cedarcirclefarm.org


Landscaper/Groundskeeper

May-October
30-40 hrs/wk

Working with the Director of Agriculture, the landscaper is primarily responsible for weed-whacking, mowing, and other jobs as needed. Our farm is open to the public and we pride ourselves in the upkeep of the grounds, so this position requires attention to detail and an ability to work safely around our customers. While professional landscaping experience isn’t necessary, applicants must be hard-working, able to use the provided equipment, and willing to take direction.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Sales Manager

Full-Time, Year Round

40 hrs/wk

The Sales Manager works directly with all other department managers to identify and maximize our sales opportunities while maintaining the strong values and integrity that define our organization. The bulk of our sales are through our farmstand (open seasonally, May-October daily, then on weekends through the middle of December), which the person in this position manages on a daily basis, with the support of the Farmstand and Cafe Leads and seasonal sales staff. The Sales Manager also oversees the retail sales from our cafe, and farmers’ markets, coordinates and promotes CSA programs and wholesale accounts. This year, we are building an order and delivery program, which will also be coordinated by the Sales Manager, with support from a Market Lead. This person also provides guidance on marketing efforts in order to promote both sales, and our mission.

Sales Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinate and collaborate with the Vegetable, Annuals & Perennials, Kitchen, and Education managers to develop and implement comprehensive retail and wholesale sales plans.
  • Provide leadership to and manage the day to day operations of the farmstand and cafe with support from department leads.
  • Develop and retain a well-trained staff who are focused on superlative customer relations, and educating our community about our produce and products, as well as the overall mission of the farm.
  • Oversee the development of farmstand displays merchandising, & point of purchase signage, in order to increase farmstand sales.
  • Oversee the coordination of our CSA program with support from our Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
  • Manage farmers market attendance with the Market Lead
  • Supervise the packing and delivery of orders three times a week
  • Maintain regular communications with all CSA members and other farmstand customers
  • Manage and expand our wholesale market through communication with restaurants and other local markets

General organizational responsibilities

  • Complete annual budget projections for sales; monitor and adjust on a monthly basis with the Executive Director.
  • Actively participate on the management team to strategize and plan for future sales growth.
  • Work to further the mission of CCFEC by increasing engagement and improving the quality of customers’ experiences.
  • Support education initiatives and programs as appropriate (festivals, special events).

Required Skills or Experience

  • Deep desire to build meaningful connections between our community and our diverse organic farm and education center.
  • Proven experience in a successful sales environment engaging customers.
  • Strong enthusiasm to work with a team to devise strategies to achieve sales goals.
  • Comfortable working with numbers, metrics, and spreadsheets.
  • A strong sense of aesthetics and the ability to create visually appealing retail displays.
  • Up-to-date with the latest trends and best practices in organic food sales.
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm about organic and regenerative agriculture is a plus.
  • Self-directed; highly motivated.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse set of co-workers.

Desired Skills or Experience

  • At least 3 years of sales management experience, with demonstrated success.
  • Solid knowledge of Google analytics and SEO and CRM.
  • Experience setting up and optimizing online ordering systems

To apply, fill out an employment application. Position will remain open until filled.


Farm Mechanic & Facilities Manager

Full-Time, Year Round

The Mechanic and Facilities Manager (MFM) is vital to keeping our two farm sites up and running at all times. Your primary responsibility will be keeping all of our tractors and farming equipment up and running during the busy season. Our many tractors, implements, farm trucks and facilities are the engine of our Farm. The right candidate has facility repair and maintenance experience, but does not need to be a jack of all trades. Some jobs will be outsourced, so coordinating with contractors and communicating clearly with the entire team will be just as important as your hands-on skills.

Farm Equipment Repair & Maintenance and Buildings & Property Improvements

You’ll directly perform high-quality repairs and maintenance of farm machinery and equipment including tractors, implements, trucks, fencing, buildings, power tools, shop equipment, and all other machinery. When necessary, you’ll arrange contractors to repair refrigeration or heating systems. See that a proper maintenance schedule is adhered to and service records are kept up to date. Please see, “Requirements #1” below for additional detail.

You’ll maintain the farm shop in an orderly and professional fashion that contributes to the pride of our whole team. Work with the Farm Managers in assessing machinery and equipment replacement needs and sources of best pricing.

This is a full time, year-round position with an inspiring team of people in a positive working environment that contributes to the surrounding community.

