Position: Historic Farm Lead Interpreter/Supervisor
Employer: Land Between The Lakes Association, dba Friends of Land Between the Lakes
Location: The Homeplace at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Western Kentucky and Tennessee
Salary/Benefits: $16.21 per hour, $125/month flexible health benefits allowance, 10 paid holidays, 15 days paid time off.
Starting Date/Duration: Immediate opening/Permanent position.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in history/historical interpretation, recreation or interpretation. Work in a facility similar to the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm will substitute on a year for year basis for education. Experience in a supervisory position will be an enhancement.
Duties: This full-time position oversees the daily operations of an active mid-19th century farm with 16 restored log structures. The Lead works closely/actively collaborates with the US Forest Service Facility Manager regarding the overall operations of the Homeplace. The lead position is responsible for the supervision/coaching, training, and evaluation of 8 to 10 permanent, seasonal, and volunteer staff, also the development and presentation of interpretive programs and special events for the public and organized groups in the areas of agriculture, architecture, environmental education, and domestic interpretation. In addition, this position is responsible for coordinating and/or assisting in maintaining exhibit areas and exhibit items, making budget recommendations and site purchases, and maintaining administrative records. The successful candidate must be available for weekend and holiday work, have a warm and enthusiastic demeanor, be team-oriented, be a good communicator – both written and oral, and be quality customer service driven.
Closes: When filled.
Application Information: Please send a letter of interest, resume, and at least three references to: Jim Taylor, Director of Operations, Land Between The Lakes Association, 345 Maintenance Road, Golden Pond, KY 42211-9001, or e-mail the same to jtaylor@FriendsofLBL.org.
Land Between the Lakes, located in western Kentucky and Tennessee, is a 170,000-acre peninsula surrounded by over 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline. The property is designated as a National Recreation Area and is managed by the USDA Forest Service.
The Land Between the Lakes’ primary purposes are outdoor recreation and environmental education. Facilities include a living history farm, nature center, planetarium, observatory, elk and bison wildlife viewing area, an equestrian activity and off-highway vehicle area, group camp facilities, and numerous campgrounds. There are more than 200 miles of trails and abundant opportunities for wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting. Find out more by visiting www.landbetweenthelakes.us and www.friendsoflbl.org.
The Land Between The Lakes Association, dba Friends of Land Between the Lakes, is a 501 (c) (3), nonprofit organization that works to support Land Between the Lakes National Recreation
Area in a partnership with the government land manager (USDA Forest Service. Having been a partner to the managing agency for Land Between the Lakes since 1983, the Association has 50 full-time and seasonal employees working in interpretation, visitor information services, gift shop operations, support services, volunteer coordination, and fundraising. Visit our website, www.friendsoflbl.org, for more information.
The Land Between the Lakes (LBL) is located in a beautiful rural area with abundant low-cost housing. Kentucky’s Murray State University is only 25 miles away. Tennessee’s Austin Peay State University is within an hour’s drive. LBL is located within a half day’s drive of Nashville, TN, Paducah, KY and Bowling Green, KY, Evansville, IN and St. Louis, MO
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