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Dairy Goat Milker - Based in Cambria, California, part-time

Do you love animals? Want to work outside with a lovely herd of dairy goats!? We need your help!

Description: Our small, family owned goat dairy is looking for a few hard working individuals to help us during one of our busiest times of the year - milking season! Our milking season runs from March through October and consists of twice daily milkings of our extremely friendly and adorable herd of 36 Lamancha does. If you love animals and the outdoors and are looking for a job that is self-guided and dynamic, this could be the right fit for you!

  • PT Paid
  • Shifts generally range from 7-11:30 AM and 4-8:00
  • Commitment: April-October 2022. Potential for the right candidate to grow with the company after completing initial commitment.

Requirements: The right candidate must love animals, have a positive attitude, be hard working and extremely reliable, be able to lift 75 pounds, and must be able to work both independently and as a team. Must be able to work early mornings and evenings. Must be able to handle the ups and downs of animal husbandry. We have a firm schedule and do not have the flexibility to offer time off once committed to the season. We abide by all CDC guidelines on public safety. Huge bonus points for those fully boosted against Covid-19.

Experience: No experience required. Animal handling / husbandry experience preferred. Must have a good attitude and be able to work hard with demonstrated efficiency.

Schedule: 4-6+/- hours shifts (mornings & evenings / weekends & holidays).

Duties include:

  • Perform milking shifts as scheduled adhering to highest standards of hygiene and sanitation
  • Set up & break down milking parlor before and after milking
  • Keep track of herd health and communicate updates to manager
  • Maintain a high level of awareness to ensure herd health, personal safety, and product quality
  • Help the goat team with miscellaneous tasks as needed
  • Occasionally feed/care for other animals on the farm
  • Occasional bottle-feeding of goat kids
  • Feed goats and guardian livestock dogs
  • Clean the milking parlor after milking


About our farm: Stepladder Ranch & Creamery is a small goat dairy and creamery located up the hill from Cambria, California. We specialize in small-scale, handmade cheeses with milk from our pasture-raised herd of Lamancha goats. During our off season, we also make artisan cow's milk and mixed milk cheeses using milk exclusively from our herd and a local herd of Holsteins and Jersey cows.

To apply: Please email Whitney@stepladdercreamery.com with a resume, your availability, and a paragraph telling us why you think you would be a good fit, what your goals are for this type of job, and why you are seeking this unique opportunity.

 

Farmer's Market Sales Associate - Based in San Leandro, part-time

We're currently seeking someone to work weekend farmer's markets in the Bay Area selling a variety of cheese, meat, fruit, and honey. This is a part-time role with shifts each Saturday and Sunday. The job is based in San Leandro and involves starting and ending your shifts there with a farmers market in between. Our markets are all less than one hour from San Leandro.

Read the full job description here

If you're interested in joining our team, feel free to submit your resume and brief explanation about why you want the position to info@stepladdercreamery.com

 

Freelance Opportunities

Are you a photographer or graphic designer looking to grow your portfolio? We're always looking for talented artists and professionals to work with in sharing our story and cheese with hungry customers on social media and other marketing channels. Send us your resume and portfolio to info@stepladdercreamery.com and we will be in touch.

 

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