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Employment at Historic Oak View County Park

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Sara E. Drumheller

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Parks, Recreation and Open Space

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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 – Education
Oak View is now advertising for a Park Aide–Education (part-time). Park Aide–Education 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. All employees must have some weekday morning availability (8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) to fulfill the educational programming requirements.

Primary duties of Park Aide – Education ("PA–Ed"):

  • Educational programming – PA-Eds will learn and deliver educational programs for elementary school children, including five curriculum-based programs, as well as tours for younger audiences with hands-on activities; PA-Eds will also 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, and represent the park in a positive manner at all times
  • Special Events – PA-Eds will occasionally assist full-time Ed staff in planning and implementing special events for the public, and are expected to work on some events
  • Exhibitions and Research – PA-Eds will assist in various research projects and exhibit planning as needed, and may be responsible for designing programming opportunities.
  • Livestock and Maintenance – PA-Eds will assist in the daily care of the park's Nubian goats and chickens, and will occasionally assist Operations staff in light maintenance duties including (but not limited to) trash collection and weekly maintenance/cleaning of historic buildings.

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 a plus.
To apply, please submit a resume to Abby Jones, Assistant Park Manager of Education, at (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.



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Created at 7/3/2012 1:05 PM by Sara E. Drumheller
Last modified at 3/27/2018 4:02 PM by Abigail M. Jones





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