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Garden Educator
Surprise Lake Camp
307 7th Ave.- Suite 900
New York, NY 10001

JCC Info:

Surprise Lake Camp is an independent camp with an affiliation to the JCC association.

Principal Responsibilities:

Surprise Lake Camp located in Cold Spring, NY is seeking a dynamic, experienced gardener/educator to oversee its growing garden/farm, food, environmental and educational program.
This position is full-time for the summer (mid-June through the end of August) and part-time (with the option of housing provided) in the spring and fall. In addition to housing, SLC provides a competitive salary based on experience.
Main responsibility is to develop, in coordination with other staff, a program that gives campers an opportunity to work on the farm and to learn about where food comes from, healthy nutrition, food justice, and Jewish values relating to food.
Applicants will know how to prepare the garden/farm for planting, purchase seeds and trees and plant and cultivate them, maintain a presentable appearance for the area, take care of equipment, and harvest produce when appropriate for campers/staff to eat either when visiting the farm or in the dining room.
If interested, please contact Jenn Ambrose at jenn@surpriselake.org

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants will know how to prepare the garden/farm for planting, purchase seeds and trees and plant and cultivate them, maintain a presentable appearance for the area, take care of equipment, and harvest produce when appropriate for campers/staff to eat either when visiting the farm or in the dining room.