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Position Description

Boarding Specialist - Now Boarding (Part-time, Sunday-Tuesday))
Location Minneapolis
Experience Level
Employment Type Part time
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Boarding Specialist – Now Boarding

Primary Responsibility: You are an integral piece of the Boarding Team that is responsible for all aspects of care for the pets in the    Boarding Department. Your attention to detail and adaptability help create a positive experience for pets, owners, and our staff.

Pay-rate: $13/hr

Primary Schedule:

  • Part-time: 20-28 hours a week
  • Sunday - Tuesday 
  • Some holidays are expected

Please note we do not offer seasonal work.

Initial Training Schedule (first 1 – 3 weeks):

  • Monday, Friday, & Saturday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM or 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Additional training and on-going shift requirements: 5:30am-2pm and 1:30pm-10pm

Please note we do not offer seasonal work.

What you will be doing:

  • Decision Making – Facilitate playtimes based upon exhibited behaviors
  • Recordkeeping – Document playtimes, urination, bowel movements, behaviors, and food consumption
  • Organization – Manage and complete individual play times based on priority; distribute food/meds following instructions that vary for each animal
  • Maintenance – Maintain building and animal enclosure cleanliness using a variety of disinfectants  
  • Support- Ensure safe handling of animals
  • Culture - Foster an open and inclusive work environment by modeling NB Behaviors and Values, consistent with the Vision and Mission of the organization. Maintain a safe work environment by following NB protocols and policies. Work with NB team members in a positive and effective way to advance the mission of NB.

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications Required:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Responsibly work with companion animals of all shapes and sizes: dogs, cats, birds, exotics, insects, etc.
  • Exhibit excellent attention to details around: feeding; cleaning suites and animal messes regularly; safe handling and exercising of all animals
  • Ability to work independently and with little guidance while under pressure to complete a variety of specific tasks
  • Ability to show compassion, patience, and enthusiasm while interacting with the animals in our care
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that includes early mornings, nights, weekends, and most holidays
  • Prior experience with responsible animal care preferred


About Now Boarding

Please be sure to read About Us   to learn more about our affiliation with the Animal Humane Society.

Now Boarding is looking for individuals who share our commitment to animals to join our team as a part-time Boarding Specialist. Now Boarding staff are passionate about providing caring, safe, and fun experiences for pets while their owners are away. We treat each and every animal in our care as if they were our own precious pets.

You’ll love the variety of working at Now Boarding, from the mix of services we offer, to all the types of companion animals we get to see. Working with animals isn’t always the most glamorous work, it can take a little extra dedication, patience, and flexibility, but it’s always worth it.

A career with Now Boarding is rewarding in so many ways. The profits from Now Boarding directly support the work of Animal Humane Society. So you can care for animals while their owner is away, while supporting other animals who are still looking for their perfect new home.

You’ll also receive discounts on Now Boarding and Animal Humane Society services, programs, and retail – perfect for an animal lover like you. Now Boarding provides an appreciative and open work environment featuring meaningful employee recognition programs, staff parties, and opportunities for growth. All while working alongside amazing animals, and passionate co-workers in a thoughtfully designed facility that is great for both humans and animals alike.


Now Boarding has been a recipient of awards from Angie’s Super Service Award as well as City Pages and Women’s Press


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