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Dashing Star Farm LLC Farm Assistant - Full & Part-time in Millerton, New York

Dashing Star Farm LLC is hiring for a Full-time and Part-Time Farm Assistant. ADDRESS 157 Indian Lake Road, PO Box 845 CITY Millerton STATE NY ZIP 12546. Travel Directions: NYS Route 44 to Coleman Station Road to Indian Lake Road. Job Description - Farm Assistant. Salary is commensurate with experience Full-time up to 40 hours, part-time is 20-25 hours per week on site with a five day work week, Sunday through Thursday. Some work weeks in September through May might shift to Monday day through Saturday in order to have coverage to observe sheep during lambing season. The workday includes a paid 30 minute lunch break and reasonable restroom breaks. Start time will typically be 8:00 am and end time 12:00 pm, unless there are weather issues or particular job tasks which create a need for adjustment. Should a longer mid-day break be needed, it can be accommodated by extended the day either earlier or later by mutual agreement. Personal tasks and non-farm work related cell phone calls/texts/emails are restricted to lunch break or unpaid time. Tasks involve physical labor and the ability to lift items weighing 40 to 50 lbs. The employee is also required to work with livestock - sheep and poultry. The employee is responsible for providing their own suitable work clothing, outerwear, and footware. Work gloves, hand sanitizer and facemasks are supplied by the employer. The employee is responsible for maintaining proper social distancing and hand sanitation. Work conditions include rain, snow, heat and cold. The work environment varies from indoors to outdoors and includes working in barns around dust and animal bedding. Tools worked with include wheelbarrows pitchforks, rakes, shovels, lopping shears, grass shears, brooms, dustpans, vacuums and scrapers. Daily tasks include providing livestock with feed and water, including moving buckets of grain and water and bales of hay. At times the employee will be required to assist in moving and securing sheep and lambs including the use of halters and other restraints. The employee is also required to assist with regular FAMACHA scoring checks of sheep and lambs. Basic observations of livestock conditions are expected, as is communicating any concerns to the employer. Wool picking is another regular task expected to be performed. This involves standing at or sitting next to a wool rack, removing vegetative matter from wool fleece and sorting it by texture and color. It also requires lifting and moving full bags of wool. Assistance with sorting and bagging wool when shearing is taking place is also required. Other work tasks include, but are not limited to: The position is based on the farm in Millerton, NY and is available immediately. It is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in learning all aspects of a small pasture-based farming operation. There is no housing available on the farm for any employees. An additional requirement is that in the event the employee finds it necessary to end the employment at the farm, two full weeks notice are expected as a matter of courtesy. Contact us at for more information or to arrange an appointment for an interview. Please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references.