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Release Date: January 27, 2017
Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041 email@example.com
or Bill Cosh,
Communications Director, 608-224-5020 William2.Cosh@wi.gov
MADISON – 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.
interested in applying for the job as Wisconsin’s 70th Alice in
Dairyland have until Monday, Feb. 6, to submit application materials to the
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
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. She 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.
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
This one-year, full-time contractual position
starts June 5, 2017. 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. 6, 2017. Application materials are available at https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Growing_WI/BecomingAlice.aspx.
Qualified applicants 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
16-17, and the three-day final interview process during which the new Alice
will be selected May 11-13 in Brown County.
Questions regarding 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