Resident Farm Animal Caregiver

Looking for a detail-oriented person with a minimum of 2 years recent farm animal care experience and 1 year of people management experience to reside at the farm and lead our small animal caregiver team. We are seeking applicants for a long-term position (minimum of one year). 

Dependable (all-weather) transportation is necessary; applicants must be over 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license. Some weekends and holiday shifts are required. 

 Responsibilities:

  • Feed and water 60+ animals each morning and evening
  • Administer daily medication
  • Oversee routine barn and stall cleanouts
  • Train and supervise animal caregiver assistants and volunteers
  • Complete small farm maintenance projects
  • Complete routine animal health checks (and some additional checks, as needed)
  • Assist with rescues and vet visits
  • Maintain feed, farm, and medication supplies
  • Keep up-to-date computerized records of animal care, health checks and vet visits

This is a great job for someone who:

  • Has a passion for farm animal advocacy
  • Enjoys physically and mentally-demanding work
  • Loves being outdoors in ALL weather
  • Has a positive “can-do” attitude
  • Is a great communicator and team player
  • Understands the importance of following rules, policies and procedures
  • Is open to receiving and applying constructive feedback
  • Adjusts easily and quickly to evolving instructions based on the needs of the animals
  • Is able to routinely lift and stack 50lb bags of grain unassisted
  • Is emotionally strong, mature, and capable of handling animal crises in a sometimes-stressful and challenging work environment.
We are a farm animal rescue and sanctuary and our mission is to make the world a more compassionate place for all beings. In service to this mission, we respectfully require a plant-based diet when on sanctuary property.
 
The Resident Caregiver resides full-time on the farm (with 2 weeks off/year) and is expected to work 5 consecutive days/week. They are also expected to be on call to assist with animals in crises, rescues, vet visits and other such urgent or unexpected matters.
 
If you are interested in this position and meet ALL requirements, please fill out the form below.

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