Farm Tour Guide & Gift Shop Retail Sales – Agritourism – Alpacas & Mini Farm Animals.
Work With Amazing Animals, Guests, and Team Members! Conduct tours, work in gift shop, help with animal care, and assist with events
16+ hours per week – Hours of operation are between 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. Must be able to work weekends, Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays as needed during hours of 9:00-5:00 pm.
Pay dependent on experience
Opportunity to work with an amazing team & guests!
Winchester Creek Farm is a family owned, 20+ acre farm located in beautiful Waynesville, North Carolina. We raise Alpacas and mini farm animals. We offer our guests tours, experiences, events. birthday parties, Alpaca yoga, summer day camps, an on-site and an online gift shop, and vacation home rentals.
Winchester Creek Farm is looking for an independent, creative, detail oriented, and hard working animal lover to join our expanding team and grow with our business. This position will assist in providing the highest quality care for our many loved animals (Alpacas, Miniature Horses & Donkeys, Mini Cows, Mini Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Dogs, and more), provide the highest level of professionalism and kindness to our guests on farm tours and experiences, help to assist guests in our retail gift shop, and help with a variety of other duties on the farm.
We are looking for an energetic and self-starter candidates to work 16+hours per week.
Must be able to work weekends and a flexible schedule, hours will vary depending on tours/events and business demands, but hours scheduled will be between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, weekends and some holidays are required for this position due to the nature of our business. Note that hours are subject to change and holiday work is required due to business demands. 16+ hours per week.
Duties would include:
Assist with conducting Farm Tours, Experiences, and Events.
Assist with planning, promoting, decorating, set-up, hosting, and clean-up before, during, and after tours, events, or experiences
Assist in our on-site gift shop doing retail sales, displays, and cleaning, and with vacation rentals as needed.
Assist in various animal care duties and cleaning as needed
Assist with gardens, planters, and flower beds
Assist in keeping barns, feed areas, and public spaces organized, stocked, swept, and clean.
Various other miscellaneous jobs as required.
Qualifications for this position:
Ability to work with our guests in a polite and professional manner.
Giving tours or demonstrations to the public, planning and event management and/or boutiquretail experience a huge plus.
Must be an animal lover with a big heart and kind demeanor toward animals. We only use positive reinforcement with our animals.
Must enjoy and be able to work outdoors in the elements for extended periods.
Must be able to be on your feet and physically active for extended hours.
Must learn the tour protocols and learn and research on each breed of our animals to be knowledgeable and informative during tours and events.
Must have experience in a retail environment and able to conduct retail transactions accurately.
Organizational skills, attention to detail, creativity, and ability to follow protocols established for the farm.
Experience with horses and Alpacas a huge plus.
Ability to work as part of a team and with our customers and guests with professionalism and enthusiasm.
Dependable, our animals and guests count on us.
A natural storyteller with an enthusiasm for natural, animals, and the outdoors.
Able to work independently, with a keen eye for detail to get things done.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Reliable transportation and a valid drivers license with no major citations in the last 24 months.
We do not allow smoking, vaping, tobacco products, drugs, alcohol, or gum chewing on the farm for the health and safety of our animals, team members, and guests.
Hours: 16+ hours per week
Pay: $12.00 – $14.00 per hour depending on experience.
Winchester Creek Farm provided the following inclusive hiring information:
We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.
Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $12.00 – $14.00 per hour
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Weekends as needed
Supplemental pay types:
Ability to commute/relocate:
Waynesville, NC 28786: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
What previous Farm or animal care experience do you have?
Are you currently employed? If offered a position, when could you start? Any restrictions to the hours and days you can work each week? Must be able to work flexible schedule which includes weekends, weekdays, and some Holidays.
Are you able to work weekends and during the week between 9:00-6:00 pm? Any days or times you cannot work?
Best phone number and best time to reach you for a phone interview.
Gift Shop or Boutique Retail: 1 year (Required)
Animal care: 1 year (Required)
Tour Guide or Public Speaking: 1 year (Preferred)
Work Location: In person
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