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Farm Hand/building/gardening

Mount Gnomon Farm Penguin, Tasmania

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Job Description

We're looking for a responsible, independent and hard working individual to work at our farm for a period of three months ideally four from the start of February this year.

A bit about us - we're a young team running a free range pig, sheep and cattle farm in a really beautiful part of Tasmania. The farm is called Mount Gnomon Farm, there are plenty of images on our facebook page and instagram accounts, or you can learn more through out website.

We work hard and play hard! Eating good food is a big part of what we do-we have restaurant quality food prepared by using fresh produce from the farm and garden and from other artisan producers in Tasmania.

The farm is 9km from the cute seaside village of Penguin in Tassie's north-west, and it's right next to a mountain range that's great for bushwalking and mountain biking. We're just over 1.5 hours away from Cradle Mountain. Technically, if our pigs escaped they could walk all the way to Cradle and only have to cross one road!

We're doing things a bit different to conventional farmers: we keep old-fashioned breeds that are at risk of extinction and we look after the whole process from paddock to plate.

We go to farmers' markets around Tasmania every weekend, and we attend food festivals where we make our famous 'pulled pork tacos' and 'smokey beef and bacon burgers'.

We're seeking someone to replace our current live in farm worker/builder who will be finishing up in February. The work involved in this position will be varied and will include feeding and taking care of animals, including our free range pigs, cows and sheep, but could also involve some work at farmers markets and making sausages depending on the skills and interests of the individual. A farm background or interest in farming is preferred and a practical trade background, basically the person will need a practical mind and a can do attitude. An element of this position will be housesitting and looking after the farm with other travellers and volunteers along with permanent farm employees. The work will also involve fencing and farm building constructions and maintenance.

This is a full time farm position at the award rate minus food and accommodation. The successful applicant will also have access to a car for exploring Tasmania on days off. Please apply outlining why you feel like you would be suited to the position along with some information about previous farm/practical experience. It is essential to include one professional referee and one personal referee and your telephone number so I can follow up.

Please just apply here, I will follow up with an email or phone suitable applicants. It is best not to call with more information unless you are contacted first.

All the best

Regards Guy

Farm Manager

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