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Hiring: Agricultural Education Specialist at Bright Spot Farms (Wilmington, DE)

Bright Spot Farms is Hiring!


Interested in joining our team?

Agricultural Education Specialist

An enthusiastic, flexible, team-oriented educator is needed to provide quality instruction to high school and GED students ages 14-24. The main goal of this position is to teach soft skills and agricultural vocational skills, as well as to teach participants about the history of food justice and facilitate critical thinking on community food systems.  This is a full-time position at a job training program that focuses on the unemployed and underemployed, including veterans, individuals with criminal backgrounds, and at-risk youth.

Job Responsibilities

  • Teach lessons on soft skills, horticulture/agriculture, and food justice.

  • Develop and implement horticulture/agriculture and food justice curricula, incorporating best practices and standards in Adult Education.

  • Recruit, train, and place youth participants in employment or further education.

  • Implement job development outreach activities to engage potential employers.

  • Forge partnerships to create advanced training and placement opportunities.

  • Conduct follow-up and evaluation of participant placements for one year after exit.

  • Implement effective classroom management strategies and customer service.

  • Assist with events (such as recognition and incentive activities and participant orientations), grant writing, recruitment, post-secondary opportunities for participants, and other program services.

  • Represent the organization at public forums and events.

  • Monitor, track and analyze all performance and attendance outcomes to ensure alignment with contract requirements; analyze data and write reports.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Horticulture/Agriculture, or related field or demonstrated experience

  • At least 1 year of experience teaching and 1 year of experience in agriculture/horticulture.

  • Experience working with youth preferred.

  • Experience in program development preferred.

  • Teaching certification preferred. 

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of food justice history and concepts

  • Knowledge and willingness to teach hands-on agricultural/horticultural techniques

  • Attention to detail and ability to balance multiple priorities

  • Strong classroom, organizational, data management, and communication skills

  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment. High degree of flexibility required.


Compensation includes full benefit package such as paid time off, medical, dental and life insurance, and employer contribution to retirement plan.

Conditions of Hire:

A satisfactory criminal background check and valid driver’s license are required as a condition of hire. 

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a letter of interest highlighting relevant professional accomplishments, a current resume, the names and contact information of at least three references, and salary requirements. Please apply by sending requested documents to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. No calls please.