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HOG ISLAND OYSTER CO.

FARM CREW WORKER

Full-Time

Hog Island Oyster Co. is looking for an enthusiastic Farm Crew Worker to join our team.  We work 10 hour days, 4 days a week. If you’re looking for a position that will both challenge and reward while working for a Company that takes care of its people, the planet and profits, then we encourage you to apply.  Hog Island Oyster Co. is proud to be a certified B Corp, using business as a force for good.

Live to shuck, shuck to live!

At Hog Island Oyster we aim to cultivate, serve and enjoy the best oyster experience possible. We take care and effort hand raising sustainable shellfish, which we proudly serve at our farm in Marshall and our restaurants in Marshall, San Francisco, and Napa.

What we provide:

  • Competitive pay

  • Generous medical and dental plans

  • 401k retirement plan with Company matching funds

  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • Paid vacation & sick time

  • Paid time to volunteer in the community

  • Employee discounts, Industry-leading training and opportunities for advancementWhat we require:

  • A willingness to learn and grow

  • Teamwork

  • An interest in working outdoors in and around Tomales Bay

  • A valid CA Driver’s License

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Ability to work in an outdoor marine environment

  • The physical ability to stand for up to 10 hours per day and lift up to 50 pounds

What are the job duties:

  • Oyster harvesting

  • Oyster seed planting and husbandry

  • Operating farm and marine equipment such as forklifts, tractors, trucks and boats

  • Assisting with environmental clean-up; must be compliant with all regulations

  • Equipment maintenance which includes cleaning of equipment

We help and take care of each other, our customers, our communities and our planet, and we have FUN doing it, so come and join us.

To Apply:

Send your resume to marshalljobs@hogislandoysters.com

At Hog Island Oyster Co. we stand for oysters, diversity and equality! This means cultivating a work place free from discrimination and harassment of any kind, and providing equal employment opportunities for all. People of all backgrounds and interests are welcome in our family. Shall we set a place at the table for you?


Halleck Creek Ranch

Job Title: Ranch Caretaker

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation / Benefits: Annual salary (commensurate with experience), housing, utilities, trash removal, PTO, health insurance and worker’s compensation insurance

Work Schedule: Full-time, Exempt. Approximately 37.0 hours a week

Introduction to Halleck Creek Ranch

Halleck Creek Ranch (HCR) is a special community of riders, donors, and volunteers that offers high- quality therapeutic horseback riding instruction to people with special needs from throughout the Bay Area. A pioneer in the field of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies, HCR has operated since 1977 on a historic 60-acre ranch in the hills of West Marin.

Position Summary

Position requires a responsible person who supports the organization’s mission. Under the general direction of the Executive Director (ED), the Ranch Caretaker (RC) is responsible for feeding livestock and other ranch animals, managing the overall well-being of the herd, facility volunteer management and maintenance of ranch facilities. He/she may also perform other duties as requested. Some evening and weekend hours may be required. Must have clean DMV record.

Qualifications

• Minimum of five years of experience working directly with and caring for horses

• Must be able to lift 75lbs and walk up to 6 miles a day

• Working knowledge and experience with construction

• Working knowledge of farm equipment, eg. Tractor, Quads, generator

• Experience in towing a gooseneck horse trailer

• Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work

• Attention to detail and problem-solving skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• High School degree; proficiency in written and spoken English

• Clean DMV record

• Must pass a background check

Responsibilities

Livestock:

• Feed up to 22 horses and 4 goats daily AM (between 6:00 am and 7:30 am) and PM (between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm).

o Assess appropriate feed, hay or hay/feed combinations for optimum performance and health o Administer daily medications and treatments as needed

• Perform daily wellness checks of all animals – look for unsoundness, wounds, unusual behavior

o Assess and treat wounds, wrap feet, etc. as needed o Consult with ED and Program Director (PD) for emergency vet calls and ranch calls

• Apply fly masks, fly spray, blankets daily or as needed

• Clean paddocks and barn area daily, water troughs as needed

Property & Maintenance:

