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This job expired on January 12, 2023

Agritourism - Farm Help Fat Sheep Farm & Cabins

  • Date Posted November 13, 2022
  • Location Hartland, VT
  • Category Agriculture / Education
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Fat Sheep Farm & Cabins offers tourists a unique lodging opportunity to explore central Vermont and New Hampshire, and is ideally situated to explore Woodstock, Quechee, and Hanover, NH.  Fat Sheep Farm is a small-scale working farm that sells produce, eggs, and sheep's milk cheese to local restaurants and our cabin guests.  Guests stay in a private cabin fully equipped with kitchen and bath, and enjoy incredible views of our growing field and the surrounding forested hillsides.  The views, sunsets, sunrises and stars cannot be beat.  Opened in June of 2017, it was selected as Vermont's best farm stay by Yankee Magazine and has been featured in the Boston Globe travel section, Outside Magazine, Food & Wine, and many other publications.  We offer guests an opportunity to milk our sheep, take the animals to pasture, collect eggs from our chickens, and tour the fields where we grow most of our own food.  We also separately offer sourdough bread workshops and cheese-making workshops when time permits. We use our firepit regularly throughout the summer to soak in the night sky and give our guests a chance to meet us and each other. Job description Fat Sheep Farm is hiring for farm help for the first time in two years.  This is a unique position.   In this position, you will have the opportunity to learn everything we do on the farm, including growing vegetables, maintaining our farm stand, milking sheep, helping with lambing season, providing educational experiences to our rental cabin guests, and making cheese.  

While we produce a lot of food, we are also a farm stay business. We need someone who enjoys traditional farm work, as well as,  enjoys talking to all kinds of people, especially kids, and can provide a memorable educational experience for them on the farm.  

Ideally, this is a year-round position and you would help with all areas of the business and maintaining the property. The work schedule is 5 days a week/40 hours.  We also offer two paid weeks of vacation after a successful first six months on the job in your first year.  Additional paid time off is available in a second year.    We also offer a generous annual bonus as well.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to learn all aspects of an agritourism business, wants to live in a beautiful place and is willing to work hard.  There are a couple of other people who work and live on the property and we enjoy having a friendly relationships with everyone.  It's an "all in the family" approach to the workplace.  Everyone has their privacy but it is not uncommon that we would head out together to listen to some music or celebrate a birthday. 

We can offer housing on site if desired. It's a newly renovated, private studio apartment, full kitchen, a great view out a big window, and a private entrance.

On our website, , you can find the many area attractions and things to do which you would have ample opportunity to enjoy. 

The ideal candidate would have some farming experience, be willing to work in all weather conditions, be able to lift 50 pounds, and would approach the work with a positive attitude, sense of humor, and a commitment to be efficient, flexible, and helpful.

Vermont is also offering up to $7,500 relocation grants for people coming to the state to work.

Let us know if we can answer any questions, and thank you! Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
This job expired on January 12, 2023
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