Senior Farm Assistant

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(8/7/2023 11:09 AM)
Job Locations
Regular, Full-Time
Job Category
Land Stewardship


The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas towards a future where birds thrive because Audubon is a powerful, diverse, and ever-growing force for conservation. Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the hemisphere and more than 1.5 million active supporters.

North America has lost three billion birds since 1970, and more than 500 bird species are at risk of extinction across Latin America and the Caribbean. Birds act as early warning systems about the health of our environment, and they tell us that birds – and our planet – are in crisis. Together as one Audubon, we are working to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss. We do this by implementing on-the-ground conservation, partnering with local communities, influencing public and corporate policy, and building community.

Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon brings new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

The Farm Sr. Assistant will support the Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities including animal care, grounds, and facilities care.



$16.00-$18.00 / hour

Essential Functions

  • Ensure basic care of farm animals, such as feeding, watering, turning out and bringing in, and daily cleaning of stalls and bedding. (horses, cows, pigs, chickens, etc).
  • Keep livestock areas neat and clean at all times.
  • Use tractor, with appropriate attachments, to perform various field and grounds maintenance.
  • Perform landscaping duties such as weed removal, planting, mowing, shoveling walks and driveways, bush hogging fields, etc.
  • Conduct routine trail maintenance and pasture fencing inspection.
  • Assist with the cutting, raking, and bailing of hay.
  • Support the maintenance manager and grounds employees to mow lawns, water plants, and setup and cleanup for events.
  • Assist with, as needed, grounds maintenance such as the removal of fallen trees, turning and moving mulch.
  • Assist with off-hour, minor emergency situations such as escaped animals and animal medical situations.
  • Partner with Audubon staff to ensure that equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging principles are incorporated and followed in all aspects of our work.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least two years of experience with farm animals and farm equipment and tractors, plus a high school diploma. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Ability to safety operate a wide variety of equipment, including but not limited to tractors, zero-turn mowers, chainsaw, automated-power equipment, hand tools, office equipment, and other related equipment.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Willing and able to obtain Ohio herbicide applicator license, if requested.
  • Willing and able to obtain Chainsaw Certification once hired.
  • Must have great attention to detail and quality of work.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and occupational hazards associated with farm operations and the ability to rectify safety concerns quickly.
  • Ability to interact professionally with co-workers and volunteers to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to transport up to 80 lbs regularly, traverse over uneven ground, and work outside in extreme temperatures and inclement weather with or without accommodation.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours when needed, including weekends, holidays, evenings and during off-hour emergency situations.

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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