Assistant Farm Curator



Stamford, CT
United States

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Job Description:

The Assistant Farm Curator is a part-time position working 15 hours a week with the opportunity for more hours in the fall. The typical work week will be Saturday 9AM to 5PM, and 2-3 weekday afternoons from 2:00PM to 5:00PM. This position will be responsible for the cleaning, feeding, exercising, and enrichment of the animals, as well as interacting with the public through scheduled programs and spontaneous interactions.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a member of the Heckscher Farm team, cleaning, feeding, exercising, and providing enrichment for animals, as well providing education through communication with visitors.
  • Staff and support SM&NC special event weekends, such as Harvest Festival and Spring on the Farm
  • May aid in the teaching drop in programs
  • Supervise and work closely with Junior Curator volunteers
  • Perform any needed maintenance and upkeep to property such as fence repairs, mowing, and garden work
  • Operate farm vehicle such pick up truck and golf carts if applicable
  • Additional duties as assigned

Qualifications & Essential Skills:

  • Must be 16 years or over
  • Must possess a maturity to have professional, respectful demeanor with staff and public.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs, bend, stretch, and stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, reach, twist, sit, walk, and/or run.
  • Experience or comfortability with large farm animals
  • Excellent interactions with the public
  • Must be a great team player but also able work well independently
  • Sense of humor, flexibility, and great rapport with the public a must
  • Must have a valid driver’s license


We offer a competitive salary and a great working environment.

The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter and three references to