Copicut Farms hiring Multiple Full-Time Positions

Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Copicut Farms hiring Multiple Full-Time Positions

 Farm Overview:

Copicut Farms is a small family-run farm located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. We specialize in pasture-raised livestock including chickens, turkeys, ducks and pigs on our 30 acres of farmland. We operate one of only a few State-licensed on-farm slaughtering facilities allowing us to raise and process all of our own poultry in a healthy and humane manner. We sell the majority of our products directly to customers through our farm-share program, farmer’s markets, and from our farm store.

We farm because we believe strongly in providing healthy, humanely-produced and processed meats and eggs to local consumers. We also believe that healthy environments breed healthy communities and are committed to managing our farm in a manner that takes full advantage of all of our land’s natural resources in an efficient and ecologically-sustainable manner.

Position Description:

We are hiring 2-3 full-time seasonal employees to assist with farm and farmers’ market work from mid April through late November in 2016. Employees will be expected to work 40-45 hours a week. Work hours are generally between 7:00 am-5pm, and may include weekends as well as occasional early morning or evening work as needed. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Feeding of livestock
  • Rotating livestock to fresh pastures
  • Catching and crating of poultry for processing
  • Slaughtering and processing poultry
  • Egg collection, cleaning, and packing
  • Farmer’s Market Sales
  • Landscape maintenance
  • General construction and carpentry
  • Packing and unpacking of farmers’ market trucks

Qualifications:

  • Interest in working with animals
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a group
  • Valid drivers license
  • Ability to lift 50-75 lbs
  • Ability to work full-time from mid-April through late November, with some flexibility.
  • Willingness to work long hours completing physically demanding tasks
  • Sense of humor
  • An interview is required prior to hiring

Compensation:

  • Pay rate is commensurate depending on experience.
  • On-farm housing is available.
  • Complimentary farm products including .
  • Hands-on education in farm management, livestock production, and sales
  • Worker’s Compensation coverage

To Apply

Please send letter of interest, resume, and two work-related references to: copicutfarms@gmail.com.

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