Email your attached resume by clicking the email button.

Email your attached resume by clicking the email button.

Full-Time Caretaker

Louisa, Virginia


Send Resume and letter to: or mail:  PO BOX 1208 / Louisa VA / 23093

Level/Grade I

Type of position: Full Time & Part Time (less hours, [3-5hr a day, 5 days a week] and less work-task responsibilities)

  • Hours:  40/wk. on average

  • $11.00 entry level pay per hour

  • 9a - 5p (Most likely) Monday - Friday with very rare occasional weekend day or days.  Part time, 9a- 12:30p, various days.

  • We also offer health care coverage with 50% of the premium covered monthly by Project Perry.  It is available 90 days after employment hire date.


General Description


The role of the caretaker is an important one, ensuring that the animals are treated properly and receive high-quality care so they may flourish at the Sanctuary.  The caretaker must maintain a close working relationship with the Executive Director to ensure they properly complete tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.  While these tasks will vary, it may include any combination of the following:


  • In the morning, aid in the preparation of the fresh fruit and vegetable mix

  • Prepare food trays and dishes

  • Clean cages, flighted rooms and food preparation areas

  • Rake in new mulch in outdoor aviaries (occasional activity)

  • Ensure temperature and humidity levels are bird-safe, both indoors and in aviaries

  • In the morning, follow protocol to ensure food quantities and placements have been followed, as well as daily cleaning and monitoring procedures

  • In the late afternoon/evening, follow protocol to ensure all birds are appropriately and safely housed, climate controlled environments are at proper levels for temperature and necessary preparations for the next morning have been completed.

  • Monitor birds for hazardous or detrimental behaviors

  • Aid in aviary construction (able to lift 50 pounds)

  • Special projects as designated by the Executive Director or Senior Staff

While this job posting is geared towards looking for an entry level caregiver position, we are also open to hiring someone with a higher level of supervisory experience and education to fulfill such a position within our team. For such a candidate, a higher pay amount may be negotiated and duties and requirements are more. 

As of January 1st, 2019, we now offer Group Medical Insurance to all full-time employees after 90 days.



Starting pay is $11.00 an hour.  Those with an animal care related degree such as LVT certification and related experience may negotiate for higher initial pay.

An increase in wages is based on annual evaluations.

Opportunity for promotion in an always growing animal welfare organization.

Work and education experience requirements


High School Diploma or GED

Parrot / Exotic Bird Experience not required but preferred.Will Train!


Please send us the following


Your Resume along with no more than one page telling us why you would enjoy working at the Sanctuary.  We will be considering applicants until the position is filled.