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Farmyard Assistant II - Full Time

Company: The Biltmore Company
Location: Asheville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Full Time: a position averaging 35+ hours a week.

The Antler Hill Farmyard Assistant II provides support in agri-tourism programming at Biltmore Estate including providing regular interaction, information, and delivery of programming narratives to both individual guests and visiting groups, including large groups of school age children.Provides guidance to Farmyard Assistant I staff in daily care of animals at the Antler Hill Farmyard. In the absence of the Farmyard Manager and Crew Leader, the Farmyard Assistant II serves as the point person for Farmyard Assistant I staff in job assignments, animal care and program delivery.

Schedules can vary, but hours are between 9:00am-6:00pm daily.


  1. High school diploma or GED preferred. Additional education, training, and/or certification(s) strongly preferred.

  2. Must have at least six (6) months of animal care experience to include livestock. The ideal candidate will have previous experience working with farm animals and livestock in a guest services setting.

  3. Solid knowledge of animal and livestock health and care; ability to identify issues and proactively address and provide treatment(s) as required.

  4. Demonstrated commitment to providing internal and external Gracious Hospitality.

  5. Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills; excellent attention to detail; ability to prioritize work and be flexible.

  6. Ability to be proactive and take initiative where appropriate; should be comfortable anticipating and troubleshooting issues.

  7. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; ability to convey information clearly, concisely, and effectively, and be able to engage and interact with audiences of all age levels.

  8. Ability to present a professional image and represent Biltmore with a wide variety of groups in a manner consistent with company standards.

  9. Must have or be able to obtain First Aid and CPR certification, and a Certified Pesticide Applicator license in Agriculture-Animal category

  10. Must be 19 years of age and have a valid NC Driver's license.

Physical Requirements: This position will require a physical exam at the Biltmore Clinic prior to starting work. An offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of this examination.

  1. Must be able to operate small equipment, tools, and vehicles; applicants must be at l9 years of age and have a valid driver's license.

  2. Be able to work in all types of weather, including extreme heat and cold, with fluctuations in temperature and conditions.

  3. Must be able to list/pull/push up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.

  4. Must be able to stand/walk for extended periods of time.

  5. Ability to bend, kneel, stoop, reach overhead and below.

  6. Full range of motion to be able to interact with animals and provide care/treatment.

  7. Ability to operate vehicles, small equipment and tools, and tractors as needed.

  8. Ability to work effectively in an environment with exposure to dirt, dust, pollen, animal hair/feathers, chemicals, and other particulates.

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Participate in daily and seasonal animal care; including, but not limited to, cleaning stalls, animal feeding and watering, walking horses to pastures, and general care of all animals in the Farmyard which may include goats, cows, horses, sheep, pigs, donkeys, chickens and others.

  2. Assist the Crew Leader in implementing protocol to keep both Guests and animals safe and healthy.

  3. Communicate general and historical Biltmore and animal information to Guests in a professional and articulate manner.

  4. Work with and operate a variety of small farm equipment, including compact utility tractors, rear mount rotary mowers, manure spreaders, utility vehicles and various tillage equipment.

  5. Interact in a positive way with Guests and animals throughout each shift.

  6. Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Keywords: The Biltmore Company, Asheville , Farmyard Assistant II - Full Time, Other , Asheville, North Carolina

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