Farm Educator, Suffolk County Farm

Farm Educator, Suffolk County Farm, Yaphank, NY

Position Summary:

Prepare and present all programs offered in the most current "Field Trips and Outreaches" brochure, both on-farm and in schools, libraries, and other community settings.Assist with birthday parties and family programs.Assist with festivals and special events.Assist with day-to-day operations of Farm Education programs.

This is a part-time (20 hours per week) position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in Animal Science, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Education, or other related fields, High School Diploma, and 2 years of volunteer or work experience.
  • One year of paid or volunteer experience working with children and the public.
  • Ability to learn how to drive a van, horse trailer, truck, and livestock trailer.
  • Ability to lift 10-20 pounds unassisted.
  • Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Education, or other related fields.
  • Additional education and training in the field of education.
  • Additional education in agriculture, animal, nature, human development, and consumer sciences.
  • Additional teaching experience related to academic areas listed above.
  • Experience teaching subjects related to agriculture, animal sciences, natural sciences, human development, and consumer sciences.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO,

Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.


Salary: $16.12 -$16.50 per hour

Hour: Part-time 20 hours per week

Benefits: Full Benefits include 21 days of vacation days per year, 3 personal days, accrued sick days, 16 holidays, health and dental insurance Program (NYSHIP), Employees' Retirement System (New York State Retirement System-NYSLRS), Cornell University Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan (CUTDAP), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Long-Term Disability, Auto/Home/Pet Insurance, Legal Insurance, Group Universal Life Insurance (GUL), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), Long Term Care Insurance, and NY's 529 College Savings Program.


Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to:

  • 1.Attach/upload a resume to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • 2.Attach/upload a cover letter to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
  • 3.Attach/upload contact info for three references to the online application in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

In the "Experience" section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the "Drop Files Here" box to manually drag document(s) into your application.Once the application is submitted, you will be unable to change your submission or add attachments.


No relocation or VISA Sponsorship is available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform their job's essential functions.If you require an accommodation to participate in the selection process, you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at

Cornell Cooperative Extension collaborates with Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and New York State residents.Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies.This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University

Last updated March 23, 2023