Animal Care Assistant

We are seeking an animal care assistant to work for 8 hours up until dusk once per week and who will specialise in the maintenance and care of the imagesanctuary’s animals. You will work alongside our live-in animal care team.

The role would involve:

–          Cleaning down walls and surfaces in the pig barn

–          Ensure that yards are secure and safe

–          Check areas that are accessible for the pigs and cattle for trash and small items that might be considered food

–          Monthly health checks of each anmal.

–          Maintain a log of each animal describing current condition, health issues and medications

–          Train new live-in animal carers in the daily procedures

–          Assist live-in volunteers when necessary

–          Manage the entire farm operation in the case of sickness or default of a live-in volunteer

–          Attend and contribute to a quarterly animal care forum

Pre-requisites:

–          Full training will be given

–          Must be cautiously confident around large animals

–          Must be able to commit for a minimum of six months

–          Must be available to work either Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday. Your commitments outside the sanctuary must take up no more than 4 days per week, or 8 days per fortnight.

Desired:

–          Follows a vegan lifestyle

–          Large animal experience a plus but not absolutely essential

Training will be conducted on a live-in basis for on week with accommodation in our intern bungalow. At the conclusion of the week successful applicants will be allocated a weekly work day.

If this feels like the perfect fit, please send an email response to Christine at farm@farmanimalrescue.org.au (with your CV attached preferably).