Seasonal Shearing Assistant

Great opportunity for the right person to learn a lot about small ruminants
and camelids and to see hundreds of farms; you will work hard and earn well.
Detailed job description and application form is here:

JOB TITLE: Animal handler and assistant to the shearer

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The assistant will work with large animals while they are
being sheared – primarily sheep, goats, alpacas, and llamas, although
occasionally we clip horses and trim potbelly pig hooves and tusks.

WHEN: Temporary seasonal – begins approximately April 15. 2024 and runs
through end of July, 2024. Ordinarily 4-6 days a week during April and May,
and 3-4 days a week in June and July.  There are no specific days off
because every day and every week is different.

WHERE: Shearer is based out of Montgomery County, MD and day jobs will begin
from there.  There are also several 3-4 day trips out of state (primarily
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia).

PAY: Payment is made on a weekly basis and is based on a percentage of the
total gross for the week.  Every day is different, but on average, the pay
ordinarily ranges between $15 and $25/hour.  1099 will be issued at the end
of the fiscal year.


A great love for animals
Good physical health and stamina
Ability to work long days
Excellent sense of humor
Authorized to work in the US
Has own vehicle (to meet up – all travel will be done in the shearer’s
vehicle) and good driving record (will share the driving on the longer
Experience with large animals is preferred but not required
Non smoker
You must have your own health insurance
Be 18 or older