Woven Stars Farm
Woven Stars Farm is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as an Livestock Assistant. The ideal candidate will have an interest in learning about and working with pastured-raised livestock and have a passion for animal husbandry. They will be working alongside the farmers but will also be expected to take responsibility for various tasks around the farm. A typical day will include:
Inspecting of the flocks/herds for health and well being
Feeding our four affectionate livestock guardian dogs twice a day.
Rotating the flock/herd a new pasture every 1-2 days during the growing season, which includes setting up portable fencing for all animal groups.
Moving water troughs, mineral feeders and the dog houses following the rotation to a new section of pasture.
Rotating by hand chicken tractors, which are specially designed for ease of moving daily.
Transporting feed to our poultry and swine groups.
Collecting, washing, packaging and distributing eggs.
Assisting in lambing, kidding and calving during the spring.
Other activities over the course of the season will include: loading and transportation of animals to Animal Welfare Approved slaughter facilities; general farm upkeep and maintenance including cleaning livestock trailers, poultry crates, mowing and fence maintenance; assisting in the marketing and distribution of products to our wholesale partners, CSA members and farmers market patrons. We are dedicated to teaching and providing the appropriate knowledge and skills to our team members throughout their time with Woven Stars Farm.
Basic weed trimmer skills
Must be able to lift 50+ lbs
Basic animal husbandry skills
A valid drivers' license is necessary for the position because a licensed truck, car and RTV operation is required
Ability to follow directions and take constructive criticism
Strong verbal communication skills
Punctuality, mornings start at 7 am
Ability to work with others as well as independently
Be willing to work outside in all types of weather
Ability to stand and walk for long hours
Attention to detail and good observation skills
Commitment and Compensation:
Starting at $13/hr. Compensation will increase based on experience/ability to independently preform more skilled labor like tractor work, transport of truck and trailer etc.
May - December
40 - 55 hrs/week
December - May
25 - 40 hrs/week
Work days require one weekend partial work day
Schedule flexibility on weekends will be given preference
Room to grow in position for the right candidate