Garden and Livestock Assistant - Moon Hollow Ranch, Sonoma, CA
Moon Hollow Ranch is seeking a full-time Garden and Livestock Assistant to join our team. You would be working on a scenic property near the town of Sonoma that is being developed into a world class estate. We require very detail oriented, hard workers with the ability to work independently. We raise registered Babydoll Southdown Sheep, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Kunekune Pigs and heritage breed poultry, as well as heirloom fruit and berries and an olive oil production orchard. Our restaurant and farmer’s market production garden is in the construction stage. Shifts are 8 hours: this opening is for the early morning shift and requires work on Saturday and Sunday, but which two days you choose as your “weekend” off are flexible.
Duties & Responsibilities: The major responsibilities of the position may include, but are not limited to:
Keeping areas neat and tidy at all times to maintain the aesthetic of the estate
Observing all animals for signs of stress or illness
Daily feeding and care of livestock
Milking goats each morning
Moving sheep to new electronet fence grazing cells for vegetation management and invasive plant control
Collecting, cleaning and packing eggs
Planting, maintenance and harvest of production garden
Additional tasks may include: beekeeping, noxious and invasive plant management, trimming hooves, administering medication as needed, etc.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks to completion
Valid California Driver's license and clean driving record
Full background security check
• Ability to lift and carry 50+ lbs
Ability to work outside year-round, including in inclement weather with exposure to poison oak
Ability to use equipment and tools safely, taking extremely good care of all ranch equipment
Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality and privacy
Good time management skills and ability to make efficient use of time
Good communication skills, computer literate and experience with google docs a plus.
Please send a cover letter explaining your desire to work with us, resume detailing your relevant experience, and three references to email@example.com
Compensation: $18 to $25 per hour DOE with paid lunch break, $429 monthly medical expense reimbursement, 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching, 2 weeks paid vacation, 9 paid sick days and 6 paid holidays. We regret that this position does not include housing.