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Farm Agricultural and Domestic Seasonal Interpreters - Living History Farms - Urbandale, IA

  • 04 Feb 2016 12:16 PM
    Message # 3800987

    Living History Farms in Urbandale Iowa is seeking both agricultural and domestic interpreters for seasonal work in 2016!  More information can be found at www.livinghistoryfarms.org

    Schedule: Position scheduled an average of 32-35 hours per week, (will include working at least one weekend day with days off mid-week) from April 18-October 21, 2016.

    Job Summary: Interpretive position focused on daily hands-on activities, domestic and agricultural demonstrations at the working farms sites and residences.  Duties will include interacting with museum visitors, providing excellent public programming and customer service, supporting the working farm site supervisors with chores and site upkeep, as well as supervising other seasonal staff on supervisor’s days off.   Cross-training to other LHF historic sites in the Walnut Hill 1875 town area will be expected, as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS: College degree in history, agriculture, American studies or related field OR equivalent combination of education, experience or training--with previous experience in historical farming methods and living history interpretation.   Ability to perform physical tasks (minimum strength requirement-50 pounds) needed to authentically re-create period farms with the ability to work successfully in an outdoor environment.  Work environment requires standing for long periods of time, working in heat, and contact with livestock.  Willing to learn historical information and demonstrate it to general visitors and school groups. Must have strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and assimilate detailed information quickly.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.  Must excel in working with groups of children. Previous experience working with volunteers preferred.   Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including weekend days.  A criminal background check is required.

    POSITION STATUS/BENEFITS: Seasonal hourly, non-exempt position working average of 32-35 hours per week April 18-October 21, 2016. Interpreter MUST be willing to work a flexible schedule, including at least one weekend day.  Seasonal Interpreter position with wage range dependent on experience.

    Position open until filled.

    To Apply: Applications may be sent electronically or by ground post.  Please send an LHF application (found at http://www.lhf.org/en/about_us/employment/), resume and cover letter to:

    Janet Dennis, Director of Interpretation  jdennis@lhf.org

    2600 111th Street

    Urbandale, IA 50322

    Questions? call Janet 515-278-5286 X130

    Last modified: 04 Feb 2016 5:04 PM | ALHFAM Webmaster (Administrator)

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