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Part Time Regular

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 when given independent assignments, and collaboratively in a team environment.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain, troubleshoot and fix equipment throughout the facility
  • Setup and operation of live audio equipment for Aquarium events
  • Provide support for internal and external presentations and events
  • Videography and photography of Aquarium events and presentations
  • Provide support for all other audio and video related needs of the Aquarium as needed
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends

Knowledge & Skills

  • Proficient 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 required
  • Must be successful at multi-tasking
  • Exercise strong collaboration in a team environment

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Film or related field, Final Cut Pro certification, or equivalent work experience required

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to balance bend, squat, climb, kneel, crawl, twist
  • Frequent use of keyboard, mouse and monitor for data entry
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 0-20 lbs.
  • Ability to pull or push up to 0-50 lbs.
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body parts joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills.

Work Environment

  • Exposure to various in temperature, humidity or wetness
  • Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  • Elevated platforms
  • Exposure to confined spaces
  • Use of special auditory, visual and personal protective equipment
  • Work environment can be crowded with many distractions
  • Work environment includes outdoor spaces that may include exposure to sunlight for extended periods of time
  • Work environment can include water craft, including kayaks and open ocean vessels

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 PCI aptitude assessment.

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.

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Full Time, eligible for benefits

The Facilities supervisor is responsible for fulfilling a wide array of duties that include the proper maintenance of the Aquarium of the Pacific physical plant. The individual is also responsible for the supervision of a team that performs preventive and general maintenance, repair, construction and renovation work to the aquarium facilities and systems.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Facilities Supervisor, working with a team of facilities technicians and several vendors, will coordinate the day-to-day and preventive maintenance programs for the Aquarium of the Pacific, including:

  • Maintenance of electrical, HVAC, plumbing and control systems
  • Implementing and adhering to preventive maintenance schedules
  • Overseeing and monitoring work assignments
  • Involvement in construction processes
  • Supervising a team of technicians, including, but not limited to, performance management, hiring and training.
  • Advocating workplace safety and emergency planning
  • Prioritizes, coordinates and monitors the completion of work requests/orders for all facility maintenance and projects
  • Proven customer service skills and strategies
  • Assist Facility Manager with facility operations
  • Maintain accurate records utilizing work orders
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with other departments and support functions.
  • Assists and advises less experienced staff on skills improvement
  • Establish priorities and work schedules for facilities technicians
  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve results

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Competency in AC, electrical, plumbing, carpentry and mechanical repairs
  • Expertise in the use of bench and power tools
  • Knowledge of safety practices, codes and compliance
  • Knowledge and Operation of fork lifts and Boom lifts
  • Spanish Language a plus but not required

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • 3-5 years supervisory experience in a facilities capacity
  • BS / BA in engineering or related field or relevant experience
  • Prior experience with public aquariums, hotels, amusement parks, or hospitals, preferably
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Google e-mail and docs etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to balance, bend, squat, climb, kneel, crawl, twist
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 0-50lbs
  • Ability to pull and push up to 0-100lbs
  • Ability to work at a variety of heights
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Exposure to various in temperature, humidity or wetness
  • Exposure to injury from animal
  • Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  • Exposure to confined spaces
  • Exposure to work in an industrial environment, including areas with low headroom, difficult access
  • Ability to work around and use hazardous chemicals with proper PPE
  • Use of special auditory, visual, and personal protective equipment
  • Exposure to working with bio-hazards
  • Aquarium habitats and open ocean environments

Interested & 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 PCI aptitude assessment.

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.

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Entry Level, $10.00/hour

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 spring break and summer season only. Employment for these positions will end by or before September 15, 2016.

