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Director of Agriculture, Thanksgiving Point Institute, Lehi, Utah

  • 26 Jul 2022 6:34 PM
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    ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION It is a wonderful time to be a part of our Thanksgiving Point team! As a local Non-Profit, our mission is to bring to life the joy of learning, curiosity, and the wonders of the natural world through world-class experiences that engage, delight, and inspire. Our vision is to engage families and individuals of all ages and abilities. We accomplish this through a variety of offerings and world-class places to explore and visit. Team Members enjoy free venue admissions for themselves and their families, a 401K match incentive, work/life balance and wellness benefits, growth opportunities, Sundays always off, and so much more! We are a one-of-a-kind place, and we want Team Members who are too. Come on board and feel the tremendous reward of improving the lives of all those who enter our doors!  

    Director of Agriculture

    Pay Rate: $60,000.00 - $75,000.00 DOE

    Full-Time: Medical, Dental, Life, LTD, PTO, 9 company Holiday's, 401K after 1 year of work.

    About Farm Country:

    Our evolving and expanding working farm is visited by millions of guests annually.  We believe in the universal importance and impact of the future of farming, and act on that belief by ensuring our Living Farm has meaningful interactions and educative experiences.  It has inspired multiple generations to become part of the solution as more informed consumers, advocates, and even backyard farmers themselves! 

    These shared learning opportunities allow people to connect with one another and the natural world, and cultivate the curiosity, awareness, and creativity necessary to feed and clothe the world.

    About this Role:

    The Director of Agriculture is part of Thanksgiving Point’s Joint Management Team. The selected candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining best practices, managing our wonderful team, as well as leading the execution of the day-to-day work outlined in standard operating procedures and other managerial duties.



    • Maintain protocols for animal curation and care, select and procure animals that best represent the stories we choose to tell for exhibition and education
    • Keep all required protocols, systems and documents up to date including permits, Standard Operating Procedures, guiding documents, and necessary related records
    • Monitors animal health, environmental conditions, and develops care protocols for husbandry of the living collection
    • Collaborates with the VP of Possibilities, Facilities, Guest Experiences, Director of Horticulture, Director of Education, and Director of Exhibitions
    • Leads and trains staff and volunteers to enact protocols, standard operating procedures, and related daily tasks
    • Informs, review, and assists with program and/or content development
    • Performs and manages day-to-day care and maintenance required for animals and enclosures, exhibits, and back of house areas as outlined in the standard operating procedures and other established protocols;
    • Working collaboratively as part of Thanksgiving Point’s Joint Management Team to ensure that the high standards set by the Institute are met and to identify issues, provide support, and problem solve - communicating daily with Guest Services, Design and Programming Departments, Facilities, and other team members involved in running Farm Country;
    • Other duties as assigned by the VP of Possibilities.



    • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, animal science, or a strongly related field; and demonstrable deep understanding of modern urban agriculture.
    • A minimum of one year in a leadership role that includes mentoring and supervising staff and/or volunteers.
    • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and standard business software, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Strong communication, leadership, and collaboration skills, with demonstrated success conveying scientific concepts to non-scientists, people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.
    • Comfortable interacting with guests of all ages and facilitating inquiry-based discovery.
    • Exceptional knowledge and application of animal husbandry practices for a variety of animals commonly used on farms.
    • Ability to work unsupervised and in support of Thanksgiving Point’s mission to bring the natural world to life.
    • Ability to perform essential duties which may include lifting up to 50 pounds, standing for long periods of time, bending and reaching, and working in hot and humid environments.
    • Pass a background check
    EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

ALHFAM • P.O. Box 16, Rochdale, MA 01542 - info@alhfam.org

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