The Fox Valley Park District in Aurora, IL is looking for a blacksmith to fill a seasonal position at their Blackberry Farm in Aurora, IL. The job listing is as follows:
Hours: Park hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 5 pm, and Sunday 11 am – 5 pm. Weekend availability is required. Schedule will vary each week.
Salary: $12/hour Minimum starting pay rate
Qualifications: High School diploma, general education degree (GED) or higher. Extensive experience working with Blacksmithing tools and material as well as creating, building, or fixing relevant items. Must be personable with strong customer service skills. Position requires weekend and holiday work. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Recreation Supervisor or Curator, the Blacksmith performs and interprets their assigned craft, trade or life style activity of the 19th and early 20th centuries to others at Blackberry Farm Pioneer Village. May be asked to develop and lead Blacksmithing programs. Assist with school, camp, and other special programs as needed. Create original pieces to be sold in Blackberry Farm Gift Shop. This is an at-will position.
If you are interested, please submit an application online at https://www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/about-us/employment/.