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INTERPRETIVE AIDE -HISTORICAL FARMER ROLE -SLATE RUN LIVING HISTORICAL FARM
What’s It About?
We are looking for a team member to help make the 1880s come to life! A typical day on an Ohio Farm in the 1880s is experienced by farm visitors as they observe each member of the farm family and find out about everyday life in that day and age.
What Do We Need?
The male farmer role involves the physical labor common to that period such as planting and harvesting using the tools, equipment, and animals of the era, carpentry, painting and upkeep of the barn and outbuildings, use, care, and repair of equipment and tools used in daily life, and the daily care of livestock. All of this is performed while leading school groups and providing hands-on demonstrations for the public and wearing 1880s style clothing.
Who Are We Seeking?
Someone with energy, passion, and a love of all things history. Someone who has a degree in education, history, agriculture or a related field would be ideal and experience in living history interpretation is desired. Customer service skills are a must. As stated above, this is a physically intense job where the duties are performed outdoors in all weather conditions.
What Does it Take?
A valid driver’s license. Passing a complete background check including fingerprinting. Being able to work a variety of daytime hours including weekends and holidays to meet the visitation of the public. Getting certified in CPR/First Aid/AED after hire.
What To Do Next?
Apply via the Metro Parks website at https://agency.governmentjobs.com/metroparks/default.cfm Click on “Historical Farmer/Interpretative Aide” Pay Range: $16.54 – $25.16/hr Excellent Benefits Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.
Slate Run Living Historical Farm is part of the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks system and is located in rural Pickaway County about 20 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio.
The farm portrays an 1880s central Ohio farm tied to a market economy. The farm raises period appropriate livestock, vegetable and crop varieties. The Interpretive Male Farmer Role position requires working as part of a small team of 8 staff and fifty volunteers. Many of the agricultural skills require physical effort in inclement weather. The person must be able to adapt to the ever-changing work needs and conditions of a working farm. The staff and volunteers strive to create an authentic experience where visitors can compare their lifestyle to that of a farm's in the 1880s. The interpretive emphasis encourages hands-on programming for the public. Annual visitation to the farm is 65,000 per year.
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