Fat Sheep Farm is hiring for a farm assistant for the first time in two years to start this April or May. This is a unique position. 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.
In this position, you will have the opportunity to learn everything we do on the farm, including milking sheep, helping with lambing season, growing vegetables, maintaining our farm stand, providing educational experiences to our rental cabin guests, and, eventually, making cheese.
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, Tuesday to Saturday. 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. The compensation range reflects that housing might be included, as well as all utilities and internet.
On our website, www.fatsheepfarmvermont.com , 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.
Please include with your application:
(1) your resume;
(2) a cover letter that is specific to why you would like to work with us
(3) three references.
We are hoping to finalize our choice in January to start later this spring so please respond as soon as possible. We are already interviewing candidates. Thank you for considering applying.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $502.00 – $800.00 per week
- Paid time off
- Professional development assistance
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
Supplemental pay types:
- Bonus pay
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Windsor, VT 05089: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
- Have you reviewed our website and social media pages on Facebook and Instagram?
- Have you sent us a personalized message (either through Indeed or by email) explaining specifically why you wish to work for us–what about our business appeals to you?
- farming or animal: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: One location