Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Catskill Animal Sanctuary is a 148-acre refuge in New York's Hudson Valley for eleven species of farmed animals rescued from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment opened in 2001 by founders Kathy Stevens and Jesse Moore. In addition to direct animal aid, the Sanctuary offers signature programming aimed at encouraging our guests and the world at large to adopt a plant-based lifestyle.  Programming includes customized tours, a vegan cooking program, mentor and youth leadership programs, which are positioned to become national models. In addition to programming, the historical Homestead building serves as a Bed and Breakfast venue for guests to enjoy a more in-depth and personal experience of the Sanctuary.

Catskill Animal Sanctuary Saugerties, NY, USA
Feb 20, 2018
Part time
Guest Services supports the day-to-day operations of The Homestead guesthouse, which include, but are not limited to: hospitality, reservations, basic vegan food preparation, housekeeping and shopping. Guest Services reports to the Donation Relations Manager, but works directly with the Homestead Manager. This is a part time position with occasional extra hours to cover vacation periods or assist with special events. This position is responsible for creating a warm, welcoming environment for overnight guests. Because preparation of a vegan breakfast is required, applicants should be familiar with and comfortable discussing veganism and animal rights. Reservation​ ​Management: • Checks reservation system to confirm reservations and special needs • Calls guest to confirm the details of their stay • Communicates with other appropriate CAS staff to advise of guest tours • Post-visit correspondence Food​ ​Service: • Shops, prepares and provides breakfast for guests according to agreed upon menu and budget • Set-up and breakdown of morning breakfast for guests. Guest​ ​Services: • Greets guests for check-in, provides entry to rooms, and orientates guests (explains rules) • On-call for guest emergencies at The Homestead. Housekeeping​ ​and​ ​Homestead​ ​Facilities​ ​Management: • Regular housekeeping responsibilities, including; cleaning of guest rooms, bathrooms, and common areas, laundry, trash removal, re-stocking water for coolers, and detailed cleaning as per checklist. • General upkeep out outside areas (porches, walkways, etc.) • Notifies Facilities Manager of any maintenance issues or repairs Other: • Supports programs offered at The Homestead by assisting with set-up/clean-up for events when schedule permits.
Catskill Animal Sanctuary Saugerties, NY, USA
Feb 20, 2018
Full time
The Homestead Manager supports the day-to-day operations of The Homestead guesthouse which include: guest services, administrative processing of reservations, breakfast food preparation, housekeeping, shopping and managing social media networks and guest follow-ups. The Homestead Manager reports to the Donor Relations Manager Reservation​ ​Management: - Manages reservation system to confirm and finalize reservations and special needs - Calls guest to confirm the details of their stay - Communicates with other appropriate CAS staff to advise of guest bookings - Post-visit correspondence: satisfaction survey (email), thank you cards, holiday cards - Processes Homestead and CAS membership fees and adds new contacts to the donor database Food​ ​Service: - Shops and provides breakfast for guests according to agreed upon menu and budget - Set-up and breakdown of morning breakfast for guests - Picks up local items for gift basket orders Guest​ ​Services: - Greets guests for check-in, provides entry code to rooms, orientates guests (explains rules, etc.) and prepares gift basket orders - On-call for guest emergencies at The Homestead - Keeps supplies of brochures, marketing materials, and pamphlets stocked at The Homestead to further engage guests in supporting CAS Housekeeping​ ​and​ ​Homestead​ ​Facilities​ ​Management: - Regular housekeeping responsibilities, including; cleaning of guest rooms, bathrooms, and common areas, laundry, trash removal, re-stocking water for coolers, and detailed cleaning as per checklist - General upkeep out outside areas (porches, walkways, etc.) - Serves as first point of contact for emergencies - Notifies Facilities Manager of any maintenance issues or repairs - Maintains a list of vendors, repair people, emergency phone numbers Other: - Supports programs offered at The Homestead by assisting with set-up/clean-up for events when schedule permits - Responsible for staying within budget for food and supplies
Catskill Animal Sanctuary 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY, USA
Feb 15, 2018
Intern
Our Mentor Program provides individualized support to people moving towards vegan living. The Mentor Program Assistant will perform tasks required to develop and strengthen this exciting new program. Duties and Responsibilities: Complete research and outreach projects. Support tasks related to event planning. Support tasks related to community program planning and delivery. Assist with administrative tasks. Qualifications: Be proficient in Word, Excel, and Google Docs Have excellent writing and communication skills Have knowledge or interest in learning about vegan Be able to work collaboratively with other staff Assist with administrative work Independent transportation is needed Position Availability: Mentor Program internships are available year-round and positions are filled on an ongoing basis as applications are received. Summer positions fill quickly, so apply early. TO APPLY Applications can be directed toward Tracy Willcox and must include: The position title in the subject line of the email A resume A cover letter telling us why you’d like to intern with Catskill, what you hope to get out of this internship, and anything else you’d like us to know Three professional references
Catskill Animal Sanctuary 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY, USA
Feb 15, 2018
Intern