Additional responsibilities

You will:

  • Actively communicate and collaborate with department managers and their teams to plan proactively and anticipate future repair work rather than simply reacting to issues that arise.
  • Hire, train and manage groundskeepers and other subcontractors as needed
  • Troubleshoot and repair greenhouse and irrigation systems in coordination with production managers
  • Steward the facility’s maintenance. Ensure consistent and thorough documentation of all facility issues and associated budgets
  • Work with outside contractors to support our quality construction projects
  • Develop SOPs and trainings for maintenance, safety and crisis response
  • Build and manage inventory of repair parts and build in redundancy
  • Work with department managers to, optimize and enhance facility systems
  • Input maintenance records for the shop and equipment including vehicle registration and inspection

Requirements

  1. Deep, hands on experience and a high level of ability in equipment repair & maintenance including trouble-shooting skills. Deep knowledge of, and ability to make minor repairs and maintain tractors, implements, and vehicles, shop tools and equipment, basic carpentry and building maintenance experience.
  2. A minimum of 3 years full time experience in most of the above-described tasks.
  3. Problem solving skills are essential.
  4. Should be a good listener, communicator, and supervisor.
  5. Possess a willingness to work long hours when required, and have demonstrated the highest standards of attendance, personal conduct, and honesty.
  6. Excellent work safety record.
  7. Valid Vermont driver’s license with a good record.
  8. Substance abuse free.

Working Conditions/Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

Cedar Circle is a community that prides itself in creating a great work environment. However, repair and maintenance can and will be physically demanding work at times. Environmental factors include but are not limited to walking, standing, climbing, heavy lifting, carrying, stooping, bending, kneeling, crawling, and reaching. Work outside and inside, around moving objects, vehicles, and machinery with high-speed moving parts.

Pay: $20-25/hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance at no cost to employee
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off

To apply, fill out an employment application


Vegetable Production Crew

Spend the growing season working in our beautiful fields!


Full Season Production Crew

April-October
35-45 hrs/wk

We are looking for dependable, motivated, and high energy team players who aren’t afraid to get dirty. Every day is different here, and we hope that you enjoy the ever-changing nature of working on a farm. It is important that you get satisfaction from a hard day’s work. As a member of our full-season production crew you will get to experience the full breadth of the season from starting seedlings in the greenhouses in April to planting the following year’s strawberries in July to putting the fields to bed in October. You will have the opportunity to learn about commercial berry production, hothouse tomatoes growing, no-till agriculture, succession planting of field vegetables and cover cropping.

Duties may include:

  • Seeding
  • Transplanting
  • Harvesting
  • Occasionally assisting with farmers markets
  • Irrigation
  • Processing and packing produce
  • Pruning and maintaining perennial crops
  • Weeding and hoeing

Applicants should be willing to learn, work hard, and enjoy being outside in diverse weather conditions. Must be able to work well both in groups and independently. Farm work is very physical, so you must be able to lift 65 lbs and remain standing or kneeling for 8 hours. This position requires working five days a week – 4 weekdays and one weekend day. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Previous farm experience is a plus but not required.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Summer Production Crew

May-August
35-45 hrs/wk

The Summer Production Crew works closely with our Full Season and Morning Production Crews. This is a fun, diverse job opportunity for people who aren’t afraid to get dirty!

Duties may include:

  • Planting
  • Weeding and hoeing
  • Harvesting
  • Occasionally attending farmers markets
  • Processing and packing produce

Applicants should be able to work well in a variety of settings and perform repetitive tasks while standing or kneeling. It is most important that you want to work hard, learn new skills, have fun and enjoy being outside in diverse weather conditions. Must be able to lift 65 lbs. This position requires working five days a week – 4 weekdays and one weekend day. This is a great opportunity for high school and college students who are home for the summer.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Morning Production Crew

June-August
25 hrs/wk

The Morning Production Crew is responsible for harvesting strawberries, blueberries, peas, and beans as well as weeding crops. Work begins at 7am and ends at noon. If you are willing to learn, work hard, and enjoy being outside, this is a great first job!

Applicants must be at least 15 years old on their first day of work. Must be able to perform repetitive tasks while standing or kneeling. This position requires working five days a week – 4 weekdays and one weekend day. Preference is given to applicants who can start work as soon as school ends or before (strawberry harvesting on weekends is available before school ends in June) This is a great opportunity for high school and college students who are home for the summer.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Greenhouse


Full Season Retail Greenhouse & Cut Flower Production Crew

March - September
20 to 40 hrs/week

The greenhouse production crew is responsible for maintaining our retail greenhouses and cut flower fields. Customer service is our number one priority. Candidates must be able to maintain a friendly, outgoing and pleasant demeanor. Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain a sanitary work environment is important. Some knowledge of annuals, perennials, vegetables, cut flowers and organic gardening practices is required. Knowledge of pests and diseases is a plus. We are willing to provide additional training to the right candidate.

