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Education Coordinator

Full Time with Benefits

The Education Coordinator is responsible for the coordinating and teaching education programs (pre K-adult) which supports the Aquarium of the Pacific and its mission. The person in this position will assist in the development of educational curricula including written outline, booking protocols, program activities and the design and construction of program materials. Primary responsibilities are to implement, develop and continually assess the Aquarium’s education programs. Additional responsibilities include the coordination of at least 1 education project or program and the oversight and training of education volunteers. Education program coordination includes the logistical and day to day upkeep of education programs in addition to program development, collaborating with other departments, staff training, and informal program evaluation. The person in this position will provide the highest level of customer service to our guests, other Aquarium staff, community and professional peers while instilling a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems.

Essential Functions

  1. Teach, develop, and implement the Aquarium of the Pacific’s education programs which support the institutional mission and strategic plan.
  2. Maintain the highest level of customer service to program participants and Aquarium guests.
  3. Ability to work well with others in a team atmosphere.
  4. Track program supplies and make recommendations to the Education Managers when purchases are necessary.
  5. Maintain a clean teaching space to facilitate programs and presentations in a safe environment for staff, volunteers and guests.
  6. Train and oversee work of volunteers and interns.
  7. Train, develop and mentor part-time staff.
  8. Participate in Education and Aquarium-wide staff meetings, trainings, and professional development.
  9. Provide outstanding, engaging, and thought-inspiring interpretation to guests throughout the Aquarium.
  10. Handle changes in job functions of the education department.
  11. Provide support for the daily functions of the education department.
  12. Complete other projects as assigned, including acting as Project Manager for various projects or programs.

Knowledge and Skills

  1. Knowledge and expertise in ecological, biological and conservation principles.
  2. Strong background and training in the field of education and the implementation of informal education programs.
  3. Familiarity with effective instructional strategies for informal education for a variety of ages, group sizes and abilities.
  4. Strong communication skills to transmit information to staff, other departments, volunteers, visitors and program participants with enthusiasm.
  5. Ability to focus on projects in a shared workspace with frequent interruptions.
  6. Ability to interact successfully with other zoos, aquariums and informal education centers regarding related programs.
  7. Desire to instill a sense of wonder, respect and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems.

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.

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field preferred. Equivalent experience will be considered.
  2. Minimum of two years of teaching in a formal and/or informal setting.
  3. Valid California driver’s license.

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.

  1. Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time
  2. Ability to balance, bend, squat, climb, kneel, crawl, twist
  3. Ability to lift and carry up to 0-50lbs
  4. Ability to pull and push up to 0-100lbs
  5. Full functional range of motion in all major body joints from reaching, twisting, bending, simple and power gripping, fine and gross motor skills
  6. Ability to function while on board a mid-sized ocean vessel

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.

  1. Aquarium galleries, classrooms, theater and informal learning environment
  2. Offsite areas conducting programs as needed
  3. Outside environments in varying weather conditions
  4. Open ocean environments
  5. Exposure to various in temperature, humidity or wetness
  6. Exposure to common allergens, such as shellfish
  7. Wet, dirty, uneven surfaces and walkways
  8. Exposure to confined spaces

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.

Apply Now

FULL TIME, ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS

The Facilities department is currently looking for a skilled generalist, performing at a journey-level in HVAC and 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.
  • Supervises the performance of the required daily inspections and routine maintenance of all life support 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.
  • Establishes and maintains equipment maintenance records as required and generates necessary reports, including budget requests and purchase order justifications.
  • 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 five (5) years specific jobs experience, completion of a formal training program, or appropriate contractors license is preferred.
  • Possess a valid California driver’s license.
  • Respirator certified and fit tested.

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.

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.
  • 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!

APPLY NOW

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.

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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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