Spend your summer helping children connect with animals, each other, and their inner sense of compassion! The Camp Kindness Counselor Intern will assist with Camp Kindness.  This is a weekday program for children ages 8-14 years that focuses on fostering compassion for all living beings. Camp runs Monday through Friday, July 9 to August 3 with a special camp August 6-10. Interns in this role are crucial for providing a safe and fun environment for the children we serve. This internship provides an opportunity to work at a unique summer camp that encourages children to learn about the plight of farmed animals and how those animals are similar to humans. Camp Kindness also teaches children to explore more compassionate choices. Duties and Responsibilities: Assist Educators in leading activities and supervising campers Facilitate connections between campers and animal residents Ensure that children have a positive, fun, and educational experience Help with set up of the camp room and cleaning up at the end of the day Organizing and preparing camp materials Other tasks and duties as needed Qualifications: Have experience working with children between the ages 8-14 years either in a formal or informal setting (e.g. summer camp, classrooms, parks, tutoring, etc.) An understanding of what is age-appropriate information for children of various ages, as well as age-appropriate ways to communicate that information Be comfortable or willing to learn how to work with a variety of farmed animals (e.g. cows, horses, pigs, etc.) Willingness to learn specific stories and facts about our animal residents Familiar with the mission of Catskill Animal Sanctuary – vegetarians and vegans are encouraged to apply! Be able to follow detailed instructions and meet schedules Be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with other interns, volunteers and staff Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions Training in First Aid and/or CPR is a plus Position Availability: Camp Kindness internships are available from the beginning of July through mid-August. Candidates must be able to commit to all weeks of camp (July 9 to August 10), plus mandatory training during the first week of July. Interns are expected to work Monday through Friday for about 7.5 hours per day. TO APPLY Applications can be directed toward Tracy Willcox and must include: The position title in the subject line of the email A resume A cover letter telling us why you’d like to intern with Catskill, what you hope to get out of this internship, and anything else you’d like us to know Three professional references
Catskill Animal Sanctuary 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY, USA
Feb 15, 2018
Intern
The Development Department at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary is responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of individuals, corporations and organizations/trusts. Interns in this department are crucial to the organizational advancement of the Sanctuary and our mission. Interns provide general administrative support, assist with grant proposals, complete data entry, prepare communications in support of our donor stewardship and help organize special events. This internship provides a unique opportunity to learn the day-to-day business of fundraising and prepares an intern for a career in not-for-profit and advocacy organizations. Duties and Responsibilities: Handle correspondence with funders and engaging with other staff members Assist with social media and communication efforts when applicable Assist with data analysis, reporting and tracking Support fundraising events in developing materials Participating in a specific fundraising project Other tasks and duties as needed Qualifications: Have an understanding of and be able to effectively communicate the philosophy and mission of Catskill Animal Sanctuary Office experience, skills in data entry, written and verbal communications, and internet research Prior experience in fundraising a plus, but not required Be able to follow detailed instructions and meet deadlines Work independently, as well as collaboratively with other interns, volunteers and staff Commit to a minimum of 16 hours per week for at least 2 months Ability to work non-standard office hours that encompass weekends and evenings in preparation of special events or deadlines Position Availability: Development and Fundraising internships are available year-round and positions are filled on an ongoing basis as applications are received. Summer positions fill quickly, so apply early. TO APPLY Applications can be directed toward Tracy Willcox and must include: The position title in the subject line of the email A resume A cover letter telling us why you’d like to intern with Catskill, what you hope to get out of this internship, and anything else you’d like us to know Three professional references
Catskill Animal Sanctuary 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY, USA
Feb 15, 2018
Intern
The Outreach Department is responsible for raising awareness of the sanctuary’s work, innovative educational programs, and increasing stakeholder engagement. In addition, the Outreach Department oversees special fundraising and educational events, including Cocktails & Cow Tales (annual fundraiser in New York City), Shindig (onsite summer festival), and Gobble & Groove (onsite Thanksgiving season celebration). Interns provide support in a variety of ways. Duties and Responsibilities: Representing Catskill at vegan/vegetarian food festivals, animal rights and environmental conferences, and other networking events Helping to plan and execute on and off-site special events Assisting with research projects and data entry Dropping off Catskill literature at community centers, libraries, cafes, yoga studios, vet clinics, etc. Performing other tasks and duties as needed Qualifications: Have an understanding of and be able to effectively communicate the philosophy and mission of Catskill Animal Sanctuary Be knowledgeable about the sentience and suffering of farmed animals, and the benefits of vegan living Be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with other interns, volunteers and staff Have excellent research skills and be detail-oriented Be outgoing, friendly and personable, and enjoy interacting with diverse groups of people Be available a minimum of 10 hours a week (may include some weekends and evenings) for a minimum of 8 weeks Position Availability: Outreach and Special Events internships are available year-round and positions are filled on an ongoing basis as applications are received. Summer positions fill quickly, so apply early. TO APPLY Applications can be directed toward Tracy Willcox and must include: The position title in the subject line of the email A resume A cover letter telling us why you’d like to intern with Catskill, what you hope to get out of this internship, and anything else you’d like us to know Three professional references
