Careers at Animal Humane Society

Position Description

Humane Educator
Location Golden Valley
Job Code 957
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Come be a part of  Animal Humane Society - a   Star Tribune  2019 Top Workplace!

Primary Function:  Looking for a fun career in the education field?  Animal Humane Society is currently seeking a part-time Humane Educator!  In this role, you will be assisting in the development and implementation of Animal Humane Society programs that promote humane education and animal welfare in the community.

Schedule: Every other weekend; Saturday 8 hours and Sunday 8 hours.  This position requires travel within the metro area, primarily using AHS vehicles but also a personal vehicle, when required.

Job Purpose:   You are supportive and open to different ideas. You assist in developing, evaluating, and implementing engaging, highly interactive, and hands-on programs. You contribute to a culture of improvement and a culture of why.

What you will be doing:

Education – Present educational programs and provide tours. Adapt the progression of activities to meet the needs of the individual and/or group.

Advocator – Demonstrate safe handling during animal interactions and translate basic animal behavior.

Support – Assist in the development of curriculum and activities.

Culture – Foster an open and inclusive work environment by modeling AHS’s Behaviors, consistent with the vision and mission of the organization. Maintain safe work environment by following AHS protocols and policies. Work with AHS volunteers in a positive and effective way to facilitate meaningful volunteer engagement.

Other duties as assigned

What we are looking for:

Schedule – Regular, predictable attendance, punctuality and availability to work during camp operations hours as defined by management

Experience – 1+ year experience working with groups of children and teens preferred

Adaptability – Ability to work in a professional and positive manner with high attention to detail in a variety of situations

Communication – Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, must have ability to work as a member of the team and partner collaboratively with external and internal customers and departments.

Physical & Emotional Capabilities – Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in an animal shelter environment, including the use of euthanasia

Transportation – Dependable transportation required


This position description is intended to describe the general content and/or requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. This position requires passing a background check as well as first aid training/CPR certification.


About AHS

One of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, Animal Humane Society helps more than 23,000 animals every year. We’re transforming the way shelters care for animals and engage their communities, advancing animal welfare and creating a more humane world for animals everywhere.

Open Admissions Philosophy

Animal Humane Society accepts every animal that comes to us, and there is no time limit placed on the animals in our adoption centers. As long as an animal remains in good health and temperament, it is available until it is adopted. However, we also have a commitment to placing only healthy, treatable, and safe animals in the community. When the difficult decision is made to end an animal’s life for untreatable aggression or unmanageable illness, we provide them with a dignified end to life with humane euthanasia by compassion injection. 

Why Work Here

·         Make a difference in the lives of animals and people

·         Join a team of coworkers who love animals as much as you do

·         Work-life balance

·         Health, dental, vision, and coverage

·         401K with up to 4% match

·         Nine paid holidays


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