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1850 Pioneer Farm Domestic Interpreter Lead--Living History Farms, Urbandale, Iowa
Position Title: 1850 Pioneer Farm Domestic Lead Interpreter Status: Full time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
Job Summary: The 1850 Pioneer Farm Domestic Lead Interpreter ensures fulfillment of the daily domestic interpretive programs at the 1850 Pioneer Farm including children’s specialty programs, winter season enrichments and adult education programs. The 1850 Pioneer Farm Domestic Lead maintains proper daily care of gardens, poultry, and log house interior spaces. He or she trains and monitors domestic skills of 1850 Seasonal Domestic Program Interpreters. He or she plans daily historic foodways and other domestic activities and expends budgeted 1850 Pioneer Farm Domestic resources in coordination with the 1850 Farm Manager*/Director of Interpretation. He or she is cross trained for basic program competency in 1850 Pioneer Farm Agricultural interpretation and other Living History Farms historic sites as assigned.
1850 Pioneer Farm Domestic Program Interpretation:
1850 Pioneer Farm Domestic Resource Management:
QUALIFICATIONS: College degree in history, education, Museum Science, American studies or related field OR equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Previous living history museum experience preferred, with 2-3 years’ experience in domestic programming, preferred. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required; along with strong supervisory, management and program planning skills. Experience working with volunteers, preferred. Must be able to master historical information and techniques with ability to train others. Must possess enthusiasm for working with the general public (especially children), including superior customer service skills. Must excel in working with groups of children. Ability to perform physical tasks needed to authentically re-create the activities of an 1850 log house and working farm required. Work environment requires standing for long periods of time, working in heat, and contact with livestock. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including weekend days.
Open until filled. Submit Cover letter, resume and application through https://www.lhf.org/employment/
Salary range dependent upon experience: $21,000 -$25,000
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