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Facilitator, Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience


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Job Title: Facilitator, Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience
Location: Fraser Valley, BC, Western Canada, Canada
Company: BC Dairy Association
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Animal Production - Dairy
Career Type: Education/Training
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: 3
Salary: Competitive
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Location: Seeking candidates in the Fraser Valley area
Travel: This position requires travel to schools and events across BC
Level: Entry-level (2-5 years of experience)
Type of position: Full-time and part-time positions available



The Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience (MDCE) is a fun and interactive educational
experience for all ages. It is a fifth wheel trailer that has been modified to fit a milking
jar, a set of pumps, and room to transport two cows and one calf to events and schools
across BC. The program delivers live milking demonstrations to a range of audiences.


During the demonstrations, a presenter describes the process of producing milk,
speaks about the dairy industry and allows the audience to engage in discussion and
questions, while a facilitator demonstrates the milking process. This experience is
designed to mitigate the urban-rural divide, clear misconceptions, and give the
audience an authentic depiction of the dairy industry.


Position summary:


Reporting to the Communications Manager, the MDCE Facilitator will be responsible for
performing the field components of the MDCE program. The Facilitator will organize
and manage the logistics and transportation of cow(s) and the program trailer to
schools and events. The Facilitator is responsible for the care of the cow(s) during
transportation and presentations.


During presentations, while the Presenter outlines the milking process, the Facilitator
will demonstrate the milking procedure. In addition, the Facilitator’s knowledge may be
drawn upon when answering public inquiries during presentations.


The Facilitator must be able to work independently and as part of a team and possess
the ability to speak in front of small audiences. The Facilitator plays a critical role in the
success of the MDCE through educating the general public about the dairy industry.


Duties & Responsibilities

 

  • Drive a truck and fifth-wheel trailer to schools and events across BC
  • Arrange the transport and care of cow(s) and calves for all milking
  • demonstrations
  • Set up trailer at presentation site and pack trailer after event/presentations
  • Ensure that all equipment and materials are accounted for, organized and clean,
  • prior to, and after each event
  • Wash and clean all milking equipment and trailer before the first presentation of
  • the day and after each presentation
  • Organize details with event organizers to have the trailer set up and stored if
  • needed
  • Deliver milking demonstrations with the MDCE Presenter; this includes:
  • Show the milking machine, and how to clean, milk, and iodine dip the cow
  • Answer questions & public inquiries and engage with school children
  • during presentations
  • Other duties as required
  • Arrive on time, in uniform, to presentation site
  • Haul Delilah (fibre-glass cow milking unit) to events

 

Skills & Experience

 

  • Class 1 Driver's license is an asset
  • Knowledge of the BC dairy industry and willingness to learn
  • Available to travel, especially during the summer season, and work weekends as
  • Extensive experience handling cows (and/or other large animals)


BC Dairy Association overview


BC Dairy Association is a not-for-profit organization funded by the dairy farmers of
British Columbia. Our core competencies include marketing, nutrition education,
communications and producer relations.


Deadline:


Interested candidates should click on APPLY TO THIS POSITION at the bottom of this Job Posting by
June 30, 2019 for consideration.


BCDA thanks all applicants for their interest, however only selected candidates will be
 

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Job Post Date: 05/24/19
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