Job Listing: Farm Assistant and Interpreter
Frontier Culture Museum - Staunton, VA
Closes - 8/5/22 or Open until filled.
Position Title – Farm Assistant / Interpreter
Salary - $13 - $14 hourly
Job Type - Part-Time
For more info and to apply - Click Here or contact Human Resources at Lydia.Volskis@fcmv.virginia.gov for alternate application options
Job Description - The Farm Assistant/Interpreter will assist in the responsibilities for the daily care of the Frontier Culture Museum’s various animals, as well as the maintenance of gardens, field crops, and general plant care. Duties include assisting management and other staff with the following; observation and inspection of animals, reporting of any health concerns to management, maintaining a schedule of feeding, pasture rotation, paddock maintenance, training/socialization, and health checks, as well as keeping relevant records of the animals, starting seeds for historic plant varieties, weeding, planting, watering, fertilizing, and harvesting crops, seed collection and storage, pruning and propagation of plants, pest identification and control, and researching appropriate plant varieties and historic agricultural practices. This position also includes a limited amount of work as an interpreter, speaking to the regular public and school groups about the history of the animals and plants as needed. The position is a 1500 hour a year (average 29 hours a week) wage position which does not carry benefits.
Minimum Qualifications - Experience gardening and safely working with livestock required. Must be dependable, mature, and possess positive people and customer service skills. The successful candidate should be able to work in outdoor and farm site environments in all weather conditions, walk significant distances in excess of 2 miles daily, be able to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted, and participate in vigorous farm work on a daily basis. Ability to wear full historic period costume as directed. Must possess high school diploma or GED.
Preferred Qualifications - Experience training and providing basic care to livestock, managing and working gardens and fields, and using hand tools and operating a variety of farm equipment is a plus.
To Apply - Please submit an application either online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ or by contacting Human Resources at Lydia.Volskis@fcmv.virginia.gov for alternate application options. Applicants only will be screened based on what is presented in the Commonwealth of Virginia employment application and related documents. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. FCMV encourages minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.