Doberman Rescue Unlimited, Inc. (DRU) is a nonprofit, charitable organization, whose purpose is to rescue abused, abandoned and unwanted Dobermans and place them in good, safe and loving homes. We also educate the public about Dobermans and responsible, humane animal care. Since its founding in 1988, DRU has provided rescue services for close to 3,000 dogs throughout the greater New England region and beyond. On average we usually have 30+ dogs in our care.
We are currently looking for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our rewarding and positive team. Qualified candidates must have a passion for training/handling dogs, strong work ethic, positive attitude, willing to learn, team player and excellent customer service skills.
Doberman Rescue Unlimited (DRU) is looking to hire a part-time and full-time kennel technician for our shelter. This position will mostly consist with working with Doberman pinscher dogs at our Sandown NH facility. Please only apply if you have experience working with animals in the animal care field.
Responsibilities / Essential Functions:
Cleans and organize entire shelter/ facility including cleaning and disinfecting shelter, kennels and floors, organizing facility equipment, and doing laundry.
Prepare food and feed dogs according to schedules and feeding instructions. Always provide clean drinking water to each dog.
Performs basic animal grooming duties, such as washing, brushing, and trimming nails.
Administering medications as indicated by our supervising veterinarian.
Walking dogs on leash around the DRU facility and on the land surrounding.
Skills and Experience:
Dog training experience is a plus
Vet or Veterinarian Technician or Vet Assistant experience is a plus
Business experience and technical skills are a plus
Passionate and comfortable handling/training dogs of all breeds or size
High level attention to detail with ability to carefully follow directions/instructions properly
Excellent customer service skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills with clients and management
Ability to be flexible with schedule
Strong organizational skills
Handling experience preferred, but will train the right individual
Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Able to meet the demands of a physically and mentally challenging job
Must be able to lift 50 pounds and remain standing for long periods of time as needed
Physical Demands / Work Environment:
Must possess a valid driver’s license
Frequently communicate orally and in writing with clients, employees, and management
Able to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions outside
Education / Qualifications:
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
US work authorization (Required)
Dog handling: 1 year (Preferred)
Part-time hours 16-30 hours a week, including weekends
Full-time hours 32-40 hours a week, including weekends
Open 7 days a week from 8:00am to 9:00pm
Flexibility is required
DRU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on basis of age, sex, race, color, marital status, physical or mental disability, creed, sexual orientation, or origin of any individual or any other legally protected status in its employment pursuant to state and federal laws.
This job description is not meant to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities of the employee, and DRU reserves the right to amend and change the job duties within this job description at any time during the employment relationship.
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