Attendant: Outreach- Ottawa Humane Society

Attendant: Outreach- Ottawa Humane Society

Overall purpose: Under the direction of the Supervisor: Programs, the Attendant: Outreach is responsible for facilitating programming at the Ottawa Humane Society.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Host and facilitate events for children and youth
  • Provide a professional experience
  • Lead educational activities, entertainment and games
  • Conduct tours of the Ottawa Humane Society
  • Plan, set up and take down of decorations and equipment
  • Schedule volunteers and animals with the appropriate staff and managers
  • Communicate with parents and children in a professional way
  • Supervise children and child-animal interaction
  • Ensure animals and children safe at all times
  • Be thoroughly familiar with pertinent regulations, guidelines and OHS policies
  • Attend staff meetings and other meetings as required
  • Provide training to volunteers
  • Monitor supplies
  • Take final payments for programs, as required
  • Be familiar and ensure compliance with all health and safety policies and procedures
  • Maintain the facility and equipment
  • Represent the OHS in a professional manner
  • Participate in appropriate OHS committees
  • Assist in evaluation of OHS programming
  • Participate in the identification and achievement of OHS objectives
  • May be required to participate in public relations and promotional activities


  • Grade 12 graduation diploma
  • Minimum of three months experience working with children and youth
  • First aid certification
  • Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Ability to relate to persons of all ages and of diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities
  • Animal handling experience preferred
  • Advanced verbal skills in English are required
  • Bilingualism (English/French) is required

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:

  • Employees will be required to work weekend and holiday shifts
  • Employees will be required to wear a uniform designated by the employer
  • Employment is conditional upon the ability to work around all species of animals safely
  • Employment is conditional upon maintaining confidentiality of OHS information

The Ottawa Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. The OHS offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by the OHS regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.

Job Types: Part-time, Casual

Salary: $17.91-$21.82 per hour


  • Employee assistance program
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount


  • 8 hour shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
Health and safety is the number one cultural value at the Ottawa Humane Society. Our processes have been updated regularly in step with Ottawa Public Health recommendations and best practices including limiting public access, barriers, and PPE.

Application question(s):

  • Please describe for us your experience working with children and youth:


  • Secondary School (required)


  • French professionally (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

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