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Chewonki Foundation

Wiscasset, Maine

Job Type Full Time

Camp Chewonki Farm Activity Head

Camp Chewonki in midcoast Maine is now accepting applications for Farm Activity Heads for Summer 2020! This position starts June 13 and ends August 17, 2020. Join our community in fulfilling our mission of inspiring transformative growth, teaching appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenging people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives. 

The Chewonki Farm, on the Chewonki property, is a small and diversified saltmarsh farm; its primary goal is to educate program participants while producing food, firewood, and fiber for our campus community. There are approximately 26 acres of open land; one acre is cultivated for vegetable gardens, 14 acres are established pasture and hay fields, and 11 acres are currently transitioning from forest to pasture. The managed woodlot is approximately 150 acres.  

The gardens are intensively managed and are the primary focus of our work during the growing season, producing 10-15,000 pounds of vegetables annually for consumption in our dining hall. 

We raise livestock for milk, meat, and fiber. We keep two dairy cows that we milk by hand and breed annually, resulting in steady milk production as well as beef for the kitchen. The farm keeps a small flock breeding ewes, producing lambs for meat each spring. We raise around 200 laying hens, free-ranging most of the year. Up to three hundred broilers and eight turkeys are pasture-pen raised in the late summer/fall. Two batches of six to eight pigs are raised annually for meat.

Camp Chewonki’s activity program is designed to deliver the Chewonki Foundation’s mission through skill-building, team development, self-reflection, and healthy risk-taking. The Support Staff Activity Leaders are responsible for planning and facilitating lessons, coordinating a team of discipline-specific instructors, and keeping activity equipment and areas safe and well-maintained. Each activity has discipline-specific skills and related requirements for the activity. While Activity Leader’s primary responsibility is instruction in their area of expertise, camp provides a dynamic workplace environment that requires creativity, flexibility, and a team player approach. Activity Leaders are expected to role model this approach to many hands make light work.

Camp Chewonki employs Support Staff Activity Leaders to coordinate and facilitate the following activities: Natural History, Farm & Food Systems, Outdoor Living Skills, Watercraft (Canoeing/Kayaking), Challenge (Team Development), Woodworking, Visual Arts, Sailing, Archery, Performing Arts, and Sports & Recreation.

Position Title: Activity Head
Employment Category: Category H/Seasonal
Permanent/Temporary:  Seasonal – June  13 – August 17, 2020
Reports to: Camp Director & Activity Coordinator
Exempt/Non-exempt:  Exempt
Benefits Eligible: No

Please visit the Chewonki Employment Opportunities page at this link for a complete Activity Head position description and application instructions. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The position is posted until filled.

The Chewonki Foundation is a year-round, nonprofit environmental education center based on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine. Our mission is to inspire transformative growth, teach appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenge people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives. We offer a nature-based elementary school, a semester school for high school juniors, summer camps and wilderness expeditions, outdoor education programs, a youth mentorship program, and traveling natural history programs.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit the Chewonki Employment Opportunities page at this link for a complete Activity Head position description and application instructions. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The position is posted until filled.

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