4-H Summer Assistant

Le Mars
Base County
Counties Served

To provide support to ISU Extension and Outreach staff in Plymouth County by assisting with 4-H summer camps and programming. To assist with the preparation and implementation of 4-H programming at the Plymouth County Fair. 


Major Duties and Responsibilities

Assist with implementation of 4-H summer programs and planning for 4-H programming at the fair.

Assist in preparations made for the 4-H food stand, fair entries, livestock entries and shows, 4-H static judging, Blair House operations, communication events and county council.

Organize and assist with youth summer camps.

Support 4-H volunteers/leaders in their work with the fair.

Office and clerical work related to extension and outreach programming.


Position Specifications and Candidate Qualifications

Candidate Qualifications

One year past high school and High School Diploma or equivalent.                               

*Not a current member of 4-H or FFA

Knowledge of 4-H and the county/community where employed.

Ability to work positively and collaboratively with others.

Willingness and ability to travel within Plymouth County.

Ability to work a flexible schedule especially during fair week. 

Ability to plan, organize and coordinate time and job activities.

Basic computer skills (Microsoft office, e-mail).

Ability to work and communicate with youth and adults.

U.S. Citizen or legal to work in U.S.

Additional Information

Terms of Employment

Non-exempt hourly position; $14.00/hour. Must pass background check. 

Hours would be approximately 24-40 hours per week starting around May 20 to August 9, 2024, with hours negotiable each week.  There will be a potential for more hours during the week of the fair. 

Mileage, while on official county business, will be paid at the rate current at the federal level. 

Meal expenses, incurred on the job, will be reimbursed at actual costs, as per county policy. Expense for a fair gate pass will be reimbursed. 


Interested applicants must email materials to Molly Hewitt, Regional Director, at hewittm@iastate.edu

Job Type
Part Time
24-40 hours per week; May through August.
Wages (type)
Wages (status)

Flexible schedule. 

Family-friendly and fun team environment. 

Application Deadline
This position will remain open until filled

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext.