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Historical Farm Hand - Gallant Farm/Preservation Parks - Delaware County, OH

  • 14 Mar 2023 2:13 PM
    Message # 13131458

    Preservation Parks of Delaware County

    Job Title: Historical Farm Hand

    Location: Gallant Farm, Delaware County, Ohio

    Hours: 9am – 5pm Sat & Sun + 9a-5pm flex day (24 hrs/week)

    Pay: $19.58 / Hour

    Contact: Tony Benishek at careers@preservationparks.com

    This position is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in historical interpretation, environmental education, agricultural education, and small-scale agriculture. The Historical Farm Hand will assist the Farm Manager and Farm Educator in operation of the interpretive (education), domestic, and agricultural components of a Depression Era (1930 – 1940) living history farm.

    We provide unique experiences for thousands of visitors every year that cultivate a respect for the cultural and agricultural history of Delaware County as well as a desire to conserve the land and its many resources for future generations.


    • Greets visitors, records attendance, receives and responds to general park inquiries, and comments. Passes on information received to supervisor.
    • Collaborate with farm team to educate visitors of all ages about the farm, its mission, and early 20th century farm life.
    • Perform a variety of domestic chores (e.g., cleaning, washing dishes, trash disposal, using wood cookstove, chop, and haul firewood, display and collections maintenance, and care for flower beds).
    • Assist with daily livestock care including food, water, pasture rotations, and egg collection.
    • Aid in crop planting and harvesting including hay, cover crops, small grains, and corn using historical methods and machinery.
    • Help plan, plant, maintain, and harvest garden produce.
    • Operate a variety of antique and modern equipment, both manual and gas powered (i.e. tractors, skid steer, line trimmer, tiller, etc.).
    • Assist with light maintenance, landscape care, minor repairs, and construction projects.
    • Checks facility to ensure overall cleanliness and conformance to recognized operation standards; performs light cleaning. 
    • Opens and securely closes farm buildings and gates.
    • Assist staff with program preparation and development of displays at the farm.
    • Support maintenance of farm collections and record keeping as guided by the collections policies and procedures manual.
    • Reports maintenance problems, safety hazards, and defective equipment to supervisor.
    • Wear Depression Era period clothing while providing interpretation and performing work when farm is open to the public.


    • Knowledge and skills in historical interpretation, agricultural history, agricultural practices and methods, care of livestock, and the use or operation of a variety of early 1900’s and modern-day tools and equipment. 
    • Ability to perform a wide variety of domestic and farm-related tasks.
    • Demonstrates interpersonal skills.
    • Proficient written and oral communication skills: demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with visitors of all ages. 
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and a familiarity with social media and other internet resources. 
    • Demonstrates decision making and problem-solving skills along with organizational and planning skills.
    • Possess trust, integrity, high ethical standards, and the ability to prevent, reduce, and resolve conflict.
    • Capability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with employees, public and volunteers. 
    • Be able to work with minimal or no supervision.
    • Ability to recognize safety hazards and make quick decisions regarding animals, visitor safety, etc.
    • Ability to operate Park District equipment including vehicles, media equipment, communications equipment, and computers.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain certification in basic first aid and CPR.
    • Ability to work weekends, some evenings, and holidays.


    • Associate degree in agriculture, education, American history, natural resources, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
    • Previous experience at a living history site, preferably a working farm, or on a modern farm preferred.
    • Agricultural knowledge and hands-on experience preferred.
    • Demonstrates interpersonal skills: Ability to effectively relate to people of all ages.
    • Valid driver's license and evidence of satisfactory driving record for insurability.
    • First aid and CPR certified or ability to become certified.


    • Pro-rated vacation and sick time
    • Participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System


    Last modified: 14 Mar 2023 2:17 PM | Anonymous member
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