ABOUT US: The Schaumburg Park District is an award-winning public agency that provides its 73,000 residents with a wide variety of recreational facilities, programs, events, parks and open spaces. Volkening Heritage Farm, situated on Spring Valley’s grounds, is a living history museum where visitors can experience life on an authentic 1880s German farm, complete with horses, cows, pigs, chickens, and much more!
FARM EDUCATION SPECIALIST
# of Vacancies: Two (2)
10-15 hours per week
Positions start in April and end in December
Work schedule will vary but will include some weekdays and Saturday and/or Sunday from 9:30am until 4:30pm
Pay: $10.00 - 12.00 per hour
Duties: This lead position is responsible for opening and closing our historic buildings and structures, greeting our visitors, implementing historic demonstration and interpretations for the day, and supervising volunteers during general visitation hours. Includes dressing in period clothing.
QUALIFICATIONS: The best applicants must truly enjoy working with the public, children, and families. A sincere interest in American history, agriculture, and/or museums a must. Must be comfortable around large animals and able to lift up to 25 pounds. Must be able to work a variable schedule, adjust to varying paces, and work independently.
PERKS & PRIVILEGES: These are PART-TIME LEVEL 3 positions and are eligible for the following internal privileges:
Free fitness center membership!
Free admission to indoor and outdoor pools!
One free program registration per season (may be used for a family member – see definition)!
10% discount on other program registrations, one-to-one services, parties & rentals, group exercise!
Free boat rental at Volkening Lake!
Free open gym admission!
50% off nursery services!
Internal Applicants: Please express your interest directly to Patricia Kennedy Green.
External Applicants: Visit us at www.parkfun.com – go to “About” then “Employment” to complete our online job application.
FOR MORE INFORMATION Patricia Kennedy Green 847-985-2101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If interested, please apply early. This position will be open until filled.
The Schaumburg Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.