FARM JOB: Salt Spring Island, BC – Salt Spring Island Cheese Co., Farm Manager

Posted by Michalina Hunter on July 21, 2022

Salt Spring Island Cheese Co. on Salt Spring Island, BC is seeking a Farm Manager!

ABOUT Salt Spring Island Cheese Co.

We are a goat cheese company with 12 goats (6 adults, 6 kids) and 16 chickens. There is no milking operation on site.

We want to provide a good experience to our many visitors that come to our cheese farm all year long.

DESIRED QUALITIES

Reliable, sense of initiative, resourceful.

Experience working with livestock required.

JOB TASKS

The Farm Manager is responsible for running the Farm, as well as Groundskeeping and Property Maintenance, and Production and Operations Driving. While the Cheese Company operates the farm on a commercial basis, a significant component of its justification is to support cheese sales. It is essential that the farm manager facilitates this marketing role and maintains the farm as a picturesque destination.

Responsibilities include:

  • Animal care for the flock of goats as well as laying chickens.
  • Maintaining the property, barns, fencing, and farm infrastructure to a high standard
  • Routinely removing and disposing of all recycling and garbage as necessary
  • Maintaining all farm equipment and vehicles
  • Delivering and picking up production supplies and ingredients as required
  • Arranging for all necessary transportation of animals effectively and humanly
  • Ensuring all feed and farm supplies are cost effectively transported
  • As necessary, supervising farm hands, and ensuring that there are well trained and able to care for all the animals diligently
  • Ensuring that the yearly budget for the farm is met
  • Providing all necessary reporting for the Farm Operation to the Accounting Manager and the General Manager as required, including staff hours and inventory

JOB DETAILS

Term: Permanent position available immediately.

Hours per week: The position requires 20-30 hours during the summer season and is a guaranteed minimum of 20 hours per week the rest of the year. Wage will be commensurate with experience.

Wage: $25-30 depending on qualifications.

TO APPLY

Please submit your resume and cover letter/email to marie@saltspringcheese.com

***MUST HAVE ACCOMMODATION ON SALT SPRING ISLAND BEFORE APPLYING*** Applicants with no accommodation will not be considered.

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org

LEARN MORE ABOUT Salt Spring Island Cheese Co.

Website: https://saltspringcheese.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saltspringcheese/
Instagram: @saltspring_island_cheese

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