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Caretaker/Manager/Working Couple

Discovery Bay Ranch Animal Sanctuary

Sequim, Washington

Job Type Full Time

DISCOVERY BAY RANCH ANIMAL SANCTUARY is a donkey and mule sanctuary in Washington State on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.

We are looking for a full-time, long-term, mature Caretaking/Managing/Working couple with no children but a passion for animals and 3-5 years of horse, donkey and mule experience/knowledge.  Currently, have 22 donkeys, all sizes, 2 mules and 2 Texas Longhorn steer.  All are geriatric and most take medication and need special attention, especially hoof care.

Additional duties and responsibilities to include but not limited to: Maintenance of property, mowing grounds, clearing fallen trees, pasture management, fence repair, barns/buildings repair and operation and maintenance of farm equipment.

As in all farm jobs, this is not a normal 8:00-5:00 job, it is a lifestyle.  With all animal jobs, the unexpected always happens and more time might be required.  Our main priority is the welfare and loving care of the animals.  Daily Duties: feeding, cleaning, doctoring, grooming/clipping, hoof care, worming, vaccinating, keeping track of hay, feed and supplies, reordering, maintaining health records, scheduling and attending farrier and vet appointments.   Additional beneficial skills: vet tech or vet assistant, accounting, carpentry, chainsaw handling, mechanic skills, welding, landscaping and yard maintenance.  Must be able to lift minimum of 75 lbs.

On-site home, newly remodeled with 2 bd and 2 bath, medical, dental and vision insurance is provided. Work truck provided, must have clean driving record, paid vacation (one week) after one year and federal holidays are recognized. Salary DOE, non-smoker, no drugs, no physical limitations. Background and credit checks are required.  Please send resume to patiwgn@olypen.com.

HOW TO APPLY

Please, only Working Couples apply, no children.  Send resumes, work history and experience along with salary history to patiwgn@olypen.com.

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