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The Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission seeks a dynamic individual for the Cooper Gristmill, a restored working water-powered mill located in Chester, NJ. The site is on the National and State Registers of Historic Places.
As Miller/Educator, the candidate is responsible for the safe operation and programming at the Cooper Gristmill. He/She plans, develops, presents, and supervises educational programs (including school, scout, home school, and adult programming), and special event programming throughout the season. The Miller/Educator will evaluate programs and events to assure they are effective and meet educational standards and goals as defined by the New Jersey core curriculum standards. The position requires the candidate address the mechanical needs of this working historic gristmill by identifying, analyzing and fixing the equipment to operate the Mill. The chosen candidate will assist with budget development, supervise subordinate personnel and volunteers, work with maintenance staff to coordinate site upkeep, and wear period historic clothing during public programming hours.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a college graduate with a major program study in history, museum studies, or a related field, have a minimum of 2 year’s experience working in a historic site or history museum setting developing and implementing educational programming and events, and have the ability to learn the operations and care of the Cooper Gristmill. The Miller/Educator will be computer literate and able to lift 50 lbs.
The position will begin as early as September 30, 2017, and will train alongside the current miller for up to four months. The chosen candidate must be a New Jersey resident, or become one within 60 days of the hire date, and possess a valid NJ driver’s license.
The position is full-time, 40 hours per week, flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays as assigned. Salary: $50,008, with a full benefits package. Email a cover letter, resume and three references no later than August 18, 2017 to: Mark Sutherland, Manager of Historic Sites –firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls please. For more information about the Morris County Park Commission and the Cooper Gristmill, visit morrisparks.net or friendsoffosterfieldsandcoopermill.org
The Morris County Park Commission is an EOE employer.
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