710 - Agricultural Program Coord
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County RP089 West Chicago, IL $45,882 - $61,177
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JOB PURPOSE

This position develops, promotes and implements agriculture history educational programs for the public, and coordinates the daily agricultural operation of the historic farm. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Supervise assigned personnel. Train and direct staff and volunteers in the execution of farm activities

·         Assist with the planning, administration, evaluation, marketing and execution of educational agricultural activities, programs and special events

·         Perform office and administrative duties including answering public inquiries and various recordkeeping requirements related to the facility and programs including detailed livestock health records

·         Evaluate draft horses for use in farming activities and hayride programs. Provide recommendations for acquiring and removal of horses to maintain the herd for program needs

·         Educate the public about 1890's farm management and agriculture. Ensure safe interaction with machinery, animals, and the public

·         Use horses for horse-drawn farming activities in a public setting

·         Maintain and manage crops and pasture for educational programs

·         Provide daily care to livestock animals, including daily feeding, breeding, milking, halter-breaking, calving, and shearing

·         Procure, maintain, and repair farm equipment, historic implements and vehicles, harnesses, and other gear including horse and power driven. Coordinate the purchase and maintenance of supplies

·         Perform other duties as required

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

 

Education:  BS in Museum Studies, Agriculture, Animal Science, Ranch Management, or related field.

 

Related Experience:  Three (3) years of experience in farm or living history farm management; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

Special training or other license, certification,etc.:  Valid driver’s license in state of residency; ability to acquire a CDL within six (6) months of hire.

 

Knowledge Of:  Agricultural history, practices, and methods between 1875 and 1910; farm operations; effective supervisory techniques and practices.

 

Skills In:  Developing, preparing, and delivering programs designed to educate the public about historic farms; caring for livestock; operating farm equipment; demonstrating and interacting with the public in a safe manner; communicating effectively, verbally and in writing; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

 

Onboarding/Training Requirements:    Criminal Background Check

                                                                      DOT Drug Screen

                                                                      Driver’s License Check

                                                                      HBV Series/Hepatitis B (Candidate can refuse)

                                                                      Mandated Reporter – Abused and Neglected Child Reporting

                                                                      National Sex Offender Registry Check

                                                                      Physical

                                                                      Respirator Evaluation

                                                                      Tetanus

                                                                      CPR/1st Aid Training

Forest Preserve District of DuPage County RP089 is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
 
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