Careers at HAWS

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Applications can be obtained at:

701 Northview Road

Waukesha, WI 53188


Send resumes to:

Executive Director

P.O. Box 834

Waukesha, WI 53187-0834

When HAWS has an opening for employment, job descriptions are posted below. We look for individuals who have knowledge and experience with animals, are cooperative team players and interested in helping the shelter grow and develop. Our policy is to accept applications for open positions only. Please check often for new employment opportunities!

HAWS Open Positions:

(Posted 5/25/2016)


Camp Counselor – Kids ‘N Critters Summer Day Camp


  • Temporary part-time summer job.  Hours between 7:45am and 5:00pm weekdays, working three to four days per week
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Must be comfortable handling a wide variety of animals including:  dogs, cats, rabbits, reptiles, rodents
  • First Aid and/or CPR certified a plus
  • Must be comfortable with groups of children between the ages of 7 and 14
  • Comfortable organizing and running activities, speaking in front of a group
  • Willing to learn new things and pass that knowledge on as a teacher


Job Description & Qualifications

Are you looking for a great summer job?  Do you like children and animals?  HAWS is looking for camp counselors to help run our Kids ‘N Critters Day Camp this summer.  HAWS’ camp has a goal to introduce children to responsible pet ownership, pet overpopulation problems and solutions, responsibility to wild animals and other animal welfare issues.  This is accomplished through the children interacting with HAWS animals in a supervised environment, guest speakers, games and other activities.

Applicants should be 17 years of age or older and available June 9 through August 24 from 7:45am through 5:00pm weekdays.  This temporary summer position is a 20 to 25 hour a week position.  Applicants should be comfortable handling or willing to learn to handle a variety of animals including: dogs, cats, rabbits, reptiles and rodents.  Applicants should also be enthusiastic about organizing and running activities, speaking and learning new things to pass on to groups of children.   A plus would be Red Cross certification in First Aid and/or CPR.  Applicants who have prior experience as a teacher in a day care or school setting have an advantage.

Salary ranges from $7.50 per hour to $8.75 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.

Resumes can be emailed to: Khris Erickson

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