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Full-Time Animal Care Assistant

Job Title: Animal Care Assistant

Job Status: Full-Time, Grass Valley

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Job Description: The Full-Time Animal Care assistant assists in the care of the 400+ animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits, donkeys) living at the sanctuary under supervision of the Animal Care Director. Animal care assistants are responsible for cleaning and maintaining animal living quarters, animal feeding, and assisting caregivers with basic animal care. See below for specific responsibilities and duties.

Qualifications
• Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
• Keen interest in the animal welfare/rights movement is encouraged
• Vegan/Vegetarian preferred
• Reliable and dependable
• 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 50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
• Work 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
• 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)

Job Duties
• Daily cleaning duties and maintaining the shelter areas
• Re-stocking feed, straw, and supplies
• Completing feeding shifts with little to no supervision
• Assisting caregivers with restraining animals for treatments
• Assisting caregivers with closing duties

Hours/Days: 40 hours/week, full-time, five days a week, 8hr days, days off vary; schedule subject to change anytime, required to work weekends, required to work most holidays

Salary: TBD

Start Date: Immediate

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email to Hannah@animalplace.org, send resume in the body of email do not send attatchments
In subject line, write Full-Time Animal Care assistant application.

Faxes cannot be accepted. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

5 Responses so far.

  1. Gayla says:

    I’d love to come work for you Sunday I have a ranch in Southern California that small five horses and nine dogs but I can’t move anywhere until my mother passes away because I am her full-time caretaker but someday I would love to come and work for a place like you I’m already certified as a veterinarian assistant and a small pet massage therapist and moving forward to get equine therapy for Massage and taping

  2. Monica House says:

    Hello,
    I am very impressed with your farm and organization and what you stand for. God Bless your hearts for what you do. I am writing to you to suggest a live- in position for myself ( at reduced hourly/ daily pay rate)
    I live in Woodland ,Ca and I am a recent transplant from beautiful San Diego. My car recently broke down completely and I had to junk it so I am quite far for commuting. I will try to attach ( in the body below) my resume so you can get a feel of who I am and what I’ve done. …..tried but did not work…I will send this comment and google/ check your website for a contact email and send it that way, ok.

    Thank you,
    Ms. Monica House
    760 783 3662
    mojoho1982@gmail.com

    • Claire C says:

      You can apply by submitting a cover letter and resume via email to Hannah@animalplace.org . Please send your resume in the body of email do not send attachments.
      In subject line, write Full-Time Animal Care assistant application.

  3. Colin Fontaine says:

    26 years old healthy man, looking for a position working outdoors with animals. Experience with domestic animals. Eager to learn, hard worker.

    • Claire C says:

      You can apply by submitting a cover letter and resume via email to Hannah@animalplace.org . Send resume in the body of email do not send an attachment.
      In the subject line, write Full-Time Animal Care assistant application.