Our Livestock Manager is primarily responsible managing and overseeing our livestock. Livestock Manager needs previous experience in running day to day care of livestock including; breeding stock and feeder pigs, goats, chickens and ducks. This position also requires upkeep and management of livestock health, feed and feeding systems, breeding schedules, and castrations. Must be able to operate tractors and equipment as well as the ability to help out with other aspects of daily farm operations, if needed.The majority of work requires the physical capability to contribute daily to the rigorous and fast paced agriculture environment. The majority of this position is spent outdoors and regularly exposed to extreme weather conditions including temperature, humid and wet; fumes or airborne particles; confined spaces. Must be able to walk, stand and lift and/or move 50 lbs.
A positive attitude and attention to detail is critical. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to at least 1 year. Please consider this commitment before applying.
Season: ASAP through at least November 15th
Pay: $14/hr. with a weekly produce share and a discount on our meat
Status: Part time positions are available
Part Time: Monday-Friday (20–30 hrs/wk)
Housing: None available at this time.
Livestock Managers are responsible for all livestock related operations. This includes:
Feeding, watering and daily rounds at least twice daily.
Setting up fences, loading livestock, cleaning pens & coops.
Castrating, breeding and dealing with all health related issues.
Operating tractors/machinery & equipment
Specific knowledge, training or skills required to perform the duties of the position. Specific concepts, courses, training programs or required certifications: (to perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
• Bachelor of Science or prior experience in Animal Science or related field strongly preferred.
•Management experience in a small-scale farm or other hands-on, environmental setting.
• Knowledge of related safety and health regulations.
• A demonstrated ability to work effectively and productively, both independently and as a part of a team.
• In-depth written and oral communication skills.
• General equipment uses (tractors, utility vehicles, trucks)
We are looking for positive, reliable, responsible, and hardworking individuals who have a great sense of humor and are able to follow directions and communicate well with others. Attention to detail is critical and a passion for animals essential. (If you are not a morning person, a farm job probably isn’t a good fit for you as we start each day early.)
You must also be a team player, punctual, and be able to work in all weather conditions. Be prepared for rain, hail, snow, intense sun, wind, cold and heat each day in the field.
Previous livestock handling and/or management is required, and it is essential that candidates are committed to the farming lifestyle and all that it demands. A valid driver's license, clean driving record and reliable transportation to and from the farm are required. The farm is a non-smoking, drug free environment.
To apply, help us get to know you by submitting a resume, three references, and a cover letter answering the following:
Why you are interested in working at Cure Organic Farm?
What are you looking to get out of this experience?
What previous experiences qualify you for this Internship?
What will you personally will bring to this position?
What is your interest, experiences, and opinions about working with farm animals?
We raise animals on the farm for eggs and meat and it's good to know what you think about that.
If your application is a good fit for our farm, we will contact you for an initial interview either by phone (if out of state) or in person at the farm.