Animal Care Manager

Herd & Flock Animal Sanctuary, Vacaville, CA

Organization Description: Herd & Flock, a 60 acre property in Vacaville, CA, was founded to provide animals rescued from the meat, egg, and dairy industries a safe home where they can live in comfort and peace.  In return, our residents can teach humans about the needs of healthy, happy farm animals and can raise awareness about the individual worth and dignity of all animals. By getting to know our residents, we hope to inspire community members to reduce their reliance on animal products in their diet. We are advocates for plant-based diet and lifestyle.

Job Title: Animal Care Manager

Job Status: Full time

Position: The Animal Care Manager manages the care of all the farm animals living or being fostered at the sanctuary under supervision of the Co-Founders of Herd & Flock. As more animals come into the sanctuary, the Animal Care Manager will ensure their safety, enrichment and proper care. The

Animal Care Manager is responsible for the cleaning, feeding, and medical care of the animals, as well as working alongside and managing the animal caregiving staff and volunteers. The Animal Care Manager will act as the lead caregiver.

Reports to: Co-Founders


  • Animal feeding/watering.
  • Daily animal health care and maintaining treatment records.
  • Daily manure chores and keeping the animal areas clean.
  • Weekly staff meetings and one on one meetings with Co-Founders.
  • Supervise sanctuary volunteers.
  • Supervise fellow caregiving staff.
  • Minor maintenance duties.
  • Assist with veterinary visits as needed.
  • Complete miscellaneous projects as needed (e.g. repair fences, install misters, etc.).
  • Keep track of and order food/bedding for animals through appropriate channels.
  • Work with Co-Founders to continuously develop animal care best practices.


  • Passionate about working for and with farmed animals
  • Demonstrated commitment to Herd and Flock’s mission
  • Previous farmed animal sanctuary experience preferred, and willingness to learn, or previous veterinary experience
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Good observation skills of animal behavior and health
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions, including cold/wet weather
  • Able to lift 40-50 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor
  • Handy person skills a plus
  • Work well with a variety of people
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
  • Able to learn and process new information quickly
  • Creative problem solver
  • Team player and self motivator
  • Comfortable dealing politely with the general public
  • Willing to work on weekends/holidays/varying shift times
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record (subject to verification)
  • Willing to be vegan on site

Preferred Office Skills: 

  • Google Workplace Suite including Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Keep
  • Social Media including Instagram and Facebook

Hours/Days: 40 hours a week, days off vary; schedule subject to change at any time, required to work most holidays; 30 hours of hands-on time and 10 hours of office time.

Salary and benefits: $48,000 – $52,000 yearly plus a small furnished apartment. 3 weeks PTO annually.

How to apply: Accepting cover letter and resume through October 15 at info@herdandflockanimalsanctuary.org.

Herd and Flock  is fully committed to equal employment opportunity, and company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.


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