4-H Summer Assistant Jobs Available

Posted: February 10, 2017

Two Positions Available at Chester County Extension for Summer 2017

"Penn State Extension Chester County seeks to hire part-time 4-H Summer Assistants. Duties will include: Assist 4-H staff with all aspects of the 4-H program including 4-H animal programs and outreach initiatives. One position will focus on outreach initiates in low income and isolated community. Most of the work will be outdoors conducting hands on programs. One position will support traditional 4-H programming and day camp initiatives. Attend county and district 4-H shows and assist as needed. Duties might include scoring project records, setting up displays, checking animal health charts and ear tags, helping weigh animals, recording show results, registering buyers, etc. Encourage 4-H members to participate in all aspects of the 4-H program, including day camp, overnight camp and 4-H Fair. Prepare supplies and group assignments for 4-H Camp Shehaqua. Represent the Chester County 4-H Program at various community outreach events. Perform various other duties as deemed appropriate to support the 4-H program in Chester County. Duties may include teaching at outreach sites and registration for 4-H events. Qualifications: Must be a full-time college student. Must enjoy working with youth and adults; be highly self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision. Candidate must be a team player that can work with diverse youth and adults; must have use of a private automobile and have a valid driver’s license. Computer proficiency required. The Candidate must be able to complete required reports in a timely and thorough manner. Prefer students with experience in working with youth and background in education, youth development, agriculture, science or nutrition. All majors will be considered. Since this position requires operation of a motor vehicle, a valid driver`s license and success completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.  Apply online at


Approximate Employment Dates:   May 22, 2017- August 18, 2017


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