Management/Working Farm Hand of Organic Farm and Horse Ranch

private farm - Nashville, TN

Full-time

Live-on Ranch/Estate Manager for peaceful organic family farm. Year round, full-time position (not seasonal). Housing provided in addition to salary and benefits.

Please only respond if you meet this requirement: experience in large farm landscaping and facility maintenance, basic tractor and farming machinery maintenance, and extensive background in equine care-taking. This position requires both physical labor and management of additional hired day labor as needed. Assisting with and having interest in the farm’s non-profit service programs for at risk youth is required.

Any experience in organic gardening and other livestock herd management is valued.

The farm manager will be responsible for the feeding of approximately 8 horses, manure management, scheduling and assisting vet, chiropractor, farrier, etc. as needed. This is not a riding/horse training position.

The schedule will be M-F, averaging 40 hours per week, with two and occasionally three weekends per month requiring simply the feeding and basic chores related to the horses (weekend chores take approx. 2.5hrs per day). Candidate must be willing to work more hours as needed during the peak season for farming activities and able to do various additional manual labor tasks when needed.

Farm works with local non-profit working with inner city youth to teach about farming practices, livestock management and introduces those that are less fortunate to horses.

One acre of the farm is dedicated to organic farming of fruits and vegetables and all food is donated to local food bank.

Ideal character is an open-minded, self-motivated individual comfortable working with diverse cultures, values organic farming, holistic equine care and trust based horse training methods. Many days are solitary during the slow season.

Single employee candidate and couples are encouraged to apply. Housing large enough for employee and family. Relocation expenses covered.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • equine: 5 years (Required)
  • farm machinery: 8 years (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Bonuses

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Relocation assistance

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends required
  • Overtime