Farm Animal Caretaker

FULL TIME | YEAR ROUND | $11-$12.50/HR + Health Insurance

Do you have a passion for animals and interest in animal husbandry and training? Our Farm Animal Caretakers are responsible for providing daily care and cleaning of horse stalls, paddocks, chicken coops, and farm animal enclosures. By assisting Grooms and Animal Keepers with daily chores they have exposure to and interaction with a variety of equines, miniature donkeys, goats,  pot-bellied pigs, tortoises, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, guinea pigs, llamas, and emus.

Duties Include:

  • Cleaning of stalls, paddocks, chicken coops, animal enclosures and small animal cages.
  • assisting Grooms with miniature horses and miniature donkey stalls and pastures
  • Assisting Animal Keeper with farm animals
  • Assisting with farm tours and special events/parties
  • Set-up/clean-up of pony parties

Farm Animal Caretakers  should ideally have a minimum of 1 year previous experience working for an established petting zoo, pony party business or equestrian facility.  However, we are always willing to train individuals who are hard-working, enthusiastic, willing to learn and dependable.

This is a physical job that requires you to be able to:

  • work outdoors in varied Florida temperatures
  • work on your feet for extended periods of time
  • lift up to fifty pounds
  • pull up to 85 pounds in a cart or wheel barrow

Schedule:

Animals require daily care 365 days per year. We are unable to close-down for weekends and holidays.  Our Full Time Farm Animal Caretaker  schedule includes weekends and is a 5 day/40-45 hours per week schedule.

Salary:

$11-12.50 per hour

Employment Benefits

  • Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Highly Competitive salary
  • Health insurance for FT employees
  • 401K
  • Paid Vacation time
  • Safe work environment
  • Quarterly bonuses
  • Philanthropic work environment

 

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