HSHC Careers

Join Our Team of Animal Lovers

Pets, Perks, and Paychecks

Are you ready for a career that will change lives — both yours and our furry friends’? HSHC is currently accepting applications for a variety of paid positions.

About Us

The Humane Society for Hamilton County (HSHC) is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. It is not a United Way Agency and is not affiliated with any other animal welfare group in the United States. The HSHC also serves as the animal control facility for Hamilton County and receives partial funding from Hamilton County. The majority of the HSHC budget, however, is funded by private donors.

The HSHC will not euthanize animals because of time or space constraints and will treat sick and injured animals if there’s a positive outlook for both recovery and a high quality of life. Many animals are hit-by-car injured, heartworm-positive, malnourished, or otherwise wounded and/or sick. The HSHC provides these animals with life-saving treatments, surgeries, and medications.

We believe every animal deserves a second chance at love and life — no matter what it takes.

Working at HSHC

Scroll down to see our open positions, but make sure you review the guidelines before applying. Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the hiring manager, and he or she will contact you if you’re a good fit for an open position. All applications are kept on file for six months.

Applicant Guidelines

Age

You must be 18 years of age or older.

Transporation

You must have reliable transportation to and from the shelter.

Drug Tested

You must pass a pre-employment drug screen (this may be a condition of continuing employment as well).

Fit for Duty

You must be able to work around cats and dogs (allergies should be controlled) and able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs (if required for your job).

Animal Care Opportunities

Department Overview

Jobs in the Animal Care Department are very physical. These are “hands on” jobs that will ensure you get dirty. Here, you’ll be asked to handle animals and carry heavy items (e.g., 40-lb bags of food, litter).

Kennel (pay starts at $9.25/hr)

Kennel duties include:

  • Cleaning cages
  • Feeding/watering dogs
  • Walking dogs
  • Monitoring dogs for health and temperament
  • Showing dogs to potential adopters
  • Introducing dogs to other dogs

This position is usually full time and consists of a 4-day week — either Sunday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Saturday.

Cattery (pay starts at $9.25/hr)

Cattery duties include:

  • Cleaning cages
  • Feeding/watering cats
  • Handling cats
  • Monitoring cats for health and temperament
  • Showing cats to potential adopters.

This position is usually full time and consists of a 4-day week — either Sunday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Saturday.

Support (pay starts at $9.00/hr)

Support duties include:

  • Cleaning public areas of the shelter
  • Doing all laundry and dishes for the shelter
  • Monitoring the property for cleanliness
  • Maintaining organization in HSHC storage areas
  • Assisting in any way necessary to prepare our facility for operation

This position is usually full time and consists of a 4-day week — either Sunday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Saturday.

Customer Service (pay starts at $9.25/hr)

This position is more of an administrative position, but includes daily contact with animals.

Customer service duties include:

  • Answering phones
  • Returning messages
  • Assisting in Lost and Found matchmaking
  • Directing clients throughout the building
  • Resolving conflicts with the public
  • Reviewing and processing animal intakes and adoptions
  • Handling administrative duties/data entry

Applicants for this position must be friendly and able to deal with various types of people. Previous customer service experience is preferred, but not required. These positions are usually full time and consist of a 4-day week — either Sunday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Saturday.

Animal Health & Advocacy Opportunities

Intake Coordinators (pay starts at $9.25/hr)

Intake coordinator duties include:

  • Evaluating animals for health and temperament
  • Implementing medical treatments based on our protocols
  • Overseeing the health of the shelter population
  • Transporting animals to medical treatments.

Applicants for this position must have a valid driver’s license. Previous experience working with animals is preferred, but not required. This position is usually full time and consists of a 4-day week — either Sunday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Saturday.

Foster Coordinators (pay starts at $9.25/hr)

Foster coordinator duties include:

  • Medicating all sick animals within the shelter based on set medical protocols
  • Managing a foster program of up to 200 animals at any given time
  • Returning phone calls and emails
  • Working with a variety of different people

These positions are usually full time and consist of a 4-day week — either Sunday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Saturday.

Management and Administrative Positions (pay varies)

Job duties vary depending on position. These positions are usually full time and consist of a 5-day week, Monday-Friday.

Full time positions are eligible for medical, dental, and vision insurance after a 90-day probationary period.

Love & Let Live

Every animal deserves a second chance at love — and life. We invite you to be part of the solution and give back to the animals who give us so much.