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Employment Opportunities

We are excited to expand our team with dedicated people who are committed to our lifesaving mission. Please see below for our list of current employment opportunities with the Richmond SPCA.

Send your completed application for employment and any requested accompanying documents to the hiring manager listed in each of the descriptions. Make sure to reference the position for which you are applying. We look forward to hearing from you!


Animal Care Technician

Part-time position
Hours: 20 to 28 hours per week (both Saturday and Sunday availability is required)
Rate: $10 per hour

We are seeking an energetic individual with excellent communication skills and a genuine desire to work for the welfare of animals in a fast-paced, team-oriented atmosphere. Responsibilities include maintaining a clean and pleasant living environment for the dogs and cats in our shelter, monitoring their health and behavior, and providing extra tender loving care! We are looking for a dependable/punctual, self-motivated person who has daytime availability. Sorry, but we do not hire seasonal help. 

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Daytime availability on Monday through Friday (most shifts are 8am-5pm or 8am-noon)
  • Availability on weekends and holidays
  • Reliable transportation (including during inclement weather)
  • Comfort handling/learning to handle both dogs and cats: general handling (petting, leash-walking, some lifting and carrying), and restraint (placing animals in cages/carriers)
  • Frequent kneeling, stooping, using stairs, reaching, pulling and lifting weights up to approximately 50 pounds
  • Valid driver’s license preferred

Please complete the Richmond SPCA employment application and email it to Danny MacKay at dmackay@richmondspca.org. Applications may also be faxed to 804-521-0540 or dropped off at our front desk. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.


Client Services Representative

Part-time position 
Hours: approximately 20-25 hours per week (early morning and evening availability required)

The Richmond SPCA is seeking a part-time Client Services Representative to work in our full-service Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital. This is a great opportunity to join this established, well recognized private no-kill humane society. 

Requirements include:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, take and follow directions, provide productive feedback to management
  • Adapt and accomodate to changing demands and make appropriate prioritization decisions
  • Strong computer skills and ability to learn new computer systems quickly. Knowledge of Avimark a plus
  • General cleaning, restocking and upkeep of work space: sweeping, dusting, mopping, taking out the trash and restocking supplies and maintenance of existing organizational systems
  • Comfortable handling/learning to handle both dogs and cats – general handling (leash-walking, lifting and carrying), and, placing animals in cages/carriers
  • Ability to perform occasional kneeling, stooping, reaching, pulling and lifting weights up to about 50 lbs
  • Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, client communications, data entry, answering multiple phones lines, updating medical charts, filing, scheduling appointments, client education, and handling money
  • Experience working in the veterinary field strongly preferred
  • Early morning and evening availability required

If you are a reliable, energetic worker who is comfortable with working in a fast-paced team environment, please email your completed application and resume to Ariel Libbon, at alibbon@richmondspca.org. Applications and resumes may also be faxed to 804-521-0540 or dropped off at our front desk in our veterinary hospital. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted. No phone calls, please.


Training Class Instructor: Advanced Agility

Part-time position 
Hours: Flexible (weekend availability may be required)

We are seeking self-motivated and enthusiastic individuals with excellent communication skills to teach a variety of classes in a well-established environment.

As an instructor for the Richmond SPCA you would promote the positive training philosophies of the organization and ensure a safe environment for pet parents and their dogs, as well as staff, volunteers, and customers of the Richmond SPCA.

You would be responsible for following approved class curriculum, evaluating the training needs and goals of our clients’ dogs, recommending the appropriate classes, and helping students implement the techniques necessary to achieve those desired goals. 

Other job responsibilities include communicating with students regarding class schedules and light housekeeping before and after classes to ensure the cleanliness of the training space.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Advanced agility experience
  • CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA preferred

Requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Previous experience teaching positive reinforcement dog training techniques in group or class settings
  • Possess excellent customer service skills and the ability to interact professionally and effectively with others through verbal and written communication
  • Strong commitment to no-kill principals (including spay/neuter and pet adoption) and to reward-based, positive reinforcement training methods
  • Have ability to teach and guide others in a supportive and encouraging manner
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Be able to stand for long periods of time and handle large dogs
  • Be comfortable with frequent bending, kneeling, reaching, pulling and lifting weights up to approximately 50 pounds

To be considered for the position, please email the following to Timothy Joyner:

Applications may also be faxed to 804-521-0540 or dropped off at our front desk. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.


Veterinary Assistant

Part-time position 
Hours: approximately 25 hours per week (early morning and evening availability required)

The Richmond SPCA is seeking a part-time veterinary assistant to work in our full-service Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital. This is a great opportunity to join this established, well recognized private no-kill humane society.

Requirements include:

  • Excellent client communication skills and professional customer service
  • Ability to multi-task, take and follow directions, adapt and accommodate changing demands and make appropriate prioritization decisions
  • Strong computer skills and ability to learn new computer systems quickly. Knowledge of Avimark a plus
  • General clean-up, restocking and upkeep of work space: sweeping, dusting, mopping, cleaning of kennels, taking out the trash and restocking supplies
  • Maintenance of existing organizational systems, including accurate medical record keeping (training provided)
  • Must be comfortable handling/learning to handle both dogs and cats- general handling (leash-walking, lifting and carrying), animal restraint, and placing animals in cages/carriers
  • Ability to perform occasional kneeling, stooping, reaching, pulling and lifting up to about 50 lbs.
  • Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in our high-volume spay/neuter clinic, animal restraint, clerical work, speaking with clients and client education, cleaning and working closely with the entire Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital team
  • Experience working in the veterinary field strongly preferred
  • Early morning and evening availability required.

Please complete the Richmond SPCA employment application and email it to Janice Scheibe at jscheibe@richmondspca.org. Applications may also be faxed to 804-521-1338 or dropped off at our front desk. Please submit your resume along with your application. No phone calls, please.

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