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), Tenant Farming House (c. 1870), 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 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
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.