Park Aide-Education employees typically work between 16-24 hours/week (based on park’s need and employee’s availability) and are expected to work one weekend per month (but sometimes 2 weekends per month in months with large special events which require all staff). Hiring Range is $8.19-$10/hour, commensurate with educational background and job-related experience. All employees must have some weekday morning availability (8:30 am – 12:30 pm) to fulfill the educational programming requirements.
Primary duties of Park Aide – Education (“PA-Ed”):
All employees will be directly involved with:
- Educational programming – PA-Eds will learn and deliver educational programs for elementary school children, including up to five curriculum-based thirty-minute programs, as well as a tour for young audiences with hands-on activities; PA-Eds also will learn and provide tours of the property for adult visitors.
- Customer Service – PA-Eds are expected to welcome visitors and provide information about the park, respond to requests about the property (shelter rentals, wedding inquiries, etc.), and represent the park in a positive manner at all times.
- Special Events – PA-Eds will occasionally assist Assistant Park Manager in planning and implementing special events for the public, and are expected to work some events (particularly the large events held in the Fall).
- Exhibitions – PA-Eds will assist managers in exhibit planning, from conceptualization to installation and may be responsible for designing programming opportunities in conjunction with the exhibition.
- Research – PA-Eds will assist in various research projects for the site, as necessary.
- Livestock – PA-Eds will assist in daily care of the park’s 2 Nubian goats, including feeding and watering, and moving them for grazing. Will also occasionally assist Operations staff in cleaning their stall.
- Maintenance – PA-Eds will assist the Operations staff as needed, completing light maintenance duties including (but not limited to) trash collection and weekly maintenance/cleaning of historic buildings.
Please note: Background checks are required before employment can begin.
Minimum qualifications include enrollment or completion of a B.A. program in History, Public History, or Education. Preferred qualifications include enrollment in a Masters program in History or Public History. Experience working with children or experience providing educational programs in a museum/historic site setting is a plus.
About the Company/Organization
Historic Oak View County Park is a 19th century farmstead, including a historic farmhouse (c. 1855) and a number of historic outbuildings: Plank Kitchen (c. 1825) and the Livestock Barn, Cotton Gin House, and Carriage House (all c. 1900), and a more modern Farm History Center, which is used to welcome visitors to the site. Oak View’s mission to interpret North Carolina’s agricultural heritage is carried out through a variety of educational programs, special events, and exhibitions, as well as 2 interactive areas for children, livestock program (goats), herb garden, and pecan and fruit orchards. The site also has 2 picnic shelters that are available for rental. The park is open 7 days a week: Mon-Sat: 8:30am-5pm; Sun: 1-5pm, and remains open for all holidays except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Salary or Pay Rate
How To Apply
For information about this Education position or to apply, contact Sara Drumheller, Assistant Park Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-212-7695.
Applications and resumes will be accepted through August 17, 2012, and must be submitted to Sara Drumheller (not to Wake County Human Resources).