Farm Crew Consider Bardwell Farm
- Date Posted May 07, 2017
- Location West Pawlet, VT
- Category Agriculture
- Job Type Part-Time
At Consider Bardwell we are committed to sustainable farming methods that minimize waste and emphasize quality. Ever aware of our ability to drastically affect the local ecosystem, we strive to be responsible environmental stewards, considering the humane and ethical treatment of our animals above all else. Job Description
We are looking for an enthusiastic, strong, and hardworking person to join our farm team for the remainder of the 2017 milking season, which runs into mid-December. The primary job of the Farm Crew member will be milking the goats. Milking occurs twice per day, at 5:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Milking is a fun, excellent way to intimately get to know each goat in the herd. You will also assist with other aspects of farm management including pasture setup, daily chores (feeding and watering, moving chickens, etc), cleaning chores, and herd health management. No day is the same, though in farming there are daily tasks that must get done. This is a part-time, seasonal job with potential for full-time. Housing can be provided on the farm.
A love of animals, and especially goats, and an interest in farming!
A desire to learn and a willingness to ask questions.
Ability to do hard physical labor.
Punctuality. We cannot emphasize the importance of punctuality enough! Our farm runs on a timely manner and tasks such as milking and haying are highly dependent on arriving on time.
Patience. Goats are notoriously mischievous and require patience from the humans who work with them.
Ability to work both independently and in a team setting.
Where there's livestock, there's deadstock. All members of the farm crew must be prepared to deal with the life and death reality of farming.
A willingness to work long hours in sometimes less-than-ideal climatic conditions.
A good work ethic and a desire to do the job right.
Ability to maintain a good sense of humor! We have a very friendly atmosphere on our farm and find that laughing really does make coming to work every day a joy.