Coverdale Farm Preserve Visitor Associate

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Please send completed application, cover letter,
resume and three references to:
Delaware Nature Society
PO Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707
Or email

Location

Coverdale Farm Preserve, Greenville, DE

Part-time Position, Saturdays & Wednesdays, May—October Only

general Description

Flexible position that shares the multiple functions of the weekend visitation program. Welcome guests, interpret seasonal happenings, manage points-of-sale, maintain welcome barn, ensure visitor safety. Share the story of Coverdale Farm Preserve and promote involvement through programs, events, and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership. Promote membership and involvement in Delaware Nature Society.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Greets visitors, provides orientation and etiquette to site
  • Manages sales for admission, CSA produce, U-Pick, CSA shares, DelNature Memberships
  • Set-up and clean-up of CSA produce sales
  • Maintains attractive, clean and organized welcome barn
  • Completes daily reporting of attendance and sales for all areas
  • Field interpretation on field hikes
  • Leads visitors through morning animal chores; interprets livestock (including honeybees), historic structures, and gardens
  • Maintains safe experience for visitors and livestock

Minimum Qualifications

  • Teaching experience or experience working with children
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of agroecological farming practices, livestock, honeybees, vegetable gardening, natural history
  • 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