Fischer Farm Programs Supervisor

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Fischer Farm Programs Supervisor


Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

4 Year Degree

Salary Range

$45,000.00 – $55,000.00 Salary/year



The Farm Program Supervisor is responsible for designing, planning, and leading history and agriculture programs at Fischer Farm.  This position reports to the Farm Manager and supervises part-time staff, seasonal staff and volunteers.



Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all farm visitors.

Research the region’s agricultural history with the goal of identifying program needs/opportunities.

Design and write program curriculum materials for all program areas including daily visitation, school field trips, scout groups, brochure programs, birthday party packages and summer camp.

Research and create outreach programs for off sight programming

Promote programs through marketing outreach efforts

Train staff and volunteers on interpretive goals.

Maintain records and evaluation reports on all programs.

Stay current on museum field and living history trends and best practices.

Manage farm collection items for display in the farmhouse and barn areas.

Maintain program supply inventory. Order supplies as needed

Act as manager on duty as needed.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor


40 hours per week

Evenings and weekends, working at least one weekend day per week.  Typically this position works a Tuesday through Saturday schedule.



A bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, History, Museum Studies, Historical Administration or related field.

Five years of interpretive experience including two years of program design and supervisory experience.

Beekeeping experience or willingness to learn and comfortable with the realities of apiary work including possible stings and heavy lifting.

Ability to spend entire day on feet doing farm work and/or leading programs and lift 40lbs repeatedly

The best candidates with have experience in historical interpretation and 4H club familiarity either as a participant or a leader

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