Title: Historic Educator
Salary: $16 to 18 per hour; with limited benefits
Location: Frying Pan Farm Park
Schedule: 30 hours per week to include weekday and occasional weekend work in spring, summer, fall; hours may be increased in the spring, summer, and fall and reduced in the winter.
Learn and grow your knowledge of farming, rural community life and culture as you connect the park’s visitors to the historic treasures of Frying Pan Farm Park. We are a 135-acre park with equestrian facilities, 70 acres of undeveloped land with a nature trail, 20 historic buildings, and an educational farm. We help the public to bond and form a personal relationship with the park. This results in allowing them to develop a sense of place. This is achieved through the following duties:
- Teaching interactive and hands-on preshool-3rd grade school field trip programs, other farm and garden-based programs, evening programs, and summer camp support.
- Driving a tractor and wagon to deliver interpretive wagon rides to field trip participants and the general public.
- Researching, developing, and delivering formal and informal interpretive programs.
- Providing support for special events and outreach programs during the week and on weekends.
- Opening, closing, and providing general care for the historic site.
- Providing general administrative duties, scheduling support, and other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have programming and planning experience and a valid driver’s license. Comfortable working on personal computers and learning new software packages, high school diploma or GED equivalent. Be able to work outdoors, stand for long periods, traverse uneven ground, carry, pull and (or) lift up to 40 lbs. unassisted. All applicants must have a desire to learn and ask questions of the park’s history and its’ artifacts, poses strong communication skills, and have a positive attitude.
Preferred Qualifications: Background in Park and Recreation, experience leading programs for elementary-age participants, program development and evaluation. Experience working in environmental or agricultural education, or garden work.
Note: This position may not exceed 900 hours per calendar year. Individuals in these positions are not eligible for benefits and are not eligible to earn leave or receive holiday pay.
To apply: Send your resume to [email protected].
Necessary Special Requirements:
- All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
- The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, Child Protective Services Registry, driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or visit us online.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
Fairfax County Park Authority prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.