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Housekeeping Associate

Part-Time, 20–30 Hours per Week; $9.00/hour

The Housekeeping Associate is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the institution at all times, both inside and outside. The position involves the use of mechanized equipment and various cleaning solvents and chemicals.

Currently we are seeking candidates who are available to work primarily between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily. At times this shift may extend to 2:30 a.m. to cover our second shift and night events. In addition candidates must also be available to work a shift of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on an as needed basis.

The Housekeeping Associate’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Operating various mechanized cleaning equipment such as vacuums, polishers, buffers, etc.
  • Maintaining facility in a sanitary and infection-free condition through washing, cleaning and replacement of equipment and furnishings
  • Disposal of trash, waste, and other disposable materials
  • Handle various cleaning solvents, chemicals, etc.
  • Cleaning wash basins, mirrors and commodes daily
  • Checking areas for spills, water, etc. periodically
  • Using safety precautions in all housekeeping services
  • Shuttling mail between “dry” and “wet” sides using push cart or electric Gem car
  • Occasionally setting up meeting rooms in preparation for sessions or events

Qualifications

  • Ability to follow directions
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with teammates and independent of constant supervision
  • Must be able to work between the hours of 3:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily, occasionally until 2:30 a.m. Must also be available to work a shift of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. as needed, and be available on weekends and holidays

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of basic housekeeping duties and procedures; previous housekeeping experience helpful
  • Maintaining and organizing supplies
  • Knowledge of working with cleaning chemicals, including MSDS protocol
  • Good oral skills
  • Ability to speak Spanish a strong plus

Interested and Qualified?

If you meet the requirements of this position, please complete a JOB APPLICATION form, which is also available from the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Information Desk. Please submit your completed application to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with ‘Housekeeping Associate’ in the Subject line. You may also deliver it to the Information Desk or fax it to (562) 951-1669. The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part Time

The A/V Associate is responsible for all audio and visual needs of the Aquarium. In addition to the required experience, the successful candidate will have outstanding interpersonal skills, and be able to function successfully with independent assignments and collaboratively in a team environment.

The Audio Visual Associate’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintaining, troubleshooting and fixing equipment throughout the facility
  • Providing supporting for internal and external presentations and events
  • Setting up and operating live audio equipment for Aquarium events
  • Providing support for all other audio and video related needs of the Aquarium as necessary

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays

Knowledge and Skills

  • Proficiency in both Windows and Macintosh operating systems and applications
  • Strong familiarity of A/V cabling, connections, integrations, basic electronics and equipment
  • Operation of PA systems, microphones, still & video cameras, video projectors, and video playback devices
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to successfully multi task
  • Ability to exercise strong collaboration in a team environment

Interested and Qualified?

If you meet the requirements of this position, click on the link below to “APPLY NOW.” You will be directed to our web application process, the successful completion of which is required by all applicants. There are THREE simple steps to this process, which is administered by Wonderlic, Inc.:

  1. You will complete a brief web application;
  2. You will attach or build your resume;
  3. You will complete the assessment(s).

Upon completion of all THREE steps, your submission will be forwarded to our hiring team for consideration. Thank you so much for your interest in the Aquarium of the Pacific! The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full Time, Benefits Eligible

The Mammalogist II is primarily responsible for the daily husbandry and maintenance of marine mammals and their habitats. Primary duties include animal training, food preparation, observation, feeding, and exhibit and equipment maintenance. A core component of this position is to train animals for and conduct presentations and shows. Additional duties include working with other animals of the collection and supervising volunteers/interns.

