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Farm Hand/Lead Animal Handler  

New Joy Farm Entertainment (NJFE) introduces our passion for horses and the farm lifestyle to people outside the rural community. We exist to bring joy and laughter to families (adults and children alike) by allowing communities to get a taste of the farm life.  

NJFE Provide products and services that educate, facilitate hands-on interaction with farm animals such as horses, goats, lambs, chickens and more. We partner with daycares, schools, churches & other organizations that foster parent and child activities; And we provide facilities and spaces where children and adults can go to enjoy animals and animal fairytales

New Joy Farm is looking for a Farm Hand and Lead Animal Handler. Your responsibilities are two-fold: farm care/maintenance and animal handler for parties and events.

The farm care activities includes: 

  • • Handling the day to day needs of the animals which includes, feeding, watering and caring for all the farm animals. 
  • • Cleaning and mucking stalls, run-in sheds 
  • • Building care and grounds maintenance when needed. 
  • • Being available for vet appointments, grain and hay deliveries. 
  • • Maintain and cut paddocks and fields. 
  • • Other duties as needed

The lead animal handler activities includes: 

  • • Wash, groom and prep animals before each event 
  • • Saddle and unicorn prep each pony before every event 
  • • Hitch trailer too truck and load animals and travel to events
  • • Manage other handlers at events & assign tasks
  • • Make sure the area is suitable for riding or the petting zoo 
  • • Help children on the pony and walk the pony around using the lead line. 
  • • Help children feed and handle the animals during petting zoo experiences 
  • • Be sure the child and animal are safe at all times 
  • • Make safety for everyone the top priority 
  • • Other duties as needed 


  • Clear verbal and written communication 
  • Must be children and people friendly 
  • Must be available to work weekends Must not be afraid of animals (ex: horses, ponies, lambs, goats, pigs and chickens) 
  • Must be able to drive a truck and trailer 
  • Must be able to handle heavy duty farm equipment such as tractors, brush hogs, zero turn lawn mowers and ATVs 
  • Must love the outdoors and country environment 



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