Golden Pond, Kentucky USA

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 Darrin Samborski
 100 VanMorgan Drive,
 Golden Pond, KY 42211
 (270) 924-2050
dsamborski@fs.fed.us
www.lbl.org
The Homeplace Living History Farm

The Homeplace is a living history
farm located in the Tennessee portion of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.
As a living history farm, this apprenticeship is ideal for someone looking to pursue a career in living history and develop basic handling, harnessing, driving, and work skills with draft horses and oxen while working with these animals around the public.

Overview
  • Source of power: 2 horses, 1 mules, 3 oxen.
  • Horses are used for: gardening, working ground for crops of corn
    and tobacco, some logging, Demonstrations for visiting public and scheduled groups.
  • Acreage: 200; 1 in garden, 3 in crops, 26 in pasture, 30 in hay and
    140 in woodlot
  • Other livestock: chickens, ducks, sheep, pigs.
  • Skills offered in: The position demonstrates 19th century work typical of
    a middle class farmstead including working with draft animals and historic
    trades skills while focusing on environmental education themes when
    interpreting the work for the public. Also participates in planning,
    execution, and evaluation of daily interpretive programs and special
    events for the general public and organized groups. Research and
    special projects related to increased customer satisfaction may be
    assigned as appropriate. The position will also spend at least 10%
    of their time delivering interpretive program presentations throughout
    Land Between the Lakes.
  • Work hours: 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. Availability for weekend, holiday and occasional evening work.
  • Terms: room only in exchange for work; one apprentice for a full year.
  • Stipend: Yes. $200/week.
  • Accommodations: Furnished trailer.
  • Apprentice must be: Must possess a Bachelors degree in Environmental Education, recreation, history, or related fields, and not currently be enrolled in school. Warm enthusiastic demeanor that is quality customer service driven. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Ability to manage multiple projects. Strong written and oral communication skills. Experience in handling and caring for livestock. Interest in historic trades such as blacksmithing, woodworking, leatherworking, etc. Computer software skills, including word processing skills and skill in database/spreadsheet, including PowerPoint. Valid Driver's License required.
  • Visit first: if apprentice desires.
  • Trial period: no.



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