Monterey Bay Aquarium
The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.
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What Sets Us Apart

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1. We're an inclusive, committed, diverse group of people who collaborate.

 

2. We're passionate about learning more and doing more to better our world.

 

3. We're all dedicated to conservation of the ocean.

Making a Difference

Our Culture

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Working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is more than just going to the office every day. In addition to our purpose-driven work in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package (medical, dental and life insurance; floating holidays, vacation and sick time) including a couple of things we feel distinguish us: a unique and generous retirement plan and a wellness program staff can't wait to join. We do our best to walk the talk so we offer our team members discounts at our Cafe, which serves local, sustainable and organic foods, plus subsidized gym memberships and alternative transportation discounts, too. Our goal of working toward a healthy ocean can only be achieved with a healthy organization, which is something we strive for here at the Aquarium.

Opportunities at Monterey Bay

Teen Conservation Leaders Program Assistant- Guest Track
Job summary The TCL Guest Track Program Assistant will work closely with the leadership level of the high school volunteer program, "Teen Conservation Leaders" (TCL). Program Assistants will work with TCL staff, student coaches and adult advisors to supervise, coach and mentor first and second year participants on the Guest Track as they learn skills in customer service, interpretation and communication while interacting with Aquarium guests of all ages and backgrounds. Knowledge of customer service and interpretation preferred for this position, in addition familiarity of ocean animals exhibited at the Aquarium. Core Responsibilities Coach TCL students in interpretation skills and contentMentor students in excellent customer service and hospitality techniquesWork with Guest Track Coaches and Advisors to coordinate student schedulesCommunicate student progress to supervising staffServe as bus mentor for high school students using TCL-provided transportationMaintain professional standards and priorities consistent with the aquarium's mission and valuesParticipate in meetings actively, thoughtfully, creatively and constructivelyServe as role model incorporating the aquarium's main messages and exemplifying effective communication Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Have strong interpersonal skillsExperience in a leadership roleKnowledge of marine habitats and animalsSelf-starter, proactive, flexible, problem solverPunctuality and strong work ethic Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationPast participation in Monterey Bay Aquarium Teen Conservation Leader programExperience with various forms of educational technology including equipment, programs, and apps.Comfort working with Google Calendars, Drive and ClassroomExperience in customer service and hospitality Ancillary ResponsibilitiesWork alongside TCL staff to support field eventsWith other TCL assistants, create and present a multimedia presentation celebrating the summerAssist in the teen program longitudinal evaluation with contacting alumni and updating alumni databaseReference # 19192Posted on Feb 23, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise School, Teen & Teacher ProgramsWork type(s) Full Time, SeasonalJob level(s) UndergradMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Teen Conservation Leaders Program Assistant- Guest Track
Job summary The TCL Guest Track Program Assistant will work closely with the leadership level of the high school volunteer program, "Teen Conservation Leaders" (TCL). Program Assistants will work with TCL staff, student coaches and adult advisors to supervise, coach and mentor first and second year participants on the Guest Track as they learn skills in customer service, interpretation and communication while interacting with Aquarium guests of all ages and backgrounds. Knowledge of customer service and interpretation preferred for this position, in addition familiarity of ocean animals exhibited at the Aquarium. Core Responsibilities Coach TCL students in interpretation skills and contentMentor students in excellent customer service and hospitality techniquesWork with Guest Track Coaches and Advisors to coordinate student schedulesCommunicate student progress to supervising staffServe as bus mentor for high school students using TCL-provided transportationMaintain professional standards and priorities consistent with the aquarium's mission and valuesParticipate in meetings actively, thoughtfully, creatively and constructivelyServe as role model incorporating the aquarium's main messages and exemplifying effective communication Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Have strong interpersonal skillsExperience in a leadership roleKnowledge of marine habitats and animalsSelf-starter, proactive, flexible, problem solverPunctuality and strong work ethic Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationPast participation in Monterey Bay Aquarium Teen Conservation Leader programExperience with various forms of educational technology including equipment, programs, and apps.Comfort working with Google Calendars, Drive and ClassroomExperience in customer service and hospitality Ancillary ResponsibilitiesWork alongside TCL staff to support field eventsWith other TCL assistants, create and present a multimedia presentation celebrating the summerAssist in the teen program longitudinal evaluation with contacting alumni and updating alumni databaseReference # 19192Posted on Feb 23, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise School, Teen & Teacher ProgramsWork type(s) Full Time, SeasonalJob level(s) UndergradMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Teen Conservation Leaders Program Assistant - Camp Track
The Camp Track Program Assistant will work closely with the leadership level of the high school volunteer program, "Teen Conservation Leaders" (TCL). The Camp Track Program Assistant will work with Teen Programs staff, student coaches and adult advisors to supervise, coach and mentor first and second year participants on the Camp Track. They will assist in the development and delivery of instructional activities on- and off-site during the Young Women in Science program. The Camp Track Program Assistant will provide administrative support for the Young Women in Science camps as well as provide support to staff in camp-related activities. Core Responsibilities With the Teen Programs team, the YWS Senior Program Assistant:Leads the YWS planning and debrief sessions with the Teen Conservation LeadersServes as a positive role model for YWS participantsAssists in the delivery of program contentAssists in the development and training of the Teen Conservation LeadersMaintains professional standards and priorities consistent with the aquarium's mission and valuesParticipates in meetings actively, thoughtfully, creatively and constructivelyDeliver programs which incorporate the aquarium's main messages and exemplify effective communicationAssists in the teen program longitudinal evaluation with contacting alumni and updating alumni databaseAssists with administrative tasks Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Former participant in the Teen Conservation Leaders and Young Women in Science CampStrong inter-personal skillsExcellent oral and written communicationSelf-directed, organized, flexible and able to work well independently and with a team Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAssist in program translation- Spanish fluencyExperience in working with or volunteering in an educational settingExperience with various forms of educational technology including equipment, programs, and appsReference # 19190Posted on Feb 23, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise School, Teen & Teacher ProgramsWork type(s) Full Time, SeasonalJob level(s) UndergradMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Teen Conservation Leaders Program Assistant - Camp Track
