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Farmer/Interpreter - Quiet Valley Historical Farm - Stroudsburg, PA

  • 02 May 2016 2:01 PM
    Message # 3998943

    Farmer/Interpreter
    FLSA: Exempt – Part Time           Date:   3/30/2016
    Position Function: To interpret 19th century farm, garden, and animal husbandry for visitors to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.
    Job Relationships:
    Supervises: No one. Supervised by: Farm Manager or Quiet Valley Director
    FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, & RESPONSIBILITIES:
    General Duties:

    • Represent Quiet Valley with a positive, respectful, and courteous attitude and demeanor with other staff and the public at all times.
    • Know and follow appropriate emergency procedures as set forth by Quiet Valley policy.
    • Complete work related tasks, not specifically set forth in the job description, as requested by Farm Manager.
    • Flexible work schedule including weekends.

    Interpretation:

    • Conduct school tours, regular summer tours, workshops and special events programming
    • Demonstrate 19th century skills, farm chores, and associated knowledge.
    • Work on and interpret the 19th century farm, gardens, and animal husbandry to visitors of all ages
    • Provide the visiting public with informative, accurate, and engaging information about Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, the history of Pennsylvania and 19th century America.
    • Serve as role model for seasonal interpretive staff.

    Farm Duties:

    • Assist with care for the health, safety, and cleanliness of all Quiet Valley animals.
    • Assist with basic maintenance of all structures and farm fields
    • Assist with set up, organization, and demonstration for special events including Farm Animal Frolic, Harvest Festival, Old Time Christmas and other events.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by Farm Manager and other supervisors.

     Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of farm animal husbandry or ability to learn
    • Minimum 2 years experience with agricultural presentations, preferably at a historic site is helpful
    • Experience with school tours, outreach programs and special events is helpful
    • Successful work experience and/or college experience
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends
    • Support Quiet Valley’s mission, policies and procedures as outlined in staff handbook
    • Demonstrate professional behavior, reliability and dependability
    • Physically able to lift 75 lbs
    • Possess a valid driver’s license with a clear driving record
    • Ability to pass child abuse and criminal record checks

    Working Conditions:

    • This position is a year round permanent, part-time position varying seasonally.
    • The position includes some physical labor, in varying weather conditions.
    • Ability to use or learn to use 19th century and modern farm equipment.
    Last modified: 05 May 2016 3:05 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

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