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Want to put your compassion into action and join a dedicated team of activists and animal lovers at Animal Place sanctuary? Check out our job openings!

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.

Job Title: Animal Caregiver

Job Status: Full-Time, Grass Valley

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Job Description: The full-time Animal Caregiver assists in the care of 400 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.


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

Salary: $15/hour

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.

Food for Thought East Coast Coordinator

Organization Description: Animal Place is a non-profit animal rights organization promoting the complete protection of farmed animals and veganism. We operate several facilities throughout California. Our 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA, serves as a permanent safe haven for farmed animals as well as an education and advocacy center. In conjunction with the sanctuary, Grass Valley is also home to our 15-acre residential internship property and a 7-acre onsite guest house. The Rescue & Adoption Center is situated on 12-acres in Petaluma, CA, and 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, visit our website at www.animalplace.org before applying.

Food for Thought Program Description: Animal Place’s Food for Thought (FFT) program works with animal and environmental nonprofits to formalize healthy, sustainable, and compassionate menu policies for sponsored events. The program is run by a remote team of part-time campaign coordinators located throughout the United States and Canada. We work with animal rescues and shelters, wildlife rehabilitation and protection groups, and environmental protection and advocacy groups to adopt vegan or vegetarian food policies that align with their missions. Please thoroughly review the campaign website before applying: www.foodforthoughtcampaign.org

Job Status: Part-time employee, 20hr/week, $14-$15 per hour depending on experience, vacation and sick time accrued hourly

Supervision: Reports to Food for Thought Campaign Manager

Location: Remote, must be U.S.-based

Job Description: Food for Thought Regional Coordinators are responsible for establishing and expanding the Food for Thought campaign within their assigned region. Regional coordinators encourage and assist relevant nonprofits in adopting vegan/vegetarian menu policies, develop content for the FFT website and social media, and network with sheltering organizations at conferences and other events.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a database of potential participating organizations
  • Maintain clear, organized records within a shared Google Drive and Salesforce account;  follow standardized rules of record-keeping and up to date information
  • Conduct research on target organizations’ staff, board members, supporters, and relevant internal policies
  • Introduce and present the FFT program to appropriate staff members at organizations by email, telephone, and occasionally in person
  • Professionally and convincingly discuss veganism and animal rights to organizations in service of the FFT campaign
  • Perform site visits as needed to recruit campaign participants
  • Travel, table, and speak on behalf of the campaign at relevant festivals, conventions, and conferences
  • Develop content for the FFT website and Animal Place social media that furthers the goals of the campaign
  • Co-manage FFT social media accounts
  • Teleconference weekly with Campaign Manager and a team of 3 other Campaign Coordinators
  • Work collaboratively on campaign materials and strategic planning
  • Lead projects and take direction from other coordinators on projects
  • Understand Animal Place’s policies and positions regarding key animal protection issues; appropriately and accurately represent those policies when interacting with the public or otherwise representing Animal Place
  • Perform other duties and functions as assigned by Campaign Manager


  • Able to work independently and as part of a small team with regular communication and rotating project-based leadership
  • Comfortable with collaborative teamwork and editing by committee 
  • Excellent organizational skills: can set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track activities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills: able to communicate effectively with colleagues and senior management, able to skillfully represent the campaign to other nonprofit professionals in a variety of settings
  • Comfortable leading difficult conversations with prospective campaign participants
  • Understand the needs and concerns of animal groups
  • Computer and social media savvy; experience with Google Drive, SquareSpace, Salesforce, Asana, Slack, Facebook, Instagram, Pardot or other email marketing software is a strong asset
  • Willing to dress and otherwise present in a professional manner
  • Consistent and reliable internet access
  • Personal cell phone with service plan
  • Experience in a non-profit setting preferred 
  • Campaign or advocacy experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

How to apply: Send résumé and cover letter with subject line: FFT East Coast Coordinator to humanresources@animalplace.org

Please thoroughly review the campaign website before applying: www.foodforthoughtcampaign.org