Job Title: Events & Outreach Coordinator

Job Status: Full-time, Grass Valley

Reports to: Program Director

Job Description: Assisting in the scheduling and managing of events, coordinating and conducting tours (guided and private); supervising tour docents. Secure sponsorships for larger events. Expanding outreach efforts locally, offsite, and onsite. Assist with day-to-day operations of Animal Place’s Guest House.


  • A strong commitment to Animal Place’s mission of veganism and animal rights
  • Ability to work independently in a fashion that maintains strong and open lines of communication with supervisor and colleagues
  • Outgoing personality and ability to tactfully deal with difficult community questions
  • Comfortable working collaboratively and able to manage stressful situations calmly
  • Proven organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to meet deadlines, under pressure
  • Willingness to learn and ask questions
  • Comfortable with Google Drive (docs, spreadsheets)
  • Experience assisting with or coordinating events a plus
  • Flexible schedule (Tuesday – Saturday, evenings/nights as needed)
  • Vegan

Job Duties

  • Events & Tours
    • Assist in the coordination, development, and implementation of small and large onsite, offsite, and virtual events.
    • Table at our offsite events
    • Develop and maintain relationships with businesses and other non-profits
    • Create and maintain registration pages for all events and tours
    • Add all events and tours to our Google calendar, website, and local, regional, and national calendars.
    • Become familiar with animal residents and their stories
    • Lead private and public guided tours
    • Monitor and track results from tour surveys
    • Communicate effectively with visitors and answer any questions, comments, or concerns
    • Secure sponsorships (fiscal, in-kind) for events and Guest House
    • Expand onsite visitorship through increased community outreach and events
  • Outreach
    • Increase outreach efforts locally to the Nevada/Placer/Sacramento County areas
    • Expand student outreach through direct contact with schools – tours, speaking engagements
    • Secure speaking engagements for appropriate staff
    • Secure and coordinate tabling/exhibit opportunities at offsite events and conferences
    • Coordinate and host local events
    • Table at local and northern California events
    • Work with local businesses and other non-profits on collaborative efforts
    • Increase engagement with local animal non-profits
  • Management
    • Train and supervise Tour Docents and ensure they are adequately trained on running tours; schedule them to run guided tours
  • Guest House duties (to be shared)
    • Process bookings and communicate with guests
    • Take on 30 minute guided tour or 2 hour paid private tour (or coordinate with tour docent)
    • Laundry and maintain cleanliness of house
    • Other tasks as assigned by Program Director

Salary: $31,500 or TBD based on experience – evaluate in 3-mos with pay increase

Benefits: Health care (includes optometry) after 3 months; 6 paid holidays; 10 days vacation

How to Apply: Send a cover letter, resume to humanresources@animalplace.org with Events & Outreach Coordinator in subject line

Tagged as: advocacy and outreach, animal rescue, animal sanctuary, event management

About Animal Place

Who is Animal Place?

Animal Place has been around for YEARS. Since 1989, we’ve provided sanctuary to farmed animals saved from cruelty. We pride ourselves on not only saving lives (32,000 and counting) but also offering robust vegan advocacy programs. We don’t just save lives, we work to prevent suffering through humane education. Our main sanctuary is on 600-acres in Grass Valley, California. Our second facility is in Petaluma, on 12-acres. There, we legally liberate hens from egg farms, help them recover, then find them forever homes through our rescue & adoption program. Oh, and we have a house for residential interns and a guest house for overnight visitors!

So you would be joining one of the largest, oldest, and - dare we say it - BEST sanctuaries in the country! And if you have not heard of us, we suggest you visit our website and make sure our ethics align with yours: animalplace.org

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