Shelter Farm Assistant – Watkins Glen, NY

Shelter Farm Assistant –
Watkins Glen, NY

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 $11.00 per hour
  • Competitive benefits package, including paid holidays; personal days; vacation and sick leave; health, dental, vision, and life insurance; 403(b) plan; flexible spending accounts; and long-term disability insurance

All interested applicants are required to complete Farm Sanctuary’s Employment Application. Instructions for sending supplemental materials will be provided within the application.

For questions or to request a copy of the employment application by mail, please contact

Position posted July 26, 2018