Unique and an Exciting Opportunity!
Farm Manager wanted for a Martha's Vineyard alpaca
farm specializing in high quality breeding and fiber alpacas.
Island Alpaca Co. is looking for a hard-working,
highly motivated and organized individual with initiative, creativity, and terrific
communication skills to manage barn/farm activities. 30+ hours per week.
Island Alpaca Co. is home to an alpaca herd on 19
acres, with 56 alpaca and 3 cria due, 2016. We are a multi-faceted
business with a farm store, an annual Shearing Day Event and
Neonatal Birthing Clinic and ongoing Alpaca Discovery Programs for the visiting public. We are open to the public every day,
year-round and in the summer welcome over 1000 visitors on a weekly
basis. An exciting opportunity for someone who is a self-starter
with a strong work ethic that wants to help achieve business goals
in a demanding, yet positive work environment.
Experience with alpacas preferred. Exposure to farming or livestock
operations is helpful with the willingness to become educated and
proficient in the care and sale of alpacas. Alpacas are unique and
we are willing to train the right person with a positive attitude, initiative and problem solving skills.
Daily care of alpacas, including herd health management and
maintenance and meticulous record keeping. Herd health management
includes routine medical care, breeding, birthing and intensive care
Pasture management, and oversight on
farm/barn repair and maintenance, safety concerns.
Marketing as well as business development skills are essential to
the success of our operation, to include but not limited to our
social networks (such as Face Book and Twitter), and web-portals (such as Open Herd, Alpaca Nation, AOA, and Alpaca Street)
Pay commensurate with experience. All inquiries kept confidential. Send resume: info@Islandalpaca.com or mail: PO BOX 1515, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
To learn more about us, visit our website: www.islandalpaca.com. Thank you for your interest in our farm!