The Sales Associate’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintaining the highest level of guest-friendly customer service at all times
  • Serving guests in a prompt and courteous manner
  • Accurately operating a register, including credit and cash transactions
  • Re-stocking shelves as needed
  • Maintaining the highest degree of cleanliness in store and stockroom
  • Maximizing sales with suggestive selling techniques
  • Other duties 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 until 11:00 p.m.)
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Previous customer service experience preferred but not required

Knowledge and Skills

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

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to balance, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 0-50lbs
  • Ability to pull and push up to 0-100lbs
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills

Work Environment

  • Exposure to various in temperature, humidity or wetness
  • Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  • Exposure to confined spaces

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

PART TIME, 30 HOURS PER WEEK

This position encompasses the basic Aquarist responsibilities but primarily focuses on work in the Tropical Pacific Gallery. The part time Aquarist reports to the Assistant Curator and assists with all aspects of the care and maintenance of the Tropical Pacific Gallery. This includes the care, handling and feeding of a variety of tropical fish and invertebrates.

Essential Functions:

  • Care of tropical marine organisms, their habitats, and life support systems
  • Exhibit diving for routine maintenance, especially Tropical Reef Habitat
  • Exhibit maintenance of Tropical Reef Habitat using underwater power tools (Armada scrubber)
  • Quarantine system maintenance
  • Food preparation and feeding
  • Record keeping
  • Cleaning of back up areas and equipment
  • Adhering to all safety protocols
  • Providing informal direction to volunteer divers, husbandry volunteers and/or interns
  • Live foods coverage, if necessary
  • Assisting other husbandry staff with daily routines or special projects, if necessary
  • Water quality testing, if necessary
  • Disease recognition and treatment, if necessary
  • Handling of sharks and rays, if necessary
  • Public presentations, if necessary
  • Speaking to groups of visitors or media on an occasional basis

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Maintains a high level of knowledge of species under care
  • Maintains a high level of knowledge of the operation and theory of life support systems and marine aquarium water chemistry
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Qualifications:

  • Experience in maintaining marine fish and invertebrates in a captive environment
  • Knowledge of basic aquarium principles
  • Scuba certification
  • Good written and oral communications skills
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to balance bend, squat, climb, kneel, crawl, twist
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 0-75lbs
  • Ability to pull and push up to 0-100lbs
  • Ability to swim, SCUBA certification in dive aquarium habitats or open ocean
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills

Work Environment

  • Ability to respond to unpredictable marine animals
  • Exposure to injury from animals
  • Food preparation with fish and shellfish
  • Exposure to various in temperature, humidity or wetness
  • Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  • Elevated platforms
  • Use of special auditory, visual, and personal protective equipment
  • Exposed to working with bio-hazards
  • Use of hand tools, machinery and company vehicles
  • Aquarium habitats and open ocean environments

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 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 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.

Full time, eligible for benefits

The Life Support Systems Technician is responsible for performing daily inspections of all life support systems and components, and maintaining all equipment in working order. The individual will handle such tasks as filter back washes, system lineup changes, barge water treatment, troubleshoot any faulty systems, and more. This position works a 4-day workweek, and all life support technicians rotate shifts to provide 24-hour coverage, 365 days of the year.

The Life Support Systems Technician’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Performing daily rounds inspections on all life support systems
  • Performing preventive and emergency maintenance for all the life support systems and associated equipment as needed
  • Isolating, troubleshooting and coordinating the repair of faulty life support systems including pumps, ozone generation systems, aquarium system filtration, and LSS building controls equipment
  • Providing support as needed with the construction and fabrication of new life support systems equipment and exhibits
  • Communicating successfully with and assisting members of the department and other departments within the aquarium as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or the completion of a formal training program a plus (or equivalent experience)
  • Previous aquatic animal life support experience in a private or public aquarium is highly desirable.
  • Must have work experience in a related technical field, such as wastewater treatment or marine engineering.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours (4-day workweek, including nights, weekends, and holidays in some rotations).

Knowledge, Skills, Traits for Success:

  • Aquatic animal life support experience in an aquarium highly desirable
  • Pipefitting and fabrication skills are highly desirable
  • Experience with centrifugal pump equipment fractional to 30 HP, sand filters, foam fractionators, UV sterilizers as well as heat exchangers is desirable
  • Understanding of basic water chemistry and tools used to measure water quality required
  • Must be highly computer literate with a strong understanding of MS windows
  • Understanding of automation and building control systems desirable
  • Must be a team-oriented individual with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of OSHA and Cal OSHA safety requirements is desirable

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to balance, bend, squat, climb, kneel, crawl, twist
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 0-50lbs
  • Ability to pull and push up to 0-100lbs
  • Ability to work at a variety of heights
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills

Work Environment

  • Exposure to various in temperature, humidity or wetness
  • Exposure to injury from animal
  • Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  • Exposure to confined spaces
  • Exposure to work in an industrial environment, including areas with low headroom, difficult access
  • Ability to work around and use hazardous chemicals with proper PPE
  • Use of special auditory, visual, and personal protective equipment
  • Exposure to working with bio-hazards
  • Aquarium habitats and open ocean environments

Interested & 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 PCI aptitude assessment.

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

Part-Time, 20–30 Hours per Week; $10.25/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 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. At times this shift may change to cover our day shift and night shift including events. In addition candidates must also be available to work a shift of 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to closing which includes working night events as stated above, and all applicants must be available to work up until 2:00 a.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 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 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

Physical Demands

  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time, often while carrying housekeeping equipment
  • Ability to sit, balance, bend, squat, climb, kneel, crawl, twist
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 0-30lbs
  • Ability to pull and push up to 0-100lbs
  • Ability to work at a variety of heights, climb stairs through out a shift
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills

Work Environment

  • Exposure to various temperature, humidity or wetness
  • Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  • Exposure to confined spaces
  • Ability to work around and use cleaning chemicals with proper PPE
  • Use of special auditory, visual, and personal protective equipment
  • Exposure to working with bio-hazards

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.

Full Time, Eligible for Benefits

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:

  • Maintain, troubleshoot and fix equipment throughout the facility
  • Providing support for internal and external presentations and events
  • Set up and operation live audio equipment for Aquarium events
  • Videography and photography of Aquarium events and presentations
  • Providing support for all other audio and video related needs of the Aquarium as necessary

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Film, Audio, Electronic arts or related field.
  • Availability to work evenings, weekends and holidays

Knowledge and Skills

  • Operation of PA systems, microphones, live sound mixing, still & video cameras, video projectors, and video playback devices
  • Strong familiarity of A/V cabling, connections, integrations, basic electronics, and equipment
  • Intermediate level experience in non-linear editing
  • Proficient in Macintosh environments
  • Excellent time management skills required
  • Must be successful at multi-tasking
  • Exercise strong collaboration in a team environment

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to balance bend, squat, climb, kneel, crawl, twist
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 0-75lbs
  • Ability to pull and push up to 0-100lbs
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills

Work Environment

  • Exposure to various in temperature, humidity or wetness
  • Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  • Elevated platforms
  • Exposure to confined spaces
  • Use of special auditory, visual, and personal protective equipment
  • Use of hand tools, machinery and company vehicles

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.

25 – 30 hours/week- $11.25/hr

The Interpreter I engages with guests and discusses animal behavior and conservation at various exhibits. The Interpreter I is also responsible for giving on-microphone presentations to a variety of audiences at various Aquarium exhibits. This position reports to an assigned Education supervisor. We are looking for the summer season only.

The Education Interpreter’s responsibilities include:

  • Giving presentations at specific, assigned Aquarium exhibits
  • Constantly exhibiting a customer service attitude, a smile, and an obvious interest in achieving the mission of the Aquarium
  • Interacting with guests discussing animal behavior, and facts, conservation, and interpreting habitats at various exhibits
  • Interacting with guests, staff, and volunteers in a positive manner
  • Imparting knowledge of animals in an educational and entertaining manner
  • Monitoring guest interaction with animals at touch exhibits

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous marine biology coursework preferred

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to speak in public
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to memorize basic scripts
  • Ability to grasp and interpret basic animal behaviors, adaptations, and habitats
  • Ability to deliver information in an enthusiastic and sincere manner
  • Ability to use audio equipment and props
  • Knowledgeable in basic ecological, biological, and conservation principles
  • Ability to communicate to a variety of audiences

Interested & Qualified?

