Kline Creek Farm - Forest Preserve District of DuPage County

Historical Farming Program Assistant

Kline Creek Farm

  • West Chicago, IL, USA
  • $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.

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