The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore, Maine is a living museum and working farmstead operating under methods of the 1800’s. 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.
The Caretaker (or caretaker couple) is primarily responsible for the care and security of the buildings, safety of the overall site, general maintenance, cleanliness and daily animal care. The person(s) has the opportunity to become a member of the museum interpretive staff team for additional compensation, if qualified and if a position becomes available.
The Caretaker monitors site security by being onsite and observant, especially evenings and when the site is closed, and monitors the function of the security and fire alarm system and regularly assesses that buildings are secure.
The position provides daily support to the Historic Farm Manager by cleaning stalls, milking cows, feeding, grooming and medicating livestock, and assisting with general farming duties, such as tilling, planting, harvesting and firewood.
The Caretaker performs light maintenance, keeps walkways free of obstacles, including snow, repairs stairways and keeps doors operational, and assists with overall site cleanliness, following established procedures, including vacuuming, removal of rubbish, washing floors, and cleaning bathrooms and privies, and weeding gardens.
Compensation: Housing in a 2 bedroom apartment, heat, laundry and electricity. Restrictions on the use of the buildings/grounds apply.
Hours/Week: 15 hours per week per person. Must be able to lift 50 pounds on a daily basis and perform tasks such as climbing a tall ladder.
Please submit a resume and three letters of recommendation no later than September 30th to Sheri Leahan, President, Norlands Board of Trustees, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore, ME 04253. FMI and a detailed job description, call: 207-897-4366. To learn more about the Norlands, visit www.norlands.org