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Full-Time Animal Care Assistant
Animal Place Sanctuary

Organization Description: Founded in 1989, Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the United States. As an animal rights organization, we promote 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 an education center, a 12-acre rescue and adoption facility in Petaluma, CA, and a brick-and-mortar vegan store, Vegan Republic, in Berkeley, CA. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website before considering applying: www.animalplace.org

Job Title: Animal Care Assistant

Job Status: Full-Time, Grass Valley

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Job Description: Full-Time Animal Care Assistants are responsible for the daily cleaning and maintaining of animal living quarters, completing animal feeding shifts,  assisting caregivers with basic medical care for the 400+ animal residents, as well as many miscellaneous tasks such as laundry, restocking supplies, grooming animals, and cleaning vehicles. 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
• Patient and able to maintain composure in stressful situations
• 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)
• Ability to lift 50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
• Ability to work well with a variety of people
• Strong communication and listening skills
• Ability and willingness to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
• Ability to learn and process new information quickly
• Team player and self-motivator, comfortable working on own
• 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 animal feeding shifts
  • Assisting caregivers with basic animal health care
  • Monitoring animals and reporting animal health concerns directly to Animal Care Manager and/or Director
  • Supervising and assisting in the training of interns and volunteers

Hours/Days: 40 hours/week, full-time, five days a week, 8hr days, days off and shift times vary, evening hours required in the summer months; schedule subject to change anytime, required to work weekends, required to work most holidays

Salary: Based on experience

Start Date: Immediate

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume via email to Humanresources@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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