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Thank you for your interest in saving lives with us at Berkeley Humane! Our open positions are listed below.

Berkeley Humane is an Equal Opportunity Organization for Volunteers and Staff. Berkeley Humane is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusivity and belonging. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of volunteers and staff. We embrace individual differences, not limited to life experience, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our volunteers and staff bring to their work and to our culture. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

Open Positions

Assistant Thrift Shop Manager, Full or Part Time

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Assistant Manager, Thrift Shop


Is it possible to help animals and the environment at the same time while getting paid as well? You better believe it! Berkeley Humane’s Thrift Shop is seeking a thoughtful, caring, loving individual who loves fashion, pets and people. We are hiring a full or part-time Assistant Manager to have a big impact and have lots of fun. Learn more in the full job description:

View full job description here.


Please submit a cover letter and resume, via email to with “Assistant Thrift Shop Manager” in the subject line and indicate if you are interested in full or part-time.   Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered.

Director of Accounting & HR

The best way to make sure your talent and leadership skills are put to good use is to work for Berkeley Humane, one of the Bay Area’s oldest and most trusted animal welfare non-profits. The Director of Accounting & HR contributes to the overall success of Berkeley Humane by effectively managing and implementing all financial tasks for the organization. This is a hands-on position requiring a broad range of skills. The Director of Finance & HR partners with the Executive Director and senior management team in strategic decision making and operations and supervises the Accounting Coordinator and Thrift Shop Manager.

Learn more in the full job description.


Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via email to with “Director of Accounting & HR” in the subject line. Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered.

Relief Registered Veterinary Technician


The Relief Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) supports the provision of medical care to animals treated at Berkeley Humane’s Hospital. This position provides nursing care and assists in medical treatments, handling, and procedures as directed by the Shelter Veterinarian. Click here for the full job description.


Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your interest to with “Relief Registered Veterinary Technician” in the subject line. Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered.

Temporary Adoption Animal Care Specialist


For the LOVE of animals! Here is an opportunity to do something really important with your time and talent.

Berkeley Humane’s animal care team play a hands-on role to ensure every dog, puppy, cat, and kitten in our shelter receive the best possible care, butt rubs, ear scratches and so many treats! The best part is matching them with their new family.

If you love a happily ever after story, then you belong here with us. Competitive pay, benefits and all the sloppy puppy kisses you can handle. If you are ready to enter the exciting world of animal welfare as an Adoption Animal Care Specialist, please apply today. 

Full job description here.


Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to with “Temporary Adoption Animal Care Specialist” in the subject line. Your documents must be in Word or PDF format to be considered.

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