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Artisan Demonstrator & Homesteading Coordinator (Seasonal) / Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village / New York: Closes March 1, 2021

  • 17 Feb 2021 2:50 PM
    Message # 10110158
    ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

    Artisan Demonstrator & Homesteading Coordinator (Seasonal)

    Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (BNHV) is seeking a personable and energetic individual to serve as a part-time Seasonal Artisan Demonstrator on our Heritage Farmstead for the 2021 season. Homesteading Coordinator must dress in appropriate 19th century attire and engage visitors while performing demonstrations related to historic homesteading. The Homesteading Coordinator will also be responsible for managing group homesteading projects as part of the Community Artisan Village (CAV) initiative.

    This position reports to the Director of Collections & Interpretation.

    Compensation is $12.50 per hour.

    Key Duties

            Serve as CAV Homesteading Coordinator.

            Act as the liaison between up to five (5) CAV Homesteading members and the Director of Collections & Interpretation.

            Coordinate CAV Homesteading Member activities for the season in collaboration with the Director of Collections & Interpretation. This includes activity planning, implementation and supervision; documenting group activities through photo and/or video capture; and submitting season plans and supply requests to the Director of Collections & Interpretation.

            Perform and lead demonstrations pertaining to the history and process of historic homesteading (planting, cultivating, and harvesting historic crops and/or tending sheep and chickens).

    Hours and Schedule

            Seasonal Part Time (May 1 - October 30)

            All Seasonal Part Time staff are required to attend an orientation session before season open.

            Hours are primarily Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., as well as additional hours for Community Events and special tours as assigned (primarily Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday).

    Qualifications

            Applicants should have an interest in and passion for 19th century history and artisan heritage.

            Previous knowledge of and experience in farming, gardening, and/or tending livestock is required. Applicants should be comfortable speaking with visitors, and leading and performing demonstrations of the crafts.

            Previous experience in theater, leading tours, or customer service is beneficial.

            Successful applicants must complete a background check.

    All necessary historic costuming and tools will be provided by BNHV.

    To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to curator@bnhv.org by March 1st. In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in working as an Artisan Demonstrator at BNHV and explain any prior experience or relevant skills. Please, no phone calls.


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