Assistant Livestock Manager
Reports to: Livestock Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time
Position Purpose: To maintain, research, train and facilitate an authentic live animal program.
Nature And Scope: Livestock Manager oversees all animal related experience and programs. The manager is responsible for operations, training, care and maintenance of all livestock on the property.
- Manage daily care and maintenance of animal operations
- Train staff to work with livestock
- Assist in budget creation and management for livestock program
- Provide expertise when asked by other team members
- Help provide highest possible guest experience
- Take part in donor cultivation activities
- Assist in the creation and delivery of engaging experiences
- Interact with the public using historically accurate and engaging techniques
- Work well with adult and youth volunteers
- Adheres and supports Conner Prairie’s Mission, Values Statements and Code of Conduct
- Other duties as assigned; not limited to those within the scope of this position
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills And Abilities:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, animal care, farming or referred, or similar relevant experience
- Ability to manage and respond to a wide range of operational issues
- Enjoy working with animals, youth, families and adults
- Ability to work in a team structure
- Show flexibility and creativity in support of park activities
- Ability to manage a diverse group of staff
Education And Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, animal care, farming or referred, or similar relevant experience
- 5 plus year with a knowledge of historic breeds
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, donors, and employees.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Employee must be able to traverse the uneven and gravel pathways on the Conner Prairie campus. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, night vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: This position may include exposure to office environment with frequent interruptions and moderate noise levels. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
To Apply: Go to http://connerprairie.hirecentric.com/pages/welcome/
Manager of Interpretation
Heritage Hill State Historical Park
Green Bay, WI
Reports To: Executive Director
Status: Exempt (full time with benefits)
The Manager of Interpretation oversees the interpretation program at Heritage Hill State Park. This position is responsible for conducting research, providing scholarly work and interpretive pieces, and writing educational programs adhering to Heritage Hill’s guidelines for research methods. This position serves as a resource to special event committees. This position is responsible for hiring, scheduling, training and supervising the seasonal historic interpreters for special events and for the regular season interpreters. The Manager of Interpretation contributes to the overall mission and vision of Heritage Hill State Historical Park.
The following are essential job accountabilities:
- Oversees the general operation of the department in accordance with the mission of Heritage Hill State Historical Park and department goals.
- Aides the Financial Officer to develop the department’s budget and justifications. Is responsible for the overall fiscal maintenance of the department.
- Ensure the standards of museum practices have been set and are being achieved, and the mission of Heritage Hill State Park is being fulfilled through its programs and activities.
- Conduct and oversee research to support the activities and interpretation of Heritage Hill State Park.
- Assist in overseeing the interpretative content of the historical areas, buildings, and structures of Heritage Hill State Park according to its mission and interpretative master plan in collaboration with the Curator.
- Conduct programming related to the mission of Heritage Hill State Park and assist in the training and supervision of numerous employees, interns, and volunteers. Such programs would be: workshops, lectures and tours for the public. Also, responsible for implementing contracts for groups (i.e. ethnic bands, historic baseball, etc.).
- Prepare written manuals and related documents for new or revised programs and special events as needed.
- This position will hire and train the seasonal historic interpreters for special events and seasonal interpreters and is responsible for scheduling historic interpreters for such events. Also, the preparation and organization of timesheets for all employees in the interpretive area.
- Serve on special event committees and provide written material of those activities for interpretive purposes.
- Conducts annual employee evaluations and deals with disciplinary matters
- Maintains an awareness of relevant trends in the areas of museum studies and other areas as applicable to the position. Leads staff in exceptional customer service for all visitors.
- Ensures the safety and emergency procedures for Heritage Hill are being adhered to.
- This position requires a flexible work schedule, some evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required. May be asked to work as “staff in charge (SIC)”, occasionally.
- Assists with the “on-call” duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills, Knowledge And Abilities:
- A Bachelors degree or equivalent related experience in museum studies or education and experience with historical research is required. One-two years experience in the museum field or at a living history site and management experience is preferred.
