Position Objective:

To use a variety of undercover investigative methods to conduct field investigations in PETA’s focus areas, including the use of animals for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment



Varies based on assignment


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Travel to different states and temporarily stay on location for various assignments for as long as necessary, sometimes several months at a time

• Conduct assigned short- and long-term field observations from beginning to end, including the following duties:

o Prepare for and research assignments, as directed by the vice president

o Visit and/or obtain employment in various industries that use animals

o Submit daily log notes in a detailed and orderly fashion

o Use photography and videography to document conditions and use of animals as well as illegal, cruel, and/or improper conduct

o Behave legally and professionally and bring issues to the superiors’ attention

o Work closely with office-based staff to develop documented cases

o Cooperate fully in criminal, civil, and/or regulatory/administrative proceedings that result from field observations

• Maintain strict confidentiality at all times


• Appropriate experience in a related field or relevant experience, depending on the organization’s needs

• Willingness and ability to travel and be away from home for months at a time

• Experience with audio-visual equipment

• Diligent attention to detail and ability to handle extreme stress

• Willingness and ability to follow instructions carefully

• Ability to make sound judgments

• Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion at all times

• Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver’s license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis

• This position requires proof of the COVID-19 full vaccination and booster

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

This position cannot be performed in Colorado. 

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