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Positions:
Museum Farm Worker & Guide
Location:
Orwell
Vacancies:
1
Start Date:
As soon as Possible
Length of Employment:
May - October
Required Skills:
Minimum Qualifications:
Successful completion of Grade 12 or GED.
Extensive experience working with and using horses.
Experience in agriculture and farming practices.
Experience of animal husbandry.
Experience in working independently with little guidance.
Demonstrated equivalencies will be considered.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organization skills.
Knowledge of Farm and Agricultural health and safety procedures and regulations.
Access to reliable transportation.

Other Qualifications:
Experience with blacksmithing processes.
Experience with cash handling procedures.
Experience in museum setting and/or heritage interpretation.
Bilingualism would be considered an asset.
Job Experience:
Experience would be an asset
Work Schedule:
Some overtime, Shift work, Week-ends, Evenings, Weekdays
Job Description:
Reporting to the Site Manager, the purpose of this position is to manage all aspects of the living historical farm and blacksmith shop located at Orwell Corner Historical Village. In addition to caring for animals and overseeing the planting and harvesting of crops, this position is also expected to provide third-person interpretation of Orwell for visitors. This interpretation includes the sharing the history of the site as well as agricultural history and knowledge.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Assessing the needs of all farm animals including chickens, horses, pigs, sheep, goats, cows and cattle;
Cleaning pens and providing feed and water;
Identifying and addressing medical needs of animals including breeding and castrating;
Training horses as needed, hitching horses to various implements and guiding horses as they plow fields or pull visitors on carriage rides;
Making parts for machinery and other items in the blacksmith shop;
Repairing fencing, digging post holes and building repairs such as shingling, sills, carrying beams, flooring, windows and doors;
Winterizing barns and machinery;
Planning feed requirements for winter months and arranging obtainment and storage of feed;
Deciding on and arranging sale of surplus animals;
Sowing and harvesting crops such as grains and potatoes;
Leading or participating in Orwell programming focused on the farm, animals and blacksmith shop; and
Other duties as required.
Wages:
$21.24 - $23.04
To Apply:
PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation  
Contact Matthew McRae @ 902-628-5390