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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!
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.
Please complete the Richmond SPCA employment application and email it to Danny MacKay at email@example.com. 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.
16-28 hours per week
We are seeking a skilled, motivated, dependable individual to join our training team at the Richmond SPCA School for Dogs.
The ideal candidate will have previous professional experience training dogs using reward-based (aka positive reinforcement) training methods. They must excel at working with people and pets and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. A basic knowledge of learning theory, clicker training, agility, tricks, and/or behavior modifications is a plus.
Weekend and evening availability is a bonus as the ideal candidate will be able to take on additional responsibilities as their skills advance (such as instructing group classes and assisting with behavior helpline).
If you are interested, please submit an employment application and current resume to Eileen Holst-Grubbe at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, please write and submit a short essay defining Classical and Operant Conditioning and give three examples of applications of both. Applications may also be dropped off at the front desk or faxed to 804-521-0540.
Part-time and full-time position available
Part-time position is 25 hours per week
Full-time position is 40 hours per week and includes benefits
The Richmond SPCA is seeking both a full-time and 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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Approximately 20 hours per week
The Richmond SPCA is seeking a part-time facilities maintenance technician who will be responsible for the performance of safe and proper maintenance and support of the Humane Center and Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital facilities, plant, grounds, and fleet. The exact days and hours to be worked will be established at the time of hire with the understanding that the schedule may change as circumstances warrant. Some evening, weekend, and holiday work will be required.
* Qualified candidates will have some experience in any number of the above duties, with training available for others*
Please complete the Richmond SPCA employment application and email it to Jason Rochon at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may also be faxed to 804-521-0540 or dropped off at our front desk. Feel free to submit your resume along with your application. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
Full-time position, with benefits
40 hours per week
We are seeking a Licensed Veterinary Technician for our full-service veterinary hospital, which provides high quality care at low cost to income-qualified pet guardians in the Greater Richmond community, as well as pets adopted from our center and those in the care of local government shelters. This is a unique opportunity to join a well-respected group of doctors, technicians and support staff in the Susan M. Markel Veterinary Hospital.
Primary responsibilities include providing exceptional patient care, client education and assisting veterinarians as directed, among other duties as assigned. The Richmond SPCA offers a competitive salary, an attractive benefits package and the opportunity to make a difference in guaranteeing that all pets receive the veterinary care they need, regardless of their families’ financial capacities.
Applicants must hold a LVT license and possess a current State of Virginia license. Individuals with prior experience in a shelter or fast-paced hospital are encouraged to apply.
A successful candidate would be comfortable with basic vet tech skills such as IV catheter placement, blood draws, anesthesia induction/maintenance/monitoring, surgical prep, and radiographic positioning. Also important are basic wellness and medical knowledge as well as the ability to thrive in a team environment while providing outstanding client communication and patient service.
Please complete the Richmond SPCA employment application and email it, along with your resume, to Lindsay Brockman at email@example.com. Applications and resumes may also be faxed to 804-521-1338 or dropped off at our front desk. No phone calls, please.
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:
To be considered for the position, please email the following to Alisha Fritz:
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.
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