Animal Care Technician (Part-Time)

The Humane Society of Summit County is accepting applications for Animal Care Technicians. This part time, non-exempt position is responsible for performing routine animal care and shelter related duties. Successful candidates will have a passion for working with animals and a flexible schedule (which includes weekends and holidays). The position is physically demanding.

The Company

Since 1968, The Humane Society of Summit County (HSSC) has been the trusted caretaker and advocate for the abused, neglected, and abandoned animals of our community. Each day, we heal, rehabilitate, and strive to ensure the futures of these animals are filled with safety and love. Our staff are critical to our mission's success, and, as such, we promise to provide them with a supportive and positive work environment.

Essential Functions

  • Performs daily cleaning and sanitizing of shelter areas, kennels, cages, yard and public areas following cleaning & disease control protocol, including spot cleaning throughout the day (e.g., sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, washing, etc.)
  • Provides enrichment to shelter animals in a safe and effective manner (e.g., walking, play time, training, etc.)
  • Reads and interprets animal care signage & accurately follows care instructions.
  • Feeds animals by complying with specific feeding programs.
  • Stocks and maintains inventory. Notifies supervision when reordering is necessary.
  • Bathes or cleanses animals immediately if they become soiled with urine, blood, or feces.
  • Ensures proper bedding is provided for animals.
  • Follows all safety guidelines to ensure a safe work environment for staff and living environment for animals.
  • Takes immediate action to address any safety concern or non-compliance of safety rules that could put any person or animal at risk.
  • Uses two-way radio to communicate effectively with staff.
  • Assists other Animal Technicians as needed.
  • Assists laundry room staff if needed by doing laundry or other tasks.
  • Performs other related duties of a comparable nature as assigned.

Minimum Education

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Minimum Experience

  • Entry level, no experience required. Training is provided.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful candidates will possess the following qualities:

  • Positive attitude.
  • Must have a passion for working with animals.
  • Must be able to handle physically demanding work.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work with animals, cleaning agents and chemicals.
  • Knowledge of animal breeds, behavior, handling & safe restraint methods.
  • Ability to read, write, understand and follow instructions.

Working Hours & Wage

Animal Care Technicians work within three general shifts:

  1. 7:30a-12:30p
  2. 12:30-4:00p
  3. 4:00-9:00p

This position is part-time with scheduled hours ranging from twelve (12) to twenty-eight (28) hours per week (30-74% FTE). Some nights, weekends and holidays are required on a rotational bases. Successful candidates will have open or flexible availability.

Wage: $8.50 per hour during 3-month probation then $9.00 per hour


Review the full job description before applying.

A cover letter describing why you are an ideal candidate for the position, salary requirements, and personal interest in working for the Humane Society of Summit County is required with your application.

To apply, submit the employment application. Only successful applicants will be contacted. Due to high call volume, no phone inquiries will be accepted.

Our shelter is a Drug-Free Workplace. Offers of employment are contingent on a satisfactory drug screening.

In compliance with Federal and State equal employment opportunity laws, the Humane Society of Summit County considers qualified applicants for positions without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or ancestry.

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