Employment Opportunities

Veterinarian examining a kitten

Thank you for your interest in working at GHHS! As a small shelter, we currently have one staff opening.



Position:                                  Animal Care Technician

Reports to:                             Director of Operations

Compensation Category:  Full time – hourly

Pay Range:                              $9.50 – up

Position Summary: The full-time Animal Care Technician will care for the animals, clean the kennels, and maintain a high level of cleanliness and animal welfare. Excellent animal and customer service skills are essential for this job.


  • Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of the facility, and coordinates with the Animal Care Supervisor, other Animal Care Technicians and volunteers on daily cleaning duties
  • Care for dogs, cats, and any exotic animals in shelter care
  • Clean kennels and animal areas on a daily basis and throughout the day
  • Enriches pets in our care daily with socialization and exercise
  • Communicates with the Clinic Technician about the health of the pets in our care and relays information to the other animal care staff
  • Direct and maintain safety standards by following proper guidelines to protect the staff, volunteers and the animals in our care
  • Keeps Animal Care Supervisor updated on the temperament changes of pets in our care
  • Responsible for cleaning of facility; sweeping, mopping, trash cans, restocking, etc.
  • Interact with the public, including tours of the facility and answering phones
  • Perform adoptions and home inspections for potential adoptions
  • Weekend and holiday work will be required
  • Other duties as requested




  • At least 1 year customer service, positive personality and excellent customer service skills
  • Good driving record
  • Ability to drive a large van
  • Animal handling experience is a bonus, ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs


To submit your resume for consideration please download and print this application. Return completed application and your résumé to GHHS by email (info@ghhs.org) or fax (256-881-5210). Thank you!