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Farm Caretaker-Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation-Media, PA 19063

  • 11 May 2022 5:41 AM
    Message # 12775660

    Job Title:                      Farm Caretaker

    Organization:              Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

    Reports to:                   Farm Manager

    Compensation:            $12.00 per hour

    Start date:                   June 2022

    Time Commitment:     Seasonal, part time (averaging 12-15 hours per week.)


    The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is an 18th century living history farm featuring heritage breed animals, period-appropriate crops, and five historic buildings preserved to represent a typical mid-size colonial property.  The Farm Caretaker will be expected to maintain the landscaping and general appearance of the site, ensure the cleanliness of the bathrooms and buildings, and assist with machine maintenance, basic site and property repairs, and the upkeep of pastures and animal pens.


    • With over 10,000 visitors per year, maintaining the appearance and safety of the site is critically important.  The Farm Caretaker will provide seasonal mowing and weedwacking, and will ensure that public areas and walking paths are clear and clean of debris.
    • The Farm Caretaker will be responsible for the cleanliness of the bathrooms and buildings and will ensure that all necessary supplies are refilled and kept in stock.
    • The Farm Caretaker will assist in basic site repairs to fencing, buildings, and property while assisting with the cleaning and maintenance of pastures and animal pens.
    • The Farm Caretaker will assist in the regular maintenance of machines.
    • On occasion, the Farm Caretaker may be asked to assist with daily animal care at the discretion of the Farm Manager.


    • This is a part time seasonal position without traditional benefits.


    • Must be 21 years of age or older and possess a valid driver’s license.  Reliable transportation a must; pickup truck or similar preferred.
    • Knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance (i.e. mowers, chainsaws, splitters, etc.) expected.
    • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position and perform farm work both indoors and out.  This includes lifting a minimum of 50 pounds in weight; standing for long periods of time; walking over rough terrain; working in hot, cold, and rainy weather, and contact with livestock.
    • MUST be willing to work as part of a team, take direction, and be open and friendly with visitors, volunteers, and staff.
    • Flexible schedule is required and some weekend work may be needed.
    • Must possess a strong attention to detail, initiative, and willingness to perform repetitive tasks.
    • Must submit to, and pass, a criminal background check and a Pennsylvania child abuse clearance.

    To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: Kevin Tobias, Farm Manager, at farmmanager@colonialplantation.org.  No phone calls please.  Review of applications will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled.

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