Shelter Farm Assistant – Watkins Glen

Shelter Farm Assistant – Watkins Glen

Responsibilities & Duties:

• Cleaning large animal and small animal shelter housing barns. Barn cleaners are assigned daily cleaning responsibilities for a full, 8 hour daily work shift day. Cleaning procedures include:

  • Raking out all bedding straw in barns
  • Scrubbing perches, nestboxes, feed & water pallets
  • Scrubbing walls & gates
  • Cobweb dusting barns
  • Cleaning hospital barn walls and flooring
  • Spreading old bedding on pastures
  • Assisting with farm maintenance as needed


  • Reliable and dependable
  • Able to work in all weather conditions
  • Able to perform strenuous physical labor and lifting
  • Ability to complete all barn cleaning schedules as assigned
  • Team player; able to work well with a variety of people
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned by supervisor
  • Previous farm or work experience at animal care facility helpful
  • Farm equipment knowledge & ability to drive tractors helpful

Job Specifications:

  • Full-time position
  • Weekends and holiday hours may be required
  • Starting wage is $9.00 per hour eligible for raise consideration after three months introductory period
  • Competitive benefits including health insurance, long term disability, and 403(b) plan.

Click here to apply online.

Additional materials to supplement application including cover letter, resume or references may be sent to:
Farm Sanctuary Human Resources Dept.
P.O. Box 150
Watkins Glen NY 14891
Fax: 607-583-2041