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Horse driver sought

  • 12 May 2023 5:17 PM
    Message # 13200951

    Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is seeking a full-time interpreter to provide support for the day-to-day operation of the Horse Program. Providing a daily horse-ride experience is an enjoyable and educational opportunity for all OSV guests. This role will help facilitate these daily rides, the care of the animals plus the housekeeping & upkeep of the facilities to house and care for the animals. Within the Department of Interpretation reporting to the Coordinator of the Horse Program, this position will serve as the frontline interpreter & mentor of staff, volunteers, fellows, and interns regarding the horse programs. Education and/or Experience: • Horse and/or Large Animal experience preferred but will provide training • Associates degree (A.A) or equivalent from two-year College or equivalent combination of education and experience • One year experience working with the public in museums, educational institution or interest group (4-H) • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences. Essential Duties and Responsibilities –Interpretive/Educational Programming: • Facilitate daily feeding and care for the horses • Maintain proper conditions for the barn and paddock space, daily mucking and managing manure piles • Must have the desire & interest to learn how to handle horses in a safe and confident manor • Develop and deliver programing for OSV’s audience, daily visitor, LTEs, Discovery Adventures and other special programs • Ability to anticipate, prevent and manage animal issues that arise • Care for horse equipment, interpretative and modern tools Essential Duties and Responsibilities: farm and museum programs: • Provide support to the Coordinator of Horse Program for the day-to-day operation, including such tasks as feeding, watering, cleaning, and observing animals for wellness • Work toward personal expertise with driving and working horses in the museum, along with engaging and educational programs with the public • In coordination with the Coordinator of the Horse Program and museum leadership design tours and route that best enhance the visitor experience • Daily wellness checks of the animals, recording and reporting any variance • Mentor staff, volunteers, interns, and fellows in the skills listed above • The full-time benefited position requires five days week unrestricted availability with weekend & holiday work. • Provide the best experience for all OSV learners. Greet and orient audiences to the Village preparing them for their experience • Ensure the safety and cleanliness of the work area and areas supervised, including maintaining good order and cleanliness of all workspace spaces. Share responsibility with all staff for the clean and neat appearance of the entire museum. • Understand, identify and appropriately respond to the multiple learning styles of a diverse audience that includes students, families, and other life-long learners. Actively engage these audiences using a range of interpretation techniques including hands-on, participation, tours, immersion, demonstration, recreation, orientation, role-playing, performance, lecture and others. Master the information and skills necessary to teach specific aspects of the museum to visitors. • Available to work evening programs such as Christmas by Candlelight, Phantoms and Fire, Evening at the Villages or other evening shifts as needed • Work towards the master the information and skills necessary to teach specific aspects of the museum to visitors. • Collaborating with the Museum Education Department develop and lead programing for the following audiences; Old Sturbridge Academy, Discovery Adventures, College Interns, and Fellows • Occasionally this position might require travel to partner institutions like Coggeshall Farm Museum to provide program and or support • Work with colleagues (paid and volunteer) in the development, training, implementation and review of programs and experiences that meet the diverse needs of OSV audiences • Preserve the artifacts, reproductions, and buildings in the Village by caring for them properly; ensure the safety, security and cleanliness of area of work • Participate in special event programs and other special activities; work with Communications to promote all museum activities. Where appropriate, take a major role in special programs requiring specialized skills in teaching, facilitation, interpretation, or performance • Participate in various projects or tasks assigned by program directors, managers, coordinators. • Safeguard visitors and staff by being alert to foreseeable health and safety hazards • Understand and observe all Village policies Skills & Abilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Strong work ethic and highly motivated • Excellent face-to-face communication skills, with the ability to communicate ideas and information clearly both verbally and in written format • Ability to establish own work plan and priorities, using established procedures to assure timely completion of assigned work in conformance with departmental policies and practices; problems lacking clear precedent are reviewed with supervisor prior to taking action • Proven ability to train, manage, and motivate a diverse workforce • Be honest, reliable, and demonstrate a passionate commitment to the interpretation/education field • Attention to detail, organization, quality of guest experience and customer service • While performing the duties of this job the employee can be outside for long periods of time, OSV is a large outdoor history museums and will require a fair amount of walking on unpaved roads up & down hills • Regularly lift loads of 50lbs and occasionally lift 100lbs or more • Strive to build and maintain productive and respectful relationships with all team members and guests • Must be a team player and flexible to assist in other divisions when the need arises • Effective problem solver – anticipating, preventing and managing issues as they arise • Must be an effective listener and be able to understand and clarify concerns and issues • Must be able to work varied shifts and hours including weekends, nights, early mornings and holidays

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

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