Animal Caregiver

  • Indraloka Animal Sanctuary
  • Dalton, PA, USA
  • May 20, 2020
Full time Non-Profit Veterinary Services

Job Description

Animal Caregiver

The Animal Caregiver reports to the Animal Care Manager and is responsible for all aspects of daily animal care, including:

  • Lovingly providing food and water for animals
  • Meticulously cleaning barn and stalls
  • Implementing veterinary care treatment plans in accordance with directions
  • Participating in hoof trimming, sheep shearing, equine dentistry, and similar appointments
  • Taking animals to veterinary appointments
  • Running errands to to pick up food, produce, and supplies
  • Helping to maintain buildings and fences
  • Helping to maintain grounds and pastures
  • Training and working with volunteers
  • Leading tours and helping with events and fundraising activities and efforts
  • Advocating for veganism
  • Assisting in maintaining records for each individual animal as well as daily records
  • Regularly contributing content for the website and posting on social media 

This is a dirty job involving heavy physical labor, and daily exposure to common allergens.  It is also intense, emotionally challenging work. The Animal Caregiver will work weekends, holidays, and overnight as needed to care for the animals.

You will love this job if you truly love other animals and are committed wholeheartedly to their liberation.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Committed to and passionate about Indraloka’s vision and values
  • Experienced in caring for rescued farmed animals
  • Able to carry 50 pounds or more
  • Able to work outside in every weather extreme
  • Happy working in solitude, but also comfortable working with others
  • Disciplined
  • Cooperative
  • Gentle
  • Compassionate
  • Kind
  • Reliable
  • Consistent
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to understand and precisely follow oral and written directions
  • Extremely observant and able to notice and communicate subtle changes in animals’ appearance and behavior
  • Able to fix and sometimes build things
  • Terrific with humans, and will enjoy giving tours and helping out with events
  • Open-minded and willing to learn (even when new information contradicts previously held beliefs)
  • Committed to personal responsibility
  • Organized
  • Motivated
  • An excellent communicator, both orally and in writing
  • Able to work in a busy and ever-changing environment
  • Calm under pressure
  • Vegan
  • Committed to environmental responsibility

Additionally, candidate must have a valid driver’s license, pass criminal history, child abuse, and FBI clearances, and be willing to work long hours including weekends, holidays, and overnights. Competitive pay and benefits  including 401K plan and generous paid time off.