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Organic Livestock Asst. Farm Manager at Wild Harmony Farm - 7376

Job Title: 
Organic Livestock Asst. Farm Manager
Wild Harmony Farm
366 C Victory Highway
Exeter , RI 02822
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Are you a livestock farmer looking to take on more responsibility while still working closely with supportive mentors? Do you love to see a list completed and to manage a group of hard-working farm hands? We would love to hear from you!

- Job description
Our assistant farm manager will assist in the daily field and sales operations and serve as the team lead and manager for farm apprentices. The primary responsibility will be working with the farm owners to manage the land and livestock in a regenerative and humane manner while managing the farm crew. This will involve daily chores, animal moves, health care observations, and administrations, fence building/repairing, water management, and feed deliveries. In addition, our assistant manager will help with sales, product inventory, and store management. Most weeks the assistant manager will be on the road at least one-day delivering animals to slaughter or product to customers. The assistant manager will report directly to the farm owners and will supervise one apprentice during the winter and 2-3 apprentices during the summer.

Farm Description -
Wild Harmony Farm is a diverse, certified organic livestock farm in Exeter, RI focused on environmental stewardship, utilizing regenerative farming practices. We care deeply about the well being of the people working here and the livestock we raise. We raise 100% grass-fed beef cattle, organic pigs, organic layers, organic meat chickens and organic turkeys. We graze our animals in an intensive rotational system to maximize benefits to the animals’ health and the land, moving fences every day. Farming is a lifestyle as well as a business for us. The fruit and vegetables we grow are not for the market but to supplement the farmers' diet. We grow spray-free vegetables on 1/10 of an acre, manage a 2-acre apple orchard, keep honeybees, and tap maple trees for syrup. We sell meat, eggs, and syrup through a 20-member CSA, our farm store, farmer’s market, wholesale accounts with restaurants and butcher shops, and the retail app WhatsGood Marketplace.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

See Job Description for an outline of duties and responsibilities.
Work schedule and timeline:
This is a year-round, salaried position ideally starting the first week of November. We work a Monday to Friday work-week and rotate weekend chore coverage with the entire staff. This means that during the winter each employee is typically on duty for weekend chores every third weekend and during the summer every fourth or fifth weekend. We try very hard to honor time off, but there are occasional exceptions that require working late. We offer one week of vacation in the summer, two weeks of vacation in the winter, and one additional day off each month of the year.

Education & Experience: 

- What we are looking for
Requirements:
At least one year of experience working on a livestock farm
Valid driver’s license, and satisfactory driving record
Ability to lift 50 lbs
Ability to work in all weather conditions
Ability to work collaboratively with a team as both an employee and a supervisor
Ability to interact positively with customers
Ability to live peacefully in shared space
Experience supervising other people
Ability to drive a standard transmission

Ideal attributes:
2-3 years experience working on a livestock farm
Experience with carpentry, construction, machine work, or other trades
Experience operating farm machinery
Experience driving and backing trailers
Ability to operate a chainsaw and trimmer safely and effectively
Passion for a sustainable food system

Application Instructions: 

Head to our website for full details and how to apply. Please email us resume, cover letter and completed application (on website) by October 18th.
Feel free to contact Rachael with any questions at wildharmonyfarm@gmail.com
or you can call us at 401-268-4555

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture