Employment Opportunities

Animal Care & Encounters Assistant (Full Time)


Lucky Ladd Farms, an award-winning agritourism destination known for providing quality animal experiences, is adding a few reliable and enthusiastic animal lovers to our interactive animal encounters team. This entry-to-mid-level position plays an integral part to ensuring guests have a safe, engaging, and memorable experience during their visit.


  • Recurring set-schedule that has you home in time for dinner with the family each week.
  • Free meal when you work a 6+ hour shift.
  • Unlimited admission for you and 5 guests.
  • Discounts on dining and merchandise.
  • Annual team member appreciation event.
  • Employee referral bonus program.
  • Uniform and name badge provided.
  • Competitive salary, based on experience.


  • Enhance guest experiences by initiating conversations, providing assistance, answering questions, and educating the public about the animals throughout the Farm.
  • Explain the rules of the exhibit and animal interactions to guests in animal encounter areas.
  • Monitor the public ensuring the safety of guests and animals while assisting with crowd control and flow through interactive exhibits.
  • Assist in preparation and distribution of purchased animal feed for interactive exhibits.
  • Serve as a cashier for various animal encounter experiences.
  • Assist keepers with the daily opening and closing of interactive exhibits.
  • Assists and maintains the cleanliness of the animal encounter exhibit (including but not limited to raking, sweeping, or hosing animal manure; picking up trash, etc.).
  • Works closely with Animal Keeper staff and will act immediately to issues of safety or security as it relates to animals, visitors, volunteers, interns, and staff.
  • Observes and reports any animal care issues or injuries to Animal Keeper staff.
  • Observes and reports maintenance needs to Operations or Area Manager.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


  • Previous animal experience preferred but not required.
  • Will have strong communication and customer service skills to interact with the general public.
  • Must learn and be able to enforce safety standards for the animals, guests, and staff..
  • Ability to work independently on daily tasks as well as cooperate with a team.
  • Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Willingness to work with a large variety of animals.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs.
  • Must be able to work weekends.
  • At least 18 years of age.


  • Full-Time Option 1: Thursday through Monday from 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Full-Time Option 1: Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Part-Time Option 1: Thursday through Sunday from 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Full-Time Option 1: Thursday through Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm

Employment offers for all positions may be contingent on the satisfactory results of a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Lucky Ladd Farms does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment because of an individual's race creed, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or national origin. Lucky Ladd Farms only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States.