Position: Farm-Based Micro-School Educator
School: The Guild at Fronterra Farm
Location: Consecon, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Housing: on-site (see below)
A rare, inspiring opportunity for a passionate teacher/teacher family to live on a waterfront organic farm 1.5 hours from Toronto in a heritage log homestead running a micro-school for 2-5 children aged 3-6.
Fronterra is a 58 acre waterfront organic farm located in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada (1.5 hours east of Toronto) producing vegetables, cut flowers, botanicals, hops, barley and wheat, hay and straw. During the summer tourist season, Fronterra offers luxury camping and agro-tourism experiences that connect guests to the natural world while transferring related skills that have a positive impact on the environment. Fronterra’s vision is to foster a shift toward healthy, sustainable lifestyles and promote the understanding of our connection to the diversity of the natural systems that sustain us (see http://www.fronterra.ca).
Since 2017, Fronterra has run “The Guild”, an early-childhood micro-school with an annual class of five children aged 18 months to 4 years old. The Guild’s mission is to inspire children with a wonder of nature through nature-based experiences that deliver an ecological literacy that connect them to simplicity, self-sufficiency and sustainability while building a strong moral purpose, kindness to others, and an awareness to address the challenges of our future:
As the pandemic continues to affect the primary schooling system and children’s quality of education, Fronterra is responding by developing The Guild into an alternative micro-school for local families wishing to limit contact while still offering their children a premium educational experience. The class size is limited to 5 children between the ages of 3-6 with 2 of the children being our children aged 3 and 6 years old.
This program aims to foster healthy & joyful experiences for the children, their families, the teacher and our community at large by connecting to the natural world through activities such as organic gardening, yoga, music, art, field study, entrepreneurship & food awareness.
Accommodation are provided for the teacher/teacher family and consist of a 1860 two floor 18’x 36’ historic log homestead that is currently in the process of being reconstructed. The accommodations are charming yet off-grid featuring ecological designs including off-the-grid solar power and propane and would be suitable for a couple or a small family. High speed internet available on site. Beach access at North Beach Provincial Park with park pass 1 minute away. Canoes, bikes, etc available. Access to food from our 15,000 sq. ft garden and organic chicken coop.
As the school progresses and as the situation warrants, Fronterra is considering a micro summer camp to be based in the farm’s gardens, fields and forests as well as the possible addition of 2 groups of 5 children: five 7-10 years of age & five 11-14 years of age.
During the summer of 2021, Fronterra may offer an outdoor day camp at the farm for these students making this opportunity year round employment. Also, further opportunities may be available working with the luxury camp during the summer which will be offered based on the experience and capabilities of the candidate.
We are looking for an inspired and energetic candidate to develop this new initiative. The main responsibilities are:
The candidate will ideally have the following qualifications. Please note that if you have a true passion for child education and thrive in an ever-evolving creative environment but do not have all of these qualifications, we encourage you to apply:
Salary & Conditions
Salary and working hours are based on experience, qualifications and stages of project development.
End of August 2020
How to Apply
Please send your resumé at FarmSchool@fronterra.ca with a cover letter explaining how your experiences would make you the ideal candidate.
We thank all the candidates for their interest and time. However, only the candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date publiée : Jul 20 2020 Numéro : 57092