Animal Caregiver


Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is a sanctuary for farmed animals who are rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment. Located in Pittsboro North Carolina, the Refuge is home to over 100 goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese who are provided with high quality healthcare, daily enrichment, and animal-centered homes. The Refuge offers weekly guided tours, vegan cooking classes, summer camps, and other educational programs designed to inspire a compassionate vegan lifestyle.

We are seeking an Animal Caregiver to join our dedicated team of passionate animal lovers! The Refuge is located about 20 minutes from Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Saxapahaw and about 45 minutes from Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro. Job responsibilities, qualifications and specifics are listed below.



  • Daily animal feeding, watering, enrichment and socialization
  • Daily animal medications, treatments and other health care
  • Daily cleaning of animal houses and outdoor environments
  • Updating and maintaining animal records
  • Training and supervising volunteers and interns
  • Working closely with the Shelter Manager and other staff members
  • Conducting weekly purchases and storage of hay, straw, feed, and other animal supplies
  • Maintaining neat and organized work and storage spaces
  • Leading public tours on a weekly basis
  • Taking photographs and videos of animal residents on a weekly basis
  • Assisting with animal rescues and transports as needed
  • Assisting with veterinary visits as needed



  • Previous animal experience is required
  • Commitment to the mission of Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge
  • Knowledge of and passion for animal rights issues and veganism is strongly preferred
  • Excellent animal behavior observation skills
  • Able to work in all weather conditions
  • Able to perform strenuous physical labor and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Able to follow detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
  • Able to learn and process new information quickly
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to interact constructively with volunteers, staff, and the general public
  • Experience managing volunteers is strongly preferred
  • Resourcefulness and ability to work independently
  • Strong time management skills with ability to multi-task efficiently
  • Able to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive, and social media platforms
  • Flexibile schedule to meet onsite program requirements; weekend, evening and holiday hours are required as needed
  • Valid driver’s license and clean criminal background check


Job Specifics

  • Part-time permanent position, starting at 25 hours per week
  • Starting wage is $12 – $18 per hour based on experience
  • Schedule may include weekend, evening and holiday hours


To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to Lenore Braford at


We are an equal opportunity employer who celebrates diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Date Posted:  9/2/19