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 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.
Currently Accepting Applications for...
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.
We currently have a part-time position available.
Education & Dog Training Coordinator
Seattle Humane Society has a terrific opportunity in our organization! The Education & Dog Training Coordinator is responsible for implementing and managing Seattle Humane Society’s educational programs for children, teens and adults. The role includes both hands-on teaching, curriculum development and the coordination and scheduling of dog training classes.
The successful candidate will oversee our Preschool Pets, Kitten Kindergarten, Humane Teen Club and Animal Adventures Summer Camp programs, as well as MaxMobile visits to schools and community events and leading tours for children who visit the shelter. The role also includes half-time scheduling of dog training classes for adopters and members of the public. This person will work closely with members of the public and volunteers who help implement Seattle Humane’s education programs.
Seattle Humane’s programs are designed to engage and inspire participants, and establish Seattle Humane Society as the primary learning center in King County for companion-animal related topics. The successful candidate will have excellent people management and proven leadership skills, affection for animals, concern for their welfare and a willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace and the ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a culturally diverse staff, volunteers and community in a professional, pleasant, respectful, courteous and tactful manner at all times. We are also looking for someone with maturity, good judgment and professional manner and appearance, good organizational and analytical skills and who enjoys problem solving within existing resources. This is a full-time position including some evening/weekend hours for meetings, orientations or events.
Do you have heart, and great customer service skills? We have an opening in our admissions department. You must be compassionate, have great customer service skills and the ability to work well with a diverse group of people. You will be working between the public and multiple departments within the shelter. Must have strong communication skills, be able to motivate others and maintain a positive attitude in difficult situations. Shelter experience and animal handling background will put you ahead of the pack! Must have good computer skills and be able to work independently.
Cat Program Lead
Seattle Humane Society is seeking a cat lover for our Cat Program Lead position! This person is responsible for providing and overseeing the humane care and cleaning of the cats in our care. He/she is responsible for training and retaining the volunteers that are scheduled in the Cat Program. He/she works collaboratively with the Cat Program Coordinator and Cat Foster Coordinator to manage the timely flow and overall population and disposition of the cats in the shelter. We are looking for someone with great multi-tasking and customer service skills. If you love cats, and volunteers, apply today!
Staff Veterinarian - part-time
We are looking for a part-time Veterinarian 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/neuters annually with plans to expand. Come to Seattle Humane Society, and make a daily difference in the lives of animals in our community! The ideal candidate will have experience and a keen intrest in shelter work. The staff veterinarian will perform spay and neuter surgeries and other surgeries as needed, examine, diagnose and provide treatment to shelter animals according to established guidelines and provide information and medical guidance to the vet staff as needed to facilitate the health care of all Seattle Humane Society animals. Must thrive in a busy environment and exemplify the high level of care the SHS provides to shelter guests. The veterinarian must provide leadership and support the mission, goals and philosophy of Seattle Humane Society. Must have strong communication skills and be able to motivate others.
For Future Consideration
(Though the below positions are not currently available, we ALWAYS accept applications for future consideration - so don't hesitate to apply!)
Animal Care Assistant
Are you a cat person? Our Animal Care Assistants are responsible for the daily care, cleaning, feeding, and medicating of the cats housed at Seattle Humane. From newborn kittens waiting to go into foster care to shy adult cats who are overwhelmed with their new environment, the ACA team provides high-quality, individualized care to each and every cat in the facility while providing suggestions and feedback to Cat Program Manager and Cat Animal Care Coordinator. This part-time, morning position is both fun and fast-paced and offers lots of opportunity for hands-on experience working with cats in a shelter environment. Weekend availability is required.
Do you love dogs? The Kennel Technician position is primarily cleaning and caring for our canine shelter guests. Hosing, scrubbing, feeding and laundry – oh my! Shelter experience and animal handling background will put you ahead of the pack!
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.