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

Bilingual Education Specialist I
Job summary:The Bilingual Education Specialist delivers and participates in the ongoing assessment of multidisciplinary and Spanish/English bilingual programs at the Aquarium and offsite for PreK-12th grade school groups, teens, teachers and/or community members which incorporate the Aquarium's main messages and exemplify effective communication, emphasize high levels of learner participation, allow for diverse needs of learners and accommodate the learning styles and conservation readiness of very young children as well as adults. Core ResponsibilitiesDeliver engaging school programs to PreK-12th grade students, their teachers and chaperones fluently in Spanish and English at the Aquarium and off-site, during the day, after school, evenings and on weekendsWith the teen or teacher programs teams, deliver and assess engaging youth and/or teacher professional development programs fluently in Spanish and EnglishAssist in the development and testing of instructional materials for education programs and projectsServe on assigned program and project teamsAssist with program delivery, complete additional assigned tasks and provide support as necessaryServe as a resource and mentor to volunteers in the development of job skillsRepresent the department, division and the Aquarium to the general public, visiting dignitaries and the professional education communityWork with a wide variety of staff and volunteersAssist with ongoing programmatic tasks as neededDrive Aquarium vehicles to school and community sites as neededLoad and unload equipment and materials Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationBS/BA degreeAble to write and speak clearly, concisely and fluently in Spanish and EnglishExperience delivering, implementing and evaluating formal or informal education programsExperience working with diverse audiences or communitiesStrong and effective interpersonal skillsFlexible with changes in work prioritiesMature work habits, task and detail orientedAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesMust possess the ability to obtain a valid California driver's license and maintain clearance in the DMV Pull Program Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationStrong background in science and/or science educationStrong technology skillsSCUBA certificationReference # 24810Posted on 23 Aug 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise EducationWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) ExperiencedMore 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
Bilingual Education Specialist I
Job summary:The Bilingual Education Specialist delivers and participates in the ongoing assessment of multidisciplinary and Spanish/English bilingual programs at the Aquarium and offsite for PreK-12th grade school groups, teens, teachers and/or community members which incorporate the Aquarium's main messages and exemplify effective communication, emphasize high levels of learner participation, allow for diverse needs of learners and accommodate the learning styles and conservation readiness of very young children as well as adults. Core ResponsibilitiesDeliver engaging school programs to PreK-12th grade students, their teachers and chaperones fluently in Spanish and English at the Aquarium and off-site, during the day, after school, evenings and on weekendsWith the teen or teacher programs teams, deliver and assess engaging youth and/or teacher professional development programs fluently in Spanish and EnglishAssist in the development and testing of instructional materials for education programs and projectsServe on assigned program and project teamsAssist with program delivery, complete additional assigned tasks and provide support as necessaryServe as a resource and mentor to volunteers in the development of job skillsRepresent the department, division and the Aquarium to the general public, visiting dignitaries and the professional education communityWork with a wide variety of staff and volunteersAssist with ongoing programmatic tasks as neededDrive Aquarium vehicles to school and community sites as neededLoad and unload equipment and materials Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationBS/BA degreeAble to write and speak clearly, concisely and fluently in Spanish and EnglishExperience delivering, implementing and evaluating formal or informal education programsExperience working with diverse audiences or communitiesStrong and effective interpersonal skillsFlexible with changes in work prioritiesMature work habits, task and detail orientedAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesMust possess the ability to obtain a valid California driver's license and maintain clearance in the DMV Pull Program Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationStrong background in science and/or science educationStrong technology skillsSCUBA certificationReference # 24810Posted on 23 Aug 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise EducationWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) ExperiencedMore 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
Bilingual Program Naturalist
Job summary The Bilingual Program Naturalist plays an essential role in the Aquarium's goal of providing superior on-site presentations and group tours that create powerful emotional connections for our guests. This position works as part of the Guest Experience team delivering public programs, tours, educational activities, interpreting at exhibit galleries, as well as offering continuous operational support for both daytime and evening hours.  This position will work with the Bilingual Program Specialist to interpret and deliver bilingual programming in Spanish and English throughout the Aquarium.Core ResponsibilitiesResponsible for delivering daily tours and specialty tours on weekdays, weekends, and evening events as well as delivering both English and Spanish bilingual auditorium programs, limited feeding narrations, and unscheduled feeding opportunitiesDeliver bilingual blended Spanish/English auditorium programs and limited feeding narrations on selected events throughout the yearDeliver presentations, facilitating activities and helping with logistical operations during sleepover programs and night eventsFacilitate school group and tour group orientations both in English and bilinguallyProvide continuous interpretation and hospitality in the Aquarium throughout the day and during evening events as neededAssists with minor animal care duties including animal food preparation for tours and providing animal care support for feeding toursProvide a superlative guest experience through supporting the Operations team with daily support on the floorAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationDegree (completed or in progress) in natural science, education, theater or a related field, or relevant professional experienceOral fluency in Spanish and EnglishDemonstrated ability to deliver educational programs in a fun, scientifically accurate and engaging mannerStrong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with a variety of types of professionals, interns and volunteers of various agesExcellent oral and written communication skillsMust be able to work weekends, evenings, holidays and all bilingual eventsAbility to work within and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationPublic speaking, storytelling, musical or theatrical training and/or experience preferredStrong background in local marine science and education, with a demonstrated ability to apply concepts in educational settingsStrong commitment to excellent hospitalityAncillary ResponsibilitiesAssist with training staff and volunteers on programs and toursReference # 24811Posted on 23 Aug 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Guest & Guide ProgramsWork type(s) Regular, Full Time, Hourly (non-exempt)Job level(s) Entry/graduate, ExperiencedMore 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
Bilingual Program Naturalist
