The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore seeks farm assistant/male interpreter.

01 Apr 2014 9:52 AM | Anonymous
The interpretive farm assistant works closely with the Historic Farm
Manager in delivering educational farm programs for school children. Using
living history interpretive methods, the farm assistant helps to
demonstrate and teach the chores, tasks, and jobs that were traditionally
performed by males, around the period of 1870.   All training is provided.

Specifically, the interpretive farm assistant:

*Helps the Farm Manager with interpreting early life in rural Maine during
educational programs for students of all ages by sharing accurate
historical information about the museum buildings, agricultural methods,
and the way people lived during the 1870s.

*Assists with all aspects of care of livestock and works to ensure that the
proper health, safety and welfare of livestock is maintained at all times.

*Helps with seasonal chores such as maintaining and harvesting vegetable
and herb gardens, cutting and splitting firewood, and other farm
maintenance and agricultural tasks.

We are seeking a person willing to learn historical material and period
activities, who enjoys people of all ages and feels at ease talking with
groups of people, and who is able to stand for several hours at a time and
be able to perform light to moderate physical activity.

This is an on-call, as needed position.  A stipend is available per program

For more information, call 207-897-4366 or email

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