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We are hiring!

We are looking for a part time assistant herds person in the barn as well as a part time assistant cheese maker. Both positions start in mid-April.

First, the barn: Here's your chance to get up close and personal with the most wonderful dairy animal-- goats! Looking to fill 4-5 milking shifts per week (12-15 hours per week total). Am or pm shifts, preferably some of each. Morning shifts starts at 5:30 am, afternoon at 4:00. Each shift takes 2-3 hours and includes feeding animals (goats, chickens, pigs), moving fence, moving goats, milking (with machines, in comfortable milking parlor), washing equipment, cleaning parlor and barn. Must be able to work independently and to lift and carry 40 lbs. No use of heavy equipment required. Animal and dairy experience is preferred but we will train the right person! Dependability, love of animals, and good communication is a must.

Secondly, the cheese: Join our close-knit, small team of cheese makers. Looking for someone to work 4 days per week, approx 6 hours per day(approx 24 hours/week total) , preferably Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, but we can be flexible on some days. Food safety protocol is our top priority so we are looking for someone who has a background in food and/or science, or who is a compulsive cleaner and hand washer! If you are a tidy, dependable, fun person and an efficient worker who is eager to take part in making our award-winning cheese we would love to hear from you! Must be able to lift 30 lbs and work on your feet for several hours. Jobs will include: washing and sanitizing cheese moulds, racks, and equipment, pouring curds, washing floors and walls, flipping cheese, wrapping cheese, cleaning cheese vats, record keeping, and more and more cleaning!

Both positions start at $15/hour. No housing available. As mentioned, jobs start mid-April. We require work through Labor Day, preference will go to someone who can stay longer. Please email letter of interest, resume and two work reference contact info before April 1 to Hannah & Greg: blueledgefarm@gmail.com