We do lifesaving work here at the Vanderburgh Humane Society. And while we do have more than 200 active volunteers, we have a team of more than 40 staff members who are at the core of what we do. Our employees are compassionate, hardworking, and desire to make a difference for animals (and the people who love them!) in our region through our shelter Operations, Spay & Neuter Clinic, River Kitty Cat Cafe, and more.


All VHS employees are eligible for:

  • Medical insurance (after 60 days)
  • Dental, vision, and life insurance (after 60 days)
  • Paid time off (accruing biweekly from date of hire)
  • Paid holidays (on a rotating basis based on seniority... certain positions will always require some holidays)
  • 20% employee discount at River Kitty Cat Cafe and shelter retail merchandise
  • Indoor and outdoor designated break areas
  • Employee pet wellness discounts (vaccinations, flea/tick/heartworm prevention)


Animal Care Technician

The Vanderburgh Humane Society is seeking dependable, hardworking animal lovers who can join our team as Animal Care Technicians. This position involves daily interaction with homeless animals who are often experiencing the most stressful time in their lives. Our Animal Care Techs are their primary source of the reassurance, love, and interaction they need to make their stay with us as comfortable as possible.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Description:

  • Hands-on animal care & kennel/cage cleaning (including scooping feces and cleaning up other bodily fluids like urine & mucous)
  • Repetitive bending
  • Scrubbing
  • Daily exposure to corrosive cleaning and disinfecting agents (protective wear provided)
  • Daily time spent outdoors with dogs for up to 2 hours at a time in all weather conditions 365 days a year including excessive heat, cold, snow, and ice
  • Exposure to, and controlled handling of, various species of animals including:
    • Dogs of all sizes, breeds, strengths, and energy levels
    • Cats
    • Rabbits
    • Reptiles
    • Other small & exotic animals including (but not limited to) pocket pets, birds, and potbellied pigs 


  • DEPENDABILITY! If you regularly call in to work, you need not apply.
  • Efficiency (produce quality work at a fast pace)
  • Candidates must be detail-oriented
  • Candidates must be self-motivated
  • Compassion toward people and animals
  • Age 18+ 
  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Weekend & some holiday availability. 


  • Competitive Pay (paid biweekly)
  • Health/Vision/Dental Benefits on day 1 for FULL TIME
  • Paid Time Off accruing each pay period
  • Flexible Hours
  • Puppy & kitten kisses included


  • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, 40 hours weekly
  • 30 minute lunch (unpaid) and two 15-minute breaks (paid)
  • Some holiday half-days required, the animals need care even on Christmas morning!
  • Hours may sometimes vary, MUST be flexible. Saturday and Sunday work days may be required.

Apply here!