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Employment Opportunities


Current Openings:  

Behavior and Training Associate

Farm Program Coordinator

Development and Marketing Intern - Non-paid
Videographer- Intern-Non-paid



Behavior and Training Associate

HOURS:  Part-time

We are looking for a dynamic individual who is committed to positive reinforcement training, loves working with people and animals and has a desire to help people improve their relationship with their pets and keep them as part of the family. This person will also help homeless animals find successful new homes by offering in-shelter behavior plans for staff and volunteers. 



  •  Be a resource for those in the community who are struggling with behavior challenge
    • Teach obedience classes and provide consultation to those who are seeking assistance with behavior modification
    • Research, develop and implement relevant workshops and seminars and other education opportunities for the community
    • Provide on-site behavior consultations, as needed
  • Work in conjunction with the Animal Care Managers and staff to help animals become better adoption candidates
    • For in house assessment and public assessment
    • Assess training needed for animals in our care.
    • Provide in shelter behavior enrichment plans and advice to staff and volunteers
  • Organize, promote, execute and follow-up on NHSPCA programs
    • In-house training - MOD Squad and “Shelter Stars”, Reiki volunteer program, etc.
    • Properly clean and organize training facilities and equipment 
  • Assist in administrative tasks
    • Organizing and processing registrations
    • Create and maintain schedule of classes throughout the year with other trainer(s).
    • Oversee work study students, volunteers and interns.  
    • Prepare Training program monthly reports and newsletter articles  


  • Proven ability to teach group obedience classes and private training experience for more complex issues, including those related to fear and aggression
  • Ability and desire to engage your students and create a positive, energetic, friendly and supportive class environment is essential
  • Certifications such as CPDT-KA, CDBC or equivalent education/experience is required
  • Computer literacy or aptitude
  • Strong commitment and experience with animal welfare
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively with individuals and groups
  • Exceptional customer service skills and the ability to converse compassionately with people under difficult and stressful circumstances
  • Some weekend, weeknight work required
  • Must understand the application of learning theory
  • Must be reliable and able to carry out duties and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 


  • To apply:  Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to hr@nhspca.org with the desired position in the subject line or write to NHSPCA, PO Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885. No phone calls please. 


Development and Marketing Intern - Non-paid


REPORTS TO: Director of Development and Marketing
HOURS: 200 hour internship
FUNCTION: To provide support for the development department and help to increase fundraising potential


  • Assist with planning of major and minor agency events
  • Telephoning of donors and potential donors for solicitation or appreciation purposes
  • Cultivate advertising clients for newsletter publication
  • Data Entry
  • Volunteer Phone calls
  • Write/respond to correspondence
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Farm Program Coordinator


Hours: Full time, including weekends and holidays

Function: Provide rescue, rehabilitation and adoptions services for abused and neglected large animals. Foster responsible care through community outreach, intervention and education. This position contributes to our shelter’s mission through daily operations at our facility. It requires knowledge and application of equine care and training methods; caring for other large animals (pigs, goats, alpaca, fowl, etc.); and working effectively with law enforcement officials, volunteers and the public.

Specific Responsibilities:

Manage care, rehabilitation and adoption of rescued equines and other farm animals.

  • Create feed plans, set up turn out schedules, coordinate farrier, dental and veterinary care. Monitor health of the animals and modify care as needed in conjunction with veterinarian and/or medical team.
  • Maintain barn care schedule. Train staff and volunteers as needed for coverage. Provide comprehensive safety training. Maintain communication with barn volunteers and staff to ensure they are up to date on SOP’s and other pertinent shelter information.
  • Coordinate maintenance or maintain outbuildings, fences and pastures. Manage manure disposal.
  • Evaluate horses for adoptability including training levels and riding capabilities. Provide further necessary training / riding to improve adoptability. Arrange for euthanasia and burial of unadoptable animals.
  • Facilitate adoptions – screen potential adopters to match skills and temperament with suitable animals. Use social media to promote adoptable animals and share barn news. Maintain large animal foster program.

Maintain cleanliness, appearance, functionality and safety of the Adoption Center barn, equipment, pastures and all related areas adhering to NHSPCA’s standards.

Perform administrative tasks - Create and maintain SOP’s, attend regular staff meetings, enter all data accurately and timely in shelter software, provide monthly reports to ED, and create content for quarterly newsletter.

Maintain / order supplies - hay, grain, medications, tools and other supplies as needed.

Work effectively with Adoption Center staff and other departments as needed, to promote farm animal program and assist in agency events. Collaborate with Humane Education department to develop a farm focused kids program.


  • Comprehensive experience working with horses required.
  • Program management experience is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work during inclement weather and temperature extremes.
  • Must be energetic, team oriented and quality improvement minded with an ability to work successfully with many different types of people.
  • Must be positive and flexible and able to handle difficult and sensitive situations with diplomacy and discretion. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and withstand routine physical labor (standing, squatting, lifting, etc.)
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.


Videographer Internship, Part-time, Unpaid


As part of the NHSPCA’s 2017 event strategy, we are commencing an effort to build fundraising event participation and attendance by utilizing captivating video content for marketing purposes.

Description of the role:

This is an internship position.  Interns are expected to work 8-16 hours a week at the NHSPCA in Stratham and at home.  The candidate must have their own camera and computer with video editing software.  The internship must be for college credit.

The intern would assist with event videography & editing efforts. This position reports directly to the Special Events and Sponsorship Manager and allows you to film and work with our animals, volunteers and staff.


Develop shot lists

Coordinate content shoots

Film animals

Edit all footage

Maintain and prioritize multiple video projects to meet goals and deadlines




Ideally going to college for relevant discipline, such as film, video editing, animation, and/or photography.

Experience with video editing software

Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), interpersonal skills, who can collaborate effectively in a group as well as working alone to meet project deadlines.

Organized, resourceful, and tech-savvy.

Experience with animals

Candidate that owns their own video and photo equipment

Reliable transportation 


Contact MBickford@nhspca.org to apply


We always have opportunities for Volunteers!
Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 772-2921 ext.104 for more information.







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