Job summary The Bilingual Program Naturalist plays an essential role in the Aquarium's goal of providing superior on-site presentations and group tours that create powerful emotional connections for our guests. This position works as part of the Guest Experience team delivering public programs, tours, educational activities, interpreting at exhibit galleries, as well as offering continuous operational support for both daytime and evening hours.  This position will work with the Bilingual Program Specialist to interpret and deliver bilingual programming in Spanish and English throughout the Aquarium.Core ResponsibilitiesResponsible for delivering daily tours and specialty tours on weekdays, weekends, and evening events as well as delivering both English and Spanish bilingual auditorium programs, limited feeding narrations, and unscheduled feeding opportunitiesDeliver bilingual blended Spanish/English auditorium programs and limited feeding narrations on selected events throughout the yearDeliver presentations, facilitating activities and helping with logistical operations during sleepover programs and night eventsFacilitate school group and tour group orientations both in English and bilinguallyProvide continuous interpretation and hospitality in the Aquarium throughout the day and during evening events as neededAssists with minor animal care duties including animal food preparation for tours and providing animal care support for feeding toursProvide a superlative guest experience through supporting the Operations team with daily support on the floorAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationDegree (completed or in progress) in natural science, education, theater or a related field, or relevant professional experienceOral fluency in Spanish and EnglishDemonstrated ability to deliver educational programs in a fun, scientifically accurate and engaging mannerStrong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with a variety of types of professionals, interns and volunteers of various agesExcellent oral and written communication skillsMust be able to work weekends, evenings, holidays and all bilingual eventsAbility to work within and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationPublic speaking, storytelling, musical or theatrical training and/or experience preferredStrong background in local marine science and education, with a demonstrated ability to apply concepts in educational settingsStrong commitment to excellent hospitalityAncillary ResponsibilitiesAssist with training staff and volunteers on programs and toursReference # 24811Posted on 23 Aug 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Guest & Guide ProgramsWork type(s) Regular, Full Time, Hourly (non-exempt)Job level(s) Entry/graduate, ExperiencedMore 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
Sea Otter Research Intern (January-June 2020)
The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Program is seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to assist staff with field observations and data collection of wild sea otters along the Monterey Peninsula and other parts of coastal, central California.Project responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data collection in the field from shore and occasionally on a small boat using radio telemetry equipment and making visual observations with spotting scopes.  Interns will record daily re-sights, movement patterns and forage observations, and activity budget data on marked individual wild sea otters.  Occasional overnight travel with staff to monitor rehabilitated and released sea otters in other parts of central California may also be required, as needed.Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment, as well as independently without direct supervision, and must have good communication skills.RequiredAt least 18 years of ageMust be a current student at an accredited college or university, or graduated during the term immediately preceding the internshipMust submit a resume of courses and/or experience related to position applying forMust provide a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation3.0 minimum cumulative GPASix month commitment of 24 hours each weekValid driver's licensePersonal vehicle to use while in the fieldCell phoneWillingness to perform project task assignments on a flexible schedule, including weekends and late eveningsPrevious experience in a field work setting or behavioral data collectionA project-based report will be required at the end of the internshipAble to lift up to 50 pounds and walk short distance over hilly terrainWillingness to stand out in the elements for up to 8 hours at a timeDesired SkillsStrong Interest in and awareness of animal behavior, natural history and marine science/ecologyExperience in education and outreach for general publicAttention to detailAbility to multi-taskGood organizational skillsInterpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with colleagues  Proficiency with SharePoint a plus but not necessaryBoat handling skills appreciated but not necessaryExperience in behavioral observations a plusProficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and  Access software All internship opportunities are Unpaid or STEM Internships (STEM may include funding provided through your educational institution).College credit may be available. Please refer to your College/University's student services division.Early submission of applications is encouraged.Reference # 24790Posted on 19 Aug 2019Closes on30 Sep 2019 23:55Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Sea Otter Research & ConservationWork 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
Sea Otter Research Intern (January-June 2020)
The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Program is seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to assist staff with field observations and data collection of wild sea otters along the Monterey Peninsula and other parts of coastal, central California.Project responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data collection in the field from shore and occasionally on a small boat using radio telemetry equipment and making visual observations with spotting scopes.  Interns will record daily re-sights, movement patterns and forage observations, and activity budget data on marked individual wild sea otters.  Occasional overnight travel with staff to monitor rehabilitated and released sea otters in other parts of central California may also be required, as needed.Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment, as well as independently without direct supervision, and must have good communication skills.RequiredAt least 18 years of ageMust be a current student at an accredited college or university, or graduated during the term immediately preceding the internshipMust submit a resume of courses and/or experience related to position applying forMust provide a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation3.0 minimum cumulative GPASix month commitment of 24 hours each weekValid driver's licensePersonal vehicle to use while in the fieldCell phoneWillingness to perform project task assignments on a flexible schedule, including weekends and late eveningsPrevious experience in a field work setting or behavioral data collectionA project-based report will be required at the end of the internshipAble to lift up to 50 pounds and walk short distance over hilly terrainWillingness to stand out in the elements for up to 8 hours at a timeDesired SkillsStrong Interest in and awareness of animal behavior, natural history and marine science/ecologyExperience in education and outreach for general publicAttention to detailAbility to multi-taskGood organizational skillsInterpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with colleagues  Proficiency with SharePoint a plus but not necessaryBoat handling skills appreciated but not necessaryExperience in behavioral observations a plusProficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and  Access software All internship