Shaker Village
  • 16-Jan-2018 to 25-Feb-2018 (EST)
  • Program
  • Harrodsburg, KY, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full-time with benefits (Insurance, 401k, vacation, PTO)

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (SVPH) is on a mission to inspire generations through DISCOVERY, by sharing the legacies of the Kentucky Shakers. SVPH is committed to bridging historic preservation, land conservation, engaged learning and warm hospitality to present an unrivaled destination experience.

Home to the third largest Shaker community in the United States from 1805 until 1910, SVPH manages the country's largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky. Onsite amenities at SVPH include overnight accommodations, dining and catering services, retail shops, event and meeting venues, riverboat rides, historical exhibitions and tours, farm and garden area, nature preserve, multi-use trail system, equestrian stable and an extensive calendar of special programs, activities and events.

Program Department

The Program Department supports the mission of Shaker Village by inspiring our guests through stories, activities and exhibits across the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill landscape that connect to our heritage, community and the environment while expanding our outstanding of the legacy of the Pleasant Hill Shakers.

 Program Specialist

This position will share entertaining educational and recreational programs with Shaker Village guests through the Village's daily schedule, workshops (Discovery Treks), group services and by coordinating special programs and events. This position will also assist with department administration, program development and special projects in order to enhance the guest experience.


  • Assist in developing/lead Discovery Trek programs for guests cultural, environmental and recreational workshops based upon Shaker heritage and the environment at SVPH
  • Assist in developing/lead daily programs, special events and community outreach programming
  • Research, create and lead educational programs for groups and student field trips
  • Familiarize yourself with research of Shaker culture
  • Familiarize yourself with all guest services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill
  • Assist in the planning and coordinating of special events and programs as needed
  • Assist with exhibition research, design, and installation as needed
  • Attend meetings, events and professional development as required to enhance your knowledge of the Shakers and the program options at SVPH some travel will be required for this
  • Collaborate with other departments to provide consistent, quality guest experiences
  • Ensure a clean, safe environment for all guests and staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must be a self-motivator and be willing to learn new skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive attitude, problem solving, and flexibility
  • Ability to work with a wide demographic of guests, including youth, families and adults
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team structure
  • Show flexibility and creativity in support of all Shaker Village activities.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field, with relevant professional or performance experience
  • Experience presenting experiential programming to the public, including youth and groups
  • Experience in developing lesson plans for educational and/or recreational programming 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell
  • Frequently required to stand and walk for at least an hour at a time; occasionally sit and climb or balance
  • Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 lbs. and lift and/or move heavier loads with a team as needed.

Working Environment and Conditions: 

  • Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions
  • Frequently exposed to outside weather conditions
  • This position will require working regularly on weekends and evenings.
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