Farm Animal Caregiver

We are hiring a part-time Farm Animal Caregiver! The Farm Animal Caregiver will be responsible for farm opening tasks Monday through Friday at the sanctuary in Lindstrom, MN. Tasks include opening barns & letting out the residents, feeding (feed & hay distribution), stall cleaning, refreshing water, and observing animal behavior/health for potential problems. Opening shifts are typically conducted with the help of a volunteer. Work schedule is approximately 8:30-11:30 am Monday-Friday, although start time is flexible. You must be comfortable working with large farm animals (e.g., cows and pigs); prior farm animal experience is not required but is beneficial. Training is provided. Farm Animal Caregivers must be reliable – the health and well-being of our residents depend on it!

 

To learn more or apply, email ktope@farmaste.org

 

Responsibilities:

  • Animal feeding and maintaining animal-feeding schedules

  • Animal watering and maintaining animal-watering schedules

  • Barn cleaning

  • Assisting with animal health care, including administering medications

  • Overseeing volunteers during your shift

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience caring for animals; farm animal/large animal experience preferred.

  • Able to work in all weather conditions

  • Able to perform physical labor and lifting

  • Must be able to follow detailed instructions and maintain animal-care schedules as assigned

  • Ability to work well with a variety of people

  • Team player

  • Very reliable and dependable

  • Commitment to Farmaste’s animal-care policies

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Able to pass criminal background check

 

Specifications:

  • 15 hours per week (three hours per morning, Monday-Friday)

  • Pay begins at $18 per hour

  • Paid time off provided