Animal Caregiver

Website Animal Place

Position: The full-time Animal Caregiver assists in the care of the 300 animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits) living at the sanctuary under supervision of the Animal Care Manager.

The full-time Animal Caregiver is responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medical care of the animals, as well as assigning tasks to, and supervising the interns and volunteers. See below for specific responsibilities and duties.

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Responsibilities:

·        Animal feeding/watering and maintaining animal feed schedules

·        Daily animal health care and maintaining treatment records

·        Daily cleaning duties and maintaining the shelter areas

·        Participating in weekly species health checks

·        Monthly meetings with the Animal Care Director

·        Training and supervising shelter interns and volunteers

·        Assisting with veterinary visits and setting up treatment protocols

·        Completing shelter office projects as assigned

Qualifications:

·        Passionate about working for and with farmed animals

·        Previous farmed animal sanctuary experience preferred (1-2 years)

·        Reliable and dependable

·        Strong leadership skills

·        Good animal behavior and observation skills

·        Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including cold/wet weather (average low is 35F) and hot summers (average high is 95-100F)

·        Able to lift 40-50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor

·        Works well with a variety of people

·        Strong communication and listening skills

·        Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands

·        Able to learn and process new information quickly

·        Team player and self motivator

·        Comfortable dealing politely with the general public

·        Committed to Animal Place’s mission and a desire to be a part of the Animal Place family

·        Willing to work on weekend/holidays/varying shift times

·        Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)

Hours/Days: 40 hours/week, days off vary; schedule subject to change at anytime, required to work most holidays.

Salary: $12.00/hr

Benefits Package: Health insurance, vacation and some paid holidays

Start Date: Immediate

HOW TO APPLY

http://www.animalplace.org

Submit a cover letter and resume via email to hannah@animalplace.org

In subject line, write Full Time Animal Caregiver application.

Faxes cannot be accepted. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.

If you have questions, please email Animal Care Director, Hannah Beins: hannah@animalplace.org .

To apply for this job email your details to hannah@animalplace.org

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