The Camp Track Program Assistant will work closely with the leadership level of the high school volunteer program, "Teen Conservation Leaders" (TCL). The Camp Track Program Assistant will work with Teen Programs staff, student coaches and adult advisors to supervise, coach and mentor first and second year participants on the Camp Track. They will assist in the development and delivery of instructional activities on- and off-site during the Young Women in Science program. The Camp Track Program Assistant will provide administrative support for the Young Women in Science camps as well as provide support to staff in camp-related activities. Core Responsibilities With the Teen Programs team, the YWS Senior Program Assistant:Leads the YWS planning and debrief sessions with the Teen Conservation LeadersServes as a positive role model for YWS participantsAssists in the delivery of program contentAssists in the development and training of the Teen Conservation LeadersMaintains professional standards and priorities consistent with the aquarium's mission and valuesParticipates in meetings actively, thoughtfully, creatively and constructivelyDeliver programs which incorporate the aquarium's main messages and exemplify effective communicationAssists in the teen program longitudinal evaluation with contacting alumni and updating alumni databaseAssists with administrative tasks Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Former participant in the Teen Conservation Leaders and Young Women in Science CampStrong inter-personal skillsExcellent oral and written communicationSelf-directed, organized, flexible and able to work well independently and with a team Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAssist in program translation- Spanish fluencyExperience in working with or volunteering in an educational settingExperience with various forms of educational technology including equipment, programs, and appsReference # 19190Posted on Feb 23, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise School, Teen & Teacher ProgramsWork type(s) Full Time, SeasonalJob level(s) UndergradMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Penguin Exhibit Intern
Job summary Students will learn how to conduct exhibit maintenance and animal care of Monterey Bay Aquarium's African Penguin Gallery which displays African penguins and invertebrates. They will be trained in a variety of protocols that include the overall exhibit maintenance, diet preparation and feeding, animal observations and record keeping.  Students will also assist staff with the continued upkeep of service areas and work spaces. They will have the rare opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of penguins. Opportunities may be available to learn about other avian species in our collection that include shorebirds, waterfowl, puffins, murres, guillemots and albatross.  Additionally, the student will participate in a behavioral research project.Physical project assignments can include: Scrubbing, handling chemicals, kneeling, bending, squatting, sweeping and wearing waders in 3 feet high cold water.Core ResponsibilitiesExhibit Maintenance including scrubbing rockwork and acrylic window cleaningDiet preparation of frozen food items such as krill, squid, baitfish and clamCleaning and upkeep of Service Areas to meet AZA standardsConducting research project, recording and analyzing data and presenting resultsAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAt least 18 years of age.Must be tolerant of dirty, wet, and physical workExperience conducting data entry and analysis of research dataAbility to follow written and verbal instructionsAbility to work in changing work environment with animalsDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationStrong interest in working with avian species for the purposes of conservationDependability, attention to detail and excellent communication skillsStrong record-keeping skillsAbility to work unsupervised to high standards of animal careAbility to concentrate and work carefully with delicate animalsAbility to lift up to 50 lbs.Proven ability to work with colleagues in a team settingProficiency in Microsoft Office applicationsAncillary ResponsibilitiesBird health observationLive food preparation and feeding, including live insects such as mealworms, fly larvae and crickets.Reference # 19196Posted on Feb 24, 2017Closes onApr 21, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Husbandry, AvicultureWork type(s) Fall/Winter/SpringJob level(s) Undergrad, GraduateMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Penguin Exhibit Intern
Job summary Students will learn how to conduct exhibit maintenance and animal care of Monterey Bay Aquarium's African Penguin Gallery which displays African penguins and invertebrates. They will be trained in a variety of protocols that include the overall exhibit maintenance, diet preparation and feeding, animal observations and record keeping.  Students will also assist staff with the continued upkeep of service areas and work spaces. They will have the rare opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of penguins. Opportunities may be available to learn about other avian species in our collection that include shorebirds, waterfowl, puffins, murres, guillemots and albatross.  Additionally, the student will participate in a behavioral research project.Physical project assignments can include: Scrubbing, handling chemicals, kneeling, bending, squatting, sweeping and wearing waders in 3 feet high cold water.Core ResponsibilitiesExhibit Maintenance including scrubbing rockwork and acrylic window cleaningDiet preparation of frozen food items such as krill, squid, baitfish and clamCleaning and upkeep of Service Areas to meet AZA standardsConducting research project, recording and analyzing data and presenting resultsAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAt least 18 years of age.Must be tolerant of dirty, wet, and physical workExperience conducting data entry and analysis of research dataAbility to follow written and verbal instructionsAbility to work in changing work environment with animalsDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationStrong interest in working with avian species for the purposes of conservationDependability, attention to detail and excellent communication skillsStrong record-keeping skillsAbility to work unsupervised to high standards of animal careAbility to concentrate and work carefully with delicate animalsAbility to lift up to 50 lbs.Proven ability to work with colleagues in a team settingProficiency in Microsoft Office applicationsAncillary ResponsibilitiesBird health observationLive food preparation and feeding, including live insects such as mealworms, fly larvae and crickets.Reference # 19196Posted on Feb 24, 2017Closes onApr 21, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Husbandry, AvicultureWork type(s) Fall/Winter/SpringJob level(s) Undergrad, GraduateMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
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