Work here

Santa Fe Animal Shelter employees are committed to animal welfare, and we are always looking to add talented individuals to our team. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time staff members. Our benefits are designed to help our staff lead healthy, productive and rewarding lifestyles. They include:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Basic life insurance
  • Personal time off
  • Discounts on supplies, vaccinations and medications for your pets

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter is committed to providing a safe and drug-free work environment. All offers will be made contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. Please feel free to review the SFAS Personnel Manual.041018.

If you are interested in joining our team, please follow the instructions on individual job listings:

Clinic Receptionist

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s Clare Eddy Thaw Animal Hospital seeks a full-time receptionist with experience in customer service, computers, record-keeping and basic animal-welfare knowledge. Bilingual (English/Spanish) and experience in an animal hospital preferred, but not necessary. The successful applicant must be a fast learner with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Send résumé to: sdelarco@sfhumanesociety.org.

Public Animal Hospital Veterinary Technicians

Looking to help animals in a meaningful way? Consider joining our veterinary technician team. The Santa Fe Animal shelter, one of the most progressive open-admission shelters in the country, seeks experienced veterinary technicians to work in our full service veterinary hospital, the Clare Eddy Thaw Animal Hospital on our shelter campus. We seek experienced, self-motivated candidates who will administer vaccinations and medication, draw blood, run diagnostics and assist the vet with any and all aspects of the job. Surgical assistance skills including intubation, IV catheter placement and monitoring anesthesia is needed. Bilingual (Spanish) speakers a plus. Full-time positions include benefits such as continuing education, health insurance and vacation time. Compensation dependent upon experience. If you are looking for a fulfilling position that will enable you to work hands-on with a variety of animals, this will be a perfect fit. Send résumés to: sdelarco@sfhumanesociety.org. No phone calls, please.

Shelter Clinic Veterinary Technicians

The Santa Fe Animal shelter, one of the most progressive open admission shelters in the country, is seeking experienced veterinary technicians to work in our onsite veterinary clinic. Both part-time and full-time positions available.  Self-motivated, reliable candidates will be able to administer vaccinations and medication, draw blood, perform euthanasia by injection, run diagnostics and perform general physical examinations while using safe and humane handling methods on all animals entering the facility. Surgical assistance skills including intubation, IV catheter placement and monitoring anesthesia are a plus.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule that will include weekends and some holidays. Full-time position includes benefits such as health insurance and vacation time. Compensation dependent upon experience. If you are looking for a fulfilling position that will enable you to work hands on with homeless animals in need then this might be a perfect fit for you. Willing to train if the right candidate comes along.  No phone calls, please. Email resume and cover letter to lead veterinary technician Anne Stein at astein@sfhumanesociety.org.

Behavior & Training Team Member

The Santa Fe Animal shelter seeks a full-time individual with experience in animal handling and training to join its Behavior Department. This position requires a flexible schedule and good physical condition, with the ability to, bend over, crouch, lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds and remain on foot, walking for hours at a time in the elements. While the majority of the work is generally with dogs, the position requires a willingness and some basic skill in working with a variety of other species as well, including cats, rabbits, small animals, birds, and exotics. Responsibilities include behavior modification and training work, daily playgroups, on-site counseling, assessing animals for adopt-ability and safety, effectively communicating with staff, volunteers and public, and otherwise maintaining a positive kennel environment. This is a full-time, hourly, non-exempt position. No phone calls, please. Email resume and cover letter to Brittany Linkenheimer, Co-Director of Behavior and Training, blinkenheimer@sfhumanesociety.org.

Behavior & Training Summer Internship

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter seeks an individual who is looking for an opportunity to work with the Behavior Department. Join the Behavior Team for the summer and gain knowledge on dog body language, puppy development, feline care and socialization, play groups, animal assessments, animal handling, and behavior modification. This internship requires a flexible schedule and good physical condition, with the ability to, bend over, crouch, lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds and remain on foot, walking for hours at a time in the elements. This internship is unpaid and candidates must be 17 years of age or older. No phone calls, please. Email a letter of interest to Brittany Linkenheimer, Co-Director of Behavior and Training, at blinkenheimer@sfhumanesociety.org.

Resale Store Sales Associate

Look What The Cat Dragged In, Santa Fe’s premier Re-Sale store is looking to fill a full-time sales associate position at our Southside location.   Individual must be able to lift 50lbs, have experience in customer service, be self motivated, and have a team player attitude.  Retail experience preferred.  No phone calls, please.