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), Tenant Farming House, 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 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 up to 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 collect trash, clean buildings, and ensure the property is safe and clean for visitors
  • Basic Carpentry – PA-Ops will assist in structure repairs, exhibit construction, and other basic carpentry tasks
  • Grounds Maintenance – PA-Ops will pull and spray weeds, trim hedges, string trim, and perform all other tasks associated with grounds maintenance
  • Agricultural Gardens – PA-Ops will help maintain a cotton field, vegetable garden, herb garden, pecan grove, and fruit orchard
  • Livestock Care – PA-Ops will provide daily care of the parks' goats and chickens, including feeding, watering, and all needed stall and coop cleaning
  • Customer Service – PA-Ops are expected to welcome visitors and provide information about the park. Weekends require work at the front desk handling visitor questions, phone calls, and program registration

Qualifications:

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 of 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.