Close this Alert

Close this Alert

Posting Date: August 23, 2020                                            Posting End Date: October 23, 2020

Position: Large Animal Caretaker                                      Location: College of Veterinary Medicine- Veterinary Teaching Hospital                

Status: Full Time; Non-Exempt

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University seeking “Excellence in Every Way,”  the ideal Large Animal Caretaker will possess the willingness to use their expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clean and sanitize stalls and barns daily
  • Keep feed room swept and cleaned
  • Clean and sanitize water buckets and troughs daily
  • Keep paddock and outside exercise areas clean
  • Assist with feeding and watering animals as needed
  • Unloading and storing feed, hay and bedding in the appropriate areas
  • Providing animals for laboratories as needed
  • Assist with pasture maintenance and upkeep
  • Assist with upkeep and health maintenance of University-owned animals
  • Assist with animal transportation
  • Weekend and holiday work may be required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the VMTH Director and the Head of the Department of Clinical Sciences in consultation with the hospital director


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Experience working with farm animals
  • Ability to operate farm equipment (tractor, bush hog, pressure washer etc.)
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs or more without difficulty
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills           

Commensurate with education, training and experience

The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered as an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.     

Applications are available at the following link:

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of 3 to 5 references with detailed contact information.  Copies of unofficial transcripts must also be submitted (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet for consideration of the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Completed applications may be mailed or submitted electronically to:
Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:     Fax: 334-724-4319

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.