Overview - Agriculture Education Manager
The Accokeek Foundation is engaged in a site-wide institutional initiative to
create a unified approach to education, interpretation, and visitor
engagement. Agriculture is at the heart of this effort, and the Agriculture
Education Manager will be a key player in its success.
The Agriculture Education Manager, in close collaboration with the Ecosystem
Farm Manager and other staff, will be responsible for educating youth and
other members of the community around organic vegetable production at the
Ecosystem Farm, as well as providing support for programs centered on the
heritage breed livestock, heirloom vegetables, and the historical and cultural
connections to food that are a part of interpretation at the National Colonial
Farm and the Museum Garden. Target audiences will include both adults and
youth from the Capital region, with particular focus on Prince George’s County
and Southern Maryland. Programs will include curriculum-based field trips,
internships, themed tours, and pre-arranged workdays. Other activities may
include cooking demonstrations, outreach to schools, and events that further
the conversation on sustainability and food.
We are seeking a candidate with:
a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in education, biology, nutrition, or
a related field.
significant experience in farm/garden-based learning and community engagement.
experience serving low-income, diverse populations is a plus.
experience designing engaging and meaningful learning activities that utilize
best practices in learner-centered education.
experience in curriculum development, evaluation, reporting, and management.
demonstrated success in program and project coordination.
excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with students,
parents, teachers, staff, volunteers, and partners.
demonstrated track record of successful collaboration and community building.
Salary and Benefits: Salary upper $20’s. Excellent benefits, including health
To Apply: To apply, send a resume and cover letter describing how your
experience, skills, and interests make you uniquely qualified for this
position to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a one or two two-page writing
sample, preferably an agriculture-related lesson plan or learning activity.
For preferred consideration, apply by January 8, 2014.
The Accokeek Foundation conducts background checks in order to insure the
safety and well-being of the organization’s staff and visitors. This position
is open until filled. The Accokeek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity