Stone Barns Center
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a nonprofit organization on a mission to create a healthy and sustainable food system. We are working to develop a culture of eating based on what farms need to grow to build healthy soil and a resilient ecosystem. In our quest to transform the way America eats and farms, we convene changemakers, educate food citizens, train farmers, and develop agroecological farming practices. One of the important ways in which we achieve our mission is through high-quality educational programs for students and teachers, increasing knowledge, skills and values related to agroecology (sustainable agriculture), farm-driven cuisine and making connections across the food system.
Food Studies Teacher
Stone Barns Center has an immediate opening for an experienced classroom teacher to help bring a food citizenship curriculum to New York City schools and teachers in residence. Applicants should excel in engaging student learning with academic rigor and creativity. We encourage applicants who have a Master’s Degree or higher in a subject discipline and have taken alternative paths to becoming a teacher (such as the NYC Teaching Fellows Program). S/he must be passionate about food system change and willing to master a fast-growing, multidisciplinary and complex body of literature on food, agriculture and food politics. Prior work with struggling or disadvantaged students a plus, and Spanish language skills are highly desirable. This is a full-time, year-round position reporting to the Director of Education.
- Work with the Director of Education to develop curricula for high school students (primarily), community college-level students and teacher training
- Develop lesson plans and teach school programs in NYC schools, local schools and at Stone Barns Center
- Work with Education Director to format content for online distribution
- Help develop and implement teacher training programs
- Help develop and implement assessment and evaluation tools
- Help develop systems for scheduling education volunteers, managing supplies and teaching spaces, and program logistics
- Lead group tours, corporate tours and implement Visitor Experience programs as needed
- May directly manage a small team of educators
- Other duties as assigned
- Weekend work may be required
- Commitment to Stone Barns Center’s mission
- 3-5 years of classroom teaching experience
- Masters Degree preferred
- Proven success in engaging student learning through creativity combined with academic rigor
- Passion for food-system change
- Willingness to master a fast-growing, multidisciplinary and complex body of literature on food, agriculture and politics
- Experience teaching about ecology, agriculture or cooking a plus
- Experience with online education a plus
- Alternative paths to teaching (i.e. NYC Teaching Fellows Program) desirable
- Experience working with disadvantaged and / or struggling students desirable
- Spanish language skills highly desirable
- Positive interpersonal skills
- Willingness to take initiative, think and act proactively to solve problems and assess priorities, and manage a variety of tasks calmly and effectively
Stone Barns Center offers a salary commensurate with experience and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a 401k plan and paid time off. This is a full-time, exempt position with occasional weekend and evening hours as required.
Please send a resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stone Barns Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.