Employment

Veterinary Technician – Full Time Position

We have a Veterinary Technician position available at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, where our mission is to advocate for and enhance the lives of animals entrusted to our care while educating the community. Our shelter also provides service to the community through low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinics.

We are looking for an experienced Veterinary Technician to join our medical team, CVT preferred. The ideal candidate will have a passion for shelter medicine, put the animals first, and have a can-do attitude. Curiosity, willingness to learn and openness to new ideas and techniques are essential. Required skills include ability to draw blood, place IV catheters, prep patients for surgery, perform dental cleanings and take dental x-rays, position patients for radiographs, perform basic in-house laboratory work, and interact with clients and other Humane Society Staff in a professional manner.

Shelter Medicine is an expanding field of veterinary medicine and this is an amazing opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many animals. Interested applicants can send their letters of intent and resume to the Director of Veterinary Services Stephen Gentilella, DVM drsteve@hsfn.org . Join our team and be part of something great.

Canine Care / Adoption Counselor – Part Time Position

Humane Society for Greater Nashua is looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, and motivated person to add to our Animal Care Staff in our Dog Room. You will be responsible for all the daily care our dogs need while in our shelter.

DESCRIPTION

Part-time positions (approximately 30 hours a week) Schedule: Thursday & Friday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. Applicant must be able to stay longer when the animal population is high. Occasional vacation coverage when needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cleans and sanitizes animal kennels for disease control.
  • Provides animals with food, water, bedding and medication on a regular basis.
  • Observes animals and reports any signs of illness or behavioral problems.
  • Talk with potential adopters & finalize adoptions
  • Provide high quality customer service, interacting with clients in person, over the phone, and through email communications, and assist with a variety of customer needs.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience handling dogs is preferred
  • Physical energy, enthusiasm for our mission; teamwork habits
  • Ability to work with numerous distractions
  • Self-starter; helpful to coworkers
  • Punctual and dependable with reliable transportation
  • No allergies to any animals
  • Strong customer service skills

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Works in an area with a high noise level.
  • Frequent exposure to and handling of industrial cleaning supplies
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs. with reasonable accommodation.
  • Frequent walking, bending and stooping in kennel areas.
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches.

APPLY

Send a resume and cover letter to: Becky@hsfn.org

Visit the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, located at 24 Ferry Rd, Nashua, NH 03064

Please visit during our open hours, Mon-Fri 12pm-5pm or Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. The shelter is closed on Wednesdays. Complete an application and attach resume and leave with our receptionist.

Applicants of interest will be contacted for an interview; no phone calls please.

 

Groundskeeper/Maintenance – Part Time Position

This position is responsible for all aspects of grounds maintenance. Landscaping, grass cutting, tree removal, trail repairs, snow removal, burials and memorial installation, facilities maintenance.  Part-time position with up to 20 hours a week, (days and hours may vary depending on weather)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge and skill in landscape, gardening, irrigation, and operational maintenance of ground and facility; including the use of equipment to complete duties; ability to maintain and repair property and make minor repair to equipment/tools.
  • Skill in planning, coordinating and scheduling grounds activities and cemetery operations
  • Skill in communication; including English proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) proficiency a plus
  • Skill in oversight of community service workers and volunteers
  • Ability to provide customer service and work with others staff, assisting where needed

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs general grounds keeping work such as planting, fertilizing, trimming and pruning shrubs and trees; mows, edges and waters lawn areas; rakes, sweeps and picks up rubbish, flowers and containers.
  • Snow Removal, Clear walking trails with tractor, snow blow all door/entrances, remove snow from back kennel space.
  • Operates riding and push mowers, power equipment such as edger’s, trimmers, blowers, sweepers, chain saws, tractors, backhoes, and trucks.
  • Maintains power equipment and tools; cleans, oils, and sharpens clippers, mowers and other equipment; assists in making minor repairs to tools and equipment.
  • Grave preparation duties which include; digging graves, preparing site for funeral services.
  • Funeral preparation & post tasks include; positioning the casket, lowering the caskets, bac fill dirt
  • Performs general grounds maintenance work such as collecting trash, removing tree stumps, and performing concrete work when setting markers.
  • Provides maintenance and cleaning of cemetery buildings and equipment as instructed.
  • Periodically observes ongoing grounds keeping work performed by community service worker, volunteers, or others to ascertain if work is being performed according to instructions and will be completed on schedule.
  • Assist as necessary for special fundraising events.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as assigned by the Director of Administration and/or Proctor Cemetery Coordinator.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid state issued driver’s licenses in good standing with reliable vehicle
  • Education: High School Diploma, GED or any combination of training and experience which provides the knowledge and experience listed above.
  • Experience: related work experience in landscaping and equipment experience, ride on lawn mower, with snow blower attachment, push mowers/snow blowers, weed whackers and chain saws.
  • Physical requirements: able to lift over 100lbs, stand for prolonged periods of time, able to work with deceased animals, able to mow, rake, trim and shovel for prolonged periods of time.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Jessica Carson, Director of Administration at jesscarson@hsfn.org

 

Cat/Small Animal Care Staff – Part Time Position

Small animal care and adoptions, primarily for cats and rabbits, but may include other “smalls” such as birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats, etc. Part-time hours, approximately 32 hours per week

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a clean & safe environment for people & pets
  • Talk with potential adopters about our pets and finalize adoptions

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Comfortable around unknown animals; some knowledge of basic animal behavior
  • An outgoing and friendly demeanor; ability to engage visitors through the adoption process in
  • Professional manner; Physical energy, ability to stand for long periods; teamwork habits
  • Ability to work with numerous distractions; Self-starter; helpful to coworkers
  • Punctual and dependable with reliable transportation
  • No allergies to any animals

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Works in an area with a high noise level Frequent high noise levels
  • Frequent exposure to and handling of industrial cleaning supplies
  • Occasional lifting of up to 40 lbs. with reasonable accommodation
  • Frequent standing, walking, bending and stooping
  • Subject to animal bites and scratches
  • Exposure to typical animal waste
  • Please note this is a non-smoking property

HOW TO APPLY

Download an employment application.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Becky Longval at becky@hsfn.org
Drop it off during our open hours – M, T, Th, Fri noon to 5pm and Sat/Sun 10am to 4pm. The shelter is closed on Wednesdays.

Applicants of interest will be contacted for an interview; no phone calls please.

Your Donation Matters

We are engaged in rescues and providing care to over 2,500 animals annually, but we can’t do it alone. Donations help assure we have a safe and healthy place for stray, unwanted and rescued animals and help us get them well and adopted. Please consider making a gift, thank you.

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