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Seasonal Part-Time Barn Cleaners

Animal Place is hiring for seasonal part-time barn cleaners

Who is Animal Place? We are a sanctuary and education center for farmed animals in Grass Valley. More than 400 animals permanently live on 600-acreas of beautiful pastures and woods.

We also have a Rescue and Adoption facility in Petaluma which provides temporary housing for adoptable farmed animals, with a special emphasis on chickens from the egg industry.

Please read more about what we do at www.animalplace.org

Who are we interested in hiring?

We are looking for part-time folks who are not afraid to put in a full day of hard work cleaning barns and pastures.

What are some of the tasks we would ask of you?

Aside from keeping the barns and pastures clean, you would help to maintain the sanctuary property, restock supplies (feed, bedding, hay), run errands and get to know the 400+ animals who live here.

What animals live here?

Cows, pigs, donkeys, goats, sheep, rabbits, chickens, and turkeys

Is this the job for you?

It might be. If you answer yes to all the questions below, please apply as you just might be a perfect fit!

  • Are you reliable and dependable?
  • Can you work outdoors when it is sweltering outside?
  • Can you lift 25 pounds and handle strenuous manual labor?
  • We assume you like hanging out with animals, but do you work well with people too? We love team players.
  • How about following detailed instructions?

And, here are some questions that might earn you some extra credit points

  • Are you passionate about working for and with farmed animals?
  • Do you have an interest in the animal protection movement?
  • How are your animal observation skills? Pretty good?
  • Do you have a valid driver’s license and good driving record?

When do we need our seasonal part-time workers?

Now! We have FOUR part-time seasonal positions available from May through August.

What hours do barn cleaners work?

It is a 5-days-a-week, 4-hour shifts. We start early on the farm. Currently all farmhands start around 8:00 am. But, come summertime, we start even earlier.

How much do we pay?

$14/hour

Are you interested?

If so, send us an email and tell us a little bit about yourself. If you have a resume, great! Please attach it, if not, then list your previous jobs and highlight any animal experience you may have.

Email our animal care director Hannah Beins at humanresources@animalplace.org. In the subject line write Part-time barn cleaner application.

This is seasonal part-time work BUT if you shine at your work, you have a good chance of getting hired on as a full-time permanent employee.


Full-time Animal Caregiver, Live-In (one person only unit)

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Position: The Animal Caregiver assists in the care of the 350+ animals (pigs, chickens, cows, turkeys, sheep, goats, rabbits, Donkeys) living 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 species health checks
  • Training and supervising shelter interns and volunteers
  • Assisting with veterinary visits and setting up treatment protocols
  • Completing shelter office projects as assigned
  • Maintaining sanctuary grounds

Qualifications:

  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
  • Previous farmed animal sanctuary experience required (1-2 years)
  • 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. Large portion of this position is cleaning barns, restocking supplies such as feed bags(50lbs), and working with other animal care staff to move straw and hay bales weighing up to 100lbs.
  • Works well with a variety of people
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed verbal and written instructions and meet time sensitive demands
  • Able to learn and process new information quickly
  • Team player and self-motivator
  • Comfortable dealing politely with the general public
  • 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
  • Able to maintain varied shift times. Early shifts beginning as early as 5am and late shifts ending as late as 9:30pm. Each caregiver is on a variety of these shifts each week.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification) Ability to drive Animal Place vehicles including trucks, cargo vans, and stock trailers is required for this position.

On-site Housing: ONE person only unit
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

Salary: $14/hr DOE, performance review after 3 months

Hours/Days: 40 hours/week, days off vary; schedule subject to change at any time, required to work weekends and most holidays. Shift times vary, opening shifts start as early as 5am, closing shifts end as late as 9:30pm, every caregiver is on a variety of these shifts each week.

Benefits Package: Health insurance, vacation, and some paid holidays

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 attachments
In subject line, write Full-Time Animal Caregiver application.

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


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.

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

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.