Employment


If you have a strong work ethic, great customer service skills, and a desire to positively impact animal welfare, the Baltimore Humane Society encourages you to apply. Experience may be required in some instances, however nothing beats initiative and a willingness to apply your talents!

In addition, we are always looking for interns who would like to get some hands-on experience in areas like marketing, public relations, outreach, development/fundraising, and animal care.


Animal Care Tech

Animal Care Techs are responsible for daily cleaning and feeding, as well as handling and training/socialization of our animals. Physical labor involves cleaning kennels and cages, sweeping, mopping, laundry, and dishes. The position also requires assisting the public in choosing their new best friend, and educating them on animal care and welfare and the services that the Baltimore Humane Society provides.

Requirements: Age 18+, friendly and positive can-do attitude, excellent customer service skills, must have your own transportation, be able to lift at least 25lbs, be on your feet for up to eight hours, be able to prioritize, multi task, and work independently, and of course, must love animals! Any prior animal handling, sheltering, or customer service experience is a plus.

Rewards: Extensive animal handling, behavior, and training skills, a fun and fast paced work environment, and every day you are helping our homeless animals find their way to loving forever homes, and helping people find and care for their new best friend!

We provide extensive and ongoing enrichment seminars in the field of animal welfare, behavior, and training throughout the year; as well as fun social events during the year.

Hours: Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat 10am-12pm

Pay: $10.10/hr


Training Assistant

Responsibilities:

Assign project pets to each staff member (when T & B Manager not present)
Assist staff with morning potty walks
Check behavior email and phone messages and assist T & B Manager in responding to adopter questions/concerns
Handle dogs in intake as needed, fit for appropriate harness and inform T & B Manager of any behavioral concerns noted
Work with T & B Manager to identify dogs and cats with specific behavioral needs and work with these animals regularly
Conduct dog introductions with approved applicants either with the T & B Manager or another staff member
Assist with ensuring all animals receive regular enrichment activities with the help of staff and volunteers
Run play dates/groups with the assistance of staff and approved volunteers
Assist with Match-Up II assessments and post bite evaluations when needed
Assist adopters on finding a suitable pet and educate them on shut down periods, acclimations, etc.
Lead volunteer training classes as needed

Hours: Mon: 11-3pm, Tues/Wed: 9-5pm


Adoption Counselor

Adoption Counselors are responsible for guiding the public through the adoption process, as well as educating on the services BHS provides and offering them assistance on basic animal care in person or over the phone. ACs process applications, complete adoptions, and assist in the surrendering of pets. ACs must be proficient in Microsoft Word, internet research, and able to handle multiple phone lines. This position requires excellent customer service skills both in person and by phone and email; and a willingness to help, educate, and facilitate a positive adoption experience.

Requirements: Age 18+, friendly and positive ‘can-do’ attitude, excellent customer service skills, must have your own transportation, be able to lift at least 25lbs., able to prioritize, multi task, and work independently, and of course, must love animals! Must have prior customer service experience. Any prior animal handling, sheltering, or admin/clerical experience is a plus.

Hours: Fri & Sun 9-5:30

Salary: $10.10 an hour


Community Outreach and Marketing Intern (Summer)

The position:

Our community outreach and marketing intern will assist the Baltimore Humane Society with events, event preparation, educational outreach, working with volunteers and marketing through traditional and digital means. 

What you’ll do:

  • Act as an event liaison. 
    • Update event listings online.
    • Prepare event materials prior to going to offsite events.
      • Includes confirming logistics with volunteers, updating the adoption book, and making sure the event bag is packed with appropriate event materials.
    • Ideally attend the following events:
      • Reisterstown Parade
      • JCC Block Party
      • Yappy Hours
      • Mega Adoption Event(s)
      • Regularly attend weekend events. 
  • Act as a social media liaison.
    • Aggregate staff photos and videos for social media channels.
    • Take photos and videos of adoptable animals, donors, and groups on an as needed basis.
    • Draft content for social media as needed.
  • For fall interns: Act as ‘Kids Club’ assistant one Saturday a month.  As an assistant you will help prepare for the meeting, assistant with crafts, and take photos for promotional use.

    What you need:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and Google suite is a must.
  •  Professional experience with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Previous internship or class credit a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Must be open and willing to engage with a variety of community members
  • Comfortable working with children for short periods of time.
  • Comfortable handling animals for a short period of time and willingness to learn humane animal handling practices.
  • Experience with design software like photoshop, indesign, publisher, and canva a plus. 
  • Experience with content creation a plus.
  • A reliable mode of transit. We are not located near any bus or rail lines.

    What You’ll Gain

  • Experience working with community members of all ages.
  • The reward of working with animals and animal enthusiasts in an environment focused on animal welfare and humane education
  • Marketing and social media experience
  • Experience using Customer Relationship Management Software (CRMS)

    Time Commitment  10-15 hours a week.  Candidates  must pass a criminal background check and sign a waiver and release of liability.

    Join us! Send a cover letter and resume and any portfolio links to Msweeney@bmorehumane.org.

This internship is unpaid. Course credit can be

Our intern is expected to commit to 10-20 hours per week for 8 weeks. Scheduling is flexible but will be coordinated in advance.  Most of the work will be done on site.  However there are times the intern will be expected to attend an offsite event. 


Click here for an employment application. Completed employment applications can be mailed, faxed, or emailed (no walk-ins please!) to:

Mail:
Baltimore Humane Society
Human Resources
1601 Nicodemus Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Fax: 410-833-4481

Email: work@bmorehumane.org


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