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We are hiring: Museum Farm Worker
Salary Range: $22.87 - $24.81 per hour $44,597 - $48,380 annually (Level 8 UPSE)
Bi-Weekly Hours: 75 hours bi-weekly (May to October) - days/evenings & weekends as required
Posting Id: 159841FTSCPO
Closing Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024 5:00pm
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.
- 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.
- Experience with blacksmithing processes is an asset
- Experience with cash handling procedures and working in a museum setting or heritage interpretation is an asset
- Bilingualism is an asset
Where possible, submitting an electronic resume or job application is preferred. Otherwise, please return application forms to the PEI Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CIA 7N8.
Applications may be sent by fax to (902)368-4383. DUE T0 THE FACT THAT RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS BY FAX CANNOT BE GUARANTEED, APPLICANTS TRANSMITTING THEIR APPLICATIONS BY FAX MAY WISH TO CONFIRM RECEIPT BY TELEPHONE OR IN PERSON PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE.
Please ensure that the appropriate Posting I.D. number is stated on all application forms. You can apply online or obtain an application form by visiting our web site at www.jobspei.ca. Forms may also be obtained by contacting any PEI Government Office, ACCESS PEI Centre, Regional Services Centre, or by telephoning 368-4080.
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About the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation
The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation is an integral part of the Prince Edward Island community. We operate seven provincial museums and heritage sites across Prince Edward Island, providing Islanders and visitors alike with an opportunity to discover our province's heritage and culture.
The Foundation is responsible for the provincial collection of more than 100,000 artifacts. Our staff provides professional conservation and collection services to outside groups, individuals, and organizations. The Foundation publishes its official journal of PEI heritage and culture twice a year: The Island Magazine. The Foundation also has an official podcast, the hidden island, which shares stories about the hidden heritage in our province and discusses why that heritage is still relevant today.
Our mission is to preserve the heritage of Prince Edward Island for present and future generations.
The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation is stronger and most effective when we reflect the diversity of the Island population we serve. We are dedicated to building and promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, representative of our Island community.