Coverdale Farm Preserve Visitor Associate
Please send completed application, cover letter,
resume and three references to:
Delaware Nature Society
PO Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707
Coverdale Farm Preserve, Greenville, DE
Flexible, seasonal position that shares the multiple functions of the Wednesday and Saturday visitation program (May – October). Welcome and assist guests, interpret seasonal happenings, lead and/or support farm activities & programs; operate point-of-sale, assist in CSA share distribution, ensure visitor safety. Shares the story of Coverdale Farm Preserve and promotes involvement through programs, events, and CSA membership. Promotes membership & involvement in Delaware Nature Society.
- Welcome Barn, Interpretation, Programs, and Special Activities:performs open and closing activities in welcome barn, greets visitors, provides orientation to site & etiquette, daily happenings; maintains attractive, clean & organized welcome area; works admission sales, food product sales, non-food product sales, assists with end-of-day reporting as needed. assist with the set-up & break-down of scheduled themed activities or programs; assists with pre-activity preparations as needed; leads visitors through routine & scheduled activities; encourage visitor engagement in programs & assists them as needed; work with core staff to develop opportunities as requested.
- Farmstead: complete all set-up & break-down tasks including signage, preparation for animal & garden chores, hand-washing stations; lead visitors through animal and garden chores & activities; maintains safe experience for visitors & livestock.
- CSA Distribution & Produce Sales: greet CSA members and visitors, provide overview to daily produce, pick-your-own offerings, and local food products, assists csa members to pick-up process as needed; maintain attractive and clean farm market style produce & local product display; operate Square point-of-sale for goods sold; other related tasks as requested.
Supervisor: Coverdale Farm Education Coordinator
- Coverdale Farm Preserve Manager
- Coverdale Farm Preserve CSA Farmer
- Coverdale Farm Preserve Farm Steward
- Coverdale Farm Preserve Farm & Grounds Crew
- Customer Service Experience
- Teaching experience or experience working with children
- Strong communication skills
- Knowledge of regenerative farming practices, livestock, honeybees, vegetable gardening, natural history
- Knowledge of Delaware Nature Society & Coverdale Farm Preserve
- Self starter that enjoys interacting with the public. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team with a diverse group of people
- Physical endurance, ability to lift 25 - 50 pounds
- Ability to work in heat and sun