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Volunteer Coordinator/Interpreter - Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown NJ

  • 15 Nov 2021 3:44 PM
    Message # 12129465

    Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, a historic site of the Morris County Park Commission, located in Morristown, NJ, seeks a highly-motivated, organized, outgoing individual to fill a part-time Volunteer Coordinator/Interpreter position.  This 28-hour per week, year-round position is offered at a rate of $13/hour.  The position requires the candidate to design, develop and maintain volunteer programs at Fosterfields, and work as a historic interpreter as needed.  Fosterfields is on the NJ State and National Registers of Historic Sites.

    The chosen candidate will work with the Park Commission’s volunteer database, including the ability to train volunteers to use the newly-developed system.  The position requires the candidate to recruit volunteers through publicity, interviewing, intake materials, such as job descriptions, applications, and scheduling participants for training opportunities.  The candidate will work with a variety of educators, farmers, collections/curatorial, and management staff to locate and train volunteers in these areas.  

    The candidate will also conduct outreach into the local community for volunteers, maintain and distribute rosters and availability charts, prepare and distribute monthly schedules, and confirm assignments.  The position also involves site interpretation when necessary, including working with school tours, general site tours and specialized events.  Training is given for all position requirements. 

    The chosen candidate will be a graduate from high school or vocational high school or possession of an Equivalency certificate, or any equivalent education.  The candidate will have a working knowledge of all Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel and Publisher, have excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing and verbal skills, and the ability to work with visitors of all ages. The candidate must be flexible to work a combination of weekdays and weekends throughout the year as assigned. 

    Please send a cover letter, 3 references, and resume to msutherland@morrisparks.net.  No phone calls please.

    The Morris County Park Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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