Farms Educational Facilitator

Professional and Administrative Lincoln, Canterbury


As the longest-running agriculturally-based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University’s story begins with farming, but it certainly doesn’t end there. As New Zealand’s economy diversified, so have we. Lincoln University is here to enhance and enrich lives. To grow the knowledge of our students so they can shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationship between our land, the food produced from it and the ecosystems within it. With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres (including the new 27,000 sqm joint facility, in partnership with AgResearch), and a range of corporate service units, the Lincoln University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries. Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.

We have an exciting opportunity available for someone to develop and deliver a Lincoln University Farms Education Programme. Working within the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences,this programme will lead debate with the wider community on issues related to the agricultural sector and attract students into education at Lincoln University and the land based sector.

This role will see you engaging with high schools locally and regionally, working closely with them to develop and deliver modules and educational workshops, suitable across a range of age groups and areas of interest.

This role may be right for you if you have:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, such as Agricultural Science or a related field
  • At least 1-3 years relevant business knowledge and customer relations experience
  • Proven experience of coordinating and delivering education sessions/workshops relating to agriculture, environment and/or agri-business to schools
  • Ability to work with data to produce relevant and accurate reports
  • Have initiative and a determination to succeed, with proven ability to set and achieve goals and targets
  • Can present well to a variety of audiences, with excellent communication skills
  • Are self-managing and solution-focused
  • Hold a current full NZ drivers licence

Please note there will be the requirement for some travel in this role and some work outside of core business hours at times, so a degree of flexibility is required.  

This is a fulltime, permanent position.

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter.

For more information, please refer to the position description on the Lincoln University careers page or contact Patrice Wilkin, Recruitment Business Partner, on 03 423 0312.

Applications close on Monday 28/01/19 at 9am.