This position has been filled.
Responsibilities: Assist the Farm Manager with the care and maintenance of the farm’s animals: including dairy cows, chickens, sheep, and pigs; care and maintenance of the property: including barns, out buildings, lawns, swimming pool, hayfields, woodlands with trails, stream and pond. Other responsibilities include milking, processing milk for our state licensed dairy, haying, producing maple syrup, overseeing rotational grazing, gardening, snow plowing, wood splitting, and equipment maintenance. The Farm Hand also supports and participates in the educational programs.
Qualifications: The applicant should have strong communication skills and enjoy working with the public; a BA or Associate degree, preferably in agriculture or a related field, or prior farm experience; knowledge of machine maintenance, “light carpentry and plumbing” capabilities; organizational skills; initiative; the ability to work with others and independently; the ability to train and supervise part-time staff and volunteers; computer skills are also beneficial.
Benefits: Salary range begins in the low $30’s and will be commensurate with education and experience; health insurance, on-site housing, and retirement plan are also provided.
To Apply: Please visit our indeed listing or submit a cover letter, resume, and references by mail to:
Ann Taylor, Executive Director
New Pond Farm Education Center
101 Marchant Road
West Redding, CT. 06896