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Live-In Caretaker - Norlands Living History Center - Livermore, Maine

  • 29 Oct 2020 12:52 PM
    Message # 9333856

    The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, a 19th-century museum and working farm in Livermore, Maine, seeks a Live-In Caretaker.

    This is an unpaid, year-round position in exchange for housing in a 1-bedroom apartment, utilities included, on a beautiful and tranquil 400-acre historic site.

    While there are daily responsibilities, the hours are flexible and leaves time during the day or evening for other employment or classes. 

    The Caretaker is an integral member of the Norlands’ team.

    Working an average of 18 hours per week, the Caretaker is primarily responsible for daily animal care, housekeeping duties, general buildings and grounds maintenance, seasonal farm chores, and the general care and safety of the overall site.

    Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

    • Monitoring site security by being onsite and observant, especially evenings, weekends, and when the site is closed, and monitoring the function of the security and fire alarm systems. 
    • Assessing that buildings are secure and performing weekly building checks, on a weekend day.
    • Supporting the Historic Farm Manager by feeding and watering animals twice daily; cleaning pens and stalls; grooming and medicating livestock when necessary; and assisting with seasonal farming duties, such as putting in hay, raking leaves, and weeding and harvesting the vegetable garden.
    • Weekly housekeeping of all buildings and in preparation for and clean-up after school programs and special events, as program schedule demands. This includes sweeping and washing floors, removing rubbish, program/event laundry, and cleaning bathrooms and privies. Other seasonal cleaning and maintenance tasks may be assigned. 
    • Keeping walkways free of obstacles, including snow removal of all stairways and ramps. 
    • Light building maintenance, repair and painting. 
    • Welcoming visitors when site is closed and serving as host/hostess for periodic overnight guests in the farmer’s cottage. 
    The ideal candidate has experience with livestock, farming, maintenance and custodial responsibilities, and is meticulous and pays attention to detail. He/She must be able to lift 50 pounds on a daily basis, perform tasks such as climbing ladders, and pass a criminal background check.

    The position reports to the Executive Director and works cooperatively with the Farm Manager.

    Compensation is housing in a 5-room modern apartment (kitchen, living room, bedroom, office/study, bathroom) and utilities (heat, electricity, laundry, wi-fi) in exchange for an average of 18 hours labor per week.

    Restrictions on the use of the buildings/grounds apply. No pets or smoking allowed.

    Commitment: Seeking a commitment for one-year minimum.

    To Apply:  

    • Email cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to the norlands@norlands.org
    • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, until position is filled.

    For more information, visit www.norlands.org.

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