About NSW Farmers

NSW Farmers’ Association, Australia’s largest farm body, is dedicated to lobbying on behalf of its members and farmers generally in NSW, as well as representing their interests across all agricultural sectors; to ensure that their voice is heard at all levels of Government as well as by other interest groups and stakeholders. The following position is now available:

Project Officer – Kids on Farms 

(temporary for up to two years) 

NSW Farmers' Association is the leading representative voice of farmers in NSW. We are a dedicated team working together advocating to business and government to ensure the best possible results for farmers and rural communities. 

Role Summary: 
This role will work with NSW Farmers’ members and staff, farmers, teachers and industry to deliver the NSW Famers’ Kids on Farms project across NSW. It will support farmers hosting primary school visits by primary school students to farms to build students’ knowledge of farming and interest in agricultural careers, and encourage young farmers to partner with teachers looking to include agricultural content in their classroom. 

Role Purpose: 
To facilitate connections between farmers and primary schools in NSW; work with farmers to design and negotiate farm visits by primary schools; work with teachers to tailor agricultural messaging and activities linked to the primary curriculum; communicate project aims and progress in a relevant and timely manner; coordinate functions and events relevant to the project; manage and coordinate project sub-contractors, budgets and reporting. 

Primary responsibilities: 
Lead the delivery of the Kids on Farms project to engage farmers, primary school teachers and students in farm visits using a digital platform;
Provide information and analysis for milestone and budget reports and media responses and other communications;
Plan, coordinate and deliver project events and activities;
Assist in the preparation of communication material in the form of online and traditional media, reports and resources;
Identify and build professional networks with relevant primary education and agricultural stakeholders in urban, regional and rural NSW.

We are looking for:
Someone who takes initiative
A natural collaborator with ability to build and maintain relationships
High level of organisational and project management skills
Someone who is tenacious and a conceptual thinker
Tertiary qualifications in Education (primary) and/or Agriculture
Someone who understands agriculture.

This is a rewarding role that will create opportunities for primary school students and teachers to visit farms and meet farmers, and build students’ knowledge of farming and interest in agricultural careers. 

Applications including resume and cover letter to be sent to 
Applications close Friday, 23 October 2020
Enquiries please contact 02 9478 1000