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Sales Associate – TEMPORARY, SEASONAL

Entry Level, $9.25/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 in these positions will end by or before September 30, 2015

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

  • Position requires combination of standing and walking for most of shift
  • Position requires fine motor skills involved in data entry on cash register

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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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 2:30 p.m. and 2 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 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.

Full 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.

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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Full Time, Eligible For Benefits

Reporting directly to the Interpretation Manager, the Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the education volunteer program. The Volunteer Coordinator contributes significantly to the retention, tracking, evaluation, and recognition of the volunteers. Responsibilities also include maintaining all aspects of the volunteer program, which include but are not limited to screening, training, and general administrative tasks; and developing new programming and opportunities for volunteers in the education department.

The Education Volunteer Coordinator’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Establish and maintain positive, cooperative, and effective working relations with volunteers and fellow employees.
  • Communicate both internally and externally in a courteous and tactful manner and set a leadership example following Aquarium policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with other departments throughout the Aquarium to provide education volunteer assistance when needed.
  • Develop and implement volunteer orientation, training, continuing education and evaluation to support the educational goals and consistently maintain the high quality service of the Aquarium.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of recognition, retention, and motivation programs for volunteers.
  • Maintain first-hand knowledge of education volunteer positions by providing visitor support in the form of on-the-floor interpretation and touch lab coverage.
  • Oversees the maintenance of education volunteer records such as training, logging service hours, volunteer status changes, etc.; and keeps these database records in an organized manner.
  • Participates in the recruitment, screening, and interviewing all education volunteer applicants.
  • Interacts closely with the volunteer services department in order to support the overall Aquarium volunteer program.
  • Answers and resolves volunteer questions and problems that may arise. Provides effective coaching and course correction with volunteers as needed; and when necessary, facilitates communication and resolution with other paid and non-paid staff.
  • Support Education Department and volunteer staff in daily operations.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team atmosphere.
  • Participate in Education and Aquarium-wide staff meetings, trainings and professional development to stay current on Education Department goals, ocean sciences information and trends in education.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in ocean or biological sciences, education or equivalent experience a strong plus.
  • Prior experience in coordinating volunteers or paid staff in a nonprofit environment.
  • Prior volunteer experience strongly desired.

Knowledge, Skills, Traits For Success

  • Superior interpersonal abilities, presentation and writing skills. Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of staff both paid and volunteer.
  • Must be able to successfully interact with a very broad range of individuals of varying ages, ethnicities, interests, experiences, socio-economic backgrounds, etc.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Previous personal experience as a volunteer.
  • Excellent internal and external customer service.
  • Experience communicating science in formal and/or informal setting.
  • Ability to focus on projects in a shared workspace with frequent interruptions.
  • Basic word processing and computer skills and experience with database management.
  • Prior experience with the Volgistics database strongly desired.

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 assessments.

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.

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

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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!