Careers at The Collared Scholar

If you're passionate about helping dogs AND their owners live their best lives, you'll love working with us! Scroll down for our currently available opportunities.


The Collared Scholar is looking for a motivated individual to manage our facility (and the dogs that hang out there). This is perfect for someone interested in learning to be a dog trainer (discounted tuition available for our school for dog trainers), or with a strong desire to work with dogs.

This position’s primary focus is to maintain our high standards of care for the dogs at our facility. The facility manager will assume full responsibility for the well being of the dogs in our program, ensuring all of their needs are met with kindness and compassion. 

What the position entails: 

~ Property Management 

~ Feeding and care for the dogs in our program (it’s a small program, but our standards of care are very high)

~ Managing supplies, and responsible for ordering and working with vendors 

~ Regular Cleaning 

There is a possibility for the right person to live on site. Just remember, this is a working facility so, while you will have your own private room, there will be other folks on site as well. 

~ 25 hours per week (possibility for full time)

Required Skills and Abilities: 

  • Patience 
  • Attention to detail
  • Cleanliness
  • Compassion and empathy for dogs and their humans
  • Passionate about helping dogs and their people live their best lives, and be their best selves
  • Enthusiastic
  • Quick learner
  • Excellent problem solving skills - ability to think critically
  • Flexible
  • Organized
  • Coachable
  • Resourceful - use all available resources to complete a task with minimal questions

No experience required. Background check and drug screening required. Drug use, alcohol use, and smoking on facility grounds are not permitted. 

Located in Port Angeles WA. Position will start in Late Aug/Early September. 

To Apply:

Please email the following to with the subject line: Facility Manager Application

  • Cover letter and PDF of your resume
  • Myers-Briggs Personality Type
  • A 3-minute video introduction (We will not review videos longer than 3 minutes)
  • Answer the following questions:
    • In 3 sentences or less, explain why you want to be a facility manager at the Collared Scholar.
    • How do you feel about training tools like electronic collars or other training collars (if you have no experience or opinion of them, it’s no big deal - just let us know that!)
    • How would you respond to the following?
      • You see a student on facility grounds hit a dog with an open, flat hand for barking. It wasn't hard. What is your response?
      • A dog at the facility growled at you when you opened the kennel door to take them out. What do you do?
      • You let one of the dogs out to the play yard and when it comes time to bring them back in, you can't catch them. You can't tell if they are afraid, or if they just don't want play time to end. What do you do?
      • A dog at the facility seems off. They've stopped eating and are standing slightly hunched in their kennel. You tried to call facility staff but they are unreachable. How do you proceed?

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