Operations Assistant

  • PETA
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • May 12, 2022
Full time Administrative Assistant General Labor Non-Profit

Job Description

Build a career with a supportive and tenured team. This a rock solid starting position for anyone looking for competitive rates, on-the-job training, and great benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401 K). Entry-level, or minimal experience welcome – we’re happy to teach.


Position Objective:

To perform general maintenance and labor in support of the PETA Foundation Operations Department


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Perform general and preventative maintenance to facilities, vehicles, and grounds (e.g., trash disposal, replace light bulbs, furniture moves, painting, cleaning of exterior building/property)
  • Build doghouses and perform errands in support of the PETA doghouse program
  • Support the Operations department by providing general labor
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor



  • General repair skills such as painting, light carpentry, vehicle, grounds or general maintenance
  • Ability to take direction and complete duties with limited supervision
  • Ability to drive vans, box trucks, and RV sized vehicles
  • Ability to travel to North Carolina and Washington, D.C. as needed
  • Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends on occasion
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Requires the ability to work indoors and outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather
  • Physical demands including climbing stairs and ladders, lifting/carrying/moving heavy items, painting, and the ability to use various hand tools
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record
  • This position requires proof of the COVID-19 full vaccination
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization