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Join our Team!

Think you're a fit?
It all sounds great but read through this to really help you decide:
Here are some reasons why you shouldn't work for us...
  • Must be able to travel over the road fulltime from April 1st - June 30th.
  • The schedule does not work for full-time students.
  • The schedule is intense. We visit 3-4 farms a day and work long days! After the day is finished we often drive a couple hours to the next day's farms. We stay in hotels along the way and all share one room. 
  • Alpacas and llamas scream, spit, kick, and occansional bite. This is not for faint hearted.
  • This is probably the hardest job you will ever do: 
    • You will be physically tired and sore from the hard work. You will be physically wrangling 160 lb. alpacas all day.
    • You will be physically tired from the travel. We travel 15,000-20,000 miles in 60 days and work 6 days a week
    • You will be emotionally tired from being with your crew 24/7. We all share 1 hotel room every night.
    • You will be emotionally tired from meeting and investing in new people every day.
    • You will be physically and emotionally drained from being on the road and away from any of your familiar comforts. 
Here are some reasons you should work for us:
  • It is a very satisfiying job. You get to serve and impact people through care of their animals every day.
  • It's a fun job! We get to travel around the US and meet new people every day. Shearing day can be big social event for many owners and they will often provide a meal to share with us and thier friends after shearing.
  • We get to care for animals and do satisfying hard work every day.
  • Performance-based pay: Lead shearers can earn a year's worth of income during the season. Wranglers average over $200 a day.
  • End of the season bonus
  • One of our company values is to live life intentionally. We will pay for everyone in our company to attend an end of the season trip to encourage us living intentionally and to do bucketlist items. 2020 was the first year we did this and we backpacked through Glacier National Park. 
  • Fun Culture. During the season we take a break from work have done things like: Paintball, Race GoCarts, Skydive, Fireball...
Aaron Gano

      "Working with TopKnot was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The pay was great, yes, but even more rewarding were the relationships I built, the people I met, the animals I grew to know so well, the work ethic I developed, and the new places I visited. Pete is a great leader and a trustworthy boss, and the crews were full of fun, sociable, and hard-working guys. You really feel like you are part of a team when you’re shearing, and you learn processes to support one another that make the work efficient and repeatable.The work was hard and the hours were long, but it wasn’t anything I didn’t grow to handle. I wish I could work for TopKnot for another year, but my time there will always be one of my best memories." 



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