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Farm Instructor

at City of Fort Collins

Posted: 2/28/2019
Job Reference #: 1842
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POSITION TITLE: Farm Instructor (Hourly)
REQUISITION #: req1842
DEPARTMENT: The Farm
LOCATION: MARTINEZ FARM OFFICE
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Fluctuating Hourly
HOURLY RATE: $11.50 - 11.50 per hour (based on relevant experience)
SELECTION PROCESS: Application deadline is OPEN UNTIL FILLED
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background, motor vehicle check and drug test required.

Summary:

Youth instructors are responsible for supervision of children and the planning, preparation and instruction of Farm Classes for children ages 3-7 years.

WORK SCHEDULE: Typically work is performed Tuesday – Friday between 8:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. however the work schedule will vary dependent on program offered each week

Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

  • Supervision of children

  • Plans and instructs daily/weekly age appropriate activities for children to include but not limited to indoor/outdoor games, crafts, reading & cooking

  • Prepares for camp activities as well as the clean-up following activities for

  • Maybe required to drive 15 passenger vans to transport children

  • Greet children and parents in a friendly manner

  • Responsible for checking children in and out of camps

  • Knowledge of children whereabouts at all time

  • Responsible for class/camp inventory and supply requests

  • Must treat children with respect in all areas including discipline

  • Represent the City in a positive, professional and healthy manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities

May be required to supervise volunteers


Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Minimum age is 18

Education and/or Experience

  • Experience working with children required.

  • Farm animal knowledge helpful, must be willing to learn about animals and farm culture.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Clean driving record

  • Must pass background check and drug test

  • CPR and First Aid Certification must be acquired within one month of hire

Language Skills

Must be able to communicate effectively with children, parents, staff and the general public.

Must be able to effectively give directions to children between the ages of 3-7years.

Reasoning Ability

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to crawl, kneel, jump, run stoop, crouch, reach with hands and arms. The employee must have the ability to lift up to 40 lbs., lead children in extended periods of exercise and movement, must be able to control children in both an indoor and outdoor environment.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to various weather conditions including rain, snow, wind, hail and heat. The employee may be exposed to allergy causing conditions (i.e. cottonwood, dust, animals, hay etc.). The employee may be exposed to a variety of childhood illnesses. The noise level in the work environment can be at high extremes at times.

The employee must be able to work effectively in an environment of noisy, happy, and sometimes distraught children. The employee must possess high tolerance for the characteristic behavior of children in indoor and outdoor recreation settings, and work effectively in high stress situations. The employee should be flexible with the demands and interests of children.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use: Because the possession and use of marijuana,

whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical

use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy. The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.

BACKGROUND CHECK, MOTOR VEHICLE CHECK AND DRUG TEST REQUIRED.

Note: Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act.