• Employment Opportunities

    Thank you for your interest in helping PAWS! We are currently accepting applications for Kennel Assistant as well as unpaid, semester long internships and work study positions. Help is needed on both AM and PM dog and cat care shifts. If you are eligible for work study and are interested in working with us, please submit your resume, area of interest, and availability to our Director of Operations.

    Additionally, we are always in need of volunteers, especially on morning dog and cat care shifts, so please check out our volunteer opportunities.


    Kennel Assistant: Centre County PAWS


    Company: Animal shelter

    Location: State College, PA

    Position type: Part time, 20 hours/week

    Experience: 0-1 years

    Salary: $9/hour

    Desired education level: High school diploma/GED

    Date posted: June, 22 2017



    Kennel assistant needed to work morning shifts (typically 7:30-11:30 am). Must be available weekends and weekdays. All applicants must be extremely comfortable working with dogs and cats. This position is responsible for the cleanliness of the living environment for dogs and cats housed in the facility as well as maintenance of general areas; assisting volunteers by walking and exercising large dogs is also of primary importance.


    Duties include:

    Assist in daily cleaning of all indoor and outdoor kennels and regular cleaning of the facility’s general areas.

    Walk and exercise dogs of all training levels and sizes.

    Assist with cat side cleaning shifts.

    Spot clean kennels and general areas throughout the shift.

    Disinfect animal areas regularly as assigned.

    Disinfect general areas regularly as assigned.

    Keep supervisor informed of any visible animal behavior or health concerns.

    Keep supervisor informed of any problems with the facility.

    Disinfect and stow animal carriers.

    Organize and stow donations.

    Other duties as assigned.  

    Successful applicants will possess strong initiative, be detail oriented, and enjoy cleaning and maintaining a healthy living environment for the resident animals. Kennel assistants work alongside volunteers and must display exemplary interpersonal skills.


    Physical requirements:

    Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly. Must be able to work standing for 4 hours or more. Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Must have a good range of motion in back, knees, wrists. Must have an acceptable sense of balance and ability to navigate through cramped areas.

    Must be able to pass a drug test.

    Position is physically demanding.





    Centre County PAWS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer