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The Accokeek Foundation seeks a Livestock Manager for its Heritage Breed Conservation Program on a 200-acre site in Piscataway Park. The site includes two working farms, the National Colonial Farm (living history tobacco planter farmstead) and the Ecosystem Farm (8-acre sustainable agriculture demonstration). The Heritage Breed Conservation Program includes the breeding of Milking Devon cattle and Hog Island sheep, as well as the exhibiting of Ossabaw hogs and a variety of heritage breed poultry. In addition to managing all aspects of animal care (including rotational grazing), the Livestock Manager works with Foundation staff in pasture management and care of infrastructure and equipment. The Livestock Manager also supports the Foundation’s agricultural and educational programs. S/he is a hardworking, resourceful, detail-oriented individual with excellent project management and people skills, a sense of humor, and an interest in historic preservation and environmental sustainability.
About the Accokeek Foundation
The Accokeek Foundation was established as a non-profit organization in 1957 to protect the land from development, and to preserve the view from Mount Vernon across the Potomac River. The Foundation helped lead the effort to create Piscataway Park and continues its work on this landscape through a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service. Today, our mission is to cultivate passion for the natural and cultural heritage of Piscataway Park and commitment to stewardship and sustainability . Through on-farm educational experiences and innovative programming we are connecting people to the land and engaging them in creating a sustainable world.
Professional Experience and Qualifications
Hours, Start Date/Duration, and Compensation
Full-time position (40 hours per week, exempt from overtime pay). Schedule is 8 am to 4 pm,
Tuesday-Saturday, with flexibility to work other times on occasion (eg. birthing season). Starting salary
range is $30-32,000 per year. The Accokeek Foundation provides a generous employee benefit package
including health insurance, paid vacation, holiday, sick leave, and a retirement plan.
Please send a resume and a cover letter that details your interest and experience related to this position.
Send by mail to “3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek MD 20607 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
“Livestock Manager” in the subject heading.
The Accokeek Foundation conducts background checks in order to insure the safety and well-being of the organization’s staff and visitors. This position is open until filled.
The Accokeek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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