Job Openings

Current Openings  (updated July 19, 2021)

Night Rounds Caregiver (part-time)

Our Night Rounds Caregiver reports directly to our Executive Director as a vital part of our caregiving team. We are looking for an individual to come to our main shelter facility 5 nights a week (potentially 7 nights, if you prefer) to carry out night rounds on our evening shift. Night rounds are scheduled to be completed between 6pm – 9pm daily, taking anywhere from 2 – 3 hours on a typical day, averaging about 2.5 hours a night.

The night round shift includes a careful barn-to-barn check at our main shelter facility each evening. Night round responsibilities include checking all waters, cleaning/topping off waters as necessary, giving additional food to some of the animals (following clear instructions), and following individual protocols for certain animals who need to be “put to bed” or have other special needs. Night rounds also include checking each and every barn/building/habitat to give one last health check on the animals (eyes on each individual) as well as checking gates, latches, shutting in barns per instruction, and checking for any potential safety issues.

Night rounds caregivers must keep impeccable notes to use as a resource during shifts, show a very strong motivation to work with an attention to detail, and communicate by phone via talk or text during each shift and before leaving for the night.

Requirements for this position include a candidate who is trainable, can drive, and can follow directions and protocols perfectly after training. Previous animal care experience is helpful, but we will also consider people who are otherwise “entry-level” if the above requirements are met. This position would be best filled by someone “local-ish” to the sanctuary and would be perfect for someone looking to work helping animals in a part-time capacity.

Candidates must understand and respect our mission, be willing and able to learn observational skills for each species, commit to punctuality and attendance, be able to lift 50 pounds, and be willing to drive and work in inclement weather.

Must have a valid driver’s license and a cell phone in good order.

If you thinking you would be a good fit for this position, please complete the following documents:

  • Cover Letter – explaining why you want to work at PRS
  • Resume – highlighting your work experience and education
  • Completed Application – required for all positions (link here)

Please send all required documents to: melissa@peaceridgesanctuary.org or snail mail to: Peace Ridge Sanctuary, 1111 Littlefield Road, Brooks, ME 04921.

No phone calls or visits, please. We will not process incomplete applications, so please follow the directions carefully.


Looking to Intern or Volunteer?

PLease check out our internship and volunteer opportunities if you would like to get involved or follow the directions below to submit your information for consideration when future positions open up.


For Future Consideration

We are always interested in hearing from qualified candidates with farmed animal and/or equine caregiving experience or veterinary/tech backgrounds and credentials. If you would like to be considered for future jobs as new positions open up, please send along the following information for us to keep on file:

  • Cover Letter – explaining why you want to work at PRS
  • Resume – highlighting your work experience and education
  • Completed Application – required for all positions (link here)

Please send all required documents to: melissa@peaceridgesanctuary.org or snail mail to: Peace Ridge Sanctuary, 1111 Littlefield Road, Brooks, ME 04921.

No phone calls or visits, please. We will not process incomplete applications, so please follow the directions carefully.


Thank you for your interest in joining the PRS team!  

Peace Ridge Sanctuary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, color, gender (including gender identity or expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, marital status, religion, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, protected medical condition, military status or any other classifications that are protected under applicable federal or state anti-discrimination law.