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Tour Guide/Program Assistant

Tour Guide

Marketing and Outreach Assistant to Director

 

 

Tour Guide/Program Assistant

Hours: Up to 20 hours/week
Schedule: The schedule for this position includes both weekend and weekday hours. Hours will vary and flexibility is critical for this position.
Pay rate: $12.50/hour

Catskill Animal Sanctuary is seeking an articulate, organized and charismatic individual to conduct and schedule tours for Catskill Animal Sanctuary. This is a part-time, seasonal position from March – October with the possibility of expansion. Candidates will be passionate about our mission, wish to engage visitors about our rescued residents and the plight of farmed animals, and be available from March-October at our beautiful sanctuary in Saugerties, NY.

The Tour Guide/Program Assistant will provide tours on weekends and weekdays to members, the public and Homestead guests as well as provide limited administrative support for tours. He or she will lead the visitors in groups around sanctuary, introduce them to rescued animals, relate their poignant rescue stories, provide facts about farmed animal suffering, and help the public think more critically about their food choices. A willingness to train and become comfortable around the rescued animal residents is a must.  Interested persons should:

  • Be positive, energetic and comfortable speaking to groups.
  • Care deeply about the issues we teach and enjoy engaging thoughtfully with a diverse group of people
  • Have knowledge of what various species endure to become human food, as well as enthusiasm for the compelling reasons to  adopt vegan food choices.

This is an incredible opportunity for the animal advocate in you who wants to raise your voice, join a team and make a difference in the lives of both people and animals. You will get to work in the beautiful outdoors among rescued animals and impact lives.

Candidates committed to vegan living are encouraged to apply. Interested persons should send the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating your background, why you wish to be a tour guide, and what you feel you can contribute to this vital education program.
  • Three references

Please submit your application to Elana Kirshenbaum, Director of Programs and Communications at elana@casanctuary.org.

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Tour Guide

Position: Part time, seasonal position*
Pay rate: $12.50/hour

Catskill Animal Sanctuary is seeking articulate and charismatic individuals to conduct weekend tours from April – October, with training beginning in early March. Candidates will be passionate about our mission, wish to engage visitors about our rescued residents and the plight of farmed animals, and are able to dedicate a minimum of two weekend days per month to work as tour guides at our beautiful sanctuary in Saugerties, NY.

CAS tour guides lead the visiting public in small groups around the grounds, introducing them to rescued animals, relating their poignant rescue stories, providing facts about farmed animal suffering, and helping the public think more critically about their food choices. A willingness to train and become comfortable around the rescued animal residents is a must. Interested persons should:

  • Be positive, energetic and comfortable speaking to groups.
  • Care deeply about the issues we teach and enjoy engaging thoughtfully with a diverse group of people.
  • Have knowledge of what various species endure to become human food, as well as enthusiasm for the compelling reasons to adopt vegan food choices.
  • Be willing to attend several training sessions on site at the sanctuary in advance of the summer season, be available at least twice a month on weekends from April through October to provide tours, and be available for 2 tour guide team meetings.

This is an incredible opportunity for the animal advocate in you who wants to raise your voice, join a team and make a difference in the lives of both people and animals. You will get to work in the beautiful outdoors, befriend endearing and inspiring critters, and impact lives.

Candidates committed to vegan living are encouraged to apply. Interested persons should send the following:

  • Resume
  • Three references
  • Cover letter stating your background, why you wish to be a tour guide, and what you feel you can contribute to this vital education program to:

Elana Kirshenbaum, Director of Programs and Communications, at elana@casanctuary.org.

*Tours are given on Saturdays and Sundays. Guides may be asked to give 1 to 3 tours per day, depending on the number of visitors, the weather and the number of guides available that day.

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Marketing and Outreach Assistant to Director

Catskill Animal Sanctuary seeks a 20-hour per week media and outreach professional to join our team! Days, hours flexible. Duties include managing social media pages, writing press releases and pitching media, securing speaking engagements, conducting research, assisting with donor cultivation, possible shooting and editing video. Position reports to director, interfaces with communications team. The ideal candidate is an upbeat and positive self-starter and team player with a deep commitment to veganism. Some remote work possible; however, candidate must generally be able to be on-site two days per week. Minimum requirements include:

  • minimum 3 years’ professional experience in marketing or promotion
  • superior communications skills
  • expertise in media relations
  • expertise in social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • video production skills highly desired
  • four-year degree in communications, marketing, public relations, or related field
  • an optimistic outlook and a desire to impact the world positively through one’s work

Please send resume and cover letter to kathy@casanctuary.org.

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