The Mammalogist II Will:

  • Be responsible for the husbandry of marine mammals and other animals, their habitats, and equipment
  • Prepare diets using a diversity of high quality foods and supplements; diet composition simulates natural diets as much as possible
  • Feed marine mammals and other animals appropriately and maintain correct weights
  • Observe all animals to ensure correct behavior and health
  • Recognize medical conditions and administer medications as needed under the direction of the Veterinarian or Curator
  • Train marine mammals and other animals to participate in health care, shows, and research activities
  • Participate in daily shows and presentations
  • Responsible for presentation quality by performing in and evaluating public presentations on a daily basis
  • Strategize long term training goals and plans with other staff members; communicate and record these strategic plans
  • Assist the Assistant Curator in coordinating activities and communicating changes in policy with other staff members
  • Occasionally provide interviews to the media under the direction of the Public Relations staff
  • Communicate regularly with professional colleagues at other institutions
  • Report all non-functional equipment to the Assistant Curator, Curator, Facilities or Life Support department
  • Properly maintain and use all equipment, supplies and tools assigned (including radios)
  • Adhere to all established safety protocols (fire, OSHA, diving, etc.) and report unsafe conditions to the area Curator, Asst. Curator, or Senior Mammalogist to be remedied
  • Work closely with Life Support staff to maintain proper water quality (temperature, pH, chlorine, ORP levels, etc.) to ensure the health of the animals and high water quality
  • Gallery interpretation of exhibits in public areas; interact with and educate the public in a personal manner
  • Perform diving operations for cleaning, collecting, and research; this diving may require advanced training with special equipment, such as dry suits or full face regulators
  • Maintain a clean behind-the-scenes area to facilitate a professional and safe work environment
  • Maintain the highest level of cleanliness and artistic quality of the displays, including exhibits, backgrounds, pathways, and décor
  • Complete inspection rounds at least twice daily to check status of all exhibits and holding/quarantine and their occupants
  • Provide quarantine support if assigned; adhere to accepted quarantine schedule and make changes only with the approval of the Veterinarian or Curator
  • Report all medical or behavioral matters to Asst. Curator/Curator and Veterinarian
  • Complete and keep current all records with detailed daily notes and observations
  • Train direct reports and oversee the work of volunteers and interns assigned to work in individual’s area of responsibility
  • Adhere to all established safety protocols (fire, OSHA, diving, etc.)
  • Assist in the handling of other animals when additional staff are required
  • Demonstrate flexibility in completing tasks, which may extend after normal working hours or to weekends and holidays
  • Participate in special events and behind-the-scenes tours, if requested

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to dive aquarium habitats or open ocean with a valid SCUBA certification
  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience as an animal keeper/trainer (paid) in a zoological facility
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the training, capture, handling, transfer and transportation of marine mammals in exhibits and holding facilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of necessary safety measures relating to animals and exhibits required when working in and around sea otters, pinnipeds, and other mammals
  • Attention to detail

Knowledge and Skills

  • Basic knowledge of species under care
  • Basic level of knowledge on the operation equipment used to perform job related tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in public speaking

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to swim
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body joints
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to walk up and down ladders
  • Ability to work with various cleaning chemicals
  • Willingness to work with venomous or dangerous animals, if necessary
  • Ability to operate power tools or heavy machinery, if necessary
  • Willingness to travel long distances and work under harsh conditions, if necessary

Interested & Qualified?

If you meet the requirements of this position, please click on the link below to “APPLY NOW.” You will be directed to our web application process, the successful completion of which is required for all applicants. There are THREE simple steps to this process, which is administered by Wonderlic, Inc.:

  1. You will complete a brief web application;
  2. You will attach or build your resume;
  3. You will complete the online assessment(s).

    Upon completion of all THREE steps, your submission will be forwarded to our hiring team for consideration. Thank you so much for your interest in the Aquarium of the Pacific! The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLY NOW

Entry Level, $8.50/hour

First job? Retired? Somewhere in between? We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals for part-time temporary, seasonal Sales Associate positions at Pacific Collections, our fast-paced gift shop. We are also willing to train outgoing, trustworthy, dedicated individuals who understand the importance of delivering exceptional customer service. The Sales Associate is responsible for fulfilling a wide array of duties that include operating registers at various retail locations within the Aquarium, stocking and displaying merchandise, maintaining the cleanliness of all retail locations within the Aquarium, and performing other tasks as needed. We are looking for temporary staff for the summer season only. Employment in these positions will end by or before September 30, 2014.

