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The Sanctuary

JOB TITLE: Animal Care Assistant

PAY RATE: DOE; Cal Savers Retirement plan option





Seeking an enthusiastic animal advocate who enjoys working with people and alongside volunteers and is also able to work independently. The ideal candidate will enjoy working daily with the Happy Hen team to clean all coops/barns/pastures on site. Must be able to lift 50 pounds easily and enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather conditions. 



7:00-8:00 AM until 2:00-4:00 PM (variable), 3-5 days a week

15-30 (negotiable) per week


DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Previous animal care (domestic, farm, wild) experience required

  • Hard work ethic

  • Must be willing and able to work in outdoor setting and be open to learning how to safely and humanely work with farm animals of all sizes, medical conditions, and behavioral temperaments



  • Will work alongside and sometimes lead volunteers on site



All work performed in outdoor setting and must be comfortable and able to work in all weather conditions. 


EMPLOYMENT DISCLAIMER: This job description is not a contract - management reserves the right to change its contents at any time. HHAS complies with the guidelines set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. HHAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please email resume to Lydia Stocker, Animal Care Director, along with a detailed explanation (no more than 500 words) of why you are uniquely qualified for this type of role. Please highlight: a) your commitment to completing difficult physical tasks in order to create a high quality life for resident farm animals, b) why you would enjoy working with volunteers to get this done, and c) your dedication to saving animals from a life of cruelty and exploitation.

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