Tour Guide – Watkins Glen, NY (Seasonal)

Tour Guide – Watkins Glen, NY (Seasonal)

Farm Sanctuary’s seasonal tour guide positions offer a unique opportunity to live and work with a team of committed staff and volunteers focused on advocating for farm animals. Tour guides assist with all aspects of our Visitor Program activities and play a key role in educating the public on farm animal issues and a vegan lifestyle. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain skills and experience in animal advocacy work.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Providing visitor center and tour program needs from May through October
  • Conducting public and special tours using script provided
  • Staffing gift shop
  • Providing customer service to guests
  • Daily cleaning responsibilities
  • Assisting with Bed and Breakfast Program, including regular breakfast set up, clean up, and housekeeping responsibilities
  • Assisting with onsite sanctuary events and outreach projects.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Knowledgeable on farm animal and vegan issues
  • Commitment to Farm Sanctuary’s mission and pursuing a vegan lifestyle
  • Excellent communication and outreach skills
  • Hard working and dependable
  • Able to easily communicate with various audiences
  • Detail-oriented
  • Resourcefulness and ability to work independently
  • Willingness and ability to perform physical labor and moderate lifting
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Job Specifications

  • Full time temporary position available late April through end of October; one position available through December 31. Candidates only available May through August will also be considered
  • Position requires regular weekend and holiday hours
  • Starting wage is $12.50 per hour for on-site staff, $14.00 for off-site staff
  • Limited shared on site housing available at no cost

All interested applicants are required to complete Farm Sanctuary’s Employment Application and submit a cover letter connecting their experience to this specific position. Instructions for sending supplemental materials (resume, references) will be provided within the application.

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

Date posted: February 1, 2020