Dickinson College Farm

Contact information
Farm Address:
553 Park Drive
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, 17007

Primary Contact: Dickinson College Farm
Primary Phone:
    Type:
Cell
    Number: 7172451969
    Email: steimanm@dickinson.edu

Website: https://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/2022-livestock-team-leader/

Website: http://www.dickinson.edu/farm

Internship information
General Farm Description: Located in south-central Pennsylvania, the Dickinson College Farm is an 80-acre educational production farm that raises grass-fed cattle, sheep and chickens and certified organic produce for campus and community consumption, in addition to serving as a resource for academic and agricultural training interests.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: Early March 2022
Internship Ends: End of December 2022
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis – the position will be filled by the first qualified applicant.
Minimum Length of Stay: Duration of internship

Internship Details:

The Dickinson College Farm invites motivated and experienced applicants to apply for our 2022 Livestock Team Leader position. We raise cattle and sheep from birth to maturity on the farm, then sell the mature animals as retail meat products or live animals to other local growers. We aim for a low stress management system with an emphasis on livestock and pasture health, productivity, and worker safety. In 2022 we will have 15-20 cattle, 40-50 sheep and about 50 hens
Successful applicants must have a minimum of one season working with livestock on a farm. Experience supervising others, operating equipment, and relevant academic training are a plus. Training will be provided to supplement the applicant’s existing knowledge, skills and experience. The ideal Team Leader will be energetic, dedicated to the farm mission, and present with an upbeat attitude on a daily basis. As a member of the management team, the Livestock Team Leader will support and help communicate farm policies in a professional manner with respect for all farm staff, students and volunteers. We encourage applications from all qualified persons. This full-time position will run from March until December in 2022. The wage is $14.27/hour for a 40 hour week plus one week of paid vacation, as well as free produce and free or discounted access to retail items such as meat and eggs.

A complete job description for the 2022 Livestock Team Leader position can be found at https://blogs.dickinson.edu/farm/2022-livestock-team-leader/

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis – the position will be filled by the first qualified applicant.
To apply, submit an informal cover letter and resume describing your relevant experience, reason for applying and personal aspirations for the 2022 season and beyond. Email application materials to steimanm@dickinson.edu.
For additional information about the Dickinson College Farm and Livestock Team Leader position, please contact Matt Steiman at steimanm@dickinson.edu
Phone: 717-713-0276


Educational Opportunities: The objective of the Dickinson College Farm is to prepare aspiring farmers and food system innovators for leadership positions in farming, food systems, or sustainability related careers. We aim to provide our 2022 Livestock Team Leader with the skills, experience, and knowledge needed to advance into a management role – whether on a production livestock farm or within sustainable food systems initiatives. The experience is also applicable should someone choose to return to academic studies or seek other employment related to food, sustainability, and education.

Skills Desired: Successful applicants must have a minimum of one season working with livestock on a farm. Experience supervising others, operating equipment, and relevant academic training are a plus. Training will be provided to supplement the applicant’s existing knowledge, skills and experience. The ideal Team Leader will be energetic, dedicated to the farm mission, and present with an upbeat attitude on a daily basis. As a member of the management team, the Livestock Team Leader will support and help communicate farm policies in a professional manner with respect for all farm staff, students and volunteers. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Meals: No

Stipend: The wage is $14.27/hour for a 40 hour week plus one week of paid vacation, as well as free produce and free or discounted access to retail items such as meat and eggs.

Housing: No

Preferred method of Contact: email