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Historical Farming Program Assistant - Kline Creek Farm - West Chicago, IL

  • 01 Sep 2021 3:38 PM
    Message # 10975171
    •  $17.02 - $22.69
    •  Hourly
    •  Intermittent

     No Benefits

    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.

    Hours: Typically Saturday and one weekday 8:30am - 5:00pm, less than 1000 hrs per year.

    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 Check
    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
    Youth Protection Standards Training
    CPR/1st Aid Training

    The Forest Preserve District is an EEO employer.

    To apply, visit:

    Historical Farming Program Assistant (1000 hrs/year) - West Chicago, IL - Forest Preserve District of DuPage County Jobs (isolvedhire.com)

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