Careers with Dakin

Have you ever wanted to work at a place that does amazing things for animals? Do you love people and creative problem-solving? We may have an opening for you! Already got your dream job? Please share these postings with someone you think would be awesome. 

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Now Hiring: Animal Resource Counselors

Do you dream about becoming part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of shelter animals and those living in the community? Do you want to work in an environment that is welcoming, friendly, and supportive and has no shortage of humor? If this sounds like you then Dakin Humane Society wants to know!

We need both full-time and part-time Animal Resource Counselors to join our team and deliver on our mission. As the only non-profit, full-service animal welfare organization serving our region, we need to save a lot of animals. You can help us do it! If you are an energetic go-getter who has a passion for helping people, but who also loves animals, solves problems, nails the details, and loves a challenge, we want to hear from you.

You'll be helping people and their animals both on the phone and in person all day long. Your work will be split between our Springfield and Leverett locations (hint: you need to be able to drive to Leverett where there is an abundance of fresh air, porcupines, and scenic views but no bus line).

Also, we need to be sure you can be available both weekend days. What's the pay? $13.00 per hour to start. Excellent benefits including extremely generous PTO for full-time employees (like 37 days in your second year of full-time employment, 42 days in your third year)!

Want to know more? See the complete job description below.

Interested in applying?

Submit a very detailed cover letter telling us why you'd be awesome at this job! Get your resume together. And then fill out the form at the bottom of this page and submit both your cover letter and your resume.

Animal Resource Counselor

Animal Resource Counselor.pdf (73.2 KiB)

Now Hiring: Adoption Center Veterinary Technician

Do you have a passion for animals and helping people that love them? Do you dream about becoming part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of shelter animals and those living in the community? Do you want to work in an environment that is welcoming, friendly, and supportive and has no shortage of humor? If this sounds like you then Dakin Humane Society wants to know!

Dakin is looking for an animal superhero to join the organization’s Adoption Center Veterinary Technician team. Our veterinary technicians ensure care is being performed to the highest standards while lending their voice to help shape the organization's future. We are looking for a creative individual who is passionate about providing quality, advanced veterinary care for our patients while sharing information and collaborating with our community and each other, and working together as a cohesive team. Interested individuals must be able to handle multiple priorities and enjoy a busy environment. This position requires one to have knowledge of animal handling and medical care. Experience requirements are 1-2 years if certified, and 3-5 if no certification. The position does require that applicants have worked as a technician in a clinic or shelter setting. Excellent benefits including extremely generous PTO (like 37 days in your second year of full-time employment, 42 days in your third year)!

$14.00 - 15.50 per hour depending on experience.

Interested?  Please use the form on the bottom of this page to apply.

Contact for additional info: jlaporte@dakinhumane.org  (413) 781-4000 X129

Adoption Center Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician, Adoption Center.pdf (87.4 KiB)

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