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LEAP Outdoor Educator at Old Stone House Museum/Americorps
- March 13, 2022
- 7:36 pm
This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a national service program that places AmeriCorps members with non-profit organizations throughout the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) of Vermont to support those organizations in expanding their services that many communities rely on. LEAP supports their members in their path to educational and career attainment through direct service, on-going trainings, and professional development opportunities offered during the service year. This is a Quarter Time service position requiring the completion of 450 service hours, about 35 hours/week. Compensation: living allowance of $3,600 (pre-tax) paid bi-weekly during service term. Upon successful completion of term, Education Award of $1,678.57 (pre-tax). Other benefits include training opportunities and professional development. The mission of the Orleans County Historical Society is to preserve, protect, and promote the Old Stone House Museum and its buildings in the Brownington Historic District; to collect, record, and preserve materials relating to Orleans Country; and to promote research and develop educational programs relating to Orleans County. Our Outdoor Educator will collaborate with the museum’s Buildings & Grounds committee to plan, plant, and tend the educational gardens, care for the heirloom arboretum; aid the Brownington Beekeepers in the apiary; set up and include the museum’s tree health survey software; develop interpretive ideas for the herbal garden, and to continue building out the new Alexander Twilight Educational Trail related lessons. The member will engage in this service with the intent to educate children and family visitors through workshops and programs rooted in the outdoors and local history. The Outdoor Educator will serve as the critical link between the interactive historic landscapes of the museum’s 60-acre campus and the development of public educational programs.