Job Opportunities

We are currently hiring for our summer 2014 Farm Based Educator Position. Read the full job description here. 

If interested in the Farm Based Educator position, please send resume and cover letter to Cristina Pereira, Program Director at education@farminstitute.org//(508) 627-7007 x104.


FULL TIME FARM HAND 

Job Summary: We require self-motivated, skilled individuals with practical experience in farm operations. Farm hands will be involved in all aspects of The FARM Institutes pasture-based livestock production including Beef cattle, goats, laying hens, sheep, as well as turkeys and chickens raised for meat. The position also involves but is not limited to basic carpentry, tractor work, meat distribution, mechanics, attending the farmers market, grounds maintenance, record keeping/ basic computer work and participation in poultry processing. During the summer you may be expected to work with camp students to help teachers finish farm related projects.
One farm hand position is being offered with a mandatory commitment until the end of 2014, beginning as soon as possible but no later than June 1st. Position will be re-evaluated at the close of 2014 to discuss continuing into 2015.
Hours of Work: This is a full time position requiring 40-50 hours of work. There is a seasonal nature to the position that will require some flexibility when work demands are at their peak (haying, birthing, poultry processing, events) in the summer and slower during the late fall, winter and early spring. Farm Hands will have 2 days off in a row except in special situations and days off will most likely be week days.
Compensation: This position is a full time, salaried position. Compensation based on skills and experience. Housing is not provided.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES includes the following:

  • Assisting in all day to day farm activities
  • Animal care (feeding, watering, birthing, moving fences and assisting with associated treatments)Poultry (chicken and turkey) processing and clean up
  • Field work (mowing, haying, building fences and waterlines)
  • Occasional construction or repairs of new or existing farm buildings, structures and facilities
  • Assist fellow TFI staff, student groups, volunteers, and interns with farm related projects
  • Representing The Farm Institute at various events and farmers markets
  • Assembling meat orders for restaurants, the farmers market, the farm stand and stores

PLEASE EMAIL FARM MANAGER JULIE SCOTT WITH RESUME AND LETTER OF INTEREST

julie@farminstitute.org

 

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