The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore, Maine, seeks a Live-In caretaker for historic 19th century museum and farm. This is a year-round part-time position, a minimum of 15 hours per week labor (flexible hours), in exchange for rent-free housing in a 1-bedroom apartment, utilities included.
The ideal caretaker (or caretaker couple) is dependable, conscientious and detail oriented. Some housing restrictions.
While there are daily responsibilities, the hours are flexible leaving time during the day and evening for classes or paid work. A paid position as a historical interpreter (educator) may be available and will be discussed with interested candidates during the interview process.
The Caretaker is responsible for daily animal care, weekly housekeeping and cleaning of buildings, light maintenance, program and event preparations and clean up, and overall site cleanliness and safety. Some restrictions on the use of the buildings/grounds apply. No pets or smoking allowed.
He/She must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position and perform farm work both indoors and out. This includes lifting a minimum of 50 pounds; climbing ladders, standing for long periods of time; walking over uneven ground; and working in all types of weather.
To apply, email a cover letter with resume and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com.
If you have questions or wish to see the detailed job description, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-897-4366 and ask to speak with the executive director.
The Washburn-Norlands Living History Center is a museum and working farmstead operating under methods of the 1800s. Our mission is to preserve the heritage and traditions of rural life in Maine's past, to celebrate the achievements of Livermore's Washburn family, and to use living history methods to make values, activities, and issues of the past relevant to present and future generations.