Part-Time Animal Caregiver
Part-time Animal Caregiver
Animal Place, Vacaville
Immediate Supervisor: Rescue Ranch Manager
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Animal Place is an animal rights organization promoting the 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 a 60-acre Rescue Ranch facility in Vacaville, CA providing 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 DESCRIPTION: The Part-time Animal Caregiver assists in the care of 500-2,000 animals (primarily hens from the egg industry) at our adoption center, under the supervision of the Rescue Ranch Manager. Animal Caregivers are responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medication of the animals, as well as other responsibilities. See below for specific responsibilities and duties.
~Must be physically able to lift and carry 50 pounds, and work outdoors in all weather conditions, incl cold/wet winters and hot summers.
~Must live locally; within 50 mi of Vacaville.
~ Available for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday shifts.
~Available for 2 opening shifts, and 2 closing shifts.
~Passionate about working for farmed animals, especially chickens
~Keen interest in the AR movement
~Vegetarian required/Vegan preferred
~Maturity, dependability, reliability, a must
~Excellent animal behavior and observation skills.
~Able to follow detailed instructions, and learn and process new information quickly.
~Experience working with animals required; farmed animals preferred.
~Daily cleaning of barns, enclosures, pastures.
~Animal feeding, watering, and medication duties.
~Stocking feed and straw.
~Opening and Closing of sanctuary duties.
~Health Checks on incoming rescue groups.
~Assisting on rescues as needed.
~Sanctuary projects as determined by Rescue Ranch Manager
HOURS/DAYS: 20-30 hours week as determined by Rescue Ranch Manager. Sundays and Mondays REQUIRED.
SALARY: $11.00 per hour to start, potential for advancement
START DATE: ASAP
HOW TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter, and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, write ‘RR part-time caregiver application.’ Faxes cannot be accepted. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.