The Sales Associate Will:

  • Maintain the highest level of guest-friendly customer service at all times
  • Serve guests in a prompt and courteous manner
  • Accurately operate register, including credit and cash transactions
  • Re-stock shelves as needed
  • Maintain the highest degree of cleanliness in store and stockroom
  • Maximize sales with suggestive selling techniques
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • Available during weekends and holidays
  • Available to work a flexible schedule during hours of operation (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. every day; late nights as scheduled)
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Previous customer service experience preferred

Knowledge and Skills

  • PC knowledge
  • Basic data entry skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Detail oriented

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion tasks

Interested & Qualified?

If you meet the requirements of this position, believe you would be an outstanding Sales Associate in our gift shop, and are interested in temporary, seasonal employment that will end by or before September 30, 2014, click on the link below to “APPLY NOW.” You will be directed to our web application process, the successful completion of which is required for all applicants. There are three simple steps to this process, which is administered by Wonderlic, Inc.:

  1. You will complete a brief web application;
  2. You will attach or build your resume;
  3. You will complete the online assessment(s).

    Upon completion of all THREE steps, your submission will be forwarded to our hiring team for consideration. Thank you so much for your interest in the Aquarium of the Pacific! The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLY NOW

Security Officers at the Aquarium of the Pacific are responsible for controlling and maintaining a safe and secure environment both for guests and employees. A Security Officer is expected to display a sense of pride and professionalism that are indicative of an industry leader, visibly recognized through his/her actions and manner by co-workers, Aquarium staff, volunteers, contractors and guests.

The Security Officer Will:

  • Respond to medical emergencies, providing an appropriate level of First Aid care and CPR response within acquired certified scope of medical training
  • Answer guest questions and offer Aquarium operating information
  • Provide crowd management/control when necessary
  • Assume responsibility for any issues that pose a safety hazard to employees or guests and mitigate those issues as soon as practical
  • Complete all departmental paperwork including daily activity log and incident reports
  • Respond to and defuse any potentially hostile situations
  • Attend ongoing training for guard card and related subjects to enhance qualifications as a Security Officer
  • Operate CCTV surveillance system and conduct regular patrols of Aquarium property
  • Respond to assignments such as VIP and cash escorts
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must speak fluent English; other spoken languages a plus
  • Previous security officer experience or current Guard Card status a plus
  • Previous customer service experience also a plus
  • Valid California driver’s license

Knowledge and Skills

  • Have a working knowledge of available resources including computer, telephone, radio, property surveillance cameras and alarm systems as trained
  • Ability to interact positively with guests in all types of situations
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment successfully handling multiple tasks, such as daily activity log, key and radio control forms, vehicle deployment, lost and found and control of deliveries admitted onto Aquarium property
  • Ability to meet scheduled shifts. Day: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Swing: 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; or Grave: 11;00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m., including weekend and holiday periods

Physical Demands

  • Ability to stand/walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work inside or outside, in varying weather conditions
  • Ability to run

Interested & Qualified?

If you meet the requirements of this position, please click on the link below to “APPLY NOW.” You will be directed to our web application process, the successful completion of which is required for all applicants. There are THREE simple steps to this process, which is administered by Wonderlic, Inc.:

  1. You will complete a brief web application;
  2. You will attach or build your resume;
  3. You will complete the online assessment(s).

    Upon completion of all THREE steps, your submission will be forwarded to our hiring team for consideration. Thank you so much for your interest in the Aquarium of the Pacific! The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLY NOW

Full Time, Benefits Eligible

The Prospect Research Analyst will be responsible for identifying, researching, tracking, rating, and monitoring prospects for major gifts and grants from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government sources for the entire development department with a special emphasis on the capital campaign..

The Prospect Research Analyst Will:

  • Prepare thorough and accurate donor profiles on individuals, corporations and foundations which include biographical information, giving history, potential for philanthropic support, areas of interest, and affiliations.
  • Provide recommendations for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities based on research findings.
  • On a weekly basis identify new sources of support with an emphasis on the capital campaign.
  • Evaluate membership database to identify potential prospects and upgrade opportunities.
  • Utilize advanced research resources online and through subscription services.
  • Develop a comprehensive system to track, monitor, and organize research requests and prospect lists.
  • Produce weekly and monthly prospect and action reports to the Vice President of Development for the capital campaign and other relevant programs areas such as grants, major gifts, fundraising events, and annual giving.
  • Provide additional support for the Capital Campaign as needed.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA required
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience required
  • Proven experience working with computers, particularly with database programs such as Raisers Edge
  • Must have effective research skills and experience in the use of electronic prospect screening information, online resources, and subscription services

Knowledge and Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of prospect research techniques, resources, and services.
  • Advanced knowledge of databases and ability to create and implement effective tracking systems.
  • Advanced computer skills especially with database applications.
  • Ability to organize and synthesize essential information and to present information in highly usable forms and on a timely basis.
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud Raisers Edge 7 preferred.

