Oconomowoc Residential Programs

  • Farm Operations Assistant

    Job Locations US-WI-Oconomowoc
    Job Type
    1st and 2nd
    Advertised Salary
    Genesee Lake School
  • Overview

    Genesee Lake School, a MyPath company, is a nationally recognized employee-owned provider of educational, vocational, and therapeutic residential services for children, adolescents, and young adults dealing with a variety of challenges and behavioral issues.  We specialize in working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, anxiety and mood disorders, and complex trauma.  The mission of Homegrown Farms is to enrich the lives of Genesee Lake School students through year round educational, vocational, and therapeutic opportunities focusing on a connection with the natural world, food production, and the dignity of meaningful work.  Homegrown Farms contains 52 acres of rich organic farmland planted with 2 acres of mixed vegetables such as potatoes, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, and beans, and 50 acres of row crops such as dry beans, sunflowers, buckwheat, and corn.  



    To succeed in this role, you must show an understanding of the emotional and developmental disabilities of the people we serve.  When you join our team, you will be enrolled in our training program designed to build the skills and confidence needed to meet your job requirements.


    As a Farm Operations Assistant, you will:

    • Be responsible for the general maintenance of the farm including repair of farm/field equipment, overseeing service functions of the cube truck and van, and assisting with her project constructions.
    • Perform animal chores caring for the goats and chickens, including feeding, watering, keeping area clean, and maintaining inventory of supplies.
    • Be responsible for farm-related maintenance including biannual animal barn clean-up, quarterly chicken coop clean up and the opening/closing of the pond.
    • Deliver produce to the Genesee Lake School kitchen, perform compost pick-up and compost bin clean-up.
    • Be responsible for the construction and removal of seasonal flower huts, report needed supplies, and oversees the storage of the huts and hut supplies. Perform all duties of retail staff as needed.
    • Assist in the production of planning, filling pots, moving plants, watering, and pruning. Take calls and messages related to Greenhouse sales.
    • Make deliveries for wholesale greenhouse orders and assist with deliveries to the seasonal huts.
    • Assist with the maintenance of field structures. Assist with preparation for yearly planting with mowing and tilling per the Field Manager.
    • Maintain inventory of tools, equipment, and production materials. Ensure that work site and grounds are kept clean and orderly.  Report safety, repairs, and physical plant needs to the Farm Operations Coordinator.


    • Must be at least 21 years old
    • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Some college with an emphasis in farming/maintenance preferred.
    • Experience on a small farm preferred.
    • Maintains a valid WI Driver’s License with minimal moving violations to qualify for Agency driving eligbility.

    Wage & Schedule Information

    • $12/hourly
    • This is classified as a casual-status position

    • Hours will fluctuate throughout the course of the year. 

      • From February to July, hours will be between 20-28 hours per week. 

      • From August through January, hours will decrease to approximately 24 hours per month. 

      • Every other weekend (4-8 hours/weekend) required. 

      • Flexibility offered for start and end times.

    Our Culture


    There's more to Genesee Lake School than competitive pay and benefits.  Genesee Lake School is part of MyPath, a 100% employee-owned organization that transforms lives.  We do this by offering residential, educational, vocational, and respite services.


    At MyPath, we support an ownership culture throughout the organization.  Our culture is based on our five Beliefs and Behaviors:  Passion - Accountability - Teamwork - Openness - Continuous Learning and Innovation


    Each year, after your first year of employment with us, you will receive a part of your income in MyPath stock, making you an employee owner.  This stock allocation is a company-funded benefit--no investment from the employees is required.  Yet, employee ownership goes beyond simply stock.


    As an employee owner, you can expect transparency, respect, and appreciation.  You'll impact the place you work and map a career within Genesee Lake School or other MyPath companies.  With your passion and our breadth of services, your options are nearly limitless!



    MyPath has eight business units filled with people who are called to help children and adults with the most challenging special needs.  From residential treatment to day schools, we have many opportunities to transform lives.  To search MyPath jobs at all of our businesses, visit careers.mypathcompanies.com



    We are an equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.



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