Summer Position - Amir Farmer

Amir Farmers are a diverse group of passionate leaders who work to cultivate today’s youth to change tomorrow. Serving as garden-educators during the summer, they are at the center of the Amir program, building productive gardens and farms with campers, and using the garden space to teach about issues of environmental and social justice. 

Amir is seeking applicants that will be directly responsible for implementing its program at one of the organization’s partner camps. Amir Farmers will be trained and build bonds with staff working at these camps across the US and Canada at the annual training seminar in late May. At this training, Farmers will learn all aspects of building a community garden, as well as how to use Amir’s Garden Manual & Curriculum to run programming for campers of all ages. Throughout the summer, Amir Farmers will be full staff members at their camp in addition to their garden responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities:
Build gardens with participating campers
Lead garden-based activities and educational programs for campers of all ages
Daily garden maintenance and care
Participate in weekly oversight meetings with Amir Mentors
Participate in daily animal husbandry and care (if applicable to your camp) 
Act as an enthusiastic and active member of the camp community

Key Characteristics:
Strong management and leadership skills
Mentoring and education experience
Passionate about food justice and environmental stewardship
Not afraid to get their hands dirty!

Camp salary is competitive and consummate with experience
Transportation, room & board included

Important Dates:
Amir Training Seminar: May 28th - June 2nd
Camp: mid-June to mid-August, varies slightly by camp