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Starts: ASAP Ends: This is a permanent full-time position Hours: Min 40/hrs per week, including early mornings, late nights, weekends, and holidays. Compensation: Hourly wage dependent on experience. Paid overtime and accrued Paid Time Off. Housing: TBD Meals: Cook your own meals with our produce, eggs, meat and dairy. Carversville Farm Foundation (CFF) is a non-profit farm that combines ecological regeneration and agricultural production to serve our environment as well as our community. We currently distribute our farm products to soup kitchens and food pantries in the greater Philadelphia area to help improve access to wholesome, locally grown foods. CFF also sells some of its farm products. We are in the early stages of creating a diversified farm with intensive cover cropping, multi-species grazing, and vegetable, fruit and mushroom production. Worker safety, animal welfare, and environmental integrity are hallmarks of our approach to land management and animal husbandry. Skills and Experience Desired: • At least 1 full season of experience working on a farm with livestock. • Experience with portable electric fencing/netting is required. • Previous dairy and tractor experience are preferred. • Able to lift up to 50lbs. • Valid driver’s license. This job reports directly to the Livestock Manager. You will be responsible for the daily care of cows, goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, and bees including setting up and taking down electric fencing, moving and herding animals, string-trimming, feeding, watering, moving portable shelters, milking animals, cleaning and sanitizing the milking parlor, equipment, and milk house. Applicants should possess the ability and desire to work hard in both an independent and diverse team setting, often in adverse weather conditions. Applicants should also have the self-motivation to strive towards completing tasks quickly and efficiently while maintaining attention to detail. We’re seeking people who are reliable, organized, enthusiastic, have good communication skills and an attention to detail, and have an eagerness to learn the principles of organic and regenerative farming. Carversville Farm Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer