Shelter Farm Assistant – Temporary

Shelter Farm Assistant – Orland (Temporary)

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. 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 $9.83
  • Temporary position available through at least December 2012

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 1065
Orland, CA 95963
Fax: 530-865-4622