Farm Program Assistant

Edmonton , Alberta
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Collaborative Institution
Temporary Full Time
Division Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences FTE 1.0
Location Name Collaborative Institution Position Type Temporary Full Time
Location Edmonton , Alberta Job ID 1533
Posted 01/07/2019 Wage Min 37510.3700
Closing Date 01/21/2019 Wage Max 57241.4400


The Program Assistant will be responsible for day-to-day support and implementation of Farm Program activities in an accurate and safe manner.  The Historic Farm Program is an integral part of the public programming of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village (UCHV).  Livestock, grain crops, horse-drawn wagon rides and historic machinery, and interactive programming with Historic Farm Program staff all assist in portraying the history and culture of 1920s east central Alberta.

In addition to the above noted duties and resposibilities, this position is also an internship under the Historical Resources Intern Program (see for details) and as such, successful completion of two Athabasca University Heritage Resources Management program courses per year is mandatory to maintain employment. (The successful candidate intern will register in the academic program and enrol in required courses without cost to the intern for the duration of the term of employment.)  



  • Completion of grade 12.
  •  Knowledge of livestock care and management, animal husbandry, agricultural practices (grain farming), as well as experience in handling livestock is required.  A minimum of two years experience in these areas is required. 
  • Experience in harnessing, hitching and driving 1, 2 or 3 horse teams is an asset. 
  • Proven experience working with the public and delivering customer service is an asset.

Other requirements and assets:

  • Must have a valid driver’s licence.
  • Will be required to submit a clear Criminal Records Check (Vulnerable Sector).
  • Regular lifting and physical work (indoors and outdoors) is required.
  • Weekend work, statuary holiday work, and occasional evening work, especially during the months of May-September, is required.
  •  Will be provided with historic costumes to be worn as specified.  Must comply with UCHV standards of appearance (historic appearance).
  •  Current first aid certificate is an asset.  The successful candidate will be asked to obtain and maintain first aid certificate during the term of employment.
  • During the four year term of employment, the successful candidate must be prepared to enrol in and successfully complete either the undergraduate University Certificate in Heritage Resources Management (see for program details) or the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Heritage Resources Management (see for program details).  Failure to successfully complete at least two Heritage Resources Management courses per year will result in termination of employment. Therefore, to qualify for this postion, candidates must be interested in the academic study of heritage practice and be ready to engage in the opportunity of completing a university program. (Note that under the terms of the Historical Resources Intern Program, there is no cost to the intern for Heritage Resources Management program enrollment or course registration in relevant courses.)


The full Job Description can be viewed at: Farm Program Assistant

For further information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo at 1-855-337-8590 or via e-mail:

First consideration will be given to internal applicants according to the AUPE Collective Agreement, Article 11.02.