[Sust-mar] Program Coordinator & Host, Windhorse Forest & Farm, Nova Scotia

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Position: Program Coordinator and Host

Organization: Windhorse Farm http://www.windhorsefarm.org

Location: New Germany, Nova Scotia

Term of employment: March through November, 2009,

    with the possibility of extension


Windhorse Farm is situated on a peaceful lake in southwestern 

Nova Scotia. This heritage farm is a 169 year-old experiment 

in sustainability through diversity. It is a celebration of rural 

life, including forestry, retail eco-wood businesses, permaculture 

gardens, food processing, seed saving, a native plant nursery 

and domestic animal care.

To this 250 acres of pristine natural landscape, we welcome

those who share our enthusiasm for rural, personal and

community development within a meditative learning



The program coordinator/host's responsibilities include:

* Co-creating, with the directors, visionary and practical

educational programming;

* Communicating with existing and potential partner organizations

and friends about opportunities existing at Windhorse Farm;

* Reaching out to organizations and individuals who could

benefit from the use of Windhorse Farm facilities and services;

* Planning, arranging, scheduling, coordinating and

following up visits and programs;

* Offering friendly and effective service to visitors;

retreatants, vacationers, and program participants;

* Budgeting and bookkeeping for programs and facilities rentals;

* Managing the Windhorse Farm program database;

* Hosting and facilitating conversations and gatherings.

The successful applicant will:

* have a cheerful and adaptive personality and a desire to

live a simple life off the grid in a rustic forest cabin.

* have a keen interest in, and experience of, personal

meditative/contemplative discipline.

* have experience in program development and coordination

(see "responsibilities" above).

* be a non-smoker, without accompanying dog or cat.


You will live in a rustic forest cabin with private bedroom, 

shared kitchen, off grid solar power, next a well with pure 

clean water. A short walk will take you to the gardens, 

pavilion (phone, internet, VCR/DVD, community space), 

office, farm house, showers, sauna, swimming pond, lake 

and river.

We are about 10 min drive from Bridgewater and 1.25 hours

from Halifax, so a car might come in handy. We meditate

together in the afternoon and occasionally have potluck

dinners. Please refer to our website

http://www.windhorsefarm.org for more information.


Along with your letter of application, please include a

resume and two references (previous two employers most

desirable). We would like to know as much as possible about

your experience in program coordination, hosting, and

meditative practices.

Reply to margaret at windhorsefarm.org

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