Coverdale Farm Preserve Visitor Associate

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Please send completed application, cover letter,
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Delaware Nature Society
PO Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707
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Coverdale Farm Preserve, Greenville, DE

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

General Description

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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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

Additional Sources of Assistance

  • Coverdale Farm Preserve Manager
  • Coverdale Farm Preserve CSA Farmer
  • Coverdale Farm Preserve Farm Steward
  • Coverdale Farm Preserve Farm & Grounds Crew

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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