Stylist Apprentice - The Groomery

Location: Manhattan, NY (670 Columbus - Upper West Side The Groomery)

Job Description


The Groomery by PetSmart is a new approach to make our clients’ pets look ready for the runway. A

stand-alone salon with a spa-inspired design, the Groomery will provide upscale and innovative grooming services to the city’s most stylish pets. We are looking for a dedicated and passionate team of associates to create a personalized salon experience that is as unique as the pet itself. Join us for this new and exciting opportunity!


Join our team as a Bather/ Stylist Apprentice

When pets inspire us to live happy and healthier lives, it only makes sense to ensure the same for them—and our Bathers & Groomer Trainees do just that. As an integral part of our grooming salons, our Bathers/Stylist Apprentices will prepare pets for bathing, trim their nails, brush their teeth and make sure they are as comfortable as possible!

As a Bather / Stylist Apprentice, you will:


  • Perform Hands on Pet (HOP) assessment on all pets to recommend services and build trust with the Pet Parents.
  • Independently and safely perform the full menu of bath and brush services and share additional solutions with clients based on pets’ needs
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness, sanitation, and humane conditions for all pets in the grooming area.
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of every pet and associate in the store, taking immediate action whenever necessary.
  • Collaborate with leadership on other duties as needed


We look forward to seeing your application to join our Groomery Team!

This job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work associates assigned to this job perform. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. You will be provided a copy of a job description for the actual position you are hired in to.

PetSmart is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetics, and protected veteran status, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


The employer will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.



The following knowledge, skills, abilities are necessary to be successful in this job:

  • Knowledge of customer service principles.
  • Knowledge of salon services, promotions, and incentives.
  • Knowledge of basic business math.
  • Knowledge of safety policies, laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of cash handling.
  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships with superiors and coworkers.
  • Ability to use registers, phones, computers, and scheduling software to assist Pet Parents.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.


Education and Experience

Demonstrated competencies required for this job are most often acquired through the following practical experience and level of academic education and/or training as suggested below.

Education/Training: High school diploma or GED is preferred.

Experience: None.


Certifications and Licenses

Must possess or be able to acquire the following certification(s) and/or licenses:

  • None.

Applicants must be over the age of 18.