Interested & Qualified?

If you meet the requirements of this position, please click on the link below to “APPLY NOW.” You will be directed to our web application process, the successful completion of which is required for all applicants. There are THREE simple steps to this process, which is administered by Wonderlic, Inc.:

  1. You will complete a brief web application;
  2. You will attach or build your resume;
  3. You will complete the online assessment(s).

    Upon completion of all THREE steps, your submission will be forwarded to our hiring team for consideration. Thank you so much for your interest in the Aquarium of the Pacific! The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLY NOW

Full Time, Benefits Eligible

The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for designing and implementing an innovative program to identify prospective major gift donors with special emphasis on capital campaign prospects.

The Major Gifts Officer Will:

  • Be responsible for a major gift fundraising goal to be determined in consultation with the Director of Development and Vice President of Development.
  • Develop and implement plans to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward potential donors to the Aquarium with an emphasis on the capital campaign.
  • Utilize a recent predictive giving screening along with an analysis of current support groups such as the Pacific Circle, Steward level members, general membership, and lapsed members to identify potential major gift and campaign donors.
  • Analytically narrow extensive prospect lists to a manageable portfolio; directly cultivate or recommend prospect additions to the portfolios of the Vice President of Development or Director of Development.
  • Strategically leverage the connections of the Board of Directors, Trustees of the Pacific, and other key volunteers to advance prospect relationships. Include these volunteers in the cultivation and solicitation process whenever possible.
  • Creatively capitalize on existing Aquarium educational programs, husbandry staff, exhibit encounters, special events, personal networks, and more to create and engage an expanded pool of major gift prospects.
  • Prepare lists, reviewing research profiles, and producing documents for internal staff meetings and for the capital campaign committee.
  • Effectively use Raisers Edge database to track and manage prospects, to develop reports, and to monitor program progress and results.
  • Supervise and coach volunteers as needed.
  • Evaluate Major Gift Officer activities such as number of prospects identified, calls initiated, site visits and appointments, events, solicitations, and gifts received to determine measurable success metrics for this position.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Qualifications

  • BS/BA required; advanced degree preferred
  • 3 - 5 years of related experience required
  • Proven experience working with computers, particularly with database programs such as Raisers Edge
  • While much of the work initially will be in the Los Angeles region, occasional regional travel may be expected

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent people skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written
  • Excellent ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent ability to handle multiple assignments and changing priorities
  • Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office programs and knowledge of Blackbaud Raisers Edge 7 database preferred

Interested & Qualified?

If you meet the requirements of this position, please click on the link below to “APPLY NOW.” You will be directed to our web application process, the successful completion of which is required for all applicants. There are THREE simple steps to this process, which is administered by Wonderlic, Inc.:

  1. You will complete a brief web application;
  2. You will attach or build your resume;
  3. You will complete the online assessment(s).

    Upon completion of all THREE steps, your submission will be forwarded to our hiring team for consideration. Thank you so much for your interest in the Aquarium of the Pacific! The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLY NOW

Entry Level, $8.50/hour

Are you outgoing, service-oriented, patient, friendly, and comfortable in crowds? Guest Services Associates at the Aquarium of the Pacific are in many ways the “face” of our Aquarium. Our Guest Services Associates are the first to greet our guests (sometimes up to 10,000 in a single day), and the last to say good-bye as our guests depart. We prefer applicants with a successful customer service background, but we will consider training applicants who demonstrate a very strong aptitude for working with people and understand the importance of delivering world class customer service. We are looking for temporary staff for the summer season only.

