Farm Livestock Hand (positions are currently filled)
Our livestock are a big part of our farm.  Here at Olde Haven Farm we raise pigs, sheep and poultry.  Sure the babies are cute, but we also have some really big pigs!  Farm Hands must be responsible, hard working, and self motivated individuals.  Farm Hands must be comfortable working around animals.  They must be able to follow direction and work well by themselves or with others.   Handy-man skills and abilities are needed, as Farm Hands can help out with building projects, repair work and general fencing needs.  We expect employees to stay focused and work efficiently. At times work on the farm can be repetitive and tiring. We notice when employees remain motivated and hard working throughout the day. This job requires a lot of lifting, walking and moving and good health is needed to do the job right.

Work includes:
Daily tasks of feeding and watering livestock

Regular checking of fences and shelters

Repair work to fences and shelters

Includes working with electric fencing

Setting up new fenced areas

Moving animals to new paddocks

Cleaning/Mucking animal stalls and shelters
General help around the farm

Communicating with owners regarding any animals concerns

Qualifications
• Ability to work hard outside in a variety of weather conditions with a positive attitude 
• Can lift 50lb, and has the physical health and ability to do the work necessary 
• Ability to work well independently 
• Good communication skills 
• Ability to follow instructions

Compensation: Pay starting at $11/hr and up depending on past work experience.

Like to work outside?  Join our Farm Crew! 

To apply, download and fill out this application.  You can drop it by the farm or email it to us.    

In the future we will be hiring for even more positions including work in our new commercial kitchen and for our on-farm store, so stay tuned for that!  

Farm Crew Positions (accepting applications now!)

Our farm crew is important to the success of our farm.  Crew members must be responsible, hard working, and self motivated individuals.  They must be able to follow direction and work well by themselves or with others.   This work environment can be fun, rewarding and exciting but it can also be hard work in tough weather.  We expect employees to stay focused and work efficiently. Crew members need to enjoy working and to feel satisfied by a job well done. At times work on the farm can be repetitive and tiring. We notice when employees remain motivated and hard working throughout the day.


Work includes:

Transplanting

Weeding 

Trellising

Pruning

Crop management

Irrigation management

Harvesting

Wash and Pack

Greenhouse/High Tunnel work

Building and repairing farm infrastructure

Possible Farmers' Market work


Crew members may also be given independent work projects based their abilities, interest and farm needs throughout the season


Qualifications:

• Ability to work hard outside in a variety of weather conditions with a positive attitude

• Can lift 50lb, and has the physical health and ability to work often times repetitive tasks for long periods of time squatting or kneeling

• Ability to work well in groups and independently

• Pays attention to detail, able to hold onto multiple levels of instruction

• Goal oriented with a drive to see the job through

• Passion about the general success of the farm

• Ability to keep a positive, "can do" attitude throughout the season

• Good communication skills

• Ability to follow examples of how specific tasks should be done

• Ability to take constructive criticism and interest in challenging themselves to learn new things



Our Farm Crew does not generally work with the animals on the farm, but they need to be aware that we do have livestock on the farm.


Compensation: Pay starting at $11 to $13/hr depending on past work experience.