Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
Job Title: Farmer/Interpreter
FLSA: Exempt – Part Time, year-round
Position Function: To interpret 19th century farm, garden, and animal husbandry for visitors to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm.
Supervises: No one.
Supervised by: Farm Manager
FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, & RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com for more information and sending applications.
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