This position builds a personal connection between the site and the visitors, including bringing site-specific knowledge and incorporating general information to provide context, and coordinate daily programming, small and large events, and unique experiences.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Working with the Farmhands Day Camp guiding groups of children in games, chores, and cooking activities common on a turn of the century farm.
. Interpret Kline Creek Farm to visitors by giving tours.
· Cleaning program areas including mopping the summer kitchen.
· Greeting visitors at the Visitor Center.
· Operating the museum store.
· Help care for museum artifacts.
· Assist with programs.
. Additional duties as assigned.
Education and Experience Required
Physical Demands: Ability to lift/move up to 60Ibs. (i.e. program material including washstands, barn beams, bushels of corn, hay bales, etc.
Work Environment: Outdoors in all types of weather conditions
Additional Information: Must be 18 years of age or older at time of hire; possession of a valid driver’s license.
Hours: Mid May - October; 24 hours per week/weekend hours will be scheduled in advance and weekly schedule will be adjusted to accommodate weekend work
Requirements.: Completed a minimum of 3 years of undergraduate studies in Museum Studies, History, Education, or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Preferred Candidate: One season of experience working with children in an educational or recreational program or one season of museum interpretation.
On-boarding/Training Requirements: Criminal Background Check
Driver’s License Check
Mandated Reporter – Abused and Neglected Child Reporting
National Sex Offender Registry Check
CPR/1st Aid Training
Applications: Candidates must complete the application process in its entirety, including the Pre-Screen Questions, to be considered for this position. Resumes may be included, but are not accepted in lieu of the application.
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.
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County RP089 is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled