Farm Manager

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Dayton, OH, United States

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30+ days ago

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Position Summary:
The Farm Manager will help lead the Aullwood farm in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities including animal care, grounds and facilities care, and farm crop production. Includes supervision of part-time staff and volunteers in roles that support the farm and its work.


  • $53,000 to $55,000/year
Essential Functions:
  • Manage farm assistant staff, including hiring, firing, training, scheduling and evaluating their work
  • Feed and water farm animals (horses, cows, pigs, chickens, etc)
  • Turn out and bring in animals
  • Work with veterinarian on animal care as needed
  • Schedule and oversee animal breeding program
  • Administer over-the-counter (OTC) medication under supervision of veterinarian or Executive Director
  • Build partnerships with local food providers, farmers, farmers’ markets to continue to build market for Aullwood products
  • Explore ways in which Aullwood might contribute to issues related to food accessibility in Dayton through partnerships such as Food Pillar in Partnerships for the Environment
  • In collaboration with the Volunteer Manager, coordinate and oversee the work of farm volunteers and determine appropriate tasks
  • Contribute to the generation of earned revenue through the sale of farm products, including hay, garden and meat products
  • Maintain Aullwood’s bee hives and extracting honey for sale as needed
  • Maintain Aullwood’s greenhouse, starting and caring for plants as needed
  • Schedule animal slaughter and transport meat animals to and from slaughter/butcher
  • Order and stock feed
  • Ensure facility is well maintained and clean, including cleaning and bedding animal stalls daily
  • Use tractor with attachments to perform various field and grounds maintenance
  • Coordinate with other facilities team members to perform landscaping duties such as weed removal, planting, mowing, shoveling walks and driveways, bush hogging fields, fence repair, etc. Conduct routine trail maintenance.
  • Cut, ted, rake and bale hay, turn compost, turn and spread mulch
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Experience:
  • 5+ years experience with farm animals and farm equipment.
  • Experience using farm equipment and attachments as well as power tools
  • Knowledge of safety practices, precautions and occupational hazards
associated with farm animal work
  • Demonstrated organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills that can be adapted to reach a wide range of individuals. Exceptional listening skills and the ability address visitor needs accordingly.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, while managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines and operating in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to work flexible hours when needed, including weekends and evenings.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to lift up to 80 lbs with or without accommodation.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other web-based technology.
  • Knowledge and commitment to conservation of birds and other wildlife and their habitats.
EEO Statement:
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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