Cheese Maker Job, Massachusetts

This Job Has Been Filled, but please check out the new posting from Cricket Creek Farm for a Creamery Manager and Head Cheesemaker at http://www.beginningfarmers.org/job-creamery-manager-and-head-cheesemaker-massachusetts/

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Cricket Creek Farm is Hiring for a Cheese Maker Job to work alongside their current cheese maker as a team!

Cricket Creek Farm is a small grass-based cow dairy located in Williamstown, Massachusetts where they currently produce four artisan cheeses including fresh, bloomy rind, and aged cheeses. Their cheeses have won several Big E awards, and this year our Maggie’s Round took 1st place for Semisoft farmstead cheeses at the American Cheese Society. They are looking for a self-directed, energetic and well-organized cheese maker with at least 1 year of hands-on cheese-making experience to work with our current cheese maker as a team. Work in the cheese room will be part of a larger partnership between the different facets of Cricket Creek Farm.

Requirements: at least one year of full-time cheese making experience OR a clear and informed passion for, and commitment to, cheese making; interested in working alongside our current cheese maker as a member of a team; ideal candidates will have at least a basic understanding of dairy science; interest in dairy science and chemistry is a must; must be organized, and work well in an intimate space; considers oneself a team player and has strong collaboration skills; interested in working with our cheese making interns; gets along well with coworkers – is comfortable delegating tasks and giving constructive feedback; is positive and enthusiastic, even under pressure; evening hours will be required; must be able to commit to a minimum of one full year; ideal start date is Dec 1st, 2011

Compensation: health insurance; salary based on experience; optional housing on farm property

Application due: Friday, Nov 11th 2011 – send an email to: info@cricketcreekfarm.com. Please include a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references, and a detailed outline of all experience related to dairy science or cheese making. Qualified applicants will be asked to come to Cricket Creek farm for an on-site interview.

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