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Caretaker - Angels Rest

Posted November 13, 2022

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile
Kanab, UT
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start at $17.00 hourly.

About This Job

Location:  Kanab, Utah

Hiring Range:  This position will start at $17.00 hourly.

Working Hours:  8 am - 5 pm.  (Includes 1 hour lunch)

Position Summary: The Angels Rest Caretaker’s purpose is to assist in the maintenance of Angels Rest and Angels Overlook, coordinate and enhance the visitor experience and perform a variety of related tasks.

Culture Statement and Responsibility:  Treat people around you as our most valuable resource by leading with Kindness and Compassion in all your actions, build trust by demonstrating authenticity and following through on your commitments, encourage self-care and work-life balance through your own example, and work to build strong relationships with your team by creating communication loops to share and receive honest feedback. You are responsible and accountable for the culture of your team.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for providing daily care of the Angels Rest, Angels Overlook, and Angels Pasture landscapes and memorials.
  • Conduct tours of Angels Rest and Overlook including VIP tours and coordinate Angels Rest volunteers ensuring a positive and safe experience.
  • Assist with placements, memorials, and Blessings as needed
  • Assist with fulfillment of memorial offerings as needed as well as meeting and communicating with the public regarding their orders or general inquiries. 
  • Assist with engraving memorial markers, plaques, and merchandise
  • Demonstrate kindness and the Golden Rule in our everyday actions by practicing inclusion and respect for every person for the value they bring to the table. Be a role model for the spirit of authenticity, kindness and positive influence with each other, our visitors and volunteers as well as to the animals every day. This includes listening, being present, being supportive of others and demonstrating compassion and curiosity in conflict.
  • Maintain a safe workplace, valuing and modeling safe work practices, adhering to organizational safety practices and rules, and communicating about unsafe practices and conditions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must possess a respectful attitude and be emotionally supportive to Best Friends caregivers and the public.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and excellent attention to detail.  

  • Able to meet, greet and assist visitors and volunteers.    

  • Should have a basic knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, materials and practices used in landscaping and memorial maintenance. 

  • Must be able to make sound judgments in sensitive situations.

  • Must have basic computer skills (specifically Office 365).  

  • Able to work independently and follow through on projects without direct supervision.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license with clean driving record. 

  • Ability to professionally advocate Best Friends’ position on issues.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to share the lifting of up to 100 pounds.

  • Work is primarily outdoors so must be able to work in all weather conditions, with temperatures ranging from below freezing to 100 degrees.

  • Physically able to perform strenuous manual labor.

  • Ability to sustain prolonged periods of standing, stooping, reaching and climbing.

  • Manual dexterity, coordination, agility, strength and stamina is important.  

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About this Employer

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile

30 North 300 West
Kanab, UT 84741

Telephone (435) 644-2001
Reservations (435) 644-3400

40 Room Hotel

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About Best Friends Animal Society

The Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile is an extension of the longstanding hospitality experienced at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with thousands of animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has operations in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston, Salt Lake City and Northwest Arkansas and runs the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary.

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to about 347,000. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs all across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 3,300 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. 

While you are in Kanab, we welcome you to learn more about our lifesaving work, schedule a tour of the Sanctuary, and consider becoming a member of Best Friends Animal Society

Who We Are 

For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs that reduce the number of animals entering shelters.

The Best Friends Roadhouse Story

Your southern Utah vacation experience just got better: Welcome to the Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile, the latest (and greatest) lodging option among Kanab’s fast-growing hotel and motel offerings.

Located in the heart of Kanab, Utah, just five miles south of Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile welcomes pets and their people. For visitors to the Sanctuary and nearby national parks, it provides a pet-friendly place to stay.

The Roadhouse features 40 rooms as well as a variety of dog- and cat-friendly amenities and services, such as built-in cubbies for snuggling, dog washing stations, pet walking and a fenced dog park area with a splash zone. It’s an animal lover’s dream come true! We can’t wait to welcome you to the Roadhouse, where you can experience the warmth of Best Friends hospitality.

Just for Pets

At the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile, pets are just as much guests as their people are. For their comfort and happiness, we are pleased to provide:

  • Personal pet welcome
  • Complimentary self-serve pet washing facilities
  • Complimentary cleaning products, located in the service building
  • Pet walking service provided in half-hour increments by Best Friends volunteers and staff (a fee applies)
  • Pet visits by our staff during the day (a fee applies)
  • Fenced pet-park area with splash water feature (for pets of lodging guests)
  • Pet treats, beds and retail items in the mercantile building
  • Built-in cubbies and snuggling areas in select guest rooms

Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.