We're hiring for the fall season!

Organic Farm Worker – Fall Grazing Assistant

35-40 hours/week

$15 per hour

Duration: Sept - December 

Location: Rock’s End Farm, Farrellton, Quebec

 

About the Position

As the Grazing Assistant on our certified organic farm, you will spend much of your time with our flock of Icelandic sheep, and our small herd of Angus cows. You will be responsible for keeping the animals healthy and well cared for while also regenerating the soil through grazing management. Working independently, you will be bringing the animals to fresh pasture daily by moving fencing and water, assessing the pasture and planning the movement of the paddocks to ensure that the animals always have everything that they need: feed, water, shade, mineral, safety, low stress. You will be hiking the hills of our beautiful 300 acre regenerative farm to assess the livestock and their pastures. You will also help at times with other farm tasks, including but not limited to: assisting with packing boxes of meat, helping with farm maintenance and fencing, and assisting customers when they come to the farm to collect their orders. We will value your insights and contributions as a key member of the farm team. The ideal candidate loves the outdoors, enjoys hiking and physical work, is a problem solver, has a keen eye for detail, and is equally at ease working independently or in a team setting.

Job Description

  • Observe animals, take note of condition of the animals and the forage

  • Move the animals to fresh grass on a regular basis by taking down and setting up electric fencing

  • Assist with animal care procedures such as shearing and hoof trimming

  • Take photographs of the animals and land for social media purposes

  • Assist with farm maintenance including fencing, farm building repairs, and farm cleanup

  • Packing boxes of meat and helping with inventory management

  • Assist with on-farm public events

 

Qualifications

We are looking for somebody who:

  • Is keenly interested in organic, regenerative, livestock-based agriculture.

  • Possesses a high level of personal integrity, responsibility for self, and a strong work ethic.

  • Works safely and efficiently with minimal supervision.

  • Is prepared to work outside, on rugged terrain, in all weather conditions.

  • Has the ability to carry up to 40 lbs.

  • Has great organizational and spatial visualization skills.

  • Can work well with others or independently.

  • Previous farm experience is strongly preferred.

 

Please Note

Rock’s End Farm practices employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. We embrace diversity in all its forms and commit to maintaining a work environment that is welcoming for all.

 

This job is part of the Agriculture and Agrifood Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Program. Please let us know if you are:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;

  • A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or refugee and

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

 

To apply

Send us a cover letter describing what makes you a great candidate for this position, along with your resume, to: 

Erin Krekoski

erin@RocksEndFarm.ca

 

We will continue to accept applications until a suitable candidate is found.

Rock's End Farm

88 ch. Echo Dale

Farrellton, QC  J0X 1T0

819.775.8132

erin AT rocksendfarm DOT ca