If you love caring for animals and truly understand the connection between people and pets, you’ll find company here, and we hope a fulfilling career! Lucky & Lady is now accepting applications for the position of Pet Stylist (Groomer).
Job Title: Pet Stylist (Groomer)
Job Type: W2, Commission (Up to 50%)
Number of Vacancies: 2
Job Location: Atlanta, GA
Compensation: Depends on experience
Shift(s) Available: All Days, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., generally
Required Education: High School or Equivalent
Are we ordinary? NO B*RKING WAY!
Lucky & Lady® is an Atlanta start-up aimed at taking everything about pet boarding, day care and grooming, and turning all of it upside down. We understand pets to be members of the family. We believe that pets should be cared for in the very best environment. And we know that people bring out the very best in our pets through interaction, understanding, love and compassion.
Designed for the health, safety and wellbeing of pets, with all the convenience pet parents want, Lucky & Lady® is a multi-million dollar facility bringing the highest level of affection, safety and security for pets in an amazingly nurturing, human environment – just what pets are accustomed to and just what pets need to thrive.
About the position
You’ve got a great portfolio. You love providing top-notch attention to detail. Safety is your greatest priority. And you understand the mantra “We leave hair on everything.” If that describes you, you may be perfect for a Pet Stylist position at Lucky & Lady®. Here you’ll help to calm anxiety both in pets and their pet parents through clear communication, an outgoing and friendly demeanor, and with your talent to find the “show dog” in every pet.
We don’t get “ordinary.” This position requires creativity, demonstrable affection for dogs, and a career-minded candidate able to consult with clients and make recommendations. You will provide the very best customer experience and you’ll be empowered to ensure our clients are happy. Your ability to accommodate requests and alert pet parents to potential health problems will be essential to creating and maintaining our resort-like environment rooted in exceptional customer service and modern technologies. You’ll help to set the tone in our professional Grooming Spa, which is complete with electric, all-sides access tables. And you’ll be supported by a Concierge who will book client reservations and maintain scheduling.
Initial responsibilities will include brushing, combing and cutting fur or hair in single- or double-coated dog breeds, bathing, ear cleaning, nail clipping, drying and styling. The Pet Stylist must be able to navigate our client booking and management software and manage multiple projects at once. We’ll add team members as business grows, including additional Pet Stylists and Pet Styling Assistants, and you’ll have an important role in selecting new additions to our team. There is room for advancement.
Depending upon the needs of the day, other responsibilities might include cleaning pet equipment, feeding and caring for pets, walking dogs, bathing dogs, doing laundry, cleaning and maintaining the facility, and assisting others when necessary.
- Must regard safety and security as the absolute highest priority
- A portfolio demonstrating your work results
- Ownership of professional grooming equipment/tools
- Previous experience as a pet stylist/groomer or completion of a pet stylist’s apprentice program
- Experience in large and small dog breeds
- An exemplary safety record
- Must have excellent communications skills
- Must be able to lift 20 pounds regularly and 40 pounds occasionally
- Must be able to stand and move for long periods of time
- Must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
- Must simply love dogs
- Dependable attendance and reliable transportation
- All team members must be certified in canine and feline CPR and first aid and we will provide this training
- IPG or similar certification
- Cat grooming experience
- Previous retail/sales experience
- Previous customer service experience
Lucky & Lady® team members are required to wear and maintain a clean uniform, some of which is provided. Employment is evaluated within 60 to 90 days and qualified employees are eligible for salary increases and position elevations based upon performance, in addition to other incentives throughout employment. Lucky & Lady® is staffed 24/7/365. Team members are generally provided regular shifts but flexibility to work different shifts is required.
This job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work we at Lucky & Lady® expect from our team members. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. Additional or different duties may be assigned and this position description is not intended to be a complete description of work.
Lucky & Lady® is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetics, and protected veteran status, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Lucky & Lady® actively participates in the federal government’s E-Verify program and all candidates are subject to background, credit and criminal history investigations. Applicants must be over the age of 18.
Impactful work that loves you back
To make it work at Lucky & Lady®, we need the very best, most understanding and most tolerant team members. We don’t like images of pet care workers wearing galoshes up to their knees and with a mop over their shoulder. A position at Lucky & Lady® is different. It’s about pet enrichment, pet socialization and enhanced customer service for pet parents. If your idea of interacting with pets or pet parents involves remaining seated in a chair, any open position at Lucky & Lady® is not for you.
We’re looking for the very best team members. Rather than mere employment, we at Lucky & Lady® know our work is really a calling. Here, you’ll provide love for pets in our Enhanced Day Care program, in Beyond Boarding, in our Grooming Spa, in our Self Wash, or in our lobby. Lucky and Lady® offers shifts throughout the early morning, day, evening and overnight hours – all the times our community’s pets need love and affection. As a member of the team, you may be cross-trained in other areas.
At Lucky & Lady® we welcome team members who anticipate and solve problems before they arise. We will never lower our expectations on nurturing pets in our care and we will never compromise on the pet parent experience. Once hired, employees must acknowledge the terms and conditions of the Lucky & Lady® Employee Handbook and any additional rules and procedures as they arise. Employee compensation is delivered bi-monthly and direct deposit is required.
Lucky & Lady® is intent on providing the very best care.
Benefits of Employment at LUCKY & LADY
- Health, dental and vision plans for employees and their families
- Paid training to become a certified veterinary technician
- Retirement plan and company match
- Paid time off
- Holiday pay
- Working in a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility built for efficiency and built for pets
- Eligibility for complimentary Enhanced Day Care and Beyond Boarding while you’re working – bring your dog to work!
- Employee discount at Lucky & Lady and partner veterinary clinics in Atlanta
- Flexible scheduling for most team members
- True career paths and the ability to advance
- Ability to gain experience in a different units
- Ongoing training opportunities
Our mission is simple, loving
“To surprise and delight clients and their four-legged family members by providing best-in-class animal care and attention in a safe, affectionate environment.”
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