• Oversee property and perform regular maintenance of fences, structures, roads, equipment with a focus on safety

• Harrow & maintain arena daily – maintain level, gates & fences

• Manage hay, grain and medication storage; keep hay barn and working areas clean and tidy

• Clean both bathrooms (floors, toilets, sinks, replace paper supplies) twice weekly

• Rotate manure pile as needed

• Distribute Fly Predators during spring/summer/fall seasons

• Dispose of trash once a week to dumpsters

• Ensure ranch truck, horse trailer, tractor, quads, mowers etc. are in good working order and maintained

• Manage fuel supplies and storage for ranch equipment

Program (Volunteers)

• Supervise and manage facility volunteers. Oversee volunteers with respect to the identification, execution and completion of ranch projects.

• May be asked to help coordinate special volunteer projects.

• Transport horses to special events approx. two times a year

• Exercise lesson horses under the direction and guidance of the ED and PD, including lunging and round-penning

Administration:

• Obtain approval from ED prior to any major expenditures, eg. hay purchases, equipment repair or facility costs

• Maintain horse care calendar and records for medication, deworming, farrier and vaccinations

o Coordinate appointments and communicate with program staff so horses scheduled for use in lessons are available

• Schedule delivery or pick up feed & supplies as needed

• Maintain written records on equipment & livestock

General Policies

Animals owned by this employee and brought onto HCR ranch property must be approved in writing by the Executive Director. Halleck Creek Ranch adheres to the principals of natural horsemanship espoused by Buck Brannaman and Ray Hunt and tenets of Humane Society of America. Abuse of any animal will result in disciplinary action which could include separation of employment.

Use of the HCR housing is provided as a condition of employment and is required at the convenience of HCR in order to ensure that the HCR property and the animals at HCR are properly and promptly maintained and cared for by the RC to allow the HCR programs to continue to function. The use of HCR housing may not be assigned or otherwise transferred to any other person or entity. HCR housing is restricted to the employee and immediate family consisting of one (1) adult.

RC must obtain his/her own personal liability insurance, HCR commercial liability and property damage covers HCR activities, including those of the RC, but not those of the RC acting outside of his HCR employment responsibilities or others co-living. (A simple renter’s insurance, probably available from his/her auto carrier is acceptable approx. cost $250/year). A copy of that policy must be presented to ED at time of hiring and each year of employment.

Candidates interested in applying should submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Executive Director, Molly Scannell, mscannell@halleckcreekranch.org. No phone calls please.


Devil’s Gulch ranch

Rabbitry and Poultry Manager
Pay is based on experience and performance
Location: Nicasio, Marin County, CA

Position Overview

This position is available immediately and involves all aspects of managing and caring for 1500-2000 meat rabbits and 4 types of poultry. The job is 6 days a week. Training is provided. No prior experience with rabbits or poultry is required, but an affinity for working with livestock is important. Rabbits and poultry are sensitive and fragile creatures that require patience, not brute strength.
Devil's Gulch Ranch, a diversified family farm located in Nicasio, Marin County, produces rabbits, pigs, sheep, premium wine grapes, Poussin, Heritage Bresse chickens, Silkies  and pigeons for retail customers and direct sales to high-quality restaurants. Sustainable, humane agricultural practices and organic farming are utilized whenever possible.

Essential Job Functions

  • Feeding

  • Cleaning cages, nests and equipment

  • Breeding

  • Monitoring an incubator and brooder

  • Checking chicks and kits

  • Egg collecting

  • Manure removal

  • Butchering

  • Preparing hides and feet for processing

  • Maintaining computer records

  • Order fulfillment

  • Assist with sales

    Non-essential Job Functions

  • Speak Spanish

  • Tractor driving

  • Plumbing, electrical, carpentry


Requirements

  • Good observation skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Good communication skills

  • Able to work sober

  • Available 6 days a week

    Other Skills/Abilities

  • Teaching

  • Other animal management skills

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the farm.