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

Membership Assistant
The Membership Assistant plays an integral role in supporting the institutional goal of growing earned revenue through our membership program.  Core ResponsibilitiesPerforms data entry for membership program, including processing new memberships, renewals, gift memberships, online memberships, membership account updates and other specialized data entry.Runs weekly quality assurance reports on data entry to ensure accuracy; communicates issues to the Membership Supervisor, Membership Director or team members as appropriate.Prepares renewal and fulfillment packages, including printing membership cards and acknowledgment letters.Performs general office duties including sorting data entry forms and daily mail, correcting returned mail and answering e-mail messages.Answers membership help line to assist members and donors with their account, and membership and donation payments.Assists with onsite membership sales and fulfillment, which occasionally occur on weekends.Assist with member and donor events, which occasionally occur on weekday evenings and weekends.Assists Senior Membership Assistant in volunteer coordination including workload assistance, and providing necessary supplies and materials.Assist with special projects as needed.Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years or more administrative experienceExcellent customer service skillsExcellent attention to detailComputer proficiency (Windows, Word, Excel)Proficient in typing, writing and oral communicationDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years or more experience working in a fundraising and/or non-profit.Database, preferably Raiser's Edge, experienceReference # 21151Posted on 16 Jan 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise MembershipWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) Entry/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
Membership Assistant
The Membership Assistant plays an integral role in supporting the institutional goal of growing earned revenue through our membership program.  Core ResponsibilitiesPerforms data entry for membership program, including processing new memberships, renewals, gift memberships, online memberships, membership account updates and other specialized data entry.Runs weekly quality assurance reports on data entry to ensure accuracy; communicates issues to the Membership Supervisor, Membership Director or team members as appropriate.Prepares renewal and fulfillment packages, including printing membership cards and acknowledgment letters.Performs general office duties including sorting data entry forms and daily mail, correcting returned mail and answering e-mail messages.Answers membership help line to assist members and donors with their account, and membership and donation payments.Assists with onsite membership sales and fulfillment, which occasionally occur on weekends.Assist with member and donor events, which occasionally occur on weekday evenings and weekends.Assists Senior Membership Assistant in volunteer coordination including workload assistance, and providing necessary supplies and materials.Assist with special projects as needed.Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years or more administrative experienceExcellent customer service skillsExcellent attention to detailComputer proficiency (Windows, Word, Excel)Proficient in typing, writing and oral communicationDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years or more experience working in a fundraising and/or non-profit.Database, preferably Raiser's Edge, experienceReference # 21151Posted on 16 Jan 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise MembershipWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) Entry/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
Drifters Gallery Intern
Job summary Students will learn how to conduct exhibit maintenance and animal care of Monterey Bay Aquarium's permanent jelly collection and cultures. They will be trained in a variety of protocols that include the overall exhibit maintenance, diet preparation and feeding, animal observations, record keeping and live foods and exhibit specimen culturing.  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 truly amazing, delicate animals. Additionally, the student will participate in a research project related to the relationship of cultured foods to jelly growth.Physical project assignments can include: Scrubbing, handling chemicals, kneeling, bending, squatting, climbing ladders and sweeping,Core ResponsibilitiesExhibit Maintenance including acrylic window cleaningDaily water changes on jelly culturesCulturing, harvesting and feeding out of live food items(brine shrimp, rotifers, algae)Cleaning Service Areas and Jelly Culture LabConducting research project analyzing effects of food quality on cultured jelly growthAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAt least 18 years of age.Must have basic lab skills such as working with pipettes, microscopes, measurement devices, etc.Must be tolerant of dirty, wet, physical work and feeding of live foodsExperience working under lab quarantine protocols to prevent cross-contaminationExperience conducting data entry and analysis of research dataDemonstrated ability with microscopy utilized in research methodsAbility to follow written and verbal instructionsDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationStrong interest in working with jellies 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 40 lbs.Proven ability to work with colleagues in a team settingProficiency in Microsoft Office applicationsAncillary ResponsibilitiesFish and invertebrate health observations and diagnosisAnimal moves and acclimation, transport preparationAquarium systems analysis and diagnosisReference # 21111Posted on 08 Jan 2018Closes on16 Mar 2018 23:55Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Husbandry, Aviculture, Collecting, Dive Operations, Fish & Invertebrates, Marine MammalWork type(s) Summer, 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
Drifters Gallery Intern
Job summary Students will learn how to conduct exhibit maintenance and animal care of Monterey Bay Aquarium's permanent jelly collection and cultures. They will be trained in a variety of protocols that include the overall exhibit maintenance, diet preparation and feeding, animal observations, record keeping and live foods and exhibit specimen culturing.  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 truly amazing, delicate animals. Additionally, the student will participate in a research project related to the relationship of cultured foods to jelly growth.Physical project assignments can include: Scrubbing, handling chemicals, kneeling, bending, squatting, climbing ladders and sweeping,Core ResponsibilitiesExhibit Maintenance including acrylic window cleaningDaily water changes on jelly culturesCulturing, harvesting and feeding out of live food items(brine shrimp, rotifers, algae)Cleaning Service Areas and Jelly Culture LabConducting research project analyzing effects of food quality on cultured jelly growthAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAt least 18 years of age.Must have basic lab skills such as working with pipettes, microscopes, measurement devices, etc.Must be tolerant of dirty, wet, physical work and feeding of live foodsExperience working under lab quarantine protocols to prevent cross-contaminationExperience conducting data entry and analysis of research dataDemonstrated ability with microscopy utilized in research methodsAbility to follow written and verbal instructionsDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationStrong interest in working with jellies 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 40 lbs.Proven ability to work with colleagues in a team settingProficiency in Microsoft Office applicationsAncillary ResponsibilitiesFish and invertebrate health observations and diagnosisAnimal moves and acclimation, transport preparationAquarium systems analysis and diagnosisReference # 21111Posted on 08 Jan 2018Closes on16 Mar 2018 23:55Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Husbandry, Aviculture, Collecting, Dive Operations, Fish & Invertebrates, Marine MammalWork type(s) Summer, 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 # 21110Posted on 08 Jan 2018Closes on09 Feb 2018 23:55Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Husbandry, Aviculture, Collecting, Dive Operations, Fish & Invertebrates, Marine MammalWork type(s) SummerJob 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 # 21110Posted on 08 Jan 2018Closes on09 Feb 2018 23:55Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Husbandry, Aviculture, Collecting, Dive Operations, Fish & Invertebrates, Marine MammalWork type(s) SummerJob 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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