Current Openings 

Available positions - see full position descriptions below.

Tour Guide

Dairy Goat Milker/Kidding Assistant

Farmer's Market Associate

Creamery/Production Crew

Tour Guide

Do you love being outside? Do you want to work on a beautiful private ranch in Cambria? Love customer service? Do you love animals and food? Looking for a part time summer gig? We are looking to hire a tour guide for the summer!

Schedule: Friday, Saturday, Sunday (weekdays as needed) March - September. (Possibility to stay on longer)

$16.50-19 DOE
Plus lots of cash tips!

Job Description: The perfect summer job! Host tours at Stepladder Ranch & Creamery! This job will entail showing paid guests around our farm for about 1-1.5 hours long. Tours Include going in with the goats, talking about the animals, showing guests the milking parlor and cheese making facility through our windows. Ending tours with a seasonal cheese tasting and small farmstand while being able to maintain a high level of customer service at all times! Prior to the tour, the guide will set up a farmstand and get the ranch ready for guests. There is a possibility to stay and continue working with the company and add on more responsibilities and / or if you have animal husbandry experience there is a possibility of working with the goats as well.

  • Guide tours on a weekly basis (1-4 tours per day)
  • Drive designated ranch vehicles for setting up tours
  • Ability and willingness to learn about the processes of goat husbandry, cheese making, and general farm practices
  • Ability to read and understand the provided tour guide manual
  • Represent Stepladder Ranch and Creamery with a positive attitude and enthusiasm
  • Become an expert about our products and provide excellent customer service
  • Set up farmstand with appropriate merchandising + cheese
  • Strive to increase sales with innovative strategies and customer engagement
  • Maintain positive relationships with customers and other team members
  • Employ excellent attention to detail using our Point of Sale system including cash handling and credit card transactions

Job Requirements:

  • Maintain a high level of customer service at all times
  • Reliable transportation to get to and from work + use of car to guide guests from ranch gates to tour location
  • Weekend and holiday availability
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift over 50lbs
  • Ability to answer emails and respond
  • Ability to use TOCK our online tour booking platform
  • No prior knowledge of cheese / goats / farming required but, preferred

To apply please reply to this add or email:
A resume + brief summary of yourself are not required but highly recommended.

Dairy Goat Milker & Kidding Assistant

Do you love animals? Want to work outside with a lovely herd of dairy goats? We want your help!

Description: Our small, family owned goat dairy is looking for a hard working individual to help us during our 2024 kidding and milking seasons. Kidding lasts from mid-March through April and our milking season runs from March through November. We will be milking our extremely friendly and adorable herd of 40-45 Lamancha goats twice a day and are expecting about 125 kids in 2024. If you love animals, working outdoors and are looking for a job that is self-guided and dynamic, this could be the right fit for you.

  • 24-40 hrs/week depending on the season and employee preference.
  • Shift hours are generally either 7am-3:30pm or 10:30am-7pm to include either a morning or an afternoon milking shift. A mix of both shifts should be expected.

Commitment: Mid-March through November 2024

Requirements: The right candidate must love animals, have a positive attitude, be hard working and extremely reliable. They must be able to lift 75 pounds and be able to work both independently and as a team. They must be able to work early mornings and evenings and have reliable transportation. They must be able to handle the ups and downs of animal husbandry. Due to the nature of animal husbandry we have a firm schedule and do not have the flexibility to offer time off during the kidding season once committed, any time off during this extremely busy period (March-May) must be negotiated during the interview. During the milking season we have a little more flexibility for shift coverage but there is a limit and we ask that whenever possible time off that spans for more than a couple days is taken during the off-season (December-February). 

Experience: No experience required. Animal handling / husbandry experience preferred. Must have a good attitude and be able to work hard with demonstrated efficiency.

Schedule: 4-8 hour shifts (morning, evening, weekend and holiday availability required).

Duties include:

  • Feeding animals (goats, livestock guardian dogs)
  • Perform milking shifts as scheduled adhering to highest standards of hygiene and sanitation
  • Safe and responsible use of chemicals for the sanitation and cleaning of the milking line and related equipment
  • Monitor herd health and communicate updates to manager
  • Weekly deep clean of the milking parlor
  • Ability to access email regularly to ensure you have the latest information before each shift worked
  • Occasional bottle-feeding of goat kids
  • Maintain a high level of awareness to ensure herd health, personal safety, and product quality
  • Help the goat team with miscellaneous tasks as needed
  • Great communication skills
  • Cleaning/mucking pens, working in dusty environments
  • Loading bales of hay in the back of an RTV
  • Occasionally feed/care for other animals on the farm (pigs, cows, cats, fish)

About our farm: Stepladder Ranch & Creamery is a small farmstead goat dairy and creamery located in the hills of Cambria, California. We specialize in small-scale, handmade cheeses with milk from our pasture-raised herd of Lamancha goats. We also make artisan cow's milk and mixed milk cheeses using milk from a local herd of Holstein and Jersey cows. All the goat milk used to make our cheeses comes exclusively from our herd on the property.

To apply: Please email with a resume, your availability, and a cover letter telling us why you think you would be a good fit, what your goals are for this position, why you are seeking this unique opportunity and an accomplishment you are proud of.

Farmer's Market Sales Associate - Based in Los Angeles, part-time

We're currently seeking someone to work at some of our LA-area farmer's markets. This is a part-time position that might require weekend work.

If you're interested in joining our team, feel free to submit your resume and brief explanation about why you want the position to

Farmer's Market Sales Associate - Based in San Leandro, California, part-time

We're currently seeking someone to work weekend farmer's markets in the Bay Area selling a variety of cheese, meat, fruit, and honey. This is a part-time role with shifts each Saturday and Sunday. The job is based in San Leandro and involves starting and ending your shifts there with a farmers market in between. Our markets are all less than one hour from San Leandro.

Read the full job description here

If you're interested in joining our team, feel free to submit your resume and brief explanation about why you want the position to

Creamery/Production Crew - Based in Cambria, California

We're always looking to add experienced and passionate people to our crew. If you are interested in working in the creamery, email us at


Freelance Opportunities

Are you a photographer or graphic designer looking to grow your portfolio? We're always looking for talented artists and professionals to work with in sharing our story and cheese with hungry customers on social media and other marketing channels. Send us your resume and portfolio to and we will be in touch.