DreamCatcher Farm Education Coordinator

Bucknell University

Lewisburg , Pennsylvania

The DreamCatcher Farm Education Coordinator (FEC) will be responsible for working with DreamCatcher Farm and Bucknell faculty, staff, students, and other partners to facilitate farm operations, coordinate educational opportunities, and strengthen collaborations between DreamCatcher and various Bucknell programs, regional food banks, and Geisinger.

The FEC will be supervised by and report to Economics Professor Geoff Schneider. The person in this role must be highly motivated, responsible, reliable, and have the ability to work a flexible schedule. This is a seasonal, full-time, casual position which is expected to start in April and will end in October.

Job Duties:
● Assist at DreamCatcher farm with planting, weeding, and harvesting to facilitate the educational and research effort of Bucknell faculty, staff, and students.
● Coordinate service-learning opportunities with Bucknell faculty and staff, helping to develop lesson plans for specific groups as appropriate, and overseeing public education workshops.
● Provide instruction on proper horticultural techniques, safety measures and risk reduction for Bucknell faculty, staff, and students engaged in educational and research efforts at DreamCatcher Farm.
● Collaborate with the DreamCatcher Advisory Board to design and implement educational activities, publicize efforts, and increase the involvement of Bucknell students in the broader community.
● Deliver produce to the associated regional food banks as needed.
● Actively support a diverse and inclusive student, staff, and faculty community.
● Perform additional duties as assigned by the Bucknell supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:
● Agricultural or gardening knowledge and experience.
● Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage multiple spaces and projects.
● Demonstrated ability to collaborate with various stakeholders and groups.
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
● Demonstrated attention to detail.
● A current and valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:
● Prior experience working with a diverse workforce, including supervising volunteers and instructing both K-12 and college students.
● Bachelor's degree preferred.
● One year of professional experience in horticulture and working with students in an educational setting.
● Horticultural Training or Master Gardener Certification.
● First Aid/CPR certificate/training.

Physical/Other Demands:
● Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
● Bending, kneeling, stooping, pushing, pulling, reaching above and below shoulders, lifting.
● Ability to work outdoors, some evenings and weekends.
● Possible daily exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature changes.