Advert ID: 20013139
Farm Hand - Animal Husbandry
Collingwood Children's Farm
Abbotsford, Melbourne, Victoria
Farm Hand Overview
The Farm Hand - Animal Husbandry is charged with daily animal husbandry tasks and pasture maintenance, ensuring the Farm's livestock and pastures are productive, healthy, accessible and within a regenerative agriculture framework.
Working in a team across a range of animals including cows, sheep, horses, pigs, poultry, guinea pigs, peafowl and cats, the animal team works to make sure all the animals are healthy and have high animal welfare whilst also demonstrating cutting edge agricultural practices. The animal husbandry team are key to keeping CCF at the forefront of urban agricultural innovation with lateral thinking and husbandry techniques coming to the fore through longer term planning as well as through daily care of the animals.
The Farm Hand reports to the Head of Animal Husbandry, and is responsible for ensuring day to day care and welfare of the animals at the Collingwood Children's Farm.
The Collingwood Children's Farm is an iconic not-for-profit urban farm situated on the Yarra River in Melbourne. Boasting an extensive range of animals and garden spaces, it is open to the public all year round offering visitors the experience of farm life in the inner city.
The farm operates a range of programs and activities supporting children and people of disadvantage via their school educational tours, Young Farmers and disability programs. It also plays a key role in engaging the community by hosting a number of popular events that promote agriculture and local produce in Victoria.
CCF is a vibrant working farm that strives to support the urban community to connect to where their food comes from and inspire the next generation of young farmers. All aspects of the bustling farm environment come together to support those experiencing adversity as well as demonstrating the benefits of urban agriculture under a regenerative agriculture framework.
The success of the farm relies heavily on word of mouth and the community effort with staff and volunteers working collaboratively to maintain the farm, keep it sustainable and to ensure visitors have a great experience.
Key Selection Criteria
It is expected that the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following:
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