Farm at Woods Hill is a 265-acre farm in the hills of Western New Hampshire near the Ammonoosuc River in Bath. The farm is owned by the Canty family who also own and operate Woods Hill Table, a restaurant in Concord, MA. The farm grows most of the pork, chicken, eggs, and beef for the restaurant. All animals on the farm are pastured, rotationally grazed, and treated humanely. Any grain fed on the farm is organic or non-GMO. The farm could potentially grow other products for the restaurant in the future. We are currently starting a mushroom program and there are extensive fruit bushes and apple trees. Some foraging for the restaurant will be done in the spring including spruce tips, ramps, and fiddleheads. The farm has a big garden every year for the enjoyment of guests, farmers, owners, with some produce like garlic going to the restaurant.
Besides being a working farm, we are also the location of the Lodge at Woods Hill, which is a beautiful post and beam cabin for rental. The main farmhouse on the property is called the Inn at Woods Hill where the Farm Manager and the new Facilities Manager live in completely separate living quarters. The Inn also has 6 upstairs bedrooms that are empty and will be rented out through Air BnB to guests who will be allowed to use the downstairs kitchen and parlor. At some point it might become a real bed and breakfast.
The Facilities Manager position is a year-round salaried position based on experience and includes housing on the farm and other perks including meat, veggies, eggs, and vacation time. The position will begin between mid March and early April.
Specific Position description based on 160-180 hours per month (about 35-45 hrs/wk) depending on contract agreement:
-facility upkeep, maintenance, carpentry, winterizing
-vehicle, motor, tractor maintenance and service
-lodge keeper (reservations, etc), BnB work occasionally
-plowing, snow removal, mowing
-woods work, woodlot thinning, firewood
-trade-off chores, alternating weekends and holidays with Farm Manager
-few days a week of regular farm work during the busy season
-driving animals to processing plant
-driving eggs/other stuff to MA or to a meeting point
-Interest/Experience in another enterprise that isn't developed fully or doesn't exist yet on the farm. Please outline any skills, be specific, that you have in these areas or other areas not included in these examples:
apiary, mushroom cultivation, micro dairy, meadery, sugaring, jam, jelly, vinegar, or sauce making with excess berries and apples, brewing, fermenting, veggie production, sheep, rabbits, farrowing hogs, greenhouse, high tunnels, foraging, herbs, value added products, trail system building
-strong back and a good sense of humor
-easy going, pleasant
-serious about alternative agriculture, sustainable practices
-computer/tech savvy enough
-neat enough/detail oriented
-able to work independently or in a team
-professional and nice with guests and neighbors
-responsible, this is a working farm and the animals depend on us