Working at Catmandu is a unique experience. Surrounded daily by 80 - 100 cats in a free-roaming environment, purrs and pets are part of the daily routine. You often have to type around a cat and fur becomes part of your wardrobe. You work hard, but know that what you are doing makes a real difference in the lives of cats and the people that care about them. The rewards are tremendous. It is also one of the hardest jobs you will ever have
You are not going to get rich working here. If money is what matters most to you, you should pass us by and keep looking. However, if helping a scared and confused cat feel safe and loved enough to come out of their shell or finding a home for a special cat that deserves a better life is what is important to you, then please read on.
To apply, please complete an application along with a few paragraphs detailing why you are interested in the position and email to
On-Site Manager Job Description
Live and work at Catmandu, northern Nevada’s cage-free cat rescue and sanctuary. Spend your workday surrounded by cats and some of the nicest people you will ever meet, knowing that your efforts make a real difference in the lives of homeless cats.
This position is one of the most important jobs at Catmandu. It is critical to keeping the facility running smoothly and to the health and well-being of the cats. The tasks and duties are diverse. They include groundskeeping duties such as weed-whacking, leaf-raking, spider web eradication, watering trees and plants; lots of cleaning; organizing storeroom and supplies; performing minor repairs and upkeep to the facility; laundry; preparing and serving dinner 5 days a week; ordering and picking up supplies; keeping supply areas stocked and organized; helping to manage volunteers as needed; monitoring the health and well-being of the cats; socializing and interacting with the cats; assisting with the public through tours and adoptions if needed; and provide an on-site presence at Catmandu.
You must be a cat lover, with respect for their needs and individual personalities and requirements. Experience working with shy/scared cats is extremely helpful.
You must be friendly, able to work with a variety of personalities, a team player, and able to work well with volunteers and the public, sometimes in stressful situations. A calm demeanor and ability to handle problems and issues in a level-headed manner is crucial.
The on-site manager must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. They must be observant, able to notice potential issues and problems, and see that they are fixed. A knack for problem-solving and thinking outside the box is very helpful.
Must be in good physical health, able to lift and carry at least 25 pounds, able to work on your feet for the majority of the day, able to lift, stretch, reach and carry. Ability to use basic hand tools and/or willingness to learn is required.
Organizational skills are a must. There are many moving parts to Catmandu and keeping supplies etc stocked, organized and in their proper place is critical to the smooth functioning of the organization.
The position is primarily 5 days a week, 8 hours a day. A few extras minutes here and there after hours to close windows or give a dose of medication is sometimes required. In exchange, you will have a 800+ sf private residence with all utilities, internet, and cell phone provided, plus a modest salary. You also receive the satisfaction of knowing your efforts are making life better for homeless cats and making one corner of the world a better place (Priceless!)