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14 Dec 2021

Internship Livestock Team Leader

Dickinson College Farm – Posted by farm@dickinson.edu Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Located in south-central Pennsylvania, the Dickinson College Farm is an 80-acre educational production farm that raises grass-fed cattle, sheep and chickens and certified organic produce for campus and community consumption, in addition to serving as a resource for academic and agricultural training interests.

The Dickinson College Farm invites motivated and experienced applicants to apply for our 2022 Livestock Team Leader  position.  We raise cattle and sheep from birth to maturity on the farm, then sell the mature animals as retail meat products or live animals to other local growers.  We aim for a low stress management system with an emphasis on livestock and pasture health, productivity, and worker safety. In 2022 we will have 15-20 cattle, 40-50 sheep and about 50 hens

Successful applicants must have a minimum of one season working with livestock on a farm.  Experience supervising others, operating equipment, and relevant academic training are a plus.  Training will be provided to supplement the applicant’s existing knowledge, skills and experience. The ideal Team Leader will be energetic, dedicated to the farm mission, and present with an upbeat attitude on a daily basis. As a member of the management team, the Livestock Team Leader will support and help communicate farm policies in a professional manner with respect for all farm staff, students and volunteers.  We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

This full-time position will run from March until December in 2022. The wage is $14.27/hour for a 40 hour week plus one week of paid vacation, as well as free produce and free or discounted access to retail items such as meat and eggs.

A complete job description for the 2022 Livestock Team Leader position can be found at   https://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/2022-livestock-team-leader/

How to Apply

  • To apply, submit an informal cover letter and resume describing your relevant experience, reason for applying and personal aspirations for the 2022 season and beyond.  Email application materials to steimanm@dickinson.edu.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis – the position will be filled by the first qualified applicant.
  • For additional information about the Dickinson College Farm and Livestock Team Leader position, please contact Matt Steiman at steimanm@dickinson.edu / Phone: 717-713-0276

Job Categories: Farming. Job Types: Internship. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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