Catskill Animal Sanctuary 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY, USA
Feb 15, 2018
Intern
This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is vegetarian or vegan, loves food, has experience in a professional kitchen, is working toward a culinary degree, or is a passionate advocate of Catskill’s mission. We desire a part-time (15 to 20 hours a week), seasonal intern (April – November), to assist with our popular cooking classes and demonstrations that occur on Saturdays, Sundays, and some holidays. The duration of the internship can be discussed, but weekends are required. Hours are typically 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Duties and Responsibilities: Assist with cooking classes and demonstrations on Saturdays, Sundays, and occasional holidays during the week. You will primarily work directly as a team with one of our chefs, although we seek someone who can also work independently. Engage with participants, answer questions about food being offered, and generally be an enthusiastic representative of the Sanctuary, Compassionate Cuisine, and a vegan lifestyle. Assist with setup of space, cleanup, breakdown, cooking demonstrations, washing dishes, etc. Maintain a high standard of cleanliness and adhere to food safety requirements. Support chefs in the preparation of food for events and group visits as needed.. Qualifications: The candidate must be knowledgeable and passionate about vegan food and be comfortable engaging with people of various backgrounds and preferences. Candidates are self-directed and able to work with little to no supervision at times, as well as being a team player. You are an outgoing, friendly persons who enjoys talking and assisting people. Experience in food service, avid home cooks, or students in culinary studies are preferred. Must have transportation to and from the Sanctuary. Position Availability: Culinary internships are available April through November. These positions fill quickly, so apply early. TO APPLY Apply with the following information: The position title in the subject line of the email A resume A cover letter telling us why you’d like to intern with Catskill, what you hope to get out of this internship, and anything else you’d like us to know Three professional references
Catskill Animal Sanctuary 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY, USA
Feb 15, 2018
Full time
The Health Care Assistant (HCA) role is responsible for assisting the Health Care Coordinator (HCC) with all aspects of the physical and emotional well-being of Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s 300 animals. The primary responsibilities are to conduct health checks on multiple species, to maintain and update medical records and to perform health procedures as needed, as well as basic health care. Additionally, the HCA is responsible for assisting on-site visits by animal care specialists and during the transportation of animals to medical appointments.  As a representative of Catskill Animal Sanctuary, the HCA acts in a professional and friendly manner at all times with colleagues, volunteers, and the public. The Health Care Assistant reports directly to the Health Care Coordinator.   Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct full body health checks, perform health care procedures on a variety of species.  These include, but are not limited to wound care, administering medications, weight and skin checks, ear/nose/eye cleaning, foot cleaning and beak/hoof/toenail trims.   Administer routine vaccinations and species-specific health care maintenance   Identify potential health concerns and communicate these assessments to the HCC Creates and maintains health records on each animal resident Actively participate in the daily well-being of all animals to maintain a high level of wellness Assists in monitoring the emotional well-being of each animal, always seeking to maximize each individual’s happiness Consults with the Health Care Coordinator about potential adjustments or improvements in animal’s daily life that would increase their sense of well-being Assists in determining optimum diets for all sanctuary animals and solicits the HCC about adjusting diets as necessary Supports onsite visits from veterinary medical teams, farriers, shearers, and other healthcare specialists Participates in the transportation of animals to medical appointments and collaborates directly with the HCC on outcomes or changes to daily care routines Actively keeps feed board and other communication strategies current and up to date throughout the day Orders all supplements, medications and medical supplies using the most cost-effective measures Ability to perform duties in enclosed and outdoor environments throughout the year   Qualifications: Previous farmed animal experience (e.g. goats, cows, chickens, sheep, horses, etc.) Veterinary technician or comparable experience highly desired Strong organizational skills with a proven ability to manage multiple priorities and projects in fast-paced work environment Excellent time management and communication skills Ability to work well with a variety of staff and external partners Experience dealing with animal emergency situations Valid driver’s license with clean driving record required   This is a full-time position with benefits (e.g. medical insurance, floating holidays, vacation and personal time off).  Starting salary is between $15 - $17/hour based upon experience. Apply with cover letter and resume.