Farm Animal Caretaker

Little Explorers Petting Zoo - San Leandro, CA

Part-time$15 - $17 an hour

We are looking to hire 2 animal caretakers. Animals you will be working with are llama, alpaca, donkey, goat, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese, and rabbits. With the occasional reptile.

Applicants must have prior experience working with animals. Must be hard working and kind to animals.

Applicants will be working 95% outdoors, rain or shine. We work in the rain.

Must have a valid California Drivers License and your own transportation. Proof of clean record is a must. You will be asked to occasionally take an animals to the vet or get feed for the animals.You will not be using your own vehicle for this.

Applicants must be reliable. You will be the primary care provider for these animals. Must be a good communicator.

Must be able to lift/move 75 lbs. You will be tested.

The duty's include:

  • sweeping/raking/shoveling
  • cleaning/sanitizing enclosures
  • managing diets, dealing with bags of feed/bales of hay
  • maintaining the health/happiness of these animals
  • nail/hooves trimmings & shearing
  • creating enrichment
  • managing waste

Basic knowledge we would like to see in an applicant:

  • animal behavior
  • how to safely maneuver animals
  • hooves/nail trimming & shearing is a plus
  • basic irrigation
  • basic handy-person skills
  • time management
  • common sense

Job Type: Part-time

Schedule: 4 hrs per day, 5 days per week in the morning. Hours are 7:00 am sharp to 11:00 am or 11:00 to 3:00. Some days may be longer for projects. Alternately, we may instead hire 1 employee for this position for 8 hours. 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.

To apply please respond with your resume and an email detailing the following questions.

Please include the following information:

  • Your experience working with animals, that were both your pets and in a work type setting.
  • Your experience working in a farm/zoo type setting if you have been
  • Your experience shearing and/or doing nail trimming on livestock
  • Your driving record, what kind of vehicles you have driven
  • What your availability to work is and when you would be able to start.
  • Why you would like to spend you day working with animals and their poop?

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.00 to $17.00 /hour


  • working with farm animals: 1 year (Required)


  • San Leandro, CA 94577 (Preferred)


  • California Drivers (Required)


  • english (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)


  • Morning (Preferred)
  • Mid-Day (Preferred)