Do you love animals? Are you looking for a meaningful career? At the Jacksonville Humane Society, we believe that you CAN combine work with pleasure. If you are team-oriented, have a passion for animals and are available to work during our customer-friendly hours, we’d like you to consider our employment opportunities.



How To Apply

Download and complete our employment application. The application can be delivered to our human resources by scanning and emailing to hr@jaxhumane.org,  fax at 904-725-3040, or mail our office (attention: Human Resources) for review.

Your application will be reviewed and considered for the open position for which you have applied. In the event that your qualifications and experience match the requirements of the position, you will be contacted for an interview.


The Jacksonville Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

Current Opportunities

Adoption Counselor

Camp Paw Prints Counselor




Adoption Counselor

JHS has a part and full-time position available for an Adoption Counselor. The Adoption Counselor is responsible for assisting the public with appropriate adoption choices in a friendly, courteous and approachable manner.


Primary Responsibilities:
  • Facilitate the adoption process on-site at JHS or at off-site locations
  • Transport of pets, crates, tables, supplies etc. to off-site adoption events
  • Providing direction to volunteers assisting with adoption activities
  • Complete adoption profiles
  • Perform pet consultations
  • Counsel new pet owners
  • Organize adoption paperwork
  • Walk and train adoptable dogs
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment for the animals and the public
  • Educate patrons regarding responsible pet ownership
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • High School diploma
  • 2-3 years of customer service skills in an office or retail business setting
  • Basic computer and data entry skills
  • Excellent communication skills and pleasant demeanor for interaction with customers, volunteers and staff
  • Ability to work comfortably with and around animals following JHS procedures and protocol
  • Organization skills, multi-tasking ability and the capacity for working well under pressure
  • Ability to work as a team player and possess the ability to self-motivate
  • Ability to maintain professional appearance and provide a positive company image at all time
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to stand, walk, kneel, crouch, climb and manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to work outdoors in varying temperatures and climates
  • This position will work with cleaning products 


Work Schedule: 

The schedule for this position includes weekend hours. Hours and days are subject to change based on department demands. All JHS positions require drug screening. 



Camp Paw Prints Counselor

The objective of the humane education department of the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) is to promote the principles of goodwill, kindness, justice and compassion towards all living things – and to nurture the bond between people and their pets. To help carry out this objective we provide a day camp for children aged 7–13 years old.  JHS has a temporary position available for a counselor to assist with facilitating and monitoring the summer, 2014 camp sessions.  The counselor position reports to the Community Relations Coordinator.  

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Oversee small groups of children with animal socialization sessions and other shelter tasks
  • Assist in providing educational activities for children such as speakers, craft projects, and other activities
  • Interact and engage the children; provide positive, interactive learning environment
  • Monitor children and animals to ensure their safety and wellbeing
  • Implement positive behavior management of children
  • Assist with lunch and snack times and outdoor activities
  • Meet individual needs of children as they arise
  • Assist staff and volunteers with additional tasks as needed
  • Communicate and interact with parents in a professional and mature manner
  • Act as a positive role model for youth by maintaining an attitude of respect, loyalty, patience, courtesy, tact, and maturity
  • Represent the Jacksonville Humane Society by supporting our philosophies and mission
  • Adhere to JHS animal handling and safety protocol at all times


  • Certified teaching certificate, preferred
  • Completed college course work in education and/or recreation required
  • Prior experience working with children in the age range of 7-13
  • Proven communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to multi-task and work in high-stress environment
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance and provide a positive company image at all times
  • Comfort with a variety of domestic animals of diverse types and sizes
  • Background and drug checks are required
Physical Demands:
  • The counselor will be required to stand, sit, walk and talk regularly
  • Will occasionally be lifting equipment of up to 50 lbs with reasonable accommodations
  • Will be required to handle, clean, and care for animals involved in program presentations and activities
Camp Conditions:
  • Activities are performed indoors and outdoors
  • Participants will be exposed to various weather conditions during camp
  • Standing on feet for long periods of time will be required
  • There will be some exposure to disinfectant solutions when in kennel areas
Work Schedule:  In order to be eligible for this position you must be available for all listed sessions of camp.  This is a temporary position working the following weeks, 25 hours per week:

  • Some hours required week of June 2-6 for camp preparation and training
  • June 9-13
  • June 16-20
  • June 23-27
  • July 7-11
  • July 21-25
  • July 28- August 1

    *There will be no camp June 30-July 4 and July 14-18