Animal Care Manager Position Open

Animal Care Manager
Resident, live-in position

Organization description: Animal Place is a sanctuary for farmed animals and education center for the public. It operates two facilities – a permanent sanctuary in Grass Valley, CA and an adoption center in Vacaville, CA. The headquarters is located on 600-acres in Grass Valley, CA. The adoption center, Rescue Ranch, is on 60-acres in Vacaville, CA (90 miles south/west of Grass Valley).

Job Title: Animal Care Manager for Grass Valley sanctuary.

Job description
1.         Supervise animal caregiver staff, volunteers and interns
2.         Oversee all animal husbandry (health checks, medications, veterinary care)
3.         Assist with all aspects of animal care (cleaning barns, raking pastures, feeding animals)
4.         Help with all miscellaneous farm chores
5.         Fill in during animal rescues and emergencies
6.         Manage inventory and ordering of animal feed, bedding, medical supplies, etc.
7.         Maintain and update animal database and animal care manual
8.         Assist with volunteer training classes and orientations
9.         Help with other sanctuary tasks as needed (e.g. farm tours, information tabling)
10.       Represent Animal Place at conferences and events

1.         Interest in the animal protection movement and promoting veganism
2.         Animal care and handling experience (preferably large animal, but not a      necessity)
3.         Commitment to providing high quality care for resident animals
4.         Good supervisory and leadership skills with pleasant outgoing personality
5.         Ability to handle physically demanding labor and work in an outside environment
6.         Desire to live in the country and work within a strong team environment

Hours/days:  Five-days-a-week. Early morning and some evening work depending upon the season and needs of animals. Flexibility is essential.

Accommodations: Live on sanctuary grounds in a one-bedroom apartment. Rent and utilities provided by Animal Place.

Benefits: Medical Insurance plan; paid holidays; sick leave; 2-weeks vacation per year

Salary:  Dependent upon experience.

Start date: April 2010

How to apply: Send resume and cover letter to: Kim Sturla • Animal Place • 3448 Laguna Creek Trail • Vacaville, CA 95688  •  E-mail: