4-H Summer Assistant

Date Posted:

Wednesday, May 1, 2024


Extension Office


$17.97 per hour


12-week appointment at 15 hours per week

Position Objectives

Responsible for completing administrative and project-focused tasks as assigned. The majority of the work done in this position will directly relate to assisting with the planning and execution of 4-H events and programs throughout the length of the position. 

Employees are working in an office environment 50-75% of the time with other time spent offsite at events held in and around Red Lake County. Conditions often include working outdoors in fair to moderate weather for extended periods of time.

Preferential start date of June 3, 2024.

Application and complete job description are available at the bottom of this page.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Extension Department Head with communication development and distribution including but not limited to designing graphics, writing social media posts, and newspaper articles.
  • Provide assistance preparing for and executing the 4-H county fair showcase.

a) Printing and preparing documents for youth registrations, judges, and awards

b) Preparing and setting up materials for the 4-H food booth

c) Assist setting up for the project showcase, awards ceremony, and performance exhibition

  •  Assist with the execution of summer programming including day camps and project days.

a) Preparing materials for events and programs

b) Setting up chairs, tables, and other necessary equipment

c) Assisting with all other tasks as assigned

  • Assist with organizational tasks around the office including file keeping and inventory.
  • All other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school student (must be 16 years old). High School Diploma or GED preferred but not required.
  • Ability to work (occasional) evenings and weekends
  • Possess valid driver’s license and own means of transportation with required liability insurance, OR make individual arrangements to get to assigned office and programming locations.
  • Must be able to stand for 90 minutes at a time and sit for 90 minutes at a time. Some days will require hours of standing and sitting


Essential Knowledge And Specialized Subject Knowledge Required To Perform The Essential Functions Of The Job:

  • Knowledge of general office procedures, computer operations, computer software and applications used to include Microsoft Office, Facebook, Instagram, and Google Suite.
  • Experience in 4-H or youth programming highly desired, but not required.

A County application must be completed.

Position is open until filled.

Application available at the bottom of this page.

Completed applications may be mailed or emailed to:

Red Lake County Extension Office
PO Box 279
Red Lake Falls, MN 56750

or by email

Questions? please call: Emily Schmiedeberg 218-253-2897