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Part-Time Animal Caregiver

Part-Time Animal Caregiver

Animal Place Sanctuary, Grass Valley, CA

Organization Description: Animal Place is an animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. We operate a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals and an education center. Adjacent to the Grass Valley Sanctuary is our Guest House, which houses visitors and volunteers. We also have a 60-acre Rescue Ranch facility in Vacaville, CA. Rescue Ranch provides temporary home for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens from the egg industry. We operate an all-vegan store in Berkeley, CA, and facilitate multiple activist and education campaigns throughout the United States. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website at www.animalplace.org before considering applying.

Job Title: Animal Caregiver

Job Status: Part-time, Grass Valley

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Job Description: The part-time Animal Caregiver assists in the care of more than 200 animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits, donkeys) living at the sanctuary under supervision of the Animal Care Director. Animal Caregivers are responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medical care of the animals. 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
  • Good animal behavior and observation skills
  • 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
  • Follows directions
  • Reliable and dependable
  • 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
  • Work well with a variety of people
  • 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)
  • Vegan diet preferred

Job Duties

  • Animal feeding/watering and maintaining animal feed schedules
  • Daily animal health care and maintaining treatment records
  • Daily cleaning duties and maintaining the shelter areas
  • Aiding with weekly health checks
  • Assisting with veterinary visits and setting up treatment protocols
  • Completing shelter projects as assigned

Hours/Days: 20 hours/week, part-time, at least one weekend day required, required to share holidays.

Salary: TBD; based on Experience

Start Date: ASAP

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email to humanresources@animalplace.org. In subject line, write Part-Time Animal Caregiver application.

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


Supervisory Animal Caregiver – A Full-Time, Live-In Position

Organization Description: Animal Place is a sanctuary and animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. There are two facilities: a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals and an education center and the 60-acre Rescue Ranch facility in Vacaville, CA. Rescue Ranch provides temporary home for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens from the egg industry. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website at www.animalplace.org before considering applying.

Job Title: Supervisory Animal Caregiver

Job Status: Full Time, Grass Valley, Live On-Site

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Position: The Supervisory 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 Director. The Supervisory Animal Caregiver is responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medical care of the animals, as well as assigning tasks to and supervising the caregivers, interns, and volunteers. See below for specific responsibilities and duties.

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
• Leading weekly species health checks
• Weekly meetings with the Animal Care Director
• Training and supervising shelter interns and volunteers
• Supervising animal caregivers
• Taking weekly inventory of supplies
• Assisting with veterinary visits and setting up treatment protocols
• Completing office projects as assigned

Qualifications
• Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
• Previous farmed animal sanctuary experience required (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 weekends/holidays/varying shift times
• Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)
• Comfortable living in a smaller town (next large city is >1 hour away, Sacramento)
• Vegan diet required as a live-in

Extra Live-In Responsibilities
Housing is a two bedroom, 1 full bathroom duplex unit
• Cover shifts as necessary due to illness/vacation
• After hours responsibilities as needed (i.e., bottle feeding infant animals, overnight animal checks for ill animals)
• On-call responsibility 2-3 days/week

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

Salary: based on experience and qualifications

Benefits Package: Health insurance, vacation, and some paid holidays

Start Date: As soon as possible

How to Apply: E-mail cover letter and resume to humanresources@animalplace.org. In subject line, write Supervisory Animal Caregiver. Please allow up to 2 weeks for processing.


Part-time Caregiver – Vacaville, CA

Part-Time Animal Caregiver

Animal Place Rescue Ranch Sanctuary & Adoption Center

Organization Description: Animal Place is an animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. There are two facilities: a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals as well as education center and the 60-acre Rescue Ranch facility in Vacaville, CA. Rescue Ranch provides temporary home for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens from the egg industry. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website at www.animalplace.org before considering applying.

Job Title: Animal Caregiver
Job Status: Part-time, Vacaville
Immediate Supervisor: Rescue Ranch Manager

Job Description: The Part-Time Animal Caregiver assists in the care of anywhere from 500-2,000 animals (primarily hens from egg industry) at our adoption center, under supervision of the Rescue Ranch Manager. Animal Caregivers are responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medication of the animals.  See below for specific responsibilities and duties.

Qualifications

  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals, especially chickens.
  • Keen interest in the animal welfare/rights movement is encouraged
  • Vegan preferred (vegetarian required)
  • 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 30-40 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 of barns, enclosures, and pastures (when needed).
  • Animal feeding/watering and maintaining animal feed schedules
  • Daily animal health care and maintaining treatment records
  • Aiding with health checks
  • Assisting on rescues, as needed
  • Assisting with veterinary visits and setting up treatment protocols
  • Completing shelter projects as assigned

Hours/Days: 15-20 hours/week, part-time, days of week may vary; schedule subject to change anytime, required to work most holidays

Salary: TBD

Start Date: ASAP

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email humanresources@animalplace.org. In subject line, write Part-Time Animal Caregiver application.

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