Join Our Team!
Do you have a passion for animals, hard work, and providing great customer service? Although we may not always have immediate openings for every position, we are always looking for great people to join our team at the Seattle Humane Society. We always accept applications!
Download an employment application (Adobe Reader required to submit form eletronically) or pick one up at our campus. Employment applications may be faxed to (425) 747-2985, emailed to [email protected], mailed or delivered in person to: Seattle Humane Society, 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005.
To give us the best and most complete information from which to evaluate your qualifications, please send us your resume and a completed employment application. If you are interested in more than one position, please prioritize your interests. Due to the number of applications we receive, we may not be able to respond to every inquiry.
Please note: Most positions start at $10.00 an hour. We do not have evening hours and most of our part-time positions require employees to work 2-3 full days (we generally do not have half-day positions with the exception of our animal care assistant positions). Most of our full-time positions require employees to work at least one weekend day every week.
Currently Accepting Applications for...
Cat Foster Assistant
We have an exciting opportunity for a Cat Foster Assistant! The Cat Foster Assistant is responsible for the maintenance of the cat and small animal foster program. He/she oversees training and support of foster volunteers; works closely with the Cat Foster Coordinator to arrange placement of cats and small animals into foster homes and maintains the volunteer and animal databases for the program. Must be able to multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment and love cats! This is a part-time position.
Licensed Vet Tech
We are looking for an experienced Licensed Veterinary Technician to join the shelter’s clinic team. We are a nationally recognized nonprofit shelter that provides high quality medical care to our shelter guests. We also perform over 2,500 public spay/neuter annually with plans to expand. Come to Seattle Humane Society, and make a daily difference in the lives of animals in our community! Strong communication and teamwork skills and a commitment to providing a high level of care to the clinic’s patients are a must.
Special Events Intern
We have a great opportunity available for a Special Events Intern! The Special Events Intern is responsible for assisting with the production and support of Seattle Humane Society’s premiere event, the Tuxes & Tails Auction Gala. He/she is responsible for helping to oversee our auction procurement and incoming item donation process, writing and editing as needed for the event, the creation of auction displays, following up with item donors, and assisting with overall event support. The Intern will work closely with other volunteers and development staff to ensure the success of Tuxes & Tails. We are looking for detail oriented person with excellent writing/editing skills who is organized and has great data entry and phone skills as well. You must be comfortable working in a busy office, and have a passion for special events! This is an unpaid internship consisting approximately 10 hours a week March-June 2014.
The Development Assistant works closely with the Donor Relations Manager to process all incoming donations, balance daily accounts, produce database reports, and assist with the overall performance of database programs. Responsible for maintaining high standards in data entry, data accuracy, database administration and reporting. Performs periodic maintenance of the Seattle Humane Society's fundraising database. Raiser’s Edge and Convio software experience strongly preferred. Must have a positive attitude and exemplify the high level of customer service SHS provides to our internal and external constituents. This is a part-time position working 30 hours a week.
For Future Consideration
(Though the below positions are not currently available, we ALWAYS accept applications for future consideration - so don't hesitate to apply!)
If you enjoy being more hands-on with the animals and are interested in animal care, behavior and health, you might consider applying for a Kennel Technician position. This primarily involves cleaning and caring for our canine shelter guests and requires strong dog handling skills. Hosing, scrubbing, feeding and laundry — oh my! This is a fast-paced, noisy environment and requires you to be able to stand for long periods and lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Animal Care Assistant
Are you a cat person? We have cats in several different areas of our shelter and all need food, water, clean blankets and a clean litter pan every day. If you would like to work with the cats in our care, you might consider applying for an Animal Care Assistant position.
If you are a people-person who would love to help animals find a home of their own, this position may be just right for you! The Adoption Advisor is responsible for working with the public to match the appropriate animal to the interested applicant. You must have terrific customer service skills, an outgoing personality and great juggling skills - lots of multi-tasking.
All positions include training opportunities, an employee assistance program for employees and their families, employee discounts on merchandise and limited veterinary services. Optional: automatic payroll deposit, tax shelter annuity, supplemental insurance coverage and credit union membership. Full time positions are eligible for medical, dental and vision insurance (we pay 100% of the employee's medical and dental coverage premiums for full-time employees!), life insurance fully paid by our organization, ten paid holidays and a generous paid time off plan.
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