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Employment Opportunities

Our organization has a staff of 36 professionals and experts in their field and more than 1,000 volunteers. All positions require humane treatment of animals, willingness to learn and follow HIHS protocols, compassionate public service, excellent communications and computer skills, a clean driving record and no limitations in working with animals. Requires a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays. Hawaii Island Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. HIHS offers a generous employee benefits package.

The independent, non-profit Hawaii Island Humane Society has the following positions available:

 

Front Desk/Dispatcher - Keaau


An HIHS Front Desk/Dispatcher is responsible for assisting customers and taking calls for assistance for animal related complaints from the public. The Front Desk/Dispatcher is also responsible for intakes, adoptions, redemptions, donations, licenses, and all other sales. Applicants must maintain a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people, and provide humane handling and care for all shelter animals. Applicants should enjoy spending time with animals of all shapes and sizes and being outdoors year round. Job may require help with handling, feeding and cleaning of kennel areas. Applicants must be physically active, reliable, compassionate, willing to learn and follow HIHS protocols for cleaning, sanitation, animal handling, and maintaining confidentiality. The Front Desk/Dispatcher reports directly to the Shelter Manager. 

Kennel Technician - Keaau

An HIHS Kennel Technician is responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary facility for animals and people and providing humane handling and care for all shelter animals. Applicants should enjoy spending time with animals of all shapes and sizes and being outdoors year round. Job duties include handling, feeding and cleaning of kennel areas. Applicants must be physically active, reliable, and compassionate. The Kennel Technician reports directly to the Shelter Manager. 

Experience with animals is a plus but not required. Applicants must be dependable and mature. *Other duties may be assigned*.


Please apply for any shelter positions in-person with your resume at the shelter you are applying for:

Waimea Shelter
67-1611 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kamuala, HI 96743
808-885-4558

Kona Shelter
74-5225 Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
808-329-1175

Kea'au Shelter
16-873 Kea'au Pahoa Highway
Kea'au, HI 96749
808-966-5458