Classification: Full-time, exempt
Location: Watson Farm, Jamestown, R.I.
Join our dedicated team in Rhode Island preserving a historic working farm. Using innovative, sustainable practices, Watson Farm continues the tradition of pastoral husbandry, grazing Heritage Red Devon cattle and sheep on the scenic seaside pastures.
Description: Responsible for assisting the farm manager in the agricultural and landscape maintenance and livestock management associated with the running of Watson Farm, Jamestown, Rhode Island.
In this position, you will:
- Assist Farm Manager in farm related tasks including landscape maintenance, field work and hay production, invasive plant control, stone wall clearing and repair, fence clearing and repair, tree work, machinery maintenance and operation, and light carpentry work.
- Assist Farm Manager in livestock management including feeding and handling of cows and sheep, rotational grazing, water systems, breeding, calving and lambing, and marketing.
- Provide all aspects of weekly landscape maintenance for public areas including mowing, weed-whacking, and chainsaw clearing around the farm entry, farm house, barns, and public paths.
- Provide support for public programs and visitation. This position regularly interacts with the public.
Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent education. Three years of job-related experience. Valid driver’s license required. Experience with operation and maintenance of power tools, landscape equipment, and farm equipment including tractors. Mechanical aptitude and strong communication skills.
Other Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with and handling livestock, specifically, sheep and cattle.
Applications: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected].