We founded Tamerlaine in 2013 on the idea that rescuing animals from industrial agriculture and introducing them to the public is one of the most powerful ways to create positive change for all animals and the world in which we live. We have been providing rehabilitation and exceptional care for abused, neglected, and otherwise discarded animals ever since. Our rescue efforts have grown organically to over 200 animal residents.

Tamerlaine Sanctuary originally sat on a 40-acre property, where only a portion of the space was useable for housing animals. Stunningly, an incredible property adjacent to our original sanctuary came onto the market, also known as the historic Westfall Farm, and thus began the next phase of our mission. This farm predates the Revolutionary War and was a stop on the Underground Railroad. We will honor this rich history of justice by making sure that each individual and unique animal who finds a home at Tamerlaine will be in our safe haven and receive the best care possible. The new 336 acre property is comprised of pristine and preserved farmland, equipped with beautifully maintained barns, stables, fenced in pastures, and hay fields. 

The land has come to us as a perfect home for our rescued animals and with profound opportunities for conservation and wildlife protection. Now, with this new site we are poised to offer unparalleled opportunities for our community with a unique hybrid focus on animal protection and conservation. We are embracing our expansion with all of our energy, passion, and determination. The number of lives, both human and non-human, that can be transformed, and the impact we can have for conservation in this new space will be profound.

We are open to the public for visits and events so that people can experience the transformative qualities of a sanctuary, connect with and learn to appreciate farmed animals as individuals, and experience nature at our Preserve.

About the Role:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with carpentry experience and supervisory experience who is interested in joining the Farm Operations at our facility. This position involves vigorous and sustained indoor and outdoor work, in all weather conditions. Applicants must be flexible to work Monday – Sunday and opening/closing shifts depending on the weekly schedule. You will work with like-minded individuals who are committed to the highest care and well-being of our rescued animals.


  • Must have light carpentry and general maintenance experience
  • Must have experience managing several staff members
  • Must have experience working with farm animals
  • Able to work in all weather conditions and be able to perform strenuous tasks
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Knowledge of farm machinery and operation of farm equipment
  • Able to prioritize effectively
  • Team player who is able to monitor and report on all shelter staff duties
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be very reliable and dependable
  • Able to keep cool in medical emergencies
  • A commitment to Tamerlaine Farm’s animal care policies
  • Able to handle emotional situations dealing with animals
  • Must live a vegan lifestyle while on the farm
  • Interest in growing with a small sanctuary and help to expand our farm operations


  • Supervises the maintenance staff and prioritizes their daily responsibilities
  • Works with maintenance staff to ensure safe, clean, and organized facilities
  • Maintains standards of safety, cleanliness, care, and maintenance throughout property
  • Manages barn and habitat cleaning and enrichment
  • Maintenance and light carpentry as needed on farm structures, fences, equipment, and grounds
  • Feeding and watering animal residents, providing fresh straw and hay, ensuring well being of all the animals on the farm
  • Operating tractor and other farm machinery


  • Must live within 30 minutes of Montague, NJ and have valid driver’s license
  • Carpentry skills a must
  • Supervisory experience a must
  • Experience with farm animals a must


  • The opportunity to join a growing program from the ground up
  • Helping a new sanctuary become a home to future generations of animals

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