Animal Caregiver

  • Animal Place
  • Grass Valley, CA, USA
  • May 10, 2019
Full time General Labor Health Care Non-Profit Other Veterinary Services

Job Description

Job Title: Animal Caregiver (On-site housing available)

Job Status: Full-Time, Grass Valley
Hours & Days: 40 hours/week, days vary; schedule subject to change at any time and required to work weekends and most holidays

Start Date: Immediate

Immediate Supervisor: Animal Care Director

Job Description: The full-time Animal Caregiver assists in the care of the 400+ 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.  On-site housing is available. See below for specific responsibilities and duties.

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 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


  • 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 40-50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
  • Works well with a variety of people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)

Salary & Benefits: $12-14 per hour, depending on experience; health coverage after probation period

Housing Available:
Additional live-in responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- On-call 2-3 days per week; on-call staff 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

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume.