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Sugarbush Woods Technician - Baird Farm

About Baird Farm
Baird Farm is a fourth-generation small family farm that produces organic Vermont maple syrup and other
maple products. The farm has been in the family for 100 + years. The Baird’s tap 14,000 maple trees with a
modern tubing system that is plumbed directly to their sugarhouse. Baird Farm has a large direct-to-consumer
market for the majority of their maple syrup. About half of the syrup leaves the farm with tourists and locals
that stop by to purchase directly and the other half gets shipped direct to consumers (additionally some syrup
goes to restaurants and other wholesale accounts). Educational farm tours are offered year-round as a way to
share the operation and maple sugaring with folks visiting Vermont. Please visit www.bairdfarm.com or find
us @bairdfarm on Instagram and Facebook for more information about the farm.
Sugarbush Woods Technician (up to Full-time January 2022-May 2022)

Qualifications:
? Self-motivated, Outdoorsy, Curious
? Has the capacity for physically demanding work in a variety of weather conditions (rain, hot &
sunny, cold)
? Can remain focused while working independently outdoors on occasionally monotonous tasks
? Is able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
? Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
? Is highly observant and motivated to work with food; has great communication skills and
resilience; is comfortable taking specific directions and asking questions; and is dedicated to an
inclusive food system
? Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
? Can commute reliably to 59 West Rd, North Chittenden, VT (we are located within a half-hour
drive of Rutland; and about 40 minutes from Middlebury area, respectively)

Preferential, but not required:
? farming/sugarbush experience
? Plumbing, chainsaw, or small engine experience
? Interest in potential long-term employment at the farm
? Enthusiastic Interest in learning how to make lots of Maple Syrup
? Food business experience

Don’t meet all qualifications? Don’t hesitate to apply!

Main Responsibilities:
? Tapping, Checking Lines, Wood Maintenance
? Sugarhouse/Boiling assistance
? Assisting in general farm projects ranging from cleaning, light construction, sugarbush work, etc.
? Potential opportunities in assisting in sales, bottling, packing etc. As well as other farm store
tasks.

Other Details:
? Up to full time position (Now through mid-May), potential four plus days/week; slightly flexible
with start and end times and overall set schedule). More hours required towards the sugaring
season (March). Depending on capability, this position may be extended through the following
spring or year-round.
? Must be available during the spring thaws- Sugaring is very weather dependent. Ideal
candidate has capacity to flex schedule to meet the season's demanding hours.
? Flexible but generally 9 am – 5 pm workdays, with a half-hour lunch break
? No on-farm housing available - so it’s helpful if you’re local to the area
Employee Benefits:
? Access to expansive knowledge of sugaring and small business management for folks looking to
get into agriculture
? Possible access to affordable and long-term land tenure if you’d like to start your own agricultural
enterprise (bees, fruit trees, vegetables, flowers!)
? Opportunity to work in a laid back beautiful setting!

How to Apply:
? Send resume to jenna.p.baird@gmail.com, including 2-3 references that we will be in touch with
? Include a short note explaining why you want to work at Baird Farm!
? Potential candidates can expect a working interview