Homestead & Ranch Educator (AmeriCorps)



Salida, CO
United States

Job Category:

Americorps or Service Opportunity

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Join Guidestone Colorado in beautiful Salida Colorado, March–October 2023 as our Homestead and Ranch Educator! Design and lead summer camps, field trips & programs for ages 5–11 and support events at the historic Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center, surrounded by the 6th generation Hutchinson Ranch. We seek applicants who love working with children, leading outdoor experiential activities, and learning and teaching about history, traditional crafts and skills, and agriculture.

This position is for an  AmeriCorps member to serve a three-quarter term, which is full-time from early March through October 2023 through the Healthy Futures AmeriCorps program.  

The Homestead / Ranch Educator will work with Guidestone's Hutchinson Homestead to:

  • Lead hands-on, experiential Homestead summer camps for ages 5–11, and support in all aspects of additional spring and summer program development, including descriptions, scheduling, and implementation. 
  • Support the development and implementation of Spring Break programs, Camp Fridays, Little Spurs, and fall after-school programs. 
  • Support school field trip programming. 
  • Assist with the development of teaching and interpretation materials. 
  • Ensure a safe, effective, and positive learning environment, and empower students to connect to the land and learn about history, traditional arts, and agriculture.
  • Provide tours and visitor center support when open to the public. 
  • Assist with the development and implementation of community events, including  Pumpkin Patch, the Holiday Open House, and other events at the Hutchinson Homestead and Hutchinson Ranch. 
  • Support production activities at the Community & School Farm in the spring and fall, and as needed on an emergency basis. 
  • Capacity building - Members innovate organizational systems, programs, and methods that allow rural organizations to more effectively understand and address community need. 10% of time spent on fundraising, including grant writing. 
  • Support farm events


The full position description is attached. As a three-quarter term AmeriCorps member through Healthy Futures, this position offers a living allowance of $12,938 and an education award of $4,546.50 upon completion of the term. 

Read about all of Guidestone's 2023 AmeriCorps opportunities here:

How to Apply:

Please learn more about the Healthy Futures AmeriCorps program and apply through Select the "Farm to School Educator" category on the application and mention "Homestead/Ranch educator" in one of your responses.  Reach out to Monica at with questions.