Employment

 

April 22, 2019

24-30 Hour Creamery Position, growing to full time hours in the fall

Hiring to start immediately:

The Milkhouse is a certified organic dairy farm and creamery started in South China in 2012. Now located in Monmouth, we bottle raw organic Jersey milk and make a variety of yogurts.  We sell our farmstead dairy products to retail & institutional accounts in Maine ranging from Brewer to Kittery. Meat from our cows and pigs is sold to some wholesale accounts, but in large part, directly to consumers from our on farm store.

We’re hiring for a 24-30 hour per week position, growing to a full time position in the fall. These hours will be fulfilled in the creamery, however, we like for everyone who works here to feel that they are part of a working team, and to have a sense of the interconnectedness of the whole operation ranging from farm to creamery.

Creamery responsibilities include yogurt making (heating milk, labeling, prepping, and filling containers, any and all clean up required-which is a lot!), processing and packaging greek yogurt, prepping orders & paperwork.

The right person for this job is passionate about and interested in sustainable food systems, local economy and community, enjoys working with milk and food processing, pays great attention to detail, has knowledge of or willingness to learn basic sanitation practices, maintains patience and enthusiasm whilst spending long hours in the dairy, has the ability to lift 50+ pounds, possesses great communication skills, has a valid driver’s license, and is happy to work solo and with others.

We farm & process milk 7 days a week. The schedule can be flexible but we are looking for someone to work on one or two weekend days. Pay is $12 an hour plus food we raise & produce (yogurt, milk, pork, beef, eggs: all certified organic or raised as such). Serious inquiries only. Interest in longer term commitments preferred. We like to do a working interview when possible, so the applicant can meet everyone on our team, and put in a couple hours of time with us in order to get an introductory sense of the job.

To apply, please send a resume, brief letter of intent, and two references to Caitlin mainemilkhouse@gmail.com.

40-50 hour Farm Hand position

Hiring to start immediately:

Hiring for a 40-50 hour per week position on our farm crew from early May through October or November, with some part time work possibly available through the winter for the right individual. The exact schedule will be weather dependent, and flexibility will be required on the part of the applicant. Additionally, there will be some long days spent haying well into the evening. The day is not done until the work is.

Responsibilities include operating haying equipment (tedder, rake, wrapper, etc) as well as driving our farm truck to haul bales from the field. Machinery experience preferred and a valid driver's license is a must. The applicant may also have the opportunity to help manage our grazing systems as well as milk a few shifts.

The right person for this job is passionate about and interested in sustainable food systems, local economy and community, enjoys working outside in all weather, pays great attention to detail, has knowledge of machinery operation, maintains patience and enthusiasm whilst spending long hours at work, has the ability to lift 50+ pounds, possesses great communication skills, has a valid driver’s license, and is happy to work solo and with others. Basic carpentry and/or mechanic skills are a plus.

We farm 7 days a week, though the applicant will generally be expected to work 4-5 days per week. Pay is per hour, and dependent upon experience. Additionally, employees have access to milk and yogurt and a weekly stipend of $15 to be spent on meat and eggs in our farm store. Serious inquiries only. Interest in longer term commitments preferred. We like to do a working interview when possible, so the applicant can meet everyone on our team, and put in a couple hours of time with us in order to get an introductory sense of the job.

To apply, please send a resume, brief letter of intent, and two references to Andy at mainemilkhouse@gmail.com.

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