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Job Opportunities

Feline Animal Care Technician & Off-Site Adoption Coordinator

Summary of duties and responsibilities: 

  • Organize the off-site cat adoption program.
  • Communicate with the off site locations about cats in their care.
  • Keep accurate records of off site animals.
  • Clean and maintain the animal shelter in a sanitary, humane and cost-effective manner.
  • Provide animals in our care with an enriched, compassionate environment while they await adoption.
  • Assist customers in the selection of animals as needed.
  • Utilize the Meet Your Match adoption program accurately and effectively.
  • Represent the ARLGP positively in the community.

Education, prior work experience, and specialized skills and knowledge:

  • General knowledge and understanding of sheltering practices, as well as animal care and safe animal handling skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and customer service experience. 
  • Prior shelter or veterinarian experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability in oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability for hard, physical work in an emotional and stressful environment.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds, climb stairs unassisted several times each day, access primary worksite that is not handicapped accessible, lift, scoop, bend and twist as part of essential job functions.
  • Possess a valid State of Maine driver's license.
  • Must be able to use own vehicle as needed.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

Sarah Ashe, Feline Manager

Email to: sashe@arlgp.org

Mail to: PO Box 336, Westbrook ME 04098


Visitor Services Representative

This Visitor Services Representative position requires exemplary phone and in-person customer service skills functioning at a high-level in an emotionally charged atmosphere. Candidate must interact with the public in all manner of transactions in a calm, professional, non-judgmental way, delivering the message of the ARLGP, its procedures, policies, programs and protocols. Candidate must possess a high degree of initiative, be detail oriented, punctual, have a sense of humor and be able to contribute positively in order to function in a team atmosphere.

Safe animal handling skills with dogs, cats and small animals is required, as is the desire and demonstrated ability to become conversant on the basics of training and common behaviors in order to assist the public with frequently asked questions.

Genuine love of working with the public is essential for this position. Weekend shifts and occasional holiday work is required. This position is full time, at 40 hours per week.

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To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:

Lynne Cooper, Guest Services Manager

Email to: lcooper@arlgp.org

Mail to: PO Box 336, Westbrook ME 04098





The ARLGP is interested in working with area college students for unpaid internships.  Duties include administrative tasks working with the Business Manager, Development Director, Volunteer Coordinator, Community Relations Manager and various projects throughout the shelter.  Specific tasks range from updating the website, to attending events and performing data entry.  If you are interested in an internship with the ARLGP, please fill out this application and return to Sophia Bahlkow, Volunteer Coordinator, at sbahlkow@arlgp.org.