Hercules’ Haven Job Description

Position Summary

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

Grounds maintenance

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


Tagged as: animal care

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.

Know someone interested?