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Hudson Valley Compassion Message Board › Attention Hudson Valley Animal Advocates: Become a Tour Guide at CAS!

Attention Hudson Valley Animal Advocates: Become a Tour Guide at CAS!

Catskill Animal S.
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Olivebridge, NY
Spring/Summer 2013 Tour Guides Wanted for Catskill Animal Sanctuary!

Seeking: Articulate and charismatic individuals to be weekend TOUR GUIDES at the internationally-recognized non-profit Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

Catskill Animal Sanctuary seeks individuals who are passionate and like to engage speaking about farm animals, as well as issues related to human health and the environment – who can give two or more days a 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 and relating their poignant rescue stories. A willingness to train and become comfortable around the rescued animal residents is a must. Interested persons should:
• Be able to travel to Saugerties NY on their own (we cannot provide transportation.)
• Be positive, energized people, comfortable with public speaking, who care deeply about the issues we teach and enjoy engaging thoughtfully with a diverse group of people
• Have knowledge of what farm animals endure via the industrialized “food” system, as well as enthusiasm for the benefits of a plant-based diet and a knowledge of health issues related to diet. Both are important assets, but we will train to strengthen your knowledge base (a “script” of bullet-points will be provided as the core of that training. Please read our website fully to familiarize yourself with the work we do as well as the issues and concerns we represent before applying.)
• Be willing to attend several training sessions on site at the sanctuary in advance of the summer season, and make a recurring bi-monthly (or weekly) commitment during our open season (Weekends, April through October.) Only responsible, dependable persons can fill these important roles.

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.
Some paid positions available depending on experience. Working within school internship guidelines for school credit is a possibility.

We welcome applicants of all ages, college and above.
Interested persons should send a cover letter stating your background, knowledge and interest in our mission, a resume if applicable, as well as name a minimum of two references (personal and professional) to:
Rebecca Moore, Program Director

*Tours are given on Saturdays and Sundays. Each tour day is 5 hours and guides can give 1 to 3 tours – of 1 ½ hours length on average - depending on the amount of visitors that day and the number of guides on hand.
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