Careers

Smoochie Pooch Career Opportunities

Full Time Pet Stylist

Groomer wanted for Mobile Grooming and Salon business in the Northwest Indiana. We are a small business in high demand and we would like someone to join our team. Mobile Grooming experience is a plus but not required. Experience with grooming dogs and cats is required. Your job will include:
-Bathing
-Nail clipping/dremeling
-Expression of anal glands
-Able to Groom a dogs/cats hair according to breed standards -shave downs -scissoring -clipper work -attention to detail -Driving the grooming van -Taking care of equipment (blades, brushes, combs, clippers, dremel, generator, etc) -Cleaning the grooming van after every groom and a thorough cleaning at the end of the work day.
-Operating a generator
-Customer service skills

We are looking for someone to work afternoons into the evening. Some weekends will be required. Must be able to handle LARGE breed dogs as well as cats.

Must be able to handle the elements. It gets pretty hot in the summer and fairly cold in the winter. Clean driving record required. Must have reliable transportation. We are seeking a reliable, hardworking, energetic, flexible, adaptable, honest, positive, and self-motivated individual for this job. Pay will be based on experience. Most importantly we want someone who will enjoy/value their job just as much as we do.

 

 

Graphic Designer

A Smoochie Pooch graphic designer is responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact. The role involves listening to clients and understanding their needs before making design decisions. 

Their designs are required for a huge variety of products and activities, such as websites, advertising, books, magazines, posters, product packaging, exhibitions and displays, corporate communications and corporate identity, i.e. giving organizations a visual ‘brand’.

The work demands creative flair, up-to-date knowledge of industry software and a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines.

Typical work activities

Our graphic designer’s job may involve managing more than one design brief at a time and allocating the relevant amount of time according to the value of the job. Typical activities include:

  • meeting clients to discuss the business objectives and requirements of the job;
  • interpreting the client’s business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose;
  • estimating the time required to complete the work and providing quotes for clients;
  • developing design briefs by gathering information and data through research;
  • thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts;
  • using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time;
  • presenting finalized ideas and concepts to clients;
  • working with a wide range of media, including photography and computer-aided design (CAD);
  • proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work;
  • contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief;
  • demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches;
  • working on layouts and art working pages ready for print;
  • keeping abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly design programs such as InDesign, QuarkXPress, FreeHand, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, Acrobat, Director, Dreamweaver and Flash;
  • developing interactive design;
  • commissioning illustrators and photographers;
  • working as part of a team with printers, copywriters, photographers, stylists, illustrators, other designers, account executives, web developers and marketing specialists.

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