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Part-Time Barn Cleaner

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Organization Description: Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the U.S. Our 600-acre sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA serves as a permanent safe haven for 500 rescued farmed animals and an education center. We promote the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle through on-site events and outreach programs, operate a 12-acre rescue and adoption center in Petaluma, CA, and an all-vegan store in Berkeley, CA. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, please thoroughly review our website before applying.

Job Title: Barn Cleaner

Job Status: Part-Time, Grass Valley

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Shelter Coordinator

Job Description:  The Part-Time Barn Cleaner assists in the care of the 500 animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits) living at the sanctuary under supervision of the Animal Care Director. Barn Cleaners are responsible for cleaning and maintaining animal living quarters. 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
  • Vegan preferred (vegetarian minimum)
  • 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 40-50 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
  • Assisting caregivers with basic feeding and caring of animals when needed

Hours/Days: 16-24 hours/week, part-time, days off vary; schedule subject to change anytime, required to work Saturdays and Sundays, required to work most holidays

Salary: $11-$12 per hour, depending on experience

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 Part-Time Barn Cleaner.


2 Responses so far.

  1. mackenzie says:

    I would like to voluneer here so can you please send me an application…