The Guest Services Associate’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Delivering high quality, guest friendly service
  • Serving guests in a speedy and efficient manner
  • Meeting and greeting the public
  • Working in the ticket office, at front doors, will call, and the Information Desk
  • Selling memberships
  • Greeting school buses and coordinating school arrivals
  • Managing lines appropriately
  • Answering general questions from guests
  • Meeting and greeting at some of the exhibits
  • Providing accurate information about all Aquarium programs and offerings
  • Assisting with night events
  • Interacting with guests as costume characters
  • Exercising active listening skills and positive body language through smiling, sustaining eye contact, keeping good posture, and speaking clearly

Qualifications

  • Available during weekends and holidays
  • Available to work a flexible schedule during hours of operation (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. every day; late nights until 9:00 p.m.)
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Previous customer service experience is preferred but not required

Knowledge and Skills

  • Effective communication skills
  • PC knowledge
  • Basic data entry skills
  • Basic math skills

Interested & Qualified?

If you meet the requirements of this position, please click on the link below to “APPLY NOW.” You will be directed to our web application process, the successful completion of which is required for all applicants. There are THREE simple steps to this process, which is administered by Wonderlic, Inc.:

  1. You will complete a brief web application;
  2. You will attach or build your resume;
  3. You will complete the online assessment(s).

Upon completion of all THREE steps, your submission will be forwarded to our hiring team for consideration. Thank you so much for your interest in the Aquarium of the Pacific! The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLY NOW

Full Time, Benefits Eligible

The Grant Writer will provide full support to the Foundation and Corporate Relations team – responsible for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of foundation and corporate grants in support of the Aquarium’s priority fundraising needs.

The Grant Writer’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsibility for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
  • Working with the Director of Development and Grants Manager to refine and continuously improve internal processes and procedures for proposal submission and management.
  • Performing research on prospective foundation and corporation donors and building functional prospect lists for all appropriate program areas.
  • Working with other departments to gather information necessary to report to foundation and corporate funders on current grant programs. Complying with all grant reporting as required by foundation and corporate donors.
  • Coordinating and tracking electronic and hard copy mailings to all foundation and corporate funders; including Pacific Currents member magazine, invitations, newsletters, annual report, and more.
  • Overseeing and managing all aspects of the foundation and corporate stewardship plan to ensure proper stewardship of funders, including accurate acknowledgements, special funder requests, arranging Aquarium site visits, and fulfilling benefits.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive grants calendar including deadlines for grant and report submissions and expected approach and receivables dates.
  • Maintaining current records in Raisers Edge, including grant tracking, reporting, and actions.
  • Coordinating the centralized tracking of various statistics used for donor stewardship and providing the development department with written materials.
  • Assisting with foundation and corporate site visits, tours, and events.
  • Assisting with other projects as requested.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years experience with grant writing.
  • Previous experience with fundraising, especially with cultural institutions preferred.
  • Experience working in deadline driven environments.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple assignments.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Extraordinary organizational skills.
  • Strong contributor in team environments.
  • Excellent computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office programs and knowledge of Blackbaud Raisers Edge 7 database preferred.
  • Ability to monitor and meet income and other defined metrics set for this position.
  • Ability to balance “big picture” thinking with attention to detail.

Interested & Qualified?

If you meet the requirements of this position, please click on the link below to “APPLY NOW.” You will be directed to our web application process, the successful completion of which is required for all applicants. There are THREE simple steps to this process, which is administered by Wonderlic, Inc.:

  1. You will complete a brief web application;
  2. You will attach or build your resume;
  3. You will complete the online assessment(s).

Upon completion of all THREE steps, your submission will be forwarded to our hiring team for consideration. Thank you so much for your interest in the Aquarium of the Pacific! The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

APPLY NOW

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Have you ever wanted to work among the fishes?

We truly appreciate your interest in employment at the Aquarium of the Pacific!

On this page, you will find postings of our currently available positions. For your convenience, we have made every effort to describe these openings thoroughly. If you are interested in and qualified for a particular opportunity, we invite you to apply for the position by following the instructions at the end of the posting.

If you are interested in volunteering, please call (562) 951-1659 or visit our volunteer opportunities page. We are looking forward to working with you.

Thank you again for your interest!