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Animal Care Assistant
Job Type:(Part-time, Three days per wee
Company:The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
Contact Name:Lesley Bayne, Executive Director
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Closing Date:0000-00-00
(Part-time, Three days per week – Sunday + Two weekdays)

Overall Purpose
To perform and oversee activities related to animal welfare including barn chores, events, animal care consultants and other farm operations as required.

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Main Duties and Responsibilities
Animal Care plus Barn and Facilities Maintenance

8 hours per week basic plus extra hours as required when animals are sick, for haying, for Open Days and other events as required.

Primary job duties will be performed at the DSC main farm. There may be occasions when the job holder may be requested to work at another location considered reasonable by the DSC.

Working Conditions/Environment
The job holder must be comfortable working outdoors in a variety of conditions to fulfill job requirements.

The job holder must be able to operate, or be trainable to operate, the following equipment:
Riding lawn mower

Type of Experience (Years) Essential:
• Equine and equine facilities work

• Experience with handling/caring for donkeys, mules and/or hinnies
• Experience with animal welfare organizations

Knowledge and Skills Essential:
• Full current valid driving license
• Physical fitness and the ability to lift, for example, a bag of feed (approx. 20 kg) on a frequent to continuous basis – physical stamina to complete tasks
• Ability to work with large animals and comfortable with handling, haltering, leading, grooming and administering medications
• Interest in animal welfare issues
• Computer literate (Microsoft Office)
• Willing to work outside in adverse weather conditions
• Willing to undertake work-related training as required

• First Aid/CPR Certification • Humane, outdoor and/or equine education (teaching, training, etc.)
• Familiarity with societal issues regarding abuse against animals
• Understanding of OSHA, AODA and WSIB legislation

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Interested applicants should email their resume to Lesley Bayne, Executive Director at

Posted on:2020-09-02