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Veterinary Technician

Full Time, Eligible For Benefits

The veterinary technician will perform duties relevant to operation and application of the animal health care program under direction of the staff veterinarian.

The Veterinary Technician’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Administering or assisting with scheduling and administration of animal medical treatments as directed by the staff veterinarian within the limitations of the California Code of Regulations sections 2034 & 2036
  • Assisting with surgical procedures as directed by the staff veterinarian within the limitations of the California Code of Regulations sections 2034 & 2036
  • Performing husbandry care for hospitalized animals and completing scheduled animal treatments and treatment forms
  • Assessing and communicating any new animal problems that arise to the veterinarian on call
  • Performing laboratory and diagnostic testing as directed by the staff veterinarian
  • Participating in the educational programming at the hospital including updating signs and AV programs, public speaking, and guest interactions
  • Keeping the hospital and surrounding areas tidy, clean, and maintaining veterinary equipment and facilities in proper working order
  • Recording, filing and assisting with other office duties as required to support the animal health care program or approved research projects
  • Coordinating and supervising the work of any veterinary volunteers assigned to work the same shift
  • Coordinating and communicating all necessary information to maintain continuity in animal care and other duties with the full time veterinary technician (coverage notes, rounds notes)

Qualifications

  • Certification of passing the RVT examination, graduation from a veterinary technician training program, or bachelors degree in a animal related field plus 2 years of full time work experience as a veterinary technician
  • One or more years’ experience as an animal keeper or veterinary assistant at a captive exotic animal facility such as a zoo, aquarium, laboratory, or wildlife center. An emphasis on aquatic animal husbandry is preferred.

Knowledge And Skills

  • Working knowledge of husbandry skills for animal species including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates
  • Basic understanding of veterinary technician skills including animal handling, animal medical treatment methods, familiarity with pharmacology and drug dosing
  • Ability to use common veterinary medical supplies and equipment for treatment, hospitalization, diagnosis and surgery
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks while adhering to a schedule
  • Excellent communication skills including comfort with public speaking and guest interaction
  • Adherence to the high standards of veterinary medical ethics and professionalism including the AoP social media policy
  • Basic computer skills including typing, word processing, electronic mail and Internet use

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.

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full time, eligible for benefits

The Mammalogist is responsible for the care of all animals in the collection and for assisting the Curator/Assistant Curator in the training of volunteers and intern mammalogists. Under the direction of the Curator/Asst. Curator, the individual coordinates the care and treatment of the Aquarium’s animal collection with the veterinarian, and is responsible for the training and husbandry of animal collections. The individual is expected to act as a positive role model to other staff members and must carry an in-depth expertise of natural history, husbandry, and training of animals.

THE MAMMALOGIST’S RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
  • Preparing food and feeding the animals; planning diets, determining appropriate base levels and making adjustments as needed
  • Observing and recognizing medical conditions that may require treatment; promptly reporting those conditions to the Curator or Asst. Curator; coordinating care and treatment with the Veterinarian
  • Overseeing the training of the animal collection by developing training strategies and long term training plans; instructing and communicating to other staff those techniques to ensure consistency
  • Responsible for presentation quality by performing in and evaluating public presentations on a daily basis
  • Performing diving operations for cleaning, collecting, and research; diving may require advanced training with special equipment, such as dry suits or full face regulators
Knowledge and Skills
  • Maintains a high level of knowledge and expertise of the operation and theory of all life support systems
  • Higher understanding of animal care practices, such as training , quarantine, exhibit maintenance and animal handling
  • Proficient in public speaking
  • Increased proficiency in general animal husbandry with collection of animals
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Biology or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of one (1) year of progressively responsible experience as an animal keeper/trainer in a zoological facility
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • SCUBA certification from a nationally recognized agency
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 two assessments.

Upon completion of all THREE steps, your submission will be forwarded to our hiring team for consideration. If you are among the most qualified applicants, we will contact you within two to three weeks. If you do not hear from us within that time, feel free to reapply in the future as other opportunities arise. 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, eligible for benefits

We have an immediate opportunity for an experienced supervisor in our fast-paced Guest Support Center.

Essential Functions
  • Daily Supervision of Guest Support Center
  • Provide outstanding service to all Aquarium guests
  • Working phones-taking various types of reservations (individual, group, school, member events, etc.), answering questions, providing information about Aquarium promotions
  • Assisting other departments and management by providing data on status of bookings and other Aquarium programs
  • Communicate and coordinate with other departments (education, membership, marketing) about upcoming events
  • Process Guest Support Center payroll
  • Collaborate with senior management on departmental goals and functions
  • Monitor quality of department
  • Responsible for the training and development of Guest Support Center staff
  • Assist Senior Management of Guest Services/Guest Support with staff scheduling of Guest Support Center
  • Diplomacy and discretion
  • Print large ticket orders for different Aquarium departments
  • Process requests for VIP/media/donation tickets
  • Monitor Telecorp statistics
  • Handle escalation calls
  • Draft and deliver performance reviews to staff members
  • Coach staff members as needed
  • Process mail
  • Uniform issuance and inventory management
Qualifications
  • Experience required in a guest support center or similar, fast paced, customer-centric, call center environment
  • Knowledge of Gateway ticketing system a very strong plus
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software a very strong plus
  • Thorough understanding of office systems including, phones, computers, mail processing machine
  • Strong understanding of office software applications including MS Word, Excel, Reporting tools, creating mail merge documents
  • Exceptional written/oral language skills and excellent grammar
  • Must be detail oriented and able to multi-task at an extremely high level
  • Must be exceptionally personable, patient, and able to work harmoniously with others in the limited space of a call center environment
  • Flexible work schedule required; available during weekends and holidays along with flexible hours
Interested & Fully 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 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 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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