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Posted: 04/01/2015

State of Vermont
Department of Housing and Community Development

State of Vermont, Division for Historic Preservation Department of Housing and Community Development Division for Historic Preservation, located within the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, serves as the State Historic Preservation Office. Vermontís rich legacy of historic resources is as diverse as it is engaging. From 12,000-year-old Native American sites to rambling 19th century farms, railroad-spawned villages of the 1870s to gleaming, streamlined diners that sustained auto-borne patrons road tripping through the 1930s, each of the buildings, structures, and spaces tell a story of who we are and what we cherish. The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation keeps hundreds of years of history alive and vital, engaging people of all walks in Vermontís past through collecting, preserving and discovering a shared priority and value for the human spirit that preceded us. Our programs support the continued use of our historical assets, and the integration of our history into our future planning and growth, job creation and communitiesí culture. Through grants, review and compliance, and the operation of a statewide system of State-owned historic sites, we foster protection, research, education and interpretation of Vermontís historic resources.

Seasonal Caretaker
Professional Opportunity
Fairfield, VT

Caretaker is responsible for opening and closing the Site and keeping it clean. Duties involve greeting the visitors, giving tours, and providing historical background of Chester Arthur, his steps to the presidency, and his accomplishments. Needs to track visitation and do basic accounting for the donations taken in at the site.† (We do not charge admission but hope visitors will make a donation).††Also responsible for opening and closing the nearby North Fairfield Church when the Historic Site is open. The caretaker also needs to be familiar with other attractions in the area and all of the State Historic Sites. We shall provide all necessary documentation for tours and training. This position is seasonal and part-time. The site is open July 4th to October 12th on Saturdays, Sundays and Monday holidays from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

There are a few suggested books available to enhance the caretaker's knowledge of President Arthur: Gentleman Boss by Thomas Reeves, Chester Alan Arthur by Zachary Karabell, American Lawyer Presidents edited by Norman Gross, A President in Yellowstone by Frank Goodyear, and Saving Yellowstone, the President Arthur Expedition of 1883 by Robert E. Hartley.†

Applicant should be an independent self-starter, have at least a high school diploma or GED, and have a valid U.S. Driver's License,†

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
Please forward a resume and brief cover letter to Matthew.Goguen@state.vt.us
Matthew Goguen

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