If you meet the requirements of this position and believe you would be an outstanding Education Presenter, 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 online assessment.

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 weeks. If you do not hear from us within two weeks, 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, 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 CEO and Director 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.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 0-25lbs
  • Ability to pull and push up to 0-25lbs
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills

Work Environment

  • Normal office working conditions
  • Noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate
  • Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  • Exposure to various in temperature, humidity or wetness

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, $10.00/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 spring and 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

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to balance, bend, squat, climb, kneel, crawl, twist
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 0-50lbs
  • Ability to pull and push up to 0-100lbs
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills

Work Environment

  • Exposure to various in temperature, humidity or wetness
  • Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  • Exposure to confined spaces

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, Benefits Eligible

The Capital Campaign Coordinator will coordinate many levels of activities for the Development Department at the Aquarium of the Pacific, with special emphasis on capital campaign initiatives. Such activities may include, but aren’t limited to, implementing and tracking annual giving programs, tracking stewardship activities for grants, major gifts and campaign programs, as well as any and all coordination of specific capital campaign activities. This position must be proficient in Raiser’s Edge and be able to utilize it as a tool to keep the goals and objectives of the Development Department on target.

The Capital Campaign Coordinator’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Organize agenda for the scheduled meetings of the Capital Campaign Steering Committee including taking and submitting meetings minutes where appropriate, tracking all committee member assignments and progress, and schedule any follow-up meetings as prescribed
  • Utilize Raiser’s Edge to ensure all identification, qualification, cultivation and stewardship activities related to individual, foundation and corporate prospects are tracked and completed in timeframes prescribed
  • Coordinate annual giving appeal timelines as well as manage segmented appeal lists to ensure direct mail programs are implemented efficiently based on pre-determined deadlines and collateral materials are forwarded to mailhouses successfully
  • Analyze annual giving data twice a year to yield qualified prospects eligible for Pacific Circle upgrades
  • Ensure proper stewardship of campaign prospects and major gift donors by tracking and accurately reporting on donor activity, preparing pledge reminders, and creating specialty reports as requested
  • Assist with planning and implementation of departmental cultivation and stewardship events, including lunches, meetings, tours, solicitations and creation of production of any necessary collateral materials
  • Maintain inventory of all campaign and development-related collateral materials
  • Code and track campaign expenses and maintain an overall expense budget
  • Perform all other duties as assigned to ensure successful capital campaign and development outcomes

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in fundraising for non-profit institutions, preferably cultural institutions
  • Previous experience working directly with donors
  • Previous experience working with members Boards of Trustees in non-profit organizations
  • Proven ability to handle multiple assignments
  • Previous experience in donor privacy and diplomacy
  • Knowledge of the Aquarium and the community preferred

Knowledge And Skills

  • Extraordinary interpersonal skills
  • Extraordinary organization skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills with all MS Office programs and knowledge of Blackbaud Raisers Edge 7 database preferred
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to monitor and meet income and other goals set for this position
  • Ability to create systems to ensure accuracy and efficiency
  • Ability to manage and motivate volunteers

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 0-25lbs
  • Ability to pull and push up to 0-25lbs
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills

Work Environment

  • Normal office working conditions
  • Noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate
  • Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  • Exposure to various in temperature, humidity or wetness

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 Facilities department is currently looking for a skilled generalist with experience in HVAC and/or electrical with strong skills in other trades. The skills to be considered are mechanical/machinery repair, plumbing, carpentry and general fabrication. Aquarium Facilities Technicians perform a variety of skilled preventive and general maintenance, repair, construction and renovation work to the facility and systems.

