Job Openings

The Humane Society of Western Montana staff is a team of passionate, knowledgeable and forward-thinking employees. We care for over 1500 pets at the shelter each year, maintain an adoption rate of 98%+ and work with our community to enhance the lives of pets and their people. Join our team of dedicated individuals!


  • Health Insurance
  • Vision/Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Multiple Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts

*Benefits may vary based on employment status and length of employment.

The Humane Society of Western Montana is an equal opportunity employer. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

Current Openings

Please see application instructions under each job description.

Pet Adoption & Welfare Specialist (PAWS)

no open position, applications welcome

PAWS team members are responsible for ensuring the pets and people we serve receive exceptional and enriching care. The duties of this position include providing daily pet care (enriching, cleaning, feeding, monitoring), match-making and performing pet adoptions, performing pet intake interviews and exams, placing special needs pets and, above all, practicing the humane treatment of all animals.  To apply, please review the position summary and submit a cover letter, resume and completed application to

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Camp Counselor

Currently hiring for two positions

Job Description: Camp Counselors are responsible for overseeing and ensuring the safety of kids ages 7-11, and one smaller session with a 12-14 year old group.  Counselors will also be working with cats and dogs residing at the shelter.  Counselors lead daily activities, art projects, games, animal care for "camp" pets and more. Camp is fast-paced and counselors must be energetic, reliable and love working with both kids and pets. Day camps run Tue-Fri from about 8-4pm.  Camp sessions start in mid-June and continue through  the start of August. There are no camp sessions the week of June 30th, for the Fourth of July. There will also be two days of mandatory counselor training in mid-June. Counselors must be available for all 7 camp sessions and the two training days. Wage starts at $10.50/hour at 32-36 hours per week.

Qualifications: Must have experience working with children, and possess a true love for teaching and working with kids. Ideal qualifications include teaching or student teaching, working as a camp counselor or in a day care or similar field. Students in the School of Education are strongly encouraged to apply. Must be creative, outgoing, enthusiastic, organized and be able to work well as a member of a team as well as individually. Physical requirements include being able to go up and down stairs, be able to lift up to 40 pounds and stay on your feet much of the day. This camp is very active and we move around the shelter frequently throughout the day. Experience working with animals other than your own pets is a plus but not required. High school diploma and minimum of some college required. Again, must be available to work all 7 camp sessions.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to  No phone calls please.  We will contact the most qualified applicants for interviews in late March/early April.  For more information on Critter Camp and other Humane Society programs, please check out the website at