Sample Animal Groomer Job Description

Job Description

We’re looking for an animal groomer to join our passionate team at [Organization X]. 

Animal groomers form a crucial part of our organization, building lasting relationships with customers and providing quality care to pets. If you’re an animal lover ready for the ins and outs grooming, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Our ideal candidate is hardworking, customer-service oriented, and patient with both pets and people. There’s no better place to launch an exciting, fulfilling career in animal services than [Organization X].

Objectives of this Role

  • Deliver outstanding customer service to pet owners by executing style requests, communicating clearly and honestly, and bringing a positive attitude to work each day.
  • Provide exemplary cosmetic care for pets, being gentle and patient with anxious and difficult animals
  • Protect the best interests of our customers and their pets, notifying owners of any concerns, including skin abnormalities, ear infections, ticks, and fleas  
  • Help our organization continue to grow by forming fruitful relationships with customers that result in repeat visits

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Clean and freshen pet hair by washing, shampooing, and conditioning it 
  • Shave, trim, and style pet hair according to the owner’s preferences 
  • Maintain overall pet hygiene by clipping nails, brushing teeth, and cleaning ears  
  • Keep a clean work station by sanitizing and sweeping before the arrival of each new client and at the end of each workday
  • Advise owners on at-home care tips and best practices for their pets

Skills and Qualifications

  • Comfortable working with animals, including anxious ones 
  • Ability to stand for at least two hours and lift heavy animals over 50 pounds 
  • Willingness to learn new skills and techniques on the job 
  • Practiced verbal communication skills  
  • Good attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated passion for animals
  • Prior grooming experience 
  • Experience working with animals in a professional or volunteer capacity 
  • Professional certification (such as from the National Dog Groomers Association of America)
  • Experience working in a customer service-oriented role