The seasonal position at the Apple River Fort has posted. Note that the closing date is Monday, April 2 – so if you are interested you must move quickly!

The job description is: Under direction of the Galena Complex State Historic Site, candidate will perform a variety of tasks in the interpretation of the Apple River Fort such as: greeting the public; assisting with the planning and implementation of historic programming; assisting with the care of site inventory; assisting in housekeeping duties; assisting with special events and programs.

This is a full-time seasonal position working from May 1 to October 31, Wednesday through Sunday. Note that weekends are required. The pay is $9 per hour. The Apple River Fort is in Elizabeth, Illinois.

There are no experience or educational requirements.

Note that normally applying for a State job is a lengthy process, but because this is a seasonal position there are only two forms required, one is a standard application form and the other is a form to give the State police permission to perform a background check on you. So while you don’t have much time to apply, the process seems to be a simple one so don’t let the short time span intimidate you.

For questions call Terry Miller at the Grant Home in Galena at 815-777-3310.

The job reference number is CW18054.

The direct link to the job posting is (copy and paste it into your search bar):

Or, go to the website and do a search for jobs in Jo Daviess County.  The official job title is "Conservation/Historic Preservation Worker."  Note that there are currently two open positions with the same title, one at the Apple River Fort and one at the Grant Home in Galena, so make sure you are reading the correct one.

Good luck!

(March 30, 2018)

Seasonal Site Interpreter