Employment

Receptionist Qualifications and Requirements

Thank you for your interest in employment with Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor.  We are looking for an upbeat, self-starting, people person that loves pets to join our team.  This position requires a person who makes a great first impression to our customers and their pets.  Please fill out an Employment Application and return it to the front desk

HOURS: Monday – Friday   6:45am – 3:45 pm (these hours are firm) Every other Sat 9am – 3pm

(Evening hours required while training classes are in session 6:45pm – 8pm one day a week)

Job Qualifications & Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalence 
  • At least 18 years of age
  • At least 2 year customer service / receptionist experience
  • Must love dogs and cats and be able to walk on a leash and carry cat carrier
  • Must have computer experience, Ms Word & Excel (will be trained on custom business software)
  • Ability to edit and reformat memos and other documents
  • Ability to prioritize tasks during the day, be self-starting
  • Ability to multi-task and have outstanding organizational skills with attention to details. 
  • Ability to work with customers, staff members, and animals simultaneously.  
  • Ability to lift at least 35lbs 

Job Duties:

  • Open the business for the day
  • Greet and welcome customers and their pets in a friendly, courteous and professional manner.
  • Operate telephone and direct all incoming calls, providing information, taking messages, scheduling, and maintaining appointments / reservations in a friendly manner.
  • Have a professional, positive attitude, enjoy working with people and be a team player.
  • Making outgoing phone calls, faxes, and email throughout day.
  • Using proper language and having exceptional communicational skills while presenting self in an appropriate manner.
  • Route faxes and messages to the appropriate person or department.
  • Determine purpose of customers visit and direct to appropriate person or department.
  • Check-in all grooming, daycare, boarding and self service pet wash customers and bringing the dog/cat to the proper destinations.  (Lifting various sized dog/cats throughout day)
  • Monitors and process the customer service e-mail account.
  • Receiving payment and recording receipts for services and merchandise.
  • Perform administrative support tasks, such as proofreading, transcribing handwritten information, operating: calculators, credit card machine, fax machine, copier, computers, invoicing, and other documents.
  • Hear and resolve complaints from customers in a professional manner.
  • Alphabetize, file and maintain records.

Cleaning Duties:

  • Maintaining inventory and cleanliness of shop. 
  • Sweep, mop and dust lobby throughout the day to maintain a clean and welcoming environment 
  • Laundry, cleaning bathroom, picking up after animals, keeping lobby clean at all times etc
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment 
  • Shovel, sweep and clean up outside as needed throughout the day 
  • Dust and sanitize reception counter and desk at end of the night
Daycare / Lodging Counselor Qualifications and Requirements

Thank you for your interest in becoming a team member at Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor.  You are applying for the Daycare / Lodging Counselor position.  Below is a list of job requirements and job qualifications. We train with The Dog Gurus Knowing Dogs 101 and 201 programs. Humans with qualities of: Positive Attitude, Energetic, Integrity, Safety Minded, Reliable and Commitment are appreciated. 

Job Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalence 
  • At least 18 years of age
  • At least 1 year of animal experience 
  • Dog Daycare / Boarding experience preferred
  • Must be a team player with great communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and have outstanding organizational skills 
  • Must have a keen eye for details
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment and able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor
  • Must have patience and genuine care for animals
  • Must have high standards of cleanliness
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs 
  • Hours: P/T Shifts Mon-Fri 6:45am-1pm or 1pm – 6:30pm, Sat & Sun 2 boarding shifts minimum. 

