Fifth Crow Farm – Pastured Poultry Production Manager

Contact information
Farm Address:
PO Box 527

Pescadero , California , 37374

Primary Contact: Teresa Kurtak
Secondary Contact:


Primary Phone:
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Cell
    Number: 831-600-5452
    Email: teresa@fifthcrowfarm.com

Secondary Phone
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    Number:
    Email: darin@fifthcrowfarm.com

    Email: darin@fifthcrowfarm.com

Website: http://fifthcrowfarm.com/jobs/

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Internship information
General Farm Description:

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: 3/1/2017
Internship Ends: 11/20/2017 long term desirable
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: until position is filled
Minimum Length of Stay: 8 Months

Internship Details:

“Pastured Poultry Production Manager<br>
– 40-50 hours per week, Wednesdays- Sundays
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This position is responsible for overseeing and managing our certified organic pastured egg operation of about 700 hens. The position also includes a weekly farmers' market and helping out with other farm work when time allows. Strictly chicken related work takes about 25-30 hours of a 40-45 hour work week.
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Pay: starting $12-$14/hour experience depending with 6 month reviews of performance for raises. Health Insurance benefits included.
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Qualifications: Self-directed, good at self managing, detail-oriented, good communication skills, basic spanish, previous farming experience required, previous animal husbandry experience required, interest and passion for improving systems and efficiency, and a love of animals. The job also entails the daily care and loving of our extremely sweet and cuddly livestock guardian dog Henri.
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Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
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-daily care of birds<br>
-Manage the weekly moving of both coops and maintenance of pasture<br>
-Manage and coordinate the cleaning the coops once every four weeks. Refresh straw and wood shavings. <br>
-Monitor health of the birds and coordinate the treatment of coops/birds when necessary. <br>
-Keep ongoing inventory of the necessary inputs and supplies and make a plan with business owners to ensure that they are always on site, (feed, oyster shell, straw, wood shavings, hose repair supplies, etc.).<br>
– routine maintenance (repair waterers, replace broken fence posts) and monitor the need for more major repairs.<br>
– deal with ordering chicks annually and setting up brooder as well as care of chicks in brooder<br>
-managing the annual culling, slaughter, of the older hens<br>
-caring for and being Henri's person-giving him meds/setting up vet visits, treats, making sure he has food, gets groomed, etc.
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To apply please send resume, including two references, and a cover letter to Teresa at teresa@fifthcrowfarm.com


Educational Opportunities: "Although crew are paid seasonal employees versus interns, we are committed to providing rich optional educational opportunities outside of work hours. For this reason we are part of a group of more than 8 local farms (Central Coast CRAFT: https://sites.google.com/site/centralcoastcraft/) collectively providing further educational & community building opportunities for our interns/apprentices & employees. These positions are ideal for someone who has already interned, is ready to be paid, but wants more experience and exposure to other farms before starting their own operation. "

Skills Desired: "Self-directed, good at self managing, detail-oriented, good communication skills, basic spanish, previous farming experience required, previous animal husbandry experience required, interest and passion for improving systems and efficiency, and a love of animals (the job also entails the daily care and loving of our extremely sweet and cuddly livestock guardian dog Henri)"

Meals: As many veggies as you can eat and reasonable market trades

Stipend: starting $12-$14/hour experience depending with 6 month reviews of performance for raises. Health Insurance benefits included.

Housing: Housing is limited. Inquire within about housing

Preferred method of Contact: Email