THE FACILITIES TECHNICIAN’S RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Provide technical support and labor in the following disciplines: Electrical, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), machinery repair, carpentry and general fabrication.
  • Assists as required in the design, material procurement, construction, and daily operation and maintenance of the temporary holding facilities and the focus tanks located throughout the Aquarium.
  • Performs of the required daily inspections and routine maintenance of facilities equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance, inspections, troubleshoots, isolates, and coordinates the repair of faulty facilities and life support systems and equipment.
  • Reviews and becomes familiar with the drawings and technical aspects of all systems within the Aquarium.
  • Assists in the continuing development and implementation of a preventative maintenance program for all facilities and life support equipment in the Aquarium.
  • Assists in the design and construction of the facilities life support equipment for the changing exhibit area and future additions to the Aquarium.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must exercise safe work practices at all times.
  • Multi-skilled in technical disciplines with a minimum of one required and two preferred: electrical, HVAC, machinery repair, carpentry and general fabrication.
  • A minimum of two (2) years specific jobs experience, completion of a formal training program, or appropriate contractors license is preferred.
  • Possess a valid California driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Requires a working knowledge and understanding of OSHA and Cal OSHA safety requirements for the work being performed.
  • Ability to install, modify, troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment and distributions systems from 125 VAC single phase up to an including 480 VAC 3 phase.
  • Ability to design, fabricate, install, operate, troubleshoot, and repair plumbing and pumping systems using PVC, CPVC, polyethylene, FRP, copper and black iron pipe.
  • Ability to operate, program, troubleshoot, repair, balance and monitor the performance of large, industrial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
  • Ability to install, align, balance, troubleshoot, and repair mechanized equipment such as motors, pumps, hydraulic systems, etc.
  • Ability to work from discussions, directions, and drawings to conceptualize and construct complete assemblies, systems, displays, or exhibits using multiple skills. Ability to read and accurately interpret prints, schematics, P&ID’s and drawings.
  • Ability to fabricate structures and equipment as required using wood, fiberglass (FRP), glass, acrylic and related materials.
  • Ability to operate building automation system. i.e. Siemens apogee, Johnson controls, etc.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to balance, bend, squat, climb, kneel, crawl, twist
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 0-50lbs
  • Ability to pull and push up to 0-100lbs
  • Ability to work at a variety of heights
  • Full functional range of motion in all major body joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Exposure to various in temperature, humidity or wetness
  • Exposure to injury from animal
  • Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  • Exposure to confined spaces
  • Exposure to work in an industrial environment, including areas with low headroom, difficult access
  • Ability to work around and use hazardous chemicals with proper PPE
  • Use of special auditory, visual, and personal protective equipment
  • Use of hand tools and large industrial machinery, including lifts, saws, drills and soldering tools.
  • Potential exposure to live electricity
  • Exposure to working with bio-hazards
  • Aquarium habitats and open ocean environments

INTERESTED AND 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 FOUR 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 WPT assessment;
  4. You will complete the WPI assessment.

Upon completion of all FOUR of these 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 weeks. If you do not hear from us within two weeks, feel free to reapply in the future as other opportunities arise. Thank you for your interest in the Aquarium of the Pacific!

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The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Once you have been contacted by the Aquarium and a date and time have been scheduled for your job interview, you are welcome to prepare:

Job Application – complete this document and bring it with you to the interview. By completing this paperwork in advance, at your leisure, you will have an opportunity to be completely thorough and accurate.

Release and Disclosure Form – complete this document and bring it with you to the interview. The Release and Disclosure form grants permission to the Aquarium to proceed with a background check, which is an important step in our hiring process.

References – be sure to include references who are familiar with your work, and ideally have supervised you in past jobs. If your work experience is limited, teachers, advisers, coaches, and other youth leaders are often strong references – just be sure to provide accurate numbers at which they may be contacted.

Summary of Rights Notice – keep this notice for your records.

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