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 two interactive areas for children, a livestock program (goats and chickens), herb garden, and pecan and fruit orchards.


Part-time job available!

Park Aide – Operations
Oak View is now advertising for a Park Aide – Operations (part-time). Park Aide – Operations employees work 16–20 hours/week, with some weekend work expected. Hiring Range is $8.19–$10/hour, commensurate with educational background and job-related experience.

Primary duties of Park Aide – Operations ("PA–Ops"):

  • General Site Maintenance – PA-Ops will remove trash and recycling from property, clean historic structures and site features, maintain a clean and organized shop, ensure the property is safe for visitors and carry out other needed site maintenance tasks.
  • Basic Carpentry – PA-Ops will use basic carpentry skills for exhibit construction and minor repairs to historic structures and site features.
  • Minimal Grounds Maintenance – PA-Ops will conduct basic grounds maintenance duties, including but not limited to weed removal, trail cleanup and maintenance, and mulching.
  • Agricultural Gardens – PA-Ops will plant and maintain a small cotton crop and assist in the maintenance of the site’s fruit orchard, pecan grove and herb garden.
  • Livestock – PA-Ops will provide daily care of the park’s Nubian goats, including feeding and watering, moving them for grazing, and all needed stall cleaning.
  • Customer Service – PA-Ops are expected to welcome visitors and provide information about the park, respond to requests about the property, and represent the park in a positive manner at all times.

Preferred qualifications include enrollment or completion of a B.A. program in Parks and Recreation, Historic Preservation, or Landscaping. Related equivalent job experience will be considered in place of a degree. Interest in history, experience in agriculture, carpentry, landscaping, or historic preservation a plus.

To apply, please submit a resume to Matt Southern, Assistant Park Manager for Operations, at matthew.southern@wakegov.com (use the same email address for any job-related questions).

Wake County Government is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization.