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Historical Farming Program Assistant (West Chicago, IL)

  • 02 Oct 2018 11:46 AM
    Message # 6703078

    Job Purpose

    This position uses the livestock and physical facilities of Kline Creek Farm to demonstrate and educate visitors about 1890s farm life.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Educate, interpret and demonstrate historical farming practices to the public through general interaction, planned events or during farm activities
    • Perform daily care tasks including cleaning, breeding, and husbandry of livestock, monitoring the animal's physical condition, and providing appropriate treatment
    • Feed the animals including accurate weighing or portioning the feed for each
    • Train and supervise farm volunteers on methods and procedures used to safely operate and maintain the farm
    • Perform teamster horse driving duties including grooming, harnessing, hitching and driving the farm's horses
    • Maintain and repair the farm's agriculture-related physical facilities
    • Adjust and operate the farm's tractor and modern implements
    • Construct new period-appropriate farm equipment or facilities
    • Perform other duties as required

    Education and Experience Required

    Related Experience:  Two (2) years experience in the daily care of farm animals and maintenance of equipment; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

    Knowledge Of:  Farm animal care in a living history setting; farm operation techniques.

    Skills In:  Using farm equipment, including trucks, tractors and utility vehicles; using a variety of tools; repair of mechanical tools and equipment; understanding verbal and written instructions; demonstrating and interacting with the public in a safe manner.

    Onboarding/Training Requirements:        

    Criminal Background

    Driver’s License Check

    Drug Screen

    HBV Series/Hepatitis B (Candidate can refuse)

    Mandated Reporter – Abused and Neglected Child Reporting

    National Sex Offender Registry Check


    Respirator Evaluation


    Youth Protection Standards Training

    CPR/1st Aid Training

    Hours & Schedule: The schedule varies due to season/program needs, which may include weekends and holidays. Hours will not exceed 780 hours in a 12-month period.

    Pay Rate: $16.3072 - $21.7428

    Location: Kline Creek Farm in West Chicago, IL

    Comments: Uniforms provided, safety boot and safety glasses allowance. Intermittent Position- No Benefits

    Working Environment: Work outdoors in all weather conditions.

    Equal Employment Policy: As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County complies with Federal, State, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. The Forest Preserve District makes all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sex (wages), genetics, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, retaliation, or other unlawful considerations.

    *Applications must be filled out to their entirety, including the electronic signature, to be considered for this position. Resumes may be included but are not accepted in lieu of the application.

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