We are still looking for a full time staff person. We've been looking for several months and still have not found the right fit for our shelter.
Admittedly, this is not a job for everyone. It can be emotionally exhausting most days, and there are as many philosophies about animal sheltering as there are applicants.
We've had a handful of people start and not work out, and, to be honest, I think it is because the job is not even close to what some might think it will be. There is a ton of cleaning, every day, and the work is pretty physical (bending, lifting, carrying, working on your hands and knees, stairs, hauling 100 feet of hose around, etc.). That said, it is not difficult work, but we have standards that we will not compromise. I want the place to be CLEAN!!!
While we certainly spend time with the animals, it is a very small percentage of what staff members do during the course of the work day. The volunteers tend to spend more time socializing and playing with the pets than we do!
We don't have a huge payroll budget, so the right person would be someone who understands this and is not looking to build a nest egg on animal shelter pay! At this time, we do not offer benefits.
Full time includes 3-4 weekdays, and every other weekend. You must be available for spay & neuter transport days, and have some flexibility in case of special circumstances, fundraisers, and holidays. This is a 365 day a year business, and we share the workload evenly between the whole staff.
Feel free to apply, or to forward or share this information as you see fit.
Applicants - PLEASE apply by email only. (The phone already rings about 30 times a day, you'll save us both time by using email, please!) Include any previous animal care experience, which does NOT include your own pets, sorry. Animal care experience means a veterinary clinic, shelter or boarding kennel, etc. Also include any business references.
Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org