Alice in Dairyland Applications Open

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting applications for the 69th Alice in Dairyland – Wisconsin’s official agriculture ambassador. Application materials are due Monday, February 8th.

In this highly visible and fast-paced position, Alice in Dairyland will cultivate relationships with television, radio, and print media outlets; write and deliver speeches; and utilize social media to tell the stories of Wisconsin agriculture. Additional duties include developing and executing marketing plans, delivering classroom presentations, and networking with industry professionals. Alice must also learn and retain information about the diversity of Wisconsin agriculture and be able to tailor that information to educate both urban and rural audiences.

Alice in Dairyland applicants should have considerable interest in Wisconsin agriculture; at least three years experience, education or training in communications, marketing, education or public relations; and public speaking experience. Applicants must be female, Wisconsin residents, and at least 21 years old.

This one-year, full-time contractual position starts June 6th. The position holder will be headquartered in Madison and travel extensively throughout the state. The annual salary for Alice in Dairyland is $40,000 and includes holiday, vacation and sick leave, as well as use of a 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, and three professional references to DATCP by 4:30 PM on Monday, February 8th. Application materials are available at the agency website. Qualified applicants will be invited to a preliminary interview in February. Top candidates will be announced in March and the 3-day final interview process during which the new Alice will be selected will take place May 5th through 7th in Dodge County.