Assistant Farm Manager
Full Job Description
The Woodstock Foundation is seeking highly qualified candidates for the full-time position of Assistant Farm Manager for Billings Farm & Museum (BF&M) in Woodstock, Vermont. BF&M was established in 1983 and is a primary ongoing project of the Foundation, which owns the Woodstock Inn & Resort as a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary and maintains a partnership with Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (MBRNHP).
Inspiring and engaging generations through shared stories of Vermont’s rural culture and our continued practice of responsible agriculture is Billings Farm & Museum’s mission and purpose.
Owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc., a non-profit educational institution founded by Laurance and Mary Rockefeller in 1968, the Billings Farm & Museum was established in 1983 to preserve the historic Billings Farm as well as the character and heritage of rural Vermont.
The Assistant Farm Manager performs the day-to-day work of the Billings Farm, which is a working farm and part of the Billings Farm & Museum. The position assists the Farm Manager and oversees the farm operation in the absence of the Farm Manager. This position has a focus on herd and dairy management, working with the Farm Manager and colleagues to determine the best practices for the herd and setting future herd goals.
Knowledge of and experience in current agricultural practices; 5 plus year's experience managing a dairy farm preferred, herd management and animal husbandry, as well as dairy farm and livestock knowledge including small ruminants, poultry and related farm activities such as hay making and safe equipment operation. A strong focus on land stewardship and sustainability is desired.
Proven ability to cooperate with other workers, showing leadership in creating a positive working environment.
Ability to interact with the public in a responsible and courteous manner.
Knowledge and experience with dairy herd database management systems.
Ability to follow instructions, maintain priorities, and complete work in a neat and orderly fashion.
Ability to milk cows in a tie stall barn properly and efficiently.
Supervise the farm in the absence of the Farm Manager, participating in and directing the day-to-day work of the farm staff and making decisions involving the health and wellbeing of the livestock, crops, etc.
Perform the day-to-day chores and duties that are involved in all aspects of the agricultural operations, following all Billings Farm protocols. Much of the work at the farm requires heavy lifting and strenuous work conditions.
Work with the dairy herd, including all aspects of animal husbandry, assisting the Farm Manager in conducting dairy operations.
Provide continuity of herd management on days when Farm Manager is off. Has authority to treat sick cows in accordance with Billings Farm protocols and will inform farm and museum staff of issues, as appropriate.
Create and oversee farm staff scheduling including volunteers.
Participate in special events and school programs that portray various aspects of the agricultural practices of Billings Farm. This includes weekends and holidays.
Perform all duties in a responsible, conscientious, and safe manner.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Perform the usual duties of a farm staff member, representing the Billings Farm and the Museum in a professional manner in all public contacts.
This position includes housing on property.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $60,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year
- 401(k) matching
- Employee discount
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Paid time off
- Tuition reimbursement
- 10 hour shift
- 12 hour shift
- 8 hour shift
- Weekend availability
- Farming: 5 years (Required)
Work Location: In person
- Health insurance
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