Posted 4 weeks ago

Historical Farming Program Assistant

Company: Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Category: Maintenance, Other Occupations

 West Chicago

Type: Part Time

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is hiring for a Historical Farming Program Assistant for their team in West Chicago. 

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

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