Pioneer Museum of Alabama
PioneerMuseum of Alabama


Farm Maintenance & Groundskeeper

The Pioneer Museum of Alabama is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as Farm Maintenance and Groundskeeper. This individual would have the opportunity to assist in the growth and reshaping of this fantastic institution. The Pioneer Museum of Alabama is a private non-profit living history museum composed of 22 historic structures and a spacious main gallery housing over 18,000 artifacts, all located on 40 acres of verdant grounds, gardens and wetlands. The museum prides itself on teaching future generations about the past. Its mission is to educate its patrons through the interpretation, demonstration, and exhibition of artifacts, the rural life of southern settlers and indigenous people from the late 1700’s through the early 20th century in Alabama.


Qualifications & Responsibilities:

  • Museum and/or maintenance experience preferred
  • Ability to be flexible, accurate, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to handle small livestock.
  • Operate tractor, tiller, and other farming equipment.
  • Operate lawn mower, weed eater, pressure washer, chainsaw, etc.
  • Maintain equipment, care for buildings and artifacts.
  • Schedule and perform planting, cultivation, and harvesting of crops.
  • Must maintain a safe working environment.
  • Must be able to handle an active, outdoor position.
  • Work independently, remain organized, complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Warm, enthusiastic demeanor that is quality customer service driven.
  • Desire to become a member of a close-knit staff and family-like group of volunteers.
  • Must have a high threshold for chaos and ability to roll with the punches.
  • Excellent communication skills, a sense of humor, and experience working on a team.
  • Demonstrated ability for critical thinking, independent judgement, and creative problem solving skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Represent PMOA with a positive, respectful, helpful, and courteous demeanor at all times.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the history of Alabama and the Southeast.
  • Preferred interest in historic trades such as weaving, spinning, gardening, blacksmithing, woodworking, leatherworking, etc.
  • Ease with handling money, operating a point of sale system, working with the public.
  • A willingness to learn new skills.
  • Must work Saturdays.
  • Participate in public awareness, offsite, and evening events, as well as planning and preparation.
  • Physical Demands: Walking over rough or uneven surfaces. Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. to shoulder height. Ability to assist individuals with mobility limitations including, but not limited, in and out of vehicles and up and down stairs. Tolerance of dust and mildew (protective gear provided). Ability to climb ladders and work at heights.
  • Other duties as needed.


Salary:  Hourly position. 30-40 hours weekly. $8.00 - $11.00 hourly.


To Apply:


Please send your resume, cover letter, and contact information to:

Kari Barley, Executive Director

Pioneer Museum of Alabama

248 U.S. Highway 231 N.

Troy, AL 36081

or via e-mail:


For questions, please call 334-566-3597.


Full consideration given to applications received by June 15, 2017.



There are so many wonderful opportunities to volunteer at the museum! We have the perfect spot for you! Contact us to find out how to become part of the museum family today. Call 334-566-3597 or e-mail


Operating Hours




(Gates locked at 5pm)



Sunday & Monday



Week of Thanksgiving, Week of Christmas, Week of  New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th Weekend


Pioneer Museum of Alabama
248 Highway 231 N
Troy, AL 36081

Phone: (334) 566-3597



  • Adults $10
  • Seniors $9
  • Students (age 6-college) $8
  • Children 5 and Under FREE

Military and AARP Discounts Available.

Groupons do not apply for Pioneer Days, Ole Time Christmas, and Spring Plantin'.

Current Happenings

"Bonnets and Buckles"
Children's Program

Saturday, July 15th
Cost: $15

Thursday, July 20th
Cost: $35


This program offers a unique opportunity for children ages 6yrs-12yrs to experience life as a pioneer child. Registration is required. To register or for more information, please call the museum at 334-566-3597. Registration DEADLINE is June 28th.


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