Seeking Park Administrator
Be a part of our lasting legacy. The Friends of Schumacher Farm Park currently is accepting applications for our Park Administrator. This important role is responsible for coordinating and supporting various operations, services, programs, and activities for the Park. The Park Administrator reports directly to the Schumacher Farm Park Board of Directors, working part time (approximately 20 hours per week) from the Park’s onsite office. If you or someone you know is a self-starter who likes to work autonomously in a casual environment, we invite you to apply by submitting a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide salary requirements. Click here for a complete job description.
The Friends of Schumacher Farm
invite you to step back in time
This 40-acre farmstead with trails leading through a 10-acre prairie restoration project sits on a hilltop, with a view of the state capital, just east of Waunakee. The original farmhouse and barn built by Henry Schumacher in 1908 is accompanied by outbuildings of the same era, donated to the park from local farms.
Volunteers tend the chickens and harvest the heirloom garden. They also coordinate antique farming demonstrations for workshops and public events.
This beautiful piece of land was gifted to the Dane County Parks Commission in 1978 by Marcella Schumacher Pendall, the only child of Henry Schumacher. She was born on the property, traveled the world, and returned home to teach Spanish and Ancient History at Waunakee high school for thirty years.
The Friends of Schumacher Farm have a two-part mission:
- To preserve life ways of rural Dane County through education and restoration.
- To maintain a conservancy for nature study and recreational activities.