DATE POSTED   Friday, July 22, 2016

LOCATION   Redhead Creamery - Brooten, Minnesota

CATEGORY   Agri­cul­ture / Manufacturing

JOB TYPE   Cheesemaking, Affinage

JOB DESCRIPTION

Red­head Cream­ery is a family run and owned farm­stead cheese­mak­ing oper­a­tion since the fall of 2014.  We cur­rently uti­lize roughly 5–10% of the milk from our family’s 180-cow dairy herd, Jer-Lindy Farms.  We are com­mit­ted to pro­duc­ing the highest-quality food, and pro­duc­ing a sus­tain­able busi­ness in envi­ron­men­tal, fis­cal and social aspects. Red­head Cream­ery is cur­rently accept­ing appli­ca­tions for a 1/2-full time assistant cheesemaker position. Time worked will include weekdays, some weeknights and weekends. 20-40 hours per week.

The position’s respon­si­bil­i­ties will include assist­ing the cheese­maker with cheese pro­duc­tion, affi­nage, pack­ag­ing and ship­ping, clean­ing, and san­i­ta­tion, as well as routine taste testing. Addi­tional oppor­tu­ni­ties will include inter­act­ing with con­sumers directly through farm­ers mar­kets and trade shows, our on-farm cheese shop (includ­ing tours and spe­cial events), private dinners, as well as assist­ing on the dairy farm side.

QUALIFICATIONS

Appli­cants should be self-starters with a can-do atti­tude, and capa­ble of work­ing with a team or inde­pen­dently. Applicants need to thrive in a fast-pace environment with varied responsibilities, able to lift 50 pounds easily and be detail-oriented. Dairy and/or food back­ground is pre­ferred.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

APPLICATION: Can­di­dates should send a cover let­ter (include a detailed descrip­tion of inter­ests, skills, and expe­ri­ences), résumé, and the names, addresses, and phone num­bers of two references.

Ref­er­ences will be con­tacted only for those appli­cants judged most appro­pri­ate. Please sub­mit to: Alise Sjostrom: alise@redheadcreamery.com

CLOSING DATE: Review of appli­ca­tions will begin imme­di­ately and the posi­tion will remain open until filled. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Alise Sjostrom at 320-346-2246 or alise@redheadcreamery.com