Whisper's Sanctuary Sonoita AZ
Horse Caretaker + Cleaning
Small nonprofit equine sanctuary in the Mountains 60 miles SE of Tucson AZ is looking for a workamper couple. Willing to consider Solo but you'll need to be able to perform all job tasks independently. We prefer folks willing to make at least a 6 month commitment but all qualified applicants will be considered. Horsecare experience is required. This includes the ability to recognize illness, administer medications, etc. There is no riding involved. Animals under care include horses, mules, donkeys, goats, geese, and barn cats. Duties include two daily feedings, manure management, observing herd for signs of ailment and injury, catching and holding horses for vet and farrier as well as general security for the sanctuary, which is remote and about 15 miles from the nearest large town. Work is part-time. It's very quiet here, and you'll enjoy mountain views while you work. Plenty of recreational opportunities in the area, including wineries, hiking the Arizona Trail, historic Tombstone and Bisbee, Parker Canyon Lake and more! We have a five bedroom vacation rental adjacent to the sanctuary that helps financially support us and one or both of you should have cleaning experience, and be able to clean and ready the entire house between guests as needed. More cleaning experience could mean more pay! Handyman or construction experience is also preferred, for minor repairs as needed. Both people must be able to take direction, communicate effectively, walk, bend, grip, lift, carry food buckets weighing 25-35 lbs, scrub and empty large water troughs and move 100 pound bales of hay and 80 lb bags of feed. This is physical work, please be realistic about your capabilities. No heavy or daytime drinking and no drugs or smoking. Should be an early riser. We provide pay commensurate with experience, and a 50 amp FHU site. Pets require approval. Please email whispersranch@gmail or call 520-455-9246. Thank you!
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