Norlands Seeks Live-In Caretaker

14 May 2018 3:53 PM | Anonymous member

The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore, Maine, seeks a Live-In Caretaker for historic 19th century museum and farm. This is a year-round part-time position in exchange for rent-free housing in a 1-bedroom apartment, utilities included. The Caretaker is responsible for daily animal care, weekly cleaning of all buildings, general maintenance, program and event preparations and clean up, and overall site cleanliness and safety. Some restrictions on the use of the buildings/grounds apply. No pets or smoking allowed.

The ideal candidate has experience working with large farm animals and maintaining or restoring old homes, loves animals, has a strong work ethic, is a self-starter, has a positive attitude, is flexible, and pays attention to detail.  He/She must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position and perform farm work both indoors and out. This includes lifting a minimum of 50 pounds; standing for long periods of time; walking over uneven ground; and working outdoors in all types of weather. 

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To apply, email a cover letter with resume and contact information for three references to  

Questions? Email No phone calls, please.

Review of applications will begin May 25 and continue until position is filled.

The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center is a living museum and working farmstead operating under methods of the 1800s. Our mission is to preserve the heritage and traditions of rural life in Maine's past, to celebrate the achievements of Livermore's Washburn family, and to use living history methods to make values, activities, and issues of the past relevant to present and future generations.

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