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Now Hiring! Part-time Animal Caregiver

Now Hiring!  Part-time Animal Caregiver

Animal Caregiver, Part-time

Organization: House Rabbit Society is a rabbit rescue and education organization.  This position will be working at House Rabbit Society headquarters in Richmond, CA alongside a staff of four.

Supervisor: Executive Director

Position: The Animal Caregiver provides care for the 35-50 rabbits living and boarding at House Rabbit Society.  Animal Caregivers are responsible for cleaning, feeding, and assisting with the medical care of the rabbits.

Responsibilities:

  • Feeding and watering the rabbits according to a daily schedule
  • Cleaning and disinfecting litter boxes and rabbit habitats
  • Following veterinary instructions, including administering medications and maintaining treatment records
  • Observing and reporting on the health and behavior of individual rabbits
  • Daily cleaning duties, providing a healthy, safe, sanitary, and pleasant facility for rabbits and visitors
  • Training and supervising volunteers as needed to assist with animal care tasks
  • Checking boarding rabbits in/out and ringing them up at the register
  • Greeting and interacting with visitors in a friendly and helpful manner
  • Treating people and rabbits with respect and contributing to effective teamwork

Requirements:

  • Passionate about working for and with rabbits, and committed to House Rabbit Society’s mission (rabbit.org/about-us)
  • Previous experience with animals in a professional environment desired
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Good animal behavior and observation skills
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, basic veterinary assistant skills (i.e. medication administration, wound care, taking rectal temperature, administering subcutaneous fluids, etc.)
  • Able to handle animals safely and humanely
  • Able to communicate well
  • Able to understand and execute detailed instructions and meet time sensitive demands
  • Able to learn and process new information quickly
  • Able to work as a team and also independently
  • Able to be courteous with the general public and provide good customer service
  • Able to be work well with people in a diverse workplace environment
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift 40-50 pound bags of rabbit pellets/litter and move them inside the building or to a vehicle
  • Able to walk or stand for long periods
  • Able to position self to clean rabbit enclosures on the floor
  • Able to work at a steady pace and complete tasks on schedule
  • Able to be exposed to allergens, including rabbits and grasses/hay

This is a part-time, non-exempt position.

Hours/Days: 8 hour shifts on Thursdays and Fridays, 9am-5:30pm.  Availability for occasional extra shifts desired.  Must be willing to work holidays that fall on Thursday/Friday.

Salary: $12.50/hour

Submit a cover letter and resume via email: hq@rabbit.org. In subject line, write Animal Caregiver Application.

Faxes cannot be accepted.

House Rabbit Society has a non-discrimination policy regarding both the hiring of staff at our headquarters in California, regarding our volunteers around the world, and regarding those whom we serve. We do not discriminate against anyone regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and any other protected classification.