Shelter Farm Assistant – Acton, CA

Shelter Farm Assistant – Acton, CA (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 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 preferred, applicants available for part time only will be considered
  • Weekends and holiday hours may be required
  • Starting wage is $12.50
  • Temporary position available through at least July 30, 2013

Click here to apply online.

Additional materials to supplement application including cover letter, resume, or references may be sent to:

Fax: 607-583-2041

Farm Sanctuary Human Resources Dept.
P.O. Box 150
Watkins Glen NY 14891
Fax: 607-583-2041