Careers

Are you passionate about being a champion for companion animals? Do you embrace optimism and compassion, meeting everyone with an open mind, kindness and respect? Want to join a growing team dedicated to bringing people and companion animals together for a lifetime of love? Become a part of the Delaware SPCA family! We are looking for animal lovers who want to make a lasting difference for needy pets in our area. The Delaware SPCA located in Newark, DE (Stanton), is a private, nonprofit organization that is Delaware’s oldest animal welfare agency, founded in 1873.

Kennel Attendant

The Kennel Attendant is responsible for the overall care of the animals within our shelter by providing food, water, and a clean environment. The role requires physically strenuous custodial activities and routine maintenance duties, including; cleaning kennels and cages; providing food and water for the animals; animal handling; and maintaining a safe and secure environment for the animals. The Kennel Attendant also provides customer service to guests seeking to adopt animals and oversees meet-and-greets and provides animal socialization. Candidates must be able to work independently, follow protocol, be comfortable working with animals, and have reliable transportation. This job requires weekend and holiday availability. Stamina is a must due to prolonged hours of walking and/or standing, scrubbing, and holding and/or lifting animals. Ability to lift 50 lbs. Previous professional animal care experience a plus. Starts at $9.25/hourly.

Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter to resumes@delspca.org.

Feline Care Attendant/Adoption Counselor

The Feline Care Attendant/Adoption Counselor will have responsibility for the health, wellbeing, and general care of the cats living in our shelter. Working with the Animal Care Manager, this position oversees feline care, handling, housing, and day-to-day animal care-related operations of the Cattery. Provides guidance regarding general care issues while upholding and promoting Delaware SPCA’s standard of animal care. The Feline Care Attendant/Adoption Counselor is the primary adoption counselor for cats and this is a public-facing role. This is a hands-on job with significant time spent working directly with and caring for cats. This job requires weekend and holiday availability. Stamina is a must due to prolonged hours of walking and/or standing, scrubbing, and holding and/or lifting animals. Ability to lift 50 lbs. Previous professional animal care experience a plus. Starts at $9.25/hourly.

Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter to resumes@delspca.org.

Customer Service Representative

The Customer Service Representative is responsible for providing high-quality customer service in person and on the phone. As the first person our guests meet when they call or walk in the door, this position requires professionalism, a positive attitude, and enthusiasm for working with the general public. The ideal candidate is a team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The Customer Service Representative interfaces with the public during animal intake and adoptions, and therefore must be able to maintain a calm environment for people and animals, deescalating and diffusing tense or emotional situations. This job requires weekend and holiday availability. Starts at $9.25/hourly.

Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter to resumes@delspca.org.

Maintenance Worker

  • Delaware SPCA is looking for a part-time maintenance person to work 15-20 hours per week. Work schedule is flexible. General Responsibilities include:
  • Minor carpentry such as door/window trim replacement
  • Wall repair and painting
  • Minor plumbing such as drain cleaning, faucet repair/replacement
  • Landscaping such as removing branches, weeding, mowing, picking up trash
  • Maintenance tasks such as gutter cleaning, replacing light bulbs, kennel repairs
  • Obtain quotes from appropriate contractors for bigger jobs
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Use of appropriate maintenance tools
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Basic plumbing, landscaping, electrical skills
  • Comfortable working around animals

Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter to resumes@delspca.org.


Delaware SPCA is committed to making a safe, efficient, and productive work environment for all employees. Therefore, we require all applicants to undergo drug screening and a background check upon offer of employment.