The Basic Qualifications and Expectations are the same for this position as for the others (see “Essential Expectations”), but the Animal Caretaker must also have some experience with caring for farm animals. (We currently have cows, laying hens, young chickens, geese, ducks, guinea fowl, one sheep, no pigs until late spring, llamas, two ostriches several farm cats, one farm dog, and two guardian dogs) While we don’t expect that you have experienced all these animals, the Animal Caretaker should have some experience caring for and monitoring animals in some capacity.
Though Emandal is a farm, we operate as a guest facility, and the work required reflects this. In addition to their Animal Caretaking duties, they’ll also assist the Seasonal Support Staff with lots of physical, behind the scenes work. This job is perfect for anyone who wants a break from school or a sedentary job and who understands the importance of flexibility and of working as part of a team. The Animal Caretaker must be a self-starter, and must be able to work alone or with a team, as they’ll be doing both during their job.
- In the Spring, the AC will be responsible for ensuring the staff are performing animal chores correctly. The AC will also be in the rotation with all other staff of weekend animal chores.
- In the Summer, the Animal Caretaker will be responsible for ensuring that staff are performing animal chores correctly. The AC will also take turns with the other staff doing animal chores.
- Monitor animal feed levels and communicate those needs to appropriate person.
- Monitor general health and wellbeing of animals and their habitats on a daily basis (except during time off) and communicate their findings to the appropriate farm person.
Support Staff Responsibilities:
- Prepping for meals: slicing vegetables, washing lettuce, setting up dining room, etc.
- Cleaning kitchen and dining room after meals: washing dishes, putting away food, sweeping and mopping kitchen and dining room, taking pig slop and compost, etc.
- Housekeeping: cleaning and setting up cabins for guests weekly, cleaning bathrooms, laundry, etc.
Minimum $335/week, plus room and board. Tips during Family Camp/Groups.
40 hours a week
Family Camp/Group schedule (late May–mid-October): 5 days, some weekends required
Dates Of Employment–Now accepting applications for 2020.
(1) March 1-May 15, 2020
(2) May 15-October 15, 2o20
Preference is given to applicants who can stay for this entire period, but we will still consider applications for shorter time periods. End date in particular may be flexible dependent on needs of the business and staff member.
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please fill out the online application and submit it to us.