Employment Offered

Date Submitted:
03/01/21


Farm Name:
Stone Barns Center For Food And Agriculture


County:
Westchester


Position Title:
Livestock Farmer


Position Description:

Job Title: Livestock Farmer
Location: Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills, NY
Supervisor: The Livestock Manager & Director
Employment Classification: Full-time/Salaried, Non-exempt
Frequency of Pay: Bi-weekly
Salary: $42,000
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, a 401k plan, and paid time off
Schedule: 5 days, may include weekends and some evenings

The Livestock Farmer will be an integral part of the livestock operations in collaboration with the Livestock Manager and team. This position will also work directly with other farm staff, interns, volunteers, and apprentices. The Livestock Farmer will work within an integrated team of farmers, researchers, and other experts to further the development of a resilient agro-ecological system, explore symbiotic relationships between animals, plant-base, and soil ecology, and contribute to farm innovation and experimentation.

This is an entry-level role for which previous experience is valued, though not required. A demonstrated commitment to learning new skills and supporting team members is essential for this role and will be prioritized above previous experience. We highly encourage applicants with diverse experiences who feel they can meet the job requirements, no matter their previous work, to apply.

Responsibilities:
Participate in the daily responsibilities related to poultry, cattle, sheep, goats, guard dogs, and pigs including feeding, livestock rotation, paddock hygiene, animal monitoring, welfare and safety
Protect animal welfare and safety of all livestock
Assist with systems maintenance, fencing and energizer management, and intensive rotation schedules
Assist with care and maintenance and cleaning of lambing barn, barnyard, tools, and equipment
Support processing operations as needed
Will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned. This job description may be revised from time to time.

Physical demands:
This is a highly physical role. While performing these job duties, the employee is regularly required to see and reach. The employee is regularly required to sit, walk, and stand for long periods of time (e.g., up to 8 hours or longer) and to don appropriate personal protective equipment in response to COVID-19, including face coverings and gloves. The employee is required to use dominant hand coordination for simple grasping, pushing/pulling, and fine manipulation. The employee is also required to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, bend, squat, kneel, and reach above shoulder level. The employee may be exposed to extreme temperatures, dust, dampness, moving machinery, food allergens, and cleaning agents. Due to the nature of the farming industry, the employee may be required to work longer hours and varying schedules to reflect the business needs, which may include overtime, weekends, and holidays. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, so long as they do not cause undue hardship.

Are you:
Interested in the Stone Barns mission
Committed to the values of health, ecology, and sustainability
Willing to learn and/or have experience in farming with ruminant animals and poultry at a production scale
Willing to learn about grassland and pasture ecosystems management, as well as, develop an understanding of supplementary feeding
Willing to learn veterinary care of livestock and routine health and well-being checks; experience a plus
Willing to learn and use new technologies in the field
Organized and able to prioritize and manage a full and diverse workload, take initiative and be proactive
Able to work independently and as a member of a team
Professionally mature with strong interpersonal skills
Willing to work collaboratively and engage in effective communication with colleagues and guests
Willing to keep an open mind to ideas and inputs while actively contributing in meetings
Willing to work in a variety of weather conditions and able to lift 50+ pounds when needed


How to Apply:
Apply at: https://www.stonebarnscenter.org/about/staff/opportunities/?gh_jid=4219070003


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