- Individual must possess: strong written and verbal communication skills and be highly organized with great attention to detail. Applicant must have working knowledge of Word-based programs and other computer knowledge.
Working Conditions: Must be able to spend a large amount of time outdoors and be able to walk, at times, one half mile without difficulty. Applicant must feel comfortable wearing period clothing. Prolonged sitting and occasional high pressure and long hours due to seasonality of business are factors.
- This person must also be able to maintain effective working relationships with visitors, volunteers and staff.
- Ability to use a telephone and computer to receive and send information. And able to operate required equipment with necessary physical agility, optical auditory and manual dexterity.
- Ability to read, comprehend and speak clearly in a variety of settings.
- This person must be able to work with a variety of people in a variety of settings.
- Ability to represent the organization in a professional and positive manner.
- Ability to walk or stand for an hour or more at a time.
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds as necessary.
To Apply: Go to the Jobs page on our website
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is an 18th century living history farm museum located in southeastern Pennsylvania. We are currently seeking a full-time Farmer who will be responsible for the care of the Plantation’s animals, maintain a demonstration crop field and be responsible for the general maintenance of our farm site. The Farmer must live on site.
The Farmer plans and performs a variety of agricultural, animal husbandry, and maintenance tasks in support of the Plantation’s mission. This individual is responsible for the day-to-day care of the Plantation’s animals including but not limited to ordering supplies, feeding, grooming, basic medical care and scheduling vet visits. The Farmer maintains a demonstration crop field and supports volunteer efforts in the kitchen garden. The Farmer handles basic repairs to farm equipment, animal enclosures and fences. This individual is responsible for the general appearance of the site including seasonal mowing, weed wacking and insuring that public areas are clean and clear of animal debris. The Farmer works closely with the Director of Education in support of educational programs especially for school groups but also with the goal of providing a meaningful learning experience to all visitors.
- General farming experience with emphasis on animal husbandry
- Draft horse experience
- Sheep and pig breeding experience
- Able to operate and maintain landscaping and farm equipment
- Knowledge of and experience in maintaining fences & animal enclosures
- Enthusiasm for and willingness to work under guidance of Director of Education to integrate farming experiences into on-site school programs.
- Flexible team player who works well with staff and volunteers to educate visitors about colonial farm life
- Outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal skills to interact appropriately with visitors, staff and volunteers
- Able to provide oral and written reports
- Must own a 4x4 truck with valid driver’s license
- Possesses knowledge of and experience with heritage animal breeds
- Possesses experience with historic farming methods
- Possesses experience in working with an ox
Hours: Position is full time with more hours required April through November including weekend hours. Compensation: Dependent upon qualifications, and experience. Paid vacation days and assistance with medical benefits. On site housing.
Application Deadline: Position is open until filled.
To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume including education, work experience and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR mail to Colonial PA Plantation, Ridley Creek State Park, Media, PA 19063
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is seeking a hands on Executive Director. Located in the foothills of the White Mountains and just north of Lake Winnipesaukee, the Remick is an integral part of the village of Tamworth, NH. With over 400 acres of land and 13 historic buildings, as well as a working farm, this very special venue serves over 10,000 visitors annually. The Executive Director is a hands on, working management model. A thorough understanding of living history is required as well as 5 years of non-profit management. Knowledge of collection care, donor development, marketing and working in a team atmosphere is necessary for the successful candidate.
Deadline for resume submission is May 31st, 2013.
See our website for more information:
Coordinator, Horticultural Programs
Old Sturbridge Village
Under the administrative guidance of the Vice President of Public Programs, oversees gardens and garden-related programs, working with leads and volunteers to ensure effective implementation of program and operations.
The incumbent will train, assign, evaluate and directly supervise staff working within the area; Work with colleagues in the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of educational programs and experiences including monthly Garden Thyme programs, daily garden tours, Harvest Weekend and Agricultural Fair; Understand, identify and appropriately respond to a diverse audience that includes students, families, and other life-long learners; Participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of special event programs and other special activities.
