Tuesday, May. 21, 2024


University of New Hampshire


Lead Farm Worker

UNH COLSA Dean’s Office – Life Science & Agriculture

Summary of Position
Assist with training and work with student employees. Serve as resource and support for Equine Manager and Assistant Manager. Daily routine care and maintenance of herd. Help maintain facility and grounds.

Additional Job Information
UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.

Other minimum qualifications

• High school diploma or equivalent and two years experience with farm work, including working with appropriate animals and/or machinery operation, repair, and maintenance.
• Supervisory ability. Knowledge of basic mechanics. Ability to use computers for record keeping and obtaining information. Sufficient strength and physical dexterity to perform duties and responsibilities of this job including heavy work with exposure to inclement weather conditions for prolonged periods of time.

• Must be able to wear and use appropriate personal protective equipment as necessary. New Hampshire operator’s driver’s license and/or a Commercial Driver’s License A with a Tank endorsement, as required by the position. Computer skills as required by the department.

• Ability to operate, program and maintain electronics on tractors and equipment. Ability to calibrate farm equipment. Must pass drug and alcohol screening tests as mandated by Department of Transportation agency regulations.

Salary Information
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

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EEO Statement
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Institution Information
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide

Duties / Responsibilities

Routine Animal Care
1. Student Training and Oversite
2. Stall Cleaning
3. Turn out of Horses
4. Feeding, Etc.

Facility maintenance
1. Mowing grounds
2. Repairing stalls
3. Cleaning stalls, etc.

Participate in all other activities associated with operating a large equine facility
1. Breeding
2. Shows
3. Research
4. Tours
5. Student Practicums



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