Resident Farm Animal Caregiver

  • Graze in Peace
  • Durham, Maine, USA
  • Sep 06, 2020
Full time Non-Profit

Job Description

Looking for a detail-oriented person with a minimum of 2 years of 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 (one-year minimum).

Dependable (all-weather) transportation is necessary; applicants must be over 18 years old and have a valid driver's license. Some weekends and holidays 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.

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