Thursday, March 11, 2010

Position at campus farm

The University of Maryland at College Park is looking to hire a Coordinator for its Campus farm.  This person would have overall responsibility for the animals, facilities, and equipment, while working closely with students, staff, and faculty.  The facility permanently houses 8 horses, a small sheep flock (20 ewes), and 2 cows to support the undergraduate teaching program.  Other species or animals are housed on a temporary, as-needed basis.

The salary is highly competitive, negotiable, and commensurate with experience. The University of Maryland offers an extensive benefits package. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2010, or until a suitable candidate is found. Candidates must have a high school diploma, valid driver's license, and four years of agricultural experience, including animal handlling, feeding, and general care. A Bachelor's degree in animal science or a related field is preferred.  Interest and experience with sheep and horses is desired. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Interested persons should send a resume (signed), statement of interest with a brief description of previous related experience, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail address of three profesional references to Bob Peters, Ph.D., Chair Coordinator (Campus farm) Search, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, 3149 Animal Sciences Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications via e-mail to  

The current Campus farm coordinator Lindsay Callahan will be leaving at the end of April to attend veterinary school.  Good luck Lindsay!

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