Long Way Homestead is Hiring

LWH is looking for someone with a passion for fibre arts and local, sustainable textile production to join our mill team and make yarn with us!

About LWH

Long Way Homestead is a family run farm and wool mill. We raise Shetland sheep and manufacture our wool and others into finished yarn and fibre. We are passionate about local food and clothing production and believe that holistic land management and local textile production can contribute to a reversing of climate change.

We are small scale, and work in a casual environment on our farm 35 minutes east of Winnipeg. To see more about what and why we do what we do check out our website www.longwayhomestead.com

About the Job

We are looking for a part time employee to work between 20-30 hrs a week washing wool, carding wool and other machine work in the wool mill. Training will be provided.

The position pays $18/hr and we have some flexibility around the days and timing of the work. Employees must be able to get to and from the farm on their own. Other important details about the position:

  • The job requires the employee to be on their feet for the full day and requires some physical repetitive labour. (The environment can be very dusty)

  • Experience working in a mill is not necessary but an understanding of sheep's wool and protein fibre is a plus.

  • A willingness to learn and flexibility with a constantly evolving process of fibre production.

  • The ability to work alone and someone who is comfortable with children and animals (the job does not involve working with children and animals, but the nature of being a family run business and farm means they are constantly around)

  • Someone who is committed to creating a community around fibre arts that is inclusive.

We are committed to a work environment that is collaborative and creative. We approach all our work through a lens of anti-oppression and we prioritize working alongside and hiring those who experience higher barriers to employment. We are committed to challenging, racism, homophobia, sexism, ableism, and other forms of oppression within our personal lives, farm and business.

To apply please submit cover letter and resume to info@longwayhomestead.com by July 10th 2019