Reports to: Livestock Manager
Compensation: $15 per hour
Benefits: Housing available, PTO
Schedule: April 3 - November 22, 5 days per week, 40 - 50 hours per week
Carversville Farm Foundation (CFF) is a non-profit farm that combines ecological regeneration and organic agricultural production to serve our environment as well as our community. We are a diversified farm with intensive cover cropping, grazing, hay, vegetable, poultry, beef and mushroom production. We currently distribute our farm products to soup kitchens and food pantries in the greater Philadelphia area to help improve access to wholesome, locally grown foods. To learn more about the farm read our feature in the NY Times.
About the position:
The seasonal livestock farmer will join a dedicated team of farmers to take care of all of our pasture based livestock needs. We raise beef cattle, laying hens, turkeys, broiler chickens and have several goats for hedge row maintenance. There will be daily chores of collecting eggs, moving fences according to our rotational grazing plan, feeding and watering all species while remaining observant to the animals' needs. We are looking for skilled and dedicated livestock farmers that care for the animals and health of the land. We are striving to create the most healthful food we can donate to those in need.
1 year livestock experience preferred
Experience operating equipment
Demonstrate record keeping ability
Working with our team to execute daily tasks including:
Collecting and washing eggs
Moving fencing and infrastructure for beef, poultry and goats
Support record keeping
Repair, maintenance and cleaning of animal infrastructure
Hatching and brooding young poultry stock
Contribute to a safe and orderly working environment
We are looking for people committed to our mission and procedures with these abilities:
Work independently and on a team
Dependable and observant
Strong work ethic
Positive and proactive problem solving skills
Readiness to work outside in all weather conditions
Ability to lift 50 lbs repetitively
Knowledge and experience in good food handling and processing
Desire to learn
Flexible in schedule and tasks
This job description covers key responsibilities but does not capture all job duties. We work as a team and there are times we need all hands on deck to accomplish a task. Flexibility is key to joining our dynamic team.
Carversville Farm Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.
Send a resume and cover letter with three references to [email protected]