Greenhouse duties may include:

  • Seeding
  • Transplanting
  • Watering
  • Fertilizing
  • Pruning
  • Weeding
  • Sales and customer service

Flower field duties may include:

  • Planting
  • Deadheading, harvesting, and preparing bouquets of cut flowers
  • Making deliveries for weddings and wholesale orders

Applicants should be willing to learn, work hard, and enjoy being outside in diverse weather conditions. Must be able to work well both in groups and independently. Farm work is very physical, so you must be able to lift 50 lbs and remain standing or kneeling for 8 hours. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to work on the weekends.

To apply, fill out an employment application

Start Date: Mid March


Farmstand and Hello Café


Farmstand and Café Lead

30-40 hours/week April-October

15–30 hours/week November-December

Major Responsibilities: The Farmstand and Café lead assists the Farmstand and Café manager in leading the retail team in the daily operations of the farmstand and cafe. The person in this position is the point-person for all managers and retail staff when the retail manager is not present. They are responsible for ensuring that customers have the best possible experience when they shop, including: practicing excellent customer service skills, assisting with merchandising, and ensuring that signage is present and accurate. It is also the responsibility of the farmstand lead to track inventory and order bought-in products for resale in the farmstand, assist with staff training on Revel, and troubleshoot technical issues as they come up.

Relationships and Roles within CCF: The Farmstand and Café lead works closely with the Farmstand and Café manager to make sure that the retail operation runs smoothly.

They also work closely with the vegetable production managers, greenhouse manager, and kitchen manager to make sure that products are displayed, inventory is accurate, and staff is educated about products.

Duties Include:

  • Working with the Farmstand and Café manager to oversee the operations of the farmstand and cafe
  • Assisting with training of retail staff
  • Tracking inventory of bought-in products
  • Placing weekly orders for bought-in products for sale in farmstand and cafe
  • Troubleshooting issues with POS
  • Being proactive and observant—seeing what needs to be done!

Skills desired:

  • Leadership and staff training
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Retail knowledge, especially produce and coffee
  • Merchandising
  • Problem solving, troubleshooting, and thinking on your feet in a retail setting

Necessary Attributes:

  • Friendly, level-headed, able to maintain a calm and professional demeanor even in difficult situations
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexible, easy-going
  • Proactive
  • Good at motivating the team
  • Observant and detail oriented
  • Good aesthetic sense
  • Interest in local, organic food & farming
  • Interest in talking to customers about food, cooking, farming

Cafe/Barista experience is a huge plus!

This position is seasonal and is paid hourly. We are very competitive with our compensation!

To apply, fill out an employment application

Full-Season Farmstand Crew

Late April-December

20 to 40 hrs/wk

Full time positions are available in our farmstand from late April through October with the possibility of part-time hours through December. This position works primarily in the farmstand, but you may be trained to work in the coffee shop as needed. Working in our farmstand and coffee shop requires you to be able to work efficiently and skillfully under pressure! The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong interest in food, cooking, and local, organic agriculture.

Farmstand duties include:

  • Processing payments
  • Receiving and stocking merchandise
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the farmstand
  • Setting up and breaking down produce displays
  • Answering questions and interacting with customers
  • Occasionally answering the phones

Hello Café duties include:

  • Preparing hot and cold coffee drinks, teas and lemonades
  • Serving baked goods
  • Stocking and keeping track of inventory

Prior customer service, barista, or retail experience is a plus but not required. Farmstand applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet. Applicants must be able to work weekends. This position is 5 days per week, one or two weekend shifts per week, and up to 40 hours/week. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

To apply, fill out an employment application

Summer Farmstand Crew

May-September

20 to 40 hrs/wk

Full and part-time positions are available in our farmstand from May through August/September. This position works primarily in the farmstand, but you may be trained to work in the coffee shop as needed. Working in our farmstand and coffee shop requires you to be able to work efficiently and skillfully under pressure! The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong interest in food, cooking, and local, organic agriculture.

Farmstand duties include:

  • Processing payments
  • Receiving and stocking merchandise
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the farmstand
  • Setting up and breaking down produce displays
  • Occasionally answering the phones

Hello Café duties include:

  • Preparing hot and cold coffee drinks, teas and lemonades
  • Serving baked goods
  • Stocking and keeping track of inventory

Prior customer service, barista, or retail experience is a plus but not required. Farmstand applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet. Applicants must be able to work weekends. This position is 5 days per week, one or two weekend shifts per week. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.This is a great opportunity for high school and college students who are home for the summer.

