The city is currently looking for someone to head up their GoatWorks pilot program, a project which will use goats to manage weeds and overgrown park spaces. The program is meant to help manage weeds now that pesticides have been mostly banned in the city.
The “goat coordinator,” as the position will be called, won’t get a lot of face-to-face time with the goats, but rather will manage the program, coordinate volunteers, and organize “meet and bleat” events. The temporary full-time position will pay up to $43/hour.
As for the goats themselves, they will come from a herd that lives on a private farm in Southern Alberta. So does the city plan to get its own goats? The answer is no, according to the website Transforming Edmonton. “The City has no plans to buy goats,” the site reads. “Electric buses, yes. Goats, no.”
There will also be a goat herder and dog provided by the goat supplier, so the goats don’t wander off or get out of hand.
Do you think you have what it takes to be Edmonton’s goat coordinator? You have until the end of today. Goat to it!