Bachelor’s degree (B.A) in related field and 3 - 5 years’ experience in an educational or interpretive program with an emphasis on horticulture demonstrating an ability to supervise, teach and mange staff and resources; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently be exposed to outside weather conditions.
Applicants can send cover letters and resumes to email@example.com or download an employment application from www.osv.org (follow Our Museum -> Employment) and mail to OSV, Inc. c/o HR to 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566.
President & CEO
Naperville Heritage Society and Naper Settlement
Position Summary And Scope: As a reflection of the mission and vision of the Naperville Heritage Society and Naper Settlement, the President & CEO will work with the Naperville Heritage Society Board of Directors and the Naper Settlement Museum Board to provide visionary and strategic leadership. The CEO will serve as a steward for future success and active community partnerships that advance the museum as an integral contributor to a broad range of community interests. These interests are diverse, educationally engaging, family-oriented, business friendly and collaborative, both locally and in the wider community of state and national interests.
The scope of the position includes providing direction and leadership in strategic planning, community engagement and partnerships, capital development and fundraising. The CEO is responsible for the direct supervision of three vice presidents: Institutional Advancement, Museum Services, and Organizational Resources. The position consists of three major areas of responsibility, noted below:
In collaboration with the NHS Board, the CEO assumes responsibility for developing and implementing the organization’s strategic plan, which is representative of the mission and the shared vision.
• Identifies and implements plans for the growth of the organization that are
collaborative and foster partnership opportunities.
• Establishes and maintains a strong relationship with both governing boards.
• Mentors and leads staff in maximizing their performance in executing
operational aspects of Naper Settlement.
• Leads by example and demonstrates behaviors of collaboration, trust,
credibility and implementation of best practices.
The CEO demonstrates clear abilities to expand and increase the organization’s donor base, as measured by increased attendance and financial commitments to the organization.
• Brings prominence - locally, regionally and nationally - to Naper Settlement
as the city’s premiere attraction.
• Is the “public face” of the organization and actively promotes the NHS and
• Attracts, cultivates and stewards donor relationships.
• Is collegial, assertive and creative in connecting with and cultivating the
City of Naperville as its major partner.
• Works with the Board and VP of Institutional Advancement to measurably
increase financial commitments to the organization.
• Is knowledgeable of and has a proven track record in accessing alternative
funding sources to support the museum.
• Exhibits a charismatic personality and connects with a diverse audience of
• Insures maintenance of the national standards for museum governance and
operations as established by the American Alliance of Museums.
• Provides financial oversight of a multi-million dollar budget.
• Supervises and provides continuous growth opportunities for the vice
presidents and staff team using models of best practice.
• Is a dynamic motivator.
• Models the power of collaboration and partnerships with schools,
businesses and the community.
• Advanced degree, preferably in business, nonprofit administration, or
• Proven fundraising and leadership experience in a relevant nonprofit, public
agency or other organization.
• Successful experiences in developing partnerships and fostering collegial
relationships with diverse interests.
• An understanding of the complexities in working with a governmental
organization and experience in working with governmental organizations.
Other Considerations: The NHS board seeks to hire a President/CEO who desires a long term commitment, resulting in the executive being rooted in the community as a citizen and leader. Strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and dynamic collegial approaches are necessary to maximize growth of the organization. The ability to handle the stresses associated with managing a complex organization, as well as promote creative problem solving, are necessary to further cultivate the strengths of the organization. Additionally, strong communication skills and experience in collaborative partnering with a diverse audience are essential ingredients to move Naper Settlement to the next level and stage the organization for future success.
Summary of Benefits
To Apply: Send resume to Vice President of Organizational Resources, Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540-6217, or NSHR@naperville.il.us.
No phone calls please.
Living History Farmer
St. Charles, IL
The St. Charles Park District has a full time opening at Primrose Farm and is looking for a dedicated professional to provide administration for agricultural programming in the community as well as perform general working farm maintenance for livestock, museum collections and crop farming. A more detailed description can be found at www.stcparks.org
This position is a year round, salaried position with a starting range of $32,000+ DOQ.