To apply, fill out an employment application

Kitchen



Cedar Circle’s Farm Kitchen was established to showcase the farm’s harvest, through preservation, fermentation as well as provide delicious and nutritious offerings that entice our customers to visit the farm regularly. The selection includes ready to eat meals and sides, frozen and shelf stable products as well as fresh baked goods for the Hello Café and farm stand. In addition, our kitchen offers both Summer and Fall Dinner Shares that provide participants with well balanced, delicious and freshly made meals.

Full-Season Lead Baker

April - December

40 hrs/wk

The farm kitchen prepares fresh baked bread, pastries, rolls, cookies, coffee cakes, tarts, quiches, muffins, and scones for the farmstand and Hello Café daily. We highlight our in-season fruits and vegetables and pride ourselves on using local and organic ingredients. The lead baker works closely with the kitchen manager to incorporate seasonal produce into recipes, schedule kitchen staff for baking, and develop new recipes for the café and farmstand. Prior bread baking, pastry or professional kitchen experience is required. The ideal candidate works well with a team, is creative, and excited to bake with the seasons.

Duties include:

  • Preparing the morning bake
  • Maintaining a clean, neat and organized work station
  • Assisting with inventory management
  • Developing and preparing seasonal specials on a week by week and monthly basis
  • Collaborating on weekly and monthly menus for the dinner share and farmstand
  • Following all established safety and health inspection protocols
  • Managing scheduling for baking assistants

Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet. Applicants must be able to work weekends. This position is 5 days per week, one or two weekend shifts per month. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

To apply, email the kitchen manager, gail@cedarcirclefarm.org with a cover letter and resumé.

Full-Season Kitchen Staff

May - October

30 - 40 hrs/week

Full and part-time positions are available in our farm kitchen May through October. The growing season on the farm provides a fantastic assortment of organic fruits and vegetables to work with daily. Experience working in a kitchen or bakery is preferred but not required. Will train the right candidate. Some weekends required.

Duties include:

  • Maintaining a clean, neat and organized work station
  • Preparing and packaging cold salads and lunch offerings for farmstand
  • Processing vegetables for preserving
  • Collaborating on weekly and monthly menu for the dinner share and farmstand
  • Following all established safety and health inspection protocols

Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs and be comfortable spending a full shift on their feet. Applicants must be able to work weekends. This position is 5 days per week, one or two weekend shifts per month. Please notify us of all planned vacations in your application.

To apply, fill out an employment application

Part-Time Dishwasher and Kitchen Helper

May - October

10-15 hrs/week

Duties may include:

  • Washing dishes
  • Restocking inventory
  • Assisting with food preparation
  • Grinding spices
  • Keeping kitchen clean and organized

Applicant would need to be available for 2 to 3 hours in the afternoon Monday through Friday. Ideal for a high school student or someone looking for 10-15 hrs/week. No experience necessary. We will train.

To apply, fill out an employment application


Internships/Externships

Kitchen internships are open to students enrolled in accredited culinary schools. Please contact the kitchen manager for more information if you are interested in interning with us.


Education Center

Our growing education center consists of a variety of programs including school field trips, pre-k classes, classes for homeschoolers, cooking for middle schoolers, and workshops for adults. Our focus is to help people of all ages to build healthier relationships with their food and food sources. Program participants explore and study the interconnectedness of our natural world and our food production’s dependence on healthy ecosystems. Each year, we hire Summer Camp Educators and Camp Support Staff (June–August). Staff are generally expected to be on the farm 8:30am–4:30pm.

Lead Educator

Year round, 40-45 hours/week April-October, 20 hours/week November-March

The role of the Lead Educator is to assist in developing, managing, and facilitating our agriculturally and ecologically focused youth, family, and adult education programs. There is a strong focus on developing and delivering lessons and activities for our farm programs, our most popular of which is our summer camp. The Lead Educator is a year round position, working full-time April through October and part-time November through March. This is an hourly position with benefits including health benefits (50% of the group premium is employer paid), paid time off, fresh produce, and a 20% discount to our farmstand. Salary range is $16-$18, depending on qualifications.

