Fischer Farm-Bensenville Park District


FISCHER FARM - BENSENVILLE, IL

 

Position Type: Program Supervisor

Full Time

Education Level

4 Year Degree

Salary Range

$45,000.00 - $55,000.00 Salary/year

 

DESCRIPTION

The Farm Program Supervisor is responsible for designing, planning, and leading history and agriculture programs at Fischer Farm.  This position reports to the Farm Manager and supervises part-time staff, seasonal staff and volunteers.

 

DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all farm visitors.

Research the region’s agricultural history with the goal of identifying program needs/opportunities.

Design and write program curriculum materials for all program areas including daily visitation, school field trips, scout groups, brochure programs, birthday party packages and summer camp.

Research and create outreach programs for off sight programming

Promote programs through marketing outreach efforts

Train staff and volunteers on interpretive goals.

Maintain records and evaluation reports on all programs.

Stay current on museum field and living history trends and best practices.

Manage farm collection items for display in the farmhouse and barn areas.

Maintain program supply inventory. Order supplies as needed

Act as manager on duty as needed.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

40 hours per week

Evenings and weekends, working at least one weekend day per week

 

Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, History, Museum Studies, Historical Administration or related field.

Five years of interpretive experience including two years of program design and supervisory experience.

Beekeeping experience or willingness to learn and comfortable with the realities of apiary work including possible stings and heavy lifting.

Ability to spend entire day on feet doing farm work and lift 40lbs repeatedly

The best candidates with have experience in historical interpretation and 4H club familiarity either as a participant or a leader


 

Position Type: Operations Supervisor

Full Time

Education Level

4 Year Degree

Salary Range

$45,000.00 - $55,000.00 Salary/year

DESCRIPTION:

The Farm Operations Supervisor manages the livestock program and collaborates with the program supervisor on agriculture interpretation at the farm.  This position reports to the Farm Manager and supervises part-time staff, seasonal staff and volunteers.

 

DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all farm visitors.

Research the regions agricultural history with the goal of enhancing the farm’s buildings, equipment, crop, and livestock offerings to farm visitors

Oversee the livestock program including creating daily care protocols, maintaining animal records, coordinating with veterinarians

Train staff and volunteers on animal care

Stay current on animal care best practices and regulatory requirements for county and state.

Educate visitors on livestock use and care

Assist with agriculture curriculum development, and leading agriculture programs.

Maintain indoor and outdoor animal areas including cleaning and repairing as needed

Repairing/restoring farm artifacts for display as needed.

Maintains farm supply inventory. Orders supplies as needed

Act as manager on duty as needed.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor

 

40 hours per week

Evenings and weekends, working at least one weekend day per week

 

 

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, History, Animal Science, Museum Studies, Historical Administration or related field

Five years of livestock experience including two years of supervisory experience

Beekeeping experience or willingness to learn and comfortable with the realities of apiary work including possible stings and heavy lifting.

Ability to spend entire day on feet doing farm work and lift 50lbs repeatedly

The best candidates with have experience in historical interpretation and 4H club familiarity either as a participant or a leader