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Education Interpreter - SEASONAL

25 – 30 hours/week; $10.50/hourly

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.

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Part Time, 30 Hours Per Week, Grave Shift

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
  • Guard Card mandatory
  • 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. 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.

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Entry Level, $9.25/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.

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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.

APPLY NOW

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.

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