14 Aug
Animal Caregiver
California, Gold country 00000 Gold country USA

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.

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.

Animal Place is fully committed to equal employment opportunity, and company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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