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Livestock Manager 
Pat's Pastured was founded in 2002 and provides the highest quality pasture-raised and grass-fed meats all grown in Rhode Island. Our goal is to provide our livestock with a life that allows them to express their natural instincts fully in a pasture environment. That means that pigs get to root, run and play; chickens get to peck, scratch and crow; turkeys goggle and strut; cows eat grass outside, NOT corn in confinement. 

Farm Description

200+ acres of pasture and woodlots spread over several pieces of land in Rhode Island & Connecticut. All land is managed in an intensive rotational management system with multiple species of livestock.  All meat and eggs are sold through farmers markets (4 summer, 2 winter in 2021), home delivery, Meat/Poultry CSA, restaurant sales and on-farm sales.

Livestock Details:

Pasture-raised pigs (100-200 annually)
Pastured, Free-range broilers (20,000 seasonally)
Pasture-raised turkeys (600 seasonally)
Grass-fed beef steers (60 annually)
Free-range laying hens (2000 annually)
Free-range laying ducks (200 annually)
Livestock Guardian Dogs (6)
All poultry are processed on-farm in a RI Health Department processing facility on-farm

Responsibilities:
Ensure daily chores including watering, feeding and pasture rotation of chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, sheep and cattle are performed with efficiency by farm team
Communicate  animal health
Report any issues immediately to farm owner. Work together to problem solve
Develop and implement rotational grazing plan
Tractor work and basic equipment maintenance
Participation and assisting with management of on-site poultry processing crew - 800 birds per week
Fence building and general carpentry projects
Interact with public through workshops, volunteering, and daily visitation
Training farm team staff
Implementing "Lean" manufacturing processes in a farm environment

Skills and Qualifications:
3+ years experience in livestock farming
Experience instructing and managing others effectively
Passion for working with animals
Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humor
Creative problem solving skills
An appreciation for the role that speed and efficiency play in creating an economically viable farm
Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly is required
Ability to operate power tools and mechanical equipment safely
Willingness to work long hours in all weather conditions
Tractor experience 
Experience driving livestock trailers
Experience with lean manufacturing practices a plus
General carpentry and building skills
Valid drivers license with no recent moving violations
Dedication, reliability, and a great work ethic

This is a full-time, salaried, year round position. Compensation determined by experience - salary range $$48,000-$55,000 plus 15 day paid time off, sick/family leave, monthly food budget and professional development funds.  Interested applicants should answer the questions with the job description and attach a their resume and 3 professional references. We will accept applications until positions are filled. We will require either an in-person or video interview as part of the application process and if moved to next step a 2 day work try-out on-farm.  


Marketing Manager 

Job Description/Goals
Developing overall marketing strategy for Pat's Pastured
Writing/sending weekly email marketing using CRM (Drip)
Weekly social media posting
Website maintenance and assisting with redevelopment
Creating marketing collateral for sales 
Creating perishable shipping program 
Wholesale outreach
Seasonal promotional strategies
Photo & video development 
Home delivery expansion 
Ideal customer creation - using Story Brand framework
CRM analysis and planning 
Special event marketing 

Skills/Qualifications
Minimum 3 years of proven ability to drive dynamic sales growth
Exceptional writing skills
Good communication skills
Experience with:CRM
Social media
Email marketing 
Website development 
Problem solver
Able to work with others and be a member of a team

Full time, salaried position.  $55,000 annually, 15 days personal time off, sick/family leave, monthly farm food budget and professional development funds (no health benefits are provided). This position can work remotely as well and in person at our farm office. Interested applicants should answer the questions included and attach their resume and 3 professional references. Applicants that move to next round of hiring will be asked to submit a writing sample and create a draft outline of a marketing strategy for Pat's Pastured.


    Meat Processing Assistant

    Responsibilities:

    • Daily watering, feeding and pasture rotation of broiler chickens, laying hens, ducks, turkeys, pigs and cattle
    • Management of chick brooder
    • Equipment maintenance
    • Assist with sales of products
    • Assisting with products processing, packaging & inventory
    • Building fence
    • General carpentry and construction
    • Weekly slaughter/processing of poultry on-farm (approximately 800 per week May-November)

    Qualifications:

    • Enjoys working with animals
    • Willingness to work long hours in all weather conditions
    • Willingness to learn
    • Valid drivers license – no moving violations
    • Ability to follow directions
    • Able to work independently or in a group
    • Ability to lift 50lbs on regular basis required
    • Availability to work weekends
    • Good communication skills
    • Punctual and reliable


    $14 - $16 per hour based on experience (40 hrs per week) Interested applicants should fill out the questions listed on the job posting. We will accept applications until positions are filled. We will require either an in-person or video interview as part of the application process and if moved to next step a 1 day work try-out on-farm.

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