Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020
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Queens County Farm Museum

Floral Park, NY 11001, USA
Full Time
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Livestock Coordinator

Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020
 Full Time
 Small Scale
 Farming Practices
 All - Livestock
 Other

Position Description

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.

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years experience in livestock care (preferably management).
  • Driver’s license.
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of animal care (available feed stock, diseases, environmental conditions, health care and handling, etc.).
  • Passion for animals, agriculture, and farm-based education.
  • Exceptional leadership qualities. 
  • Patience, flexibility, and strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivation.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, time management, and prioritization.
  • Strategic thinking within the context of Queens Farm initiatives.
  • Appreciation for working on an public farm in the most diverse county in the country.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds, to be outside in adverse weather conditions, and working on your feet all day.
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