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Full-Time Animal Care Assistant

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.

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Animal Care & Property Manager

Animal Care & Property Manager (PETALUMA, CA)

Animal Place Rescue & Adoption Center

Organization Description: Animal Place is an animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. The main sanctuary is located on 600-acres in Grass Valley, CA. The Rescue & Adoption Center is operated out of 12-acres in Petaluma, CA. Our rescue and adoption program provides a temporary home for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens from the egg industry. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, please visit our website at www.animalplace.org before considering applying.

Our large scale hen rescue began in 2010 and since then, more than 22,000 animals have been saved, primarily hens rescued from egg farms prior to slaughter but also turkeys, sheep, goats, llamas, and pigs.

Job Title: Animal Care & Property Manager

Job Status: Full-time, Live-in, Petaluma location

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director, Hannah Beins (Grass Valley)

Job Description:

The Animal Care & Property Manager oversees the care of rescued animals, including up to 1,500 rescued hens, adoptable and permanent goats, sheep, llamas, and other smaller animals. You are responsible for managing and scheduling two part-time caregivers, including one who will reside on the property in separate housing. The Manager must be comfortable working with staff, volunteers, interns, and adopters in a polite and engaging manner. Additionally, the Manager is responsible for ensuring the 12-acre property is well-maintained and managed.

 

Training requirement: A two-month paid training commitment in Grass Valley, housing next door to sanctuary provided.

 

Qualifications

  • Prior supervisory experience preferred
  • Previous experience working with farmed animals required
  • Strong interest in saving as many lives as possible through intake, rehabilitation, and placement in private homes or other sanctuaries.
  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
  • Comfortable with adopting out rescued animals (current foster experience a plus)
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Can lift 30-40 pounds and perform manual labor
  • Comfortable working both in an office and outdoors
  • Strong and proven communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed instructions, meet time sensitive demands
  • Outgoing, social, enjoys working with humans as well as nonhumans
  • Extremely comfortable interacting compassionately with the general public
  • Skilled at direct communication, conflict resolution, and active listening.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification) – this job requires being able to drive rescued animals to and from the veterinarian, to and from rescue sites, andor to adopters
  • Able to disconnect from work, take weekends, and engage in appropriate self-care.
  • Committed to Animal Place’s mission

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Animal Care Director to develop and maintain animal care schedules
  • Maintain an organized schedule and calendar of work for self and staff
  • Maintain daily animal health care and treatment records in an organized fashion
  • Oversee and aid in daily cleaning duties and maintaining shelter areas
  • Schedule and supervise health-checks, of rescued hens or other animals
  • Assist with rescues
  • Train and supervise part-time staff and volunteers
  • Work with Adoption Manager at scheduling consistent adoptions and aid adopters with that process
  • Set up veterinary visits, as needed
  • Complete shelter office projects
  • Regular and ongoing communication with Grass Valley staff regarding health, adoption status, population.
  • Supervise contract staff with grounds maintenance, and land needs.

Extra Live-In Responsibilities

  • Modification of work schedule to accommodate late-night responsibilities
  • On-call (onsite) responsibility 3-4 days a week.

Hours/Days: 40 hours/week

Salary: based on experience

Benefits Package: Health insurance, 10 days vacation and 6 days holiday pay; housing provided; utilities covered; companion animals allowed (subject to approval)

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email to humanresources@animalplace.org.

 

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Full-Time Animal Caregiver

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 12-acre rescue and adoption facility in Petaluma, CA, which 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 educational campaigns throughout the United States.

Job Title: Animal Caregiver (Live-in Available)

Job Status: Full-Time, Grass Valley

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Job Description: The full-time Animal Caregiver assists in the care of 500 animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits, donkeys) 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

Private On-site Housing Available
Additional live-in responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • On-call 2-3 days a week, on-call must remain on the property overnight
  • Covering shifts as needed
  • Being available for emergency situations when not on shift
  • Able to handle emergency situations independently

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

Salary: Salaried, $12-$14/hour, depending on experience

Benefits: Health care coverage after 3-month probation period

Start Date: Immediate

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to humanresources@animalplace.org
Please send both in the body of email and do not send attachments. In subject line, write Full-Time Animal Caregiver.


Part-Time Store Clerk

STORE CLERK
Animal Place’s Vegan Republic Store

Organization Description: Animal Place is an animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. There are three facilities: a 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA that serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals as well as education center, the 60-acre Rescue Ranch adoption facility in Vacaville, CA, and our brick-and-mortar vegan store the Vegan Republic. Rescue Ranch provides temporary home for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens from the egg industry. Animal Place’s Vegan Republic is located in Berkeley, CA and delivers vegan food and merchandise to customers with all profits benefiting the sanctuary. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website at www.animalplace.org before considering applying.

Job Title: Store Clerk at Animal Place’s Vegan Republic, 1624 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

Job Status: Part-time, 12-15 hours/week

Job Description: The Store Clerk assists with placing orders, tracking inventory, customer relations, organizing store events, assisting with product placement, social media, and promoting the store.

Qualifications

  • Experience in retail, preferred
  • Team player
  • Interested in promoting animal rights and Animal Place’s mission
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive requests
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds comfortably
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)
  • Familiarity with Shopkeep preferred but not required
  • Vegan

Job Duties

  • Work closely with Manager in all store duties
  • Assist in placing orders with vendors
  • Tracking inventory and modifying purchasing based on results
  • Maintaining a clean and organized floor and office
  • Assist in coordinating onsite events
  • Assist in communicating to Grass Valley social media and outreach staff
  • Maintaining and enforcing pricing policies
  • Picking up local orders
  • Help recruit, train, and schedule volunteers
  • Table at outreach events
  • Assist customers
  • Respond to consumer complaints, concerns, and requests
  • Determine marketing strategy changes by reviewing operating and financial statements
  • Submit weekly reports that include income, expenses, details of best sellers
  • Help maintain daily sales log

Hours/Days: 12-15 hours/week, part-time, required to share holidays.

Salary: Hourly rate TBD based on experience

Start Date: Immediate

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email to humanresources@animalplace.org. In subject line, write Store Clerk application.

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