Pat's Pastured is looking for a Livestock Crew Manager, Farm Hands and Market Staff

Pat's Pastured was founded in 2002 and provides the highest quality pasture-raised and grass-fed meats. 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 Description120+ acres of pasture and woodlots spread over several pieces of land in Rhode Island. All land is managed in an intensive rotational management system with multiple species of livestock. The main farm is located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. All meat and eggs are sold through farmers markets, Meat/Poultry CSA, restaurant sales, home delivery and on-farm sales.

Livestock Crew Manager
Livestock Details:

  • Pasture-raised pigs
    Pastured, free-range broilers 
    Pasture-raised turkeys
    Grass-fed beef steers
    Free-range laying hens
    Free-range laying ducks
    Livestock Guardian Dogs

    Effectiveness Areas

    Development of a high quality of staff training program – on-job training, special workshops and self guided. Implement a training passport program to gauge staff participation and retention of key training areas.

Highly trained farm staff will successfully raise and process grass-fed and pasture-raised livestock to satisfy our customers demand of delicious, high quality meat and eggs raised with high animal welfare standards.

Record-keeping will accurately assess the quality and effectiveness of the livestock program at Pat’s Pastured.

Ensure daily chores including watering, feeding and pasture rotation of chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, and cattle are performed with efficiency.

Communicate with livestock manager on overall animal health.

Develop and implement rotational grazing plan in conjunction with livestock manager.

Tractor work and basic equipment maintenance

Assist in managing on-site poultry processing crew.

General carpentry projects

Interact with the public through workshops, volunteers, and daily visitation.

Evaluate team member performance 

Skills and Qualifications
2+ years experience in livestock farming
Experience with training and managing others effectively
Passion for working with animals
Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
Excellent communication skills
Creative problem solving skills
An appreciation of the roles speed and efficiency play in creating an economically viable farm – interest in learning and implementing “Lean manufacturing” techniques in a farm environment
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 a plus
General carpentry and building skills
Valid driver's license with clean driving record
Willingness to work 4 days per week and 1 weekend day
Dedication, reliability, and a great work ethic

This is a full-time, year round salaried position – position to begin March 2020. Compensation determined by experience, salary range $28-$33,000 per year. Health insurance is not provided. Staff receive generous food allowances & discounts, 2 weeks paid vacation time off, paid sick leave, professional development/training funding. CLICK HERE TO APPLY! Any questions please contact us by email To learn more about Pat’s Pastured you can visit our website

Farm Hand Position

Pat's Pastured is seeking a full time Farm Hand.  This position will work in most aspects of our farm.  Typically this environment is subject to exposure to all outdoor weather. This position is full-time, 40 hours per week.  Salary is $12-$14 per hour, commensurate with experience


Daily watering, feeding and pasture rotation of broiler chickens, laying hens, ducks, turkeys, pigs and cattle
Management of chick brooder
Equipment maintenance
Product delivery
Assist with sales of products
Assisting with products processing, packaging & inventory
Building fence
General carpentry and construction
Weekly slaughter/processing of poultry on-farm


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
Good communication skills
Punctual and reliable

Send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references – application not containing these elements will not be considered.  Any questions please contact us by email To learn more about Pat’s Pastured visit our website or Facebook.

Farmers Market Staff

General Description: 

Our farm is looking for motivated and out-going folks with a passion for agriculture and food to represent Pat’s Pastured both at our home farm store, at numerous Rhode Island farmers markets, and with our wholesale customers.

Starting mid-May and running through the end-October, these are seasonal retail positions. Beyond helping to share with the community our farm's pride and passion in what we grow, the work involves a unique combination of produce handling and sales, savvy farm marketing, wholesale deliveries, and good ol' fashioned face-to-face customer service.

We are hiring part-time employees for a few different farmers' market positions.

Friday at our East Greenwich Farm, 3pm-6pm
Saturday at our East Greenwich Farm, 8:30am – 1:30pm

All positions will also come to the farm in East Greenwich to pick up and return product and for monthly staff meetings.


Schedule and availability are critical. Must have a good driving record, be able to lift 60+lbs and have a good personality for sales.  

All applicants must also:
Be well organized, efficient and able to work independently.
Possess a positive, diligent work ethic.
Actively take initiative.
Love working outdoors in all weather.
Be friendly, outgoing, and knowledgeable.
Present a professional, clean, warm and approachable appearance.
Have excellent communication skills.
Driver's License & clear driving record.  MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) required for hire

Send resume, cover letter and 3 professional references – application not containing these elements will not be considered.  Any questions please contact us by email To learn more about Pat’s Pastured visit our website or Facebook.