Animal Care Technician
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Maintaining overall cleanliness of the animal areas and providing direct care to all animals, including feeding, general husbandry, and cleaning enclosures.
Must be able to work professionally in a sometimes pressure-filled environment; feed and water animals according to schedules and established protocol; clean and disinfect kennels, cages, and yard areas; ensure all fecal matter and debris is removed from animal areas; observe animals for signs of illness and advise proper management/staff accordingly; bathe animals in accordance with established guidelines; exercise animals regularly to minimize the environment stress, complete laundry and dish washing timely and effectively.
Candidate must also be able to work professionally with the public, providing friendly and helpful customer service both in person, on the phone and at MARL events. Must be a team player, prompt and reliable, comfortable around dogs and cats of all sizes.
Animal Care Technicians must maintain a professional and positive attitude and uphold the principles and beliefs of MARL at all times; focus on solving problems; maintain confidentiality; listen to customers without interruption; keep emotions under control; write clearly and informatively; read and interpret standard operating procedures and protocols; follow instructions; respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; observe safety and security procedures; and use equipment and materials properly. Candidates must have a friendly, welcoming demeanor and enjoy working with the animals, other staff, volunteers and the public.
This position includes some weekends and holidays. This position also includes working outdoors, even in cold weather.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or faxes.