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The Humane Society of North Iowa is a fun and rewarding place to work!  If you are a compassionate person who loves animals, this just might be the place for you! Please apply in person during our open shelter hours: Tues-Fri (10-5), Wed (10-7) and Sat (10-4)  We currently have the following openings:

Job Title: Kennel Staff (weekday and weekend shifts available)

Reports to:  Kennel Manager, Shelter Manager

Qualifications:  Willing and able to work directly with shelter animals; basic math, reading, writing and oral communication skills; able to read and comprehend simple instructions; able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions; able to work well without direct supervision.  Must have reliable transportation and be 18 to apply.

Working conditions: Noise level in work environment is loud, working in inclement weather is required, lifting up to 50 pounds or more is required, regularly required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, or kneel, manual labor is required.

Employees Supervised: none

Position summary:  Responsible for the general care and monitoring of the animals in the custody of the Humane Society of North Iowa within the guidelines set by the Board of Directors

Hours: Various weekday and weekend shifts available. 

Wage: $8.00/hour + opportunity for $.25 increases upon positive performance reviews at 90 and 180 days.


  • Care of animals: feeds and water shelter animals,  exercise animals, administers medication per request of Shelter Manager, socialize the animals
  • Cleaning: cleans kennels, sweep and mops floors, cleans outside dog areas, sprays and disinfects outside dog runs, takes out garbage, does laundry, performs light cleaning duties
  • Record keeping: completes records (Animal Record sheets) and makes notations regarding any concerns about temperament, appetite, attitude, health issues
  • Other duties: attends to cleanliness of animals, notifies Shelter Manager when running low on supplies, any other duties deemed necessary by Kennel Manager or Shelter Manager

Must be 18 to apply.

Please apply in person during our open shelter hours: Tues-Fri (10-5), Wed (10-7) and Sat (10-4) 

Customer Service Assistant

Seeking friendly, outgoing personality to assist customers, volunteers, and potential adopters at the Humane Society of North Iowa animal shelter. Must be willing to work with the public and with animals. Basic computer knowledge a plus. Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. Must be 18 to apply.

Education requirement: High school diploma or equivalent.

Working conditions: Fast-paced environment. Working with the public and animals is required. Noise level in work environment may be loud, lifting up to 40 pounds or more may be required.

Employees supervised: none

Hours: Up to 35/week during shelter hours: Tuesday-Friday (10:00am-5:00pm), Wednesday (10:00-7:00pm) and Saturday (10:00am-4:00pm)

Wage: $8.00/hour + opportunity for $.25 increases upon positive performance reviews at 90 and 180 days.
• Greeting the public and volunteers in a warm and friendly manner
• Educating the public about our procedures and philosophies and increasing general awareness of animal issues
• Presenting animals to the public and assisting in adoption process
• Answering the telephone and covering the front desk
• Assisting with record keeping as directed
• Exercising and caring for shelter animals; reporting any medical or behavioral concerns
• Providing direct animal care including grooming, bathing, or administering medications as needed or as directed
• Assisting in transporting animals to and from veterinarian’s office
• Cleaning animal and shelter areas on an as needed basis
• Picking up and organizing food, medical supplies, and shelter supplies
• Filling in for kennel staff as needed
• Performing other duties as directed
• Maintaining professional and ethical standards in all shelter affairs including confidentiality and positive communication skills.
• Adhering to all policies adopted by the Board of Directors

Please apply in person during our open shelter hours: Tues-Fri (10-5), Wed (10-7) and Sat (10-4) 

Certified Veterinarian Technician

The Humane Society of North Iowa seeks a Certified Veterinarian Technician to assist with the basic medical care of cats, dogs and small animals temporarily residing in the shelter. This part-time position is needed Tuesday through Friday for a minimum of 2 hours and up to 6 hours per day dependent on the amount of work to be completed. If you love animals and want to make a difference in the lives of homeless animals, we hope that you’ll apply!


  • Perform heartworm tests, feluk tests, and give appropriate vaccines to shelter animals as required
  • Apply flea/tick treatment and dispense heartworm medications to shelter animals as needed
  • Examine all animals for any illness, abnormalities or ailments that require treatment
  • Transport animals to local veterinarian for rabies vaccine and/or other medical treatments as needed
  • Work with the Shelter Manager to ensure all shelter animals are receiving proper medical care


  • Must possess a valid Veterinary Technician certification.
  • Experience in a veterinarian’s office as a Veterinarian Technician
  • Solid communication skills
  • Ability to work with veterinarian partners and shelter management staff to ensure top quality care

Wage: Commensurate with experience

Hours: Mostly Tuesday through Friday, but flexible based on availability.  Minimum 10 hours and up to 25 hours a week dependent on the amount of work to be completed.

Job location: Humane Society of North Iowa, 2700 South Birch Drive, Mason City, IA

How to apply: Please submit resume and list of references by email to: