Cricket Creek Farm is looking to hire a farmhand for part-time farm work and/or a general farm worker. Applicants with more experience, and explicitly experience with and interest in milking, will be considered for full-time work. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working with animals, supporting local agriculture, and reliable work with room for growth.
While these roles require quite a bit of independence, you will be joining a fun, small team of people passionate about food and farming.
FARM HAND RESPONSIBILITIES (part time)
- Feeding and bedding calves
- Feeding and bedding pigs
- Cleaning dairy barn with skid steer and bedding dairy cows
- Other bedding and feeding tasks
- Assorted basic maintenance and cleaning
GENERAL FARM WORKER RESPONSIBILITIES (part to full time)
- All Farm Hand responsibilities listed above
- Bring cows in for and taking them back out to pasture after milking
Compensation starts at $14.25 per hour and is based on relevant experience. Staff also receive fresh raw milk and cheese and a 20% discount on all farm store products including our pasture-raised beef & veal and our whey-fed pork.
FARM HAND SCHEDULE & REQUIREMENTS
Scheduled shifts for a part-time farm hand are Saturday through Wednesday mornings 8:00AM to ~11:00AM.
More hours may be available. Relevant experience is helpful but not necessary. Applicants must be able to lift 50lbs, follow instructions well, have good attention to detail, work well independently, enjoy physical work and working with animals.
GENERAL FARM WORKER SCHEDULE & REQUIREMENTS
Scheduled shifts are somewhat flexible but are around 1PM to 8PM. Help is needed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Applicants must be able to lift 50 lbs, follow instructions well, have good attention to detail, strong ability to work independently, enjoy physical work and working with animals. Experience milking and working with cows or other livestock is required.
Cricket Creek Farm is a small, grass-based cow dairy nestled in the Berkshire hills of Williamstown, MA. We produce raw milk, grass-fed beef & veal and whey-fed pork, in addition to 7 different styles of artisanal farmstead cheeses. We milk 35-40 cows at a time and care for about 80 animals in total. Our Mission is to produce nourishing food that honors our animals, respects the land, and feeds our community, and to exemplify a sustainable model for small-farm viability. We sell our cheese, raw milk, beef, veal, and pork in our farm store, alongside a wide range of local products. We also sell our cheese at a number of farmers markets we attend throughout the area.
To apply, please email Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and brief description of why you are interested in the position.
Start date is ASAP.
This job was edited 06/16/22; if it is up, we are still interested in receiving applications!