Careers

Want to work for one of the most progressive, effective, and innovative lifesaving animal shelters in the country?

Do you believe in “Solutions, Not Excuses” when it comes to saving the lives of over 10,000 from our community? Join our team!

We are currently hiring for a number of positions at our locations around the metro area.

  • Tier 1 Pilot shelter for Human Animal Support Services (HASS)
  • Named Best Animal Nonprofit in Kansas City Magazine in 2020.
  • KC Campus for Animal Care receives 2020 Capstone Award from the Kansas City Business Journal for excellence in design and construction.
  • Named as Kansas City’s Best Nonprofit and Best Place to Adopt a Pet in The Pitch Kansas City in 2019.Named Best Animal Winner of the Petco Foundation’s national 2018 Unsung Hero Award for our Director of Shelter Operation’s lifesaving work in our shelter’s parvovirus and panleukopenia ward.
  • Winner of a 2018 Maddie’s Hero Award from Maddies’ Fund for our CEO & Chief Lifesaving Officer, Teresa Johnson.
  • Winner of the first ever Paul Jolly Compassion Award in 2014 from the Petco Foundation for our compassion for animals that made a lifesaving difference in our community.
  • Winner of the ASPCA’s Community Engagement Award for 2014 as the shelter who best engaged their community in saving lives.
  • Made history in Kansas City by officially achieving “No-Kill” status within 6 months of taking over operations of the city’s municipal shelter in 2012 – one of the largest open admission, No-Kill animal shelters in the United States.

KC Pet Project is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability, feels valued and respected. We at KC Pet Project are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our departments, programs, and locations. We respect and value diverse life experiences and cultures and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

We are committed to modeling diversity and inclusion for the entire animal welfare community, and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.

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