Queens County Farm Museum is one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York State. The original property was farmed by the Adriance family beginning in 1697. Today, the farm serves as a vital resource connecting people to agriculture and the environment creating conversations about biodiversity, nutrition, health and wellness, climate change and preserving local history.
The Queens County Farm Museum is a New York City Landmark, on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City. Queens Farm hosts a wide variety of acclaimed education programs, public events and adult education programs. The farm is home to a variety of animals – steer, sheep, goats, laying hens, alpaca, and pigs – many of which live out their lives on the farm. Queens Farm is a New York City treasure where historic structures, productive fields, woodland, and livestock bring agricultural history to life.
About the Role:
Queens Farm’s multi-species livestock operation is an integral part of this diversified small farm. The Livestock Coordinator will act as the main point-person within the Agriculture Department for livestock care, under the supervision of the Director of Agriculture. The Livestock Coordinator’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, daily livestock chores, general animal maintenance, health monitoring, management of supplies and feed, ongoing livestock and infrastructure maintenance, and execution of livestock rotation re: pasture management. This role also assists with all aspects of our production farm (from seeding to harvesting). The Livestock Coordinator will always have eyes on the animals, and provide regular feedback to the Director of Agriculture.