Employment at Kindness Ranch


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Working at the sanctuary comes with some amazing challenges and the biggest rewards. If you are a truly dedicated animal person this may just be the opportunity you have been looking for.

What are some of the qualities we are looking for in any of our positions? In no particular order - 

  • Compassionate diet preferred.
  • Dedicated to animal wellbeing without compromise.
  • Independent and hard working.
  • Very strong organizational skills
  • Detail orientated and thorough record keeping
  • Consistently strive to not just provide the highest quality of care to resident animals but improve the quality of care
  • Follow verbal and written instructions thoroughly
  • Knowledge of email and Google Suites, Microsoft Word and Excel 

 

For any listing below please email resumes, cv and references to

executivedirector@kindnessranch.org

Please list position applying for in the subject line of your email.

Farm Animal Caretaker


Kindness Ranch is hiring two live on site farm animal caregivers. It is of utmost importance to remember we are a positive reinforcement - force free, fear free facility

This is an emotionally challenging position and requires a very dedicated person. You must be okay with working in a remote location and going long periods of time without interacting with many people. The heartbreaks are real, as are the rewards - this is not a position that you come for to "heal" yourself, this is a position you come to in order to heal others.

Sanctuary mindset of giving animals the best life with solid understanding of animal history of being retired lab animals.

Requirements:

  • Daily physical labor in all seasons/types of weather
  • Lift 50+ lbs.
  • Drive heavy machinery
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently but follow all sanctuary protocols & guidelines without direct supervision
  • Team Player
  • Animal husbandry, behavior or similar experience preferred

Responsibilities

  • Direct care for farm animal species: goats, pigs, cows, horses & sheep.
  • Provide a clean, safe environment for all animals
  • Diet prep & distribution
  • Meds; when applicable
  • One on one interactions & behavior training
  • Grooming & bathing
  • Enrichment
  • Daily logs, record books & documentation to meet the standards of KR, USDA & FDA
  • Prompt & consistent communication with Animal Care Manager
  • Weekly Reports & Inventory

The candidate should have prior sanctuary experience.

Housing, appliances, pots, pans, dishes and simple furnishings are provided. Personal pets are okay though must be up to date on all vaccinations and a recent health check. Dogs must be leashed at all time when outside of yard.

Must be knowledgeable in socialization, and experience working with behavior challenged animals. Our animals are former research animals and are not your normal farm animal or house pet, therefore we will not accept any resumes with little to no prior experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20,500.00 per year, paid vacation and health insurance after 90 days.

For this position you may email resume, CV and references to the Animal Care Manager at CAM@kindnessranch.org

COVID-19 considerations:
During these challenging times with COVID-19 we do limit direct interaction with public parties. When it is required all considerations will be evaluated case by case and proper precautions implemented.

 

 

 

Companion Animal Caretaker

Kindness Ranch is hiring two live on site companion animal caregivers. It is of utmost importance to remember we are a positive reinforcement - force free, fear free facility

This is an emotionally challenging position and requires a very dedicated person. You must be okay with working in a remote location and going long periods of time without interacting with many people. The heartbreaks are real, as are the rewards - this is not a position that you come for to "heal" yourself, this is a position you come to in order to heal others.

Sanctuary mindset of giving animals the best life with solid understanding of animal history of being retired lab animals.

Requirements:

  • Daily physical labor in all seasons/types of weather
  • Lift 50+ lbs.
  • Drive sanctuary vehicles
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently but follow all sanctuary protocols & guidelines without direct supervision
  • Team Player
  • Animal husbandry, behavior or similar experience preferred

Responsibilities

  • Direct care for companion animals, primarily dogs and cats.
  • Provide a clean, safe environment for all animals
  • Diet prep & distribution
  • Meds; when applicable
  • One on one interactions & behavior training
  • Grooming & bathing
  • Enrichment
  • Daily logs, record books & documentation to meet the standards of KR, USDA & FDA
  • Prompt & consistent communication with Animal Care Manager
  • Weekly Reports & Inventory

The candidate should have prior sanctuary experience.

Housing, appliances, pots, pans, dishes and simple furnishings are provided. Personal pets are okay though must be up to date on all vaccinations and a recent health check. Dogs must be leashed at all time when outside of yard.

Must be knowledgeable in socialization, and experience working with behavior challenged animals. Our animals are former research animals and are not your normal farm animal or house pet, therefore we will not accept any resumes with little to no prior experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20,500.00 per year, paid vacation and health insurance after 90 days.

For this position you may email resume, CV and references to the Animal Care Manager at CAM@kindnessranch.org

COVID-19 considerations:
During these challenging times with COVID-19 we do limit direct interaction with public parties. When it is required all considerations will be evaluated case by case and proper precautions implemented.

 

Facilities and Maintenance (Facility Caretaker)

For this unique and challenging position please email your salary requirements, resume, experience, and references to executivedirector@kindnessranch.org

 

Although this position is not in direct animal care all standards and practices are relevant and apply.

Kindness Ranch is hiring two facility caretakers. It is of utmost importance to remember we are a positive reinforcement - force free, fear free facility

This is an emotionally challenging position and requires a very dedicated person. You must be okay with working in a remote location and going long periods of time without interacting with many people. The heartbreaks are real, as are the rewards - this is not a position that you come for to "heal" yourself, this is a position you come to in order to heal others.

Sanctuary mindset of giving animals the best life with solid understanding of animal history of being retired lab animals.

Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of facility maintenance. Including but not limited to water systems, construction, welding, plumbing and electrical.
  • Operate plow in winter time while maintaining good road conditions.
  • Daily physical labor in all seasons/types of weather
  • Lift 75+ lbs.
  • Drive heavy machinery
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work independently but follow all sanctuary protocols & guidelines without direct supervision
  • Team Player
  • Provide a clean, safe environment for all staff and animals
  • Daily logs, record books & documentation to meet the standards of KR, USDA & FDA
  • Prompt & consistent communication with Executive Director and Animal Care Manager when needed.
  • Weekly Reports & Inventory

This is a unique and challenging position which requires a strong work ethic and follow through. 

Housing may be provided, salary DOE with paid vacation and health benefits.