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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

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Merck Forest & Farmland Center - Job Opportunity

Kristin Smith

Merck Forest and Farmland Center is currently hiring a Visitor Center Engagement Specialist – full time position, Wednesday through Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Visitor engagement specialist will open the store daily and be responsible for sales of VC goods and cashing out of the register.  Position will be responsible for maintaining inventory and restocking, organizing displays, cleaning, gardening, compiling visitor information, developing news and events communications and closing at end of day.

This position will also be responsible for engaging in conversation with visitors, recommending farm/forest activities, teaching visitors about our farm/forest products (how Merck animals are raised, how syrup is made, etc.) and promoting products, giving directions to cabins and hiking and answering questions about Merck Forest.

The ability to take initiative, engage with visitors, communicate effectively with co-workers and a willingness to participate in farm/forest duties outside the Visitor Center is necessary.  Prior experience in customer service and education or interpretation is greatly desired.

Submit resume and cover letter to Kathryn@merckforest.org or mail to Merck Forest and Farmland Center – PO Box 86 – Rupert, VT - 05768