Bather/Groomer's Assistant Needed
Have experience bathing dogs and performing other related tasks? Then come work with the best grooming team in Birmingham!
We are an upscale boutique and spa that offers full service grooming, bathing and spa services for a primarily affluent clientele that loves to pamper their pooches! Unlike most grooming shops, we only use high quality, all natural products, do not use kennels for drying or containment, and dogs are given the personalized attention that is lacking in other grooming environments. In fact, our model is more like a human hair salon because we work solely by appointment and the dogs are here only during their scheduled time. During their appointment, dogs receive our undivided attention from bathing to hand-drying and finishing. Our clients LOVE that they do not have to leave their furry family members all day, and that we put the extra effort into making sure their dog is treated just like they would treat them. We are looking to hire one – two part-time bathers so that we can maximize our experienced groomers' time to focus on haircuts. You would bathe, brush, and dry dogs, as well as clip/file nails, clean ears and assist with shared tasks in the salon, including cleaning and laundry. Preference will be given to those who have experience working with dogs - especially doing bathing work.
To qualify for any position in our spa, you must:
-Love dogs! We understand that bad days are possible, but as a whole, you must love your job and the fact that you get to spend your days with dogs and other dog lovers.
-Have a positive attitude and dedicated work ethic. We don't start work at the crack of dawn so expect you to be on time. Emergencies will always come up but repeated absenteeism is frowned upon. We will be loyal to you and make sure that you are treated fairly but we expect the same in return.
-Maintain a great "bedside manner" with both dogs and their owners. Not only do you need to be able to make the dog comfortable, but the owner has to feel 100% secure in leaving the dog in your care.
-Be able to lift at least 50lbs and be in good physical health to accommodate the requirements of the job.
-Be able to provide excellent work and personal references.
-Be willing to work flexible hours, including Saturdays.
-Be drug free, bondable, and capable of passing any required background checks.
-Be reliable, trustworthy, punctual and drama-free.
-Be comfortable working in a smoke-free (and smoke break free) environment.
You will earn an hourly rate ($8-$10/hour starting - commensurate with experience) as well as tips. You will also receive 25% employee discount on services and boutique items for your dogs. We are an established business with almost five years experience servicing a loyal clientele - and are centrally located to all areas of the Birmingham area. We offer flexible hours and a great work environment.
Visit www.rubadubdogbathhouse.com and www.generationdog.com to view spa menu and pricing and learn more about us, then apply in person at 1825 B 29th Ave South, Homewood, AL 35209. Please bring resume and references. Final applicants will be asked to perform one or more baths to evaluate your handling and bathing ability with the dogs.