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Agricultural & Education Manager

Great Parks
10245 Winton Rd.
Cincinnati OH 45231

Job Type: ,
Compensation: $60,611 - $75,774
Posted Date: 05/28/2024
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Agricultural & Education Manager

Job Description

 

Be a part of Parky’s Farm, a unique 100-acre educational farm in Winton Woods Park. Great Parks is hiring an Agricultural and Education Manager. This position is responsible for recruiting, training, and coordinating a dedicated team of staff and volunteers to maintain the farm’s vibrant atmosphere and various engaging educational activities for our guests.

The farm provides multiple services, including year-round public, private, and impromptu agricultural, equestrian, and nature education programming for children and adults. Nature educators connect visitors to local natural and cultural history. Many animals call the farm home, including livestock, poultry, ponies, and horses. Educational, equestrian, and large community events are hosted throughout all seasons.

The facility is qualified to teach multiple styles of riding lessons for beginner through advanced riders with a herd of up to 40 horses. Group, semi-private, and private lessons are given in a session format year-round. The facility also provides access to many walking trails, hay wagons and horses, a bee apiary, a large, planned garden, picnic shelters, a playground, and open barnyard areas for visitor enjoyment.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee creation, development, and delivery of engaging educational programs and events at the farm that attract visitors and foster connection to agriculture and sustainability.
  • Strengthen community ties through proactive engagement and building partnerships that support the farm’s mission and extend its education impact.
  • Lead a dynamic team of staff and volunteers through effective recruitment, training, and development, ensuring a passionate and knowledgeable workforce.
  • Manage day-to-day operation and care of the farm campus, including animals, facilities, and event spaces.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate education programming consistent with agency themes.
  • Oversee program delivery and engage interpretive staff in delivering experiential programs.
  • Manage animal pastures using accepted agricultural practices and sustainable waste management.
  • Supervise farm staff and volunteers, carrying out responsibilities per policies and laws.
  • Procure animals and ensure routine care, promoting humane and ethical treatment.
  • Promote a collaborative and inclusive work environment, valuing teamwork and diverse perspectives.
  • Ensure barn and animal care teams collaborate with interpreters for quality hands-on programs.
  • Set clear expectations and goals aligned with the organization’s master plan and provide feedback.
  • Develop and implement strategies for equestrian programming, including lessons, camps, and shows.
  • Monitor and ensure the safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers, enforcing regulations and training.
  • Receive and resolve guest concerns and complaints, implementing corrective actions.
  • Manage staff developing gardens, orchards, apiary, compost, and wood lot areas, encouraging food production.
  • Manage staff caring for habitats, arenas, and pastures, ensuring safe equipment use.
  • Maintain payroll, expenditure, and revenue records, prepare reports, and oversee fee collection.
  • Account for daily cash transactions, complying with cash handling policies and procedures.
  • Purchase equipment and supplies, reviewing bids, and negotiating prices with vendors.
  • Manage revenue and expenditure budgets, prepare purchase requisitions, and review invoices.
  • Perform duties per policies, procedures, and performance expectations, maintaining confidentiality.

 

Qualifications

An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework, and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is:

  • A bachelor’s degree in agricultural education or a comparable academic discipline is required.
  • Five years of experience in a manager/supervisor role.
  • Three years of experience in demonstrable education and agriculture, equine experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

 

Additional Requirements

  • State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License that meets GPHC’s current carrier guidelines.

 

Compensation & Benefits

  • The typical starting salary is $60,611.20 to $75,774.40, depending on experience and education.
  • We offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, and life insurance; paid vacation, 11 holidays, and sick time; enrollment in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System; and free or discounted use of many Great Parks recreational activities.

 

About the Organization

At Great Parks, our team members work together to preserve and protect natural resources and provide outdoor recreation and education to enhance the quality of life for present and future generations.

Join an inclusive organization that enriches the region by inspiring nature-based experiences, celebrating cultural heritage, and building strong and healthy communities through our dedicated staff and volunteers.

Great Parks is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or any other classification protected under applicable law.

 

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