Primary Responsibilities: • Responsible for monitoring, health and balance of all livestock (goats, sheep, bees, chickens, ducks and turkeys) at Slide Ranch in a manner consistent with the mission of Slide Ranch. • Provides animal orientation to staff and incoming Slide Ranch teaching interns. • Trains and supervises Slide Ranch teaching interns and staff to perform daily animal chores. • Completes daily animal chores including feedings, milking, animal area clean up, and processing of eggs and other animal products, with assistance from teaching interns. • Monitors and assist daily chores done by teaching interns to ensure tasks are completed. • Plans and leads weekly animal or ranch educational sessions for interns. • Manages production associated with livestock, (eggs, milk, shearing, etc.) and ensures that the residential diet is properly supplemented with ranch grown animal products. • Organizes and leads animal slaughters and butchering to provide animal products for consumption by staff and a learning opportunity for Teachers in Residence. • Administers medication to animals in a planned and consistent manner and seeks veterinary help as needed. • Monitors animal diets; orders and maintains feed, bedding and medical supplies. • Maintains and improves physical animal facilities. • Ensures that all animal housing and enclosures are clean, safe and maintained for educational program access and interaction. • Manages pasture fencing and feeding to benefit both land and animals. • Organizes and implements yearly breeding, birthing, hatching and culling schedules in coordination with yearly teaching programs. • Maintains official records on livestock health and activities. • Assists Ranch Team with construction, repairs, volunteers, trail-work and maintenance projects as needed or approximately 25% of the work week. • Completes night milking tasks as needed. Other Responsibilities: • Provides regular input to Director of Operations and Ranch Team about needed repairs and ideas for improving safety and operations around the animal areas and ranch. • Assists with maintaining workshop and tools in clean and safe working order. • Assists with training and orienting all staff and interns on proper use of workshop, tools and machinery before authorizing use of tools. • Assists with preparing ranch facilities and off-site venues, for special programs, site rentals, and community events. • Participates in annual health and safety inspections; implements changes as recommended or required. • Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: • High school diploma. • Experience with livestock and animal husbandry including breeding, birthing and health care. • Commitment to sustainable agriculture and environmental education. • Carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other facilities maintenance skills. • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and perform strenuous outdoor tasks related to farm animals; (feed sacks weigh 80lbs. and hay bales can weigh up to 120lbs). • Flexibility to provide on-duty chore coverage on weekends or holidays/vacations on rotational basis or with other days off, as needed and arranged. • Teaching experience preferred. • Ability to work closely and collaborate with a wide variety of people. • Clean DMV record and valid driver’s license required. Compensation: This is a full time, non-exempt residential position. Compensation includes room and board, health, vision and dental benefits, paid holidays and vacation, with additional wages of $17,000 to $19,000 per year depending on experience. To Apply: No phone calls please. Please mail, email, or fax your resume, cover letter and three references. This position is open until filled. Please note Animal Husbandry Manager Position on the subject of your email or on your cover letter. In the cover letter, indicate why this position is of interest to you; describe any relevant experience in animal husbandry, carpentry and general facilities maintenance, training, supervising, teaching, agriculture, and previous experience living in a community setting. Application review and interviews will commence December 20th. Slide Ranch, Attn: Operations, 2025 Shoreline Highway, Muir Beach CA 94965, email email@example.com, fax 415-381-5762. For more information about our programs, please visit www.slideranch.org Equal Opportunity Employer: Slide Ranch provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Slide Ranch complies with all applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.