Animal Sciences Research and Education Center (ASREC)


Student Employment Opportunities
Poultry Unit

Poultry Unit

Animal Caretaker Job Description

The Purdue Poultry Research and Education Center is seeking qualified students to fill a part-time position. Our goal is to provide quality research while offering educational opportunities to students who have a sincere interest in poultry production agriculture. Applicants should be dependable, conscientious, and self-motivated with a desire to learn and take on responsibility. Good communication skills are a must. Previous poultry/farm equipment experience is preferred, but not required. Applicants should expect to work 2 weekends per month, and some holidays.

Daily Job Tasks include:
Feeding, checking birds, flock health, removing dead birds, animal handling, gathering eggs, setting eggs, taking hatch off, wing banding and vaccinating chicks, cleaning rooms and equipment/facility maintenance. Employee will work closely with researchers, other research unit farm personnel, supervisors, and fellow employees to provide a team atmosphere conducive to quality research and education.