We are hiring a full time Ranch Hand at Tara Firma Farms in south Petaluma.
Seeking full-time help for sustainable husbandry farm with a farm store and CSA. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude who is responsible, hard working and self-motivated. Love for the animals and care for the land's well-being are essential! The position requires attention to detail among the many tasks involved in helping to run the farm.
Responsibilities are varied and will include:
• General animal husbandry including care for poultry, pigs, cows, goats, and potentially other animals.
• Feeding, watering, and moving livestock and chicken houses
• Sunrise or sunset hours. Position will include opening and/or closing farm animals, hours change with time of sunrise and sunset.
• Egg collecting, washing, and packaging
• Some assistance with light construction
• Enclosures, fence building and fence repair
• comfortable working with electric fences
• Some Assistance with row crops and harvesting etc.
• Help with regular public events, sometimes long hours, but fun!
• Loading and unloading of farm vehicles
• loading animals into trailers.
• Operating farm equipment including tractors.
• Property maintenance: clearing brush, mowing etc...
• Electronic communications and task management
• Regular, timely communication with the farm crew
• odd jobs/ tasks that come up
- have a valid California driver's license
- high school diploma or equivalent
- be able to lift and carry up to 50-60 lbs. This is a physical job and you need a strong back!
- work weekends and some holidays
- have some animal care experience. Bonus for experience with Pigs.
- be aware and gentle with animals
- work independently
- see tasks to completion
- good communication skills a must
- be able to multitask
- handle stressful situations in a peaceful and compassionate way.
-Proficient in English
• Pay is negotiable, depending on experience and availability. Would love someone with experience but open to fast learners.
There will be a trial period to determine if the fit is right. potential of Room to rent in shaded house (including Internet and some utilities) needs to be negotiated.
We are open to the public on the W/E , you are welcome to come take a free tour Saturday and Sunday at noon, and check us out.
please email your resume or job experience with 3 job references to
TFF Farm Crew