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Shelter Manager

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary provides shelter to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, goats, and rabbits who have been rescued from cases of abuse, neglect and abandonment. At the heart of our mission is the hands-on work of rescuing, rehabilitating and caring for farmed animal refugees. The Shelter Manager will play an integral leadership role on our growing team.


Duties include supervising the animal caregiver staff, overseeing health and treatments, co-managing volunteers and interns, overseeing adoptions and placements.


  • Manage animal care and caregiver staff
  • Management of animal care schedules and charting, health checks, feed and supply ordering, and database
  • Training and supervising animal caregivers, shelter interns, and volunteers
  • Scheduling vet visits and animal transportation
  • Research new treatment options for various conditions
  • Work with veterinarians to develop treatment protocols, etc.
  • Maintain staff schedules
  • Budget for caregiving department
  • Assist in assessment and execution of rescue and intake
  • Expand and oversee adoptions


  • Previous animal experience is required
  • At least two years managerial experience
  • Minimum two years’ experience at animal care facility
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Reliability and attention to detail is essential
  • Strong organizational skills; proven ability to manage multiple priorities and projects in fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work well with variety of people
  • Team player and able to monitor and report on all shelter staff duties
  • Very reliable and dependable
  • Positive attitude
  • Commitment to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary’s animal care policies and organizational programs and goals
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record required


Additional Experience Sought

  • Candidate must have animal shelter and managerial experience. Experience with large animals is a giant plus.
  • Due to the nature of the job you must be vegan or vegetarian to apply. Compliance with a vegan lifestyle while on the premises is required.


  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Work schedule varies; regular weekend and holiday availability required
  • Some evening hours required
  • The job requires significant physical work
  • Occasional travel may be required to assist with transport for animal adoptions or rescues
  • Competitive compensation and benefits, including health insurance and paid time off
  • Must be within commuting distance of zip 12440.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and three references to Jenny Brown, Executive Director, at

We regret that the number of applicants allows us to respond only to those candidates who we are interviewing.

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is an equal opportunity employer, committed to values of diversity and inclusion.

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