Help Wanted

Animal Caretaker and Grounds Keeper

Join our team! This is your chance to join a start up sanctuary for animals normally raised for food.  We are the first beef cattle ranch vegan conversion in the country. Be part of making a huge difference to animals and to those that love them.  Please email cover letter and resume to renee@rowdygirlsanctuary.org and call: 281-684-9101 after you fill out the online form.

Animal Caretaker & Ranch Hand

Responsibilities

  • Animal feeding/watering and maintaining animal feed & schedule
  • On Call in the event of an emergency
  • Keep all animal’s food supplies mixed and ready to use
  • Keep inventory of animal food & report weekly
  • Daily animal health care and treatments
  • Weekly animal health checks/individual checks of each species
  • Animal charting – daily journal & Medical Activity Log
  • Keep Shelter spaces clean, maintained & organized – includes barns/treatment areas, sheds, feed room etc.
  • Training and supervising animal caregiver assistants, shelter interns, and volunteers
  • Reporting animal health and/or other shelter problems directly to Director or Shelter Manager
  • Research new treatment options for various conditions
  • Putting up fence, repairing fence
  • Building small enclosures such as chicken coops
  • Painting where applicable
  • Keep habitats clean and safe for animals and visitors/volunteers
  • Remove all trash from shelter grounds twice a week to the dumpster

Shelter caregivers work closely with shelter manager and director to ensure quality animal care, proper handling, proper disease diagnosis, and maintenance of all animal feeds and watering schedules.

Qualifications

  • Excellent animal behavior observation skills
  • Able to work in all weather conditions
  • Able to perform strenuous physical labor and lifting
  • Able to perform a variety of odd jobs – good with hand tools and light construction
  • Must be able to follow detailed instructions and maintain animal care schedules as assigned
  • Ability to work well with variety of people
  • Team player and able to monitor and report on all shelter staff duties
  • Very reliable and dependable
  • Positive attitude
  • Commitment to Rowdy Girl Sanctuary’s animal care policies
  • Commitment to Rowdy Girl Sanctuary’s organizational programs and goals
  • Preferred Animal Experience is Required
  • Preferred Minimum two years’ experience at animal care facility; volunteer history at animal advocacy organization(s)
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record required

Shelter Caregivers should have a strong desire and ability to do hands-on shelter work and a personal commitment to protecting farm animals. Caregivers are vital team leaders of our shelters, where providing quality animal care, safety and good housing for our residents are the top priorities.

Specifications

  • Work schedule varies; regular weekend and holiday availability required
  • Some evening hours required during summer months
  • Occasional travel may be required to assist with transport for animal adoptions or rescues

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