Grant’s Farm hosting hiring fair


A Grant’s Farm employee feeds goats.

Grant’s Farm has announced it is hiring for approximately 225 seasonal jobs.

The St. Louis attraction, featuring more than 100 different animal species, entertaining animal shows and fun opportunities to interact with goats and other farm animals, is looking to hire several different positions including guest relations, animal care and more.

Starting pay varies by position but is at least $12 per hour and is higher for food service positions. Open positions include feeding and caring for animals, leading tours, guest relations, merchandise, bartending and food service. Team members get discounts on food and merchandise, and can request particular shifts and days off.

Grant’s Farm is holding a job fair and interviews on-site Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Job seekers will have the opportunity to interview with a hiring manager and possibly be hired on-the-spot.

Rob Boyd, human resources manager at Grant’s Farm, said that while previous experience isn’t necessary for every position, they’re definitely interested in candidates with a particular mindset.

“Grant’s Farm is a mainstay in the St. Louis community, with a distinct tradition of providing excellent care to our guests as well as our animals. We’re looking for people that will take pride in providing that level of service and in helping to sustain a tradition that has been in place for more than 67 years,” Boyd said.

Boyd added that the park is also committed to a diverse workforce that represents the community, and has broadened its recruiting efforts to achieve this. He and his team have been collaborating with the Missouri Job Center, St. Louis County Workforce Development, and local school districts to reach out to potential candidates.

Job descriptions are posted online at Job seekers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, whether or not they are able to attend the job fair.

The 2022 season opens on April 30, and Grant’s Farm looks to be fully staffed by April 11. The farm will be open weekends only until the summer season starts on May 27, when the park will be open daily. The farm will also be open for special tours as part of its “Spring Break Sneak Peek” in March.