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July 12, 2021

Weekend Animal Caregiver (Part-time)

Help us save lives at House Rabbit Society!

Email cover letter and resume with subject “Animal Caregiver Application” to hq@rabbit.org

If you have any rabbit experience, be sure to tell us about it!
Animal experience in a professional capacity (paid/volunteer) required – please be sure to include this experience in your email/cover letter/resume.

House Rabbit Society’s mission is to save the lives of rabbits, and help educate and support people in giving rabbits loving homes and excellent care.

The Animal Caregiver is a critical team member, medicating and providing care to sick and injured rabbits, helping them get healthy and ready for adoption, and cleaning, feeding, and caring for the rabbits before they are adopted. The Animal Caregiver provides care for the 15-30 rabbits living at House Rabbit Society. We transfer in rabbits from partner animal shelters and provide them with veterinary care to get them healthy and help them find loving homes. 

The weekend Animal Caregiver works as a team with staff and volunteers.

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

Supervisor: House Rabbit Society’s Executive Director

Responsibilities:

  • Administering medications and maintaining treatment records
  • Observing and reporting rabbit health and behavior
  • Feeding and watering the rabbits
  • Cleaning litter boxes, rabbit habitats, and common areas
  • Disinfecting and following biosecurity protocols to protect rabbits from disease
  • Treating people and rabbits with respect and contributing to effective teamwork
  • Training and supervising volunteers to assist with animal care tasks

Requirements:

  • Excited about working for and with rabbits, saving the lives of shelter animals, and committed to House Rabbit Society’s mission (rabbit.org/about-us)
  • Experience with animals in a professional environment (paid or volunteer)
  • Animal behavior and observation skills and ability to handle animals safely
  • Experience desired with giving medications, wound care, taking rectal temperature, giving subcutaneous fluids
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to qualify for a Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit (must be at least 18 years of age and must not have been convicted of a state or federal felony controlled substance violation)

Able to:

  • Understand and execute detailed instructions and use good time management skills
  • Learn and process new information quickly
  • Work as a team and also independently
  • Be courteous with the general public and provide good customer service in a diverse workplace environment
  • Be reliable and dependable

Physical Demands – Able to:

  • Lift 40-50lb bags of rabbit pellets/litter and move them inside the building or to a car
  • Walk or stand for long periods
  • Position self to clean rabbit enclosures on the floor
  • Work at a steady pace and complete tasks on schedule
  • Be exposed to allergens, including rabbits and grasses/hay

Hours/Days

8 hour shifts on Saturdays & Sundays (8am-4pm or 9am-5pm)

Availability for occasional extra shifts a plus
Must be willing to work holidays that fall on regular shift days
This is a part-time, non-exempt position

Salary & Benefits

  • $15.50-17/hour, based on experience
  • Employer-paid health and dental insurance
  • 25% employee discount in the Hop Shop
  • Discounted on-site veterinary care for rabbits/cats
  • Paid sick time

Walking distance to BART and parking available.

This position description is representative only and is not exhaustive of the tasks an individual may be required to perform.

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.

About House Rabbit Society:

House Rabbit Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Richmond, CA. We partner with municipal animal shelters, primarily in Northern California, to transfer in rabbits that shelters do not have capacity to help. Our priority is rabbits who may otherwise be at risk of euthanasia at shelters, whether due to limitations of space or veterinary care, or the behavior of the rabbit. Our goal is for every rabbit to be placed in a loving home, primarily through adoption, but also through short-term foster placements, and long-term sanctuary foster placements for rabbits with special needs. House Rabbit Society is dedicated to providing education about rabbits. House Rabbit Society is a national organization with chapters across the country and internationally who are independent 501c3 organizations and share our mission of rabbit rescue and education.