The Lead Educator’s responsibilities include:

  • Development and implementation of new and existing programs in conjunction with the Education Manager (homeschool classes, preschool classes, family programs, teen cooking classes, summer camp, adult classes, etc.)
  • Working with the Education Manager to create seasonal program curriculum, including lesson plans and educational materials for programs
  • Planning, implementation, and maintenance of the Education Garden throughout the season
  • Serving as Assistant Director during the 9 weeks of summer day camp
  • Working with the Education Manager to train seasonal education staff prior to the start of youth programs
  • Manage the Junior Counselor program for summer camp, including the training session
  • Supervising and supporting seasonal education staff and volunteers to ensure programs run smoothly
  • Providing a positive experience for parents or caretakers of children participating in youth programs
  • Collaborate with other departments at Cedar Circle Farm to coordinate educational programs
  • Assisting the organization in hosting the annual Pumpkin Festival in October
  • Representing Cedar Circle Farm at recruitment events, camp fairs, etc.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Education Manager

Candidates for the Lead Educator position should:

  • Have a background in teaching children about farming, nature, healthy eating, or related subjects, and a strong desire to help create and teach experiential nature based curriculum in a farm setting
  • Enjoy working with learners of all ages, from preschool through adults
  • Be inclusive and embrace diversity of all learners
  • Be comfortable and have experience working in a garden
  • Have a positive attitude, be a strong leader, and be flexible to changing environments and circumstances
  • Possess strong communication skills in professional and educational settings
  • Be detail oriented and competent balancing multiple projects and deadlines
  • Be comfortable working outdoors–rain or shine!
  • Be proactive and self-motivated

Preferred experience for the Lead Educator position:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field
  • Two years experience in a professional setting, preferably in the education field

Send a resume and cover letter to Nora Seymour, nora@cedarcirclefarm.org. If you have questions concerning the position description that you would like answered before submitting your resume and cover letter, please also send them to nora@cedarcirclefarm.org or call (802) 785-4737. Deadline to apply is January 23rd.

Cedar Circle Farm is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Summer Camp Educators

Full-time, seasonal

June 20-August 26, 2022

About the Farm

Cedar Circle Farm is a certified organic farm located on conserved land along the Connecticut River in East Thetford, Vermont. We engage the community to develop and share practices through educational programming that promote regenerative agriculture, good health, and a resource-rich environment. Our farm consists of over 40 acres and, as well as growing organic produce, is home to a bustling farmstand, cafe, and commercial kitchen. We also host a growing education program which includes school field trips, preschool programs, classes for homeschoolers, and workshops for adults. The focus of our education programs is to help people of all ages to build healthier relationships with their food and food sources as well as their local ecology. Our program participants explore and study the interconnectedness of our natural world and our food production’s dependence on healthy ecosystems.

About Summer Camp at Cedar Circle Farm

Cedar Circle Farm is hosting our seventh year of summer camp! We have nine individual weeks of camp scheduled from June 27–August 26, 2022, Monday through Friday, and a staff training session June 20-24. The camp day is 9am - 4pm, though staff time on the farm will usually be 8:30-4:30. This year we will have a capacity of 30 campers each week, and instructors will lead a group of about 10 campers during camp activities and farm explorations.

What we’re looking for

We are seeking experienced educators who are interested in helping to work with a unique farm-based summer program for kids ages 6-11. Together, our staff will plan the weekly outline, build a safe environment for learning and fun, and make meaningful relationships with our campers. Our program success depends wholly on the enthusiasm and commitment of our staff. If you are creative, inclusive, willing to be silly, and passionate about food, health and nature, then we want to hear from you!

Other essential functions:

  • Daily facilitation of programs designed to encourage campers’ connection to nature, food, and each other through exploration of Cedar Circle Farm
  • Direct supervision of our campers, including group management and conflict resolution
  • Interaction with parents and guardians of campers
  • Design the structure of each camp week with a variety of age-appropriate activities
  • Collaborative generation of curriculum and projects that represent our educational goals
  • Active participation in meetings developed to share ideas and improve our program
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent experience, is preferred
  • Two years experience working as a camp counselor, classroom teacher, or informal educator
  • A special interest in sustainable agriculture
  • Enthusiasm for experiential, place-based, inclusive education
  • The physical and mental ability to teach outdoors in all types of weather
  • CPR and First Aid Certification (we’ll provide certification if you don’t have it)


This position works 40-45 hours per week from June 20th-August 26th. Salary range is $15-$16 per hour, depending on qualifications. Benefits include access to free organic produce and 20% off at the farmstand and cafe.

More information about our farm and programs can be found at www.cedarcirclefarm.org.

To apply, fill out an employment application online https://cedarcirclefarm.org/about/employment or send a cover letter and resume to nora@cedarcirclefarm.org.

Cedar Circle Farm is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Cedar Circle Farm is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.