Hercules’ Haven Job Description
We are looking for a dedicated and compassionate employee to provide for daily care needs of the sanctuary’s residents and support Hercules’ Haven’s mission.
Duties and Responsibilities
Barn and habitat cleaning
Animal feeding and care
Monitoring special needs animals
Assist with farm errands including vet trips
Must love animals, treat them kindly and compassionately
Experience with farmed animals is preferred
Must be able to follow detailed instructions and meet animal care schedules
Must maintain a plant-based lifestyle during the term of service
Great communication skills
Good organizational skills and attention to detail
Hard-working and dependable
Able to work well independently
Ability to work in harsh/all weather conditions
Ability to perform strenuous physical labor and lifting upwards of 50lbs
Commitment to Hercules’ Haven goals and programs
Must have valid driver’s license
Committed to 24hrs per week with the following schedule as an example. Schedule can be negotiable to just AM’s or PM’s to accommodate an additional part time position if desired.
- Monday Off
- Tuesday 7 -10AM, 4-6PM
- Wednesday 7 -10AM, 4-6PM
- Thursday 7 -10AM, 4-6PM
- Friday 7 -10AM, 4-6PM
- Saturday 8-12
- Sunday Off
90-day probationary period
After probation, 6-month commitment
- Private bedroom, bathroom, office, living room area with TV, cable & internet, on sanctuary premises. Mini fridge provided, with access to vegan kitchen.
- Opportunity to learn from and interact with our animal residents
- Living and working with like-minded and committed animal activists
- Gain valuable sanctuary experience
- Opportunity to improve communication and outreach skills
- Candidates must provide their own health insurance coverage for the duration of the employment
- Monthly stipend of $500.00
Applicants will submit a cover letter and resume detailing education, relevant experience, desire to serve a farm animal sanctuary.
3 letters of reference
Must agree to a background check
About Hercules' Haven
We are a forever Haven for farmed animals that provides opportunities for people to connect and restore while nurturing respect for all creatures.
We will rescue and give forever Haven to abused, neglected and unwanted farm animals.
We help move Iowa and this world to more compassionately see animals for who they are.
We will help heal the minds and souls of all that visit the Haven.