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21 May 2019

Part-Time Goat Milker and Farm Assistant

Spiraledge – Posted by [email protected] Los Gatos, California, United States

Job Description

Who we are
Spiraledge is a company founded on one essential principle: to help people live healthier lives.

Benaroya Family Farm is a diverse 10 acre homestead in Los Gatos with 300 fruit trees, lots of berries and vegetables, greenhouses, pastures, chickens and 13 dairy goats.

Goat Milker and Farm Assistant
Training is available for this role
Los Gatos, CA | Part-time | Reports to the Farm Manager

The Role
We are looking for someone to assist with animal care/milking at a 13-acre homestead in Los Gatos, CA. Weekend hours are required.

What you will do
• Milk goats by hand and w/machine on Saturdays and/or Sundays as needed
• Filter, bottle, and chill milk
• Sterilize milking equipment
• Replenish bedding as needed
• Ensure water is clean and all waterers are functioning correctly
• Collect chicken/duck eggs
• Refill animal feed
• Basic animal care
• Help with a variety of farm-related tasks
• Help with vegetable harvest and hand watering
• Send daily update on herd status

Who you are and you have
• Experience milking and caring for dairy goats and chickens
• General animal husbandry skills
• A keen sense of observation and attention to detail
• Organic farming/gardening experience
• Ability to lift and carry 50lbs (aka a sack of chicken food)
• Good problem solving and judgement skills and know when to get others involved
• Like to work alone

Bonus points
• Holistic goat care background
• Experience w/kidding

Hours are TBD; most hours are on Saturday and Sunday

$15-20/hr DOE

How to Apply

If you would like to join our team, please send us your resume and brief cover letter outlining relevant experience. We are willing to train the right person.  

Job Categories: Sustainable Agriculture / Food. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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