Job Duties:

  • Supervising and interacting with dogs while they play
  • Clean up after dogs that have eliminated inside or outside
  • Read instructions on chemicals and perform tasks per those instructions
  • Walk dogs outside on a leash for a potty breaks making sure they are secure at all times
  • Perform all duties in a timely manner, using safety precautions
  • Use proper language and having exceptional communicational skills while presenting self in an appropriate manner.
  • Read instructions on the dog care cards and perform duties per those instructions
  • Take care of dog’s needs – feed & water dogs, administer medication, walk outside for potty breaks, and play with them.
  • Disinfect and sanitize dog suites & boarding facility, fenced in pet grounds and more
  • Operate clothes washer & dryer machines, mop, dishwasher and vacuum machine
  • Inventory supplies
  • Perform all duties in a timely manner, using every safety precaution
  • Assists customers and staff members in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Assist other departments.
Bather Qualifications and Requirements

Thank you for your interest in becoming a staff member at Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor.  You are applying for the Bather opening.  Below is a list of job requirements and job qualifications for being a Bather. Please fill out an Employment Application and return it to the front desk.  If called for an interview, you must provide a resume.

Job Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalence 
  • At least 18 years of age
  • At least 1 year of animal experience 
  • Salon experience preferred
  • Must be a team player with great communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and have outstanding organizational skills 
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment and able to stand for long periods of time
  • Must have professional appearance and demeanor
  • Must have patience and genuine care for animals
  • Must have high standards of cleanliness
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs 
  • Must be able to work Monday-Friday 7:45am-3:00pm.

Job Duties:

  • Perform full bath services or preparatory baths for grooming staff
  • Operate shampoo machine, tub, cage dryers & blow dryers
  • Operate washer, dryer machines and vacuum machine
  • Wash animals to our high standards
  • Blow dry animals completely dry
  • Use knowledge of shampoos, conditioners and other tools to ensure optimal outcome
  • Fold laundry and organize shampoos, conditioners and other bathing supplies
  • Inventory bathing supplies
  • Read instructions on the bathing sheets, shampoos, chemicals and perform services per those instructions
  • Walk dogs outside on a leash for a potty breaks making sure they are secure at all times
  • Perform all duties in a timely manner
  • Perform all duties using every safety precautions
  • Use proper language and having exceptional communicational skills while presenting self in an appropriate manner.
  • Clean up after animals that have eliminated in cages or on the floor and walls
  • Maintaining inventory and cleanliness of bathing room.
  • Vacuum, Mop, take out garbage, poop scoop yard 
  • Assists customers and staff members in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Assist other departments.

    EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

    Date:

    Name:

    Address:

    Phone:


    E-Mail Address:

    Do you have the legal right to work in the United States?

    If hired by this firm, you must complete a I-9 form (Employment Eligibility Verification)

    Are you at least 18 years of age?

    In case of emergency, Please list name and number:

    What position are you applying for?

    If hired, when would you be able to start?

    Check days available for work:

    Education and Training background:
    High School

    College (1)

    College (2)

    Trade School

    Do you hold any special licenses or certificates?

    If yes, please list

    Have you operated a cash register?

    Have you operated a credit card terminal?

    Have you operated a computer?

    If yes, what programs do you know?

    If applying for a groomer or bather position, please complete the following questions:
    Do you own any of the following equipment?
    Blades Clippers Scissors

    Do you show dogs?
    * If you show dogs, please list the breeds:

    Which breeds do you prefer not to groom?

    Which breeds are your favorites to groom?

    Do you groom cats?
    Have you operated a clipper vacuuming system?
    Have you operated a Shampoo Machine?

    References: Please list 3 work-related people that you have known for at least 1 year or more.
    Reference 1:
    Reference 2:
    Reference 3:

    Employment History: Please list your most present or recent employer first.

    If you are currently employed, may we contact your employer?

    Employer 1:

    Please list job requirements and duties that you performed:

    Reason for leaving:

    Employer 2:

    Please list job requirements and duties that you performed:

    Reason for leaving:

    Employer 3:

    Please list job requirements and duties that you performed:

    Reason for leaving:

    I understand that this is an application for employment and not an agreement or contract for employment. As part of the application process, I understand that I may be required to demonstrate my grooming and/or brushing and bathing skills. I certify that all of the statements provided in this application are true, complete, and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that the information I have provided may be verified and that falsification of information may be ground for disqualification.

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