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Farmer/Interpreter

  • 07 Sep 2021 2:10 PM
    Message # 11001126

    Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm

    Job Description

    Job Title:              Farmer/Interpreter

    FLSA:                     Exempt – Part Time, year-round

    Date:                     8/2021

    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

    FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    General Duties:

    Ø  Represent Quiet Valley with a positive, respectful, and courteous attitude and demeanor with other staff and the public at all times.

    Ø  Know and follow appropriate emergency procedures as set forth by Quiet Valley policy.

    Ø  Complete work related tasks, not specifically set forth in the job description, as requested by Farm Manager.

    Interpretation:

    Ø  Conduct school tours, regular summer tours, workshops and special events programming

    Ø  Demonstrate 19th century skills, farm chores, and associated knowledge.

    Ø  Work on and interpret the 19th century farm, gardens, and animal husbandry to visitors of all ages

    Ø  Provide the visiting public with informative, accurate, and engaging information about Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, the history of Pennsylvania and 19th century America.

    Ø  Serve as role model for seasonal interpretive staff.

    Farm Duties:

    Ø  Assist with care for the health, safety, and cleanliness of all Quiet Valley animals.

    Ø  Assist with basic maintenance of all structures and farm fields

    Ø  Assist with set up, organization, and demonstration for special events including Farm Animal Frolic, Harvest Festival, Old Time Christmas and other events.

    Ø  Perform other duties as assigned by Farm Manager and other supervisors.

    Qualifications:

    Ø  Knowledge of farm animal husbandry or ability to learn

    Ø  Experience with or willingness to learn agricultural presentations helpful; prior work at historic site is helpful

    Ø  Experience with or willingness to learn school tours, outreach programs and special events is helpful

    Ø  Successful work experience and/or college experience

    Ø  Support Quiet Valley’s mission, policies and procedures as outlined in staff handbook

    Ø  Demonstrate professional behavior, reliability and dependability

    Ø  Physically able to lift 75 lbs

    Ø  Possess a valid driver’s license with a clear driving record

    Ø  Ability to pass child abuse and criminal  record checks

    Working Conditions:

    Ø  This position is a seasonal, part-time position with 30 to 35 hours weekly.

    Ø  Ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends

    Ø  The position includes physical labor in all weather conditions.

    Ø  Ability to use or learn to use 19th century and modern farm equipment preferred.

    Please contact Quiet Valley Farm at 570-992-6161 or via email at farm@quietvalley.org for more information and sending applications.


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