The Institute at Renfrew is a non-profit organization serving the region with outdoor programming in environmental education, interpretation of a historic Pennsylvania German farmstead and a wide variety of family events. Activities are conducted on the site of Renfrew Museum and Park.(Please note that The Institute at Renfrew operates independently from Renfrew Museum and Park.)
The mission of the Institute at Renfrew is to guide the people of the Cumberland Valley region to become stewards of their natural and cultural worlds. To achieve its mission, the Institute:
• provides environmental and cultural education to elementary and secondary school children,
• supports and conducts research about natural and cultural history,
• provides opportunities for adults to learn about the nature and culture of the region and the world,
• presents programs that inform and entertain the community.
Dual Position Summary
The person hired for this position will fulfill two roles:
1.) The Director of the Pennsylvania German Four-Square Garden is a dynamic and energetic individual who maintains the garden year-round. The director also teaches garden programs for school children during the spring and fall. Public outreach and conducting garden programs for all ages are included in this position. Availability: Garden duties are year-round with fewer hours in the winter months. School programs are taught in spring and fall.
2.) The Historical & Environmental Studies Educator is a dynamic and energetic individual, with proven experience leading programs for school children. The educator will be responsible for the delivery of environmental and cultural history programs, pre-K through middle school. Availability: Educators are expected to teach 3–5 days/week during the fall and spring teaching seasons (mid-August through mid-November and mid-March through early June), and to attend training sessions and regular staff meetings.
More details of the position are available here.