Alice in Dairyland Applications
Due Feb. 4
Release Date: January 25, 2019
Media Contact: Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041 firstname.lastname@example.org
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MADISON – Persons interested in
applying to be Wisconsin’s 72nd Alice in Dairyland have until
Monday, Feb. 4 to submit application materials to the Wisconsin Department of
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Alice in Dairyland is one of the
most widely recognized communications professionals in Wisconsin agriculture.
Her job is to educate Wisconsin children and adults about the value, economic
impact and future of the state’s $88 billion agricultural industry.
Alice in Dairyland works with
television, radio and newspaper professionals to share information about
Wisconsin agriculture. She gives public speeches, takes industry tours and
makes many classroom presentations. She must be able to develop and execute
marketing plans and develop professional relationships with industry
professionals. Alice must be able to learn and retain information about the
diversity of Wisconsin agriculture and be able to tailor that information
delivery to diverse audiences.
Applicants should have
considerable knowledge or work experience with Wisconsin agriculture; at least
three years of experience, education or training in communications, marketing
or public relations; public speaking experience and a willingness to attend an
extensive number of work-related events on evenings and weekends. Applicants
must be female, Wisconsin residents and at least 21 years old.
full-time contractual position starts June 3, 2019. The position holder will be
headquartered in Madison and travel extensively throughout the state. The
annual salary for Alice in Dairyland is $45,000 and includes holiday, vacation,
and sick leave as well as use of a sponsor-provided vehicle for official
business. Reimbursement is provided for an individual health insurance premium
up to $450 a month, as well as professional travel expenses.
To apply, submit a
cover letter, resume, three professional references, and summary of
qualifications to DATCP by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Application
materials are available at https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Growing_WI/AliceInDairyland.aspx.
will be invited to a preliminary interview in Madison in mid-February. Top
candidates will be required to attend the two-day program briefing and press
announcement March 14-15, and the three-day final interview process during
which the new Alice will be selected May 9-11 in Green County.
the position or application process can be directed to Alice in Dairyland
Program Director, Ti Gauger at 608-224-5115 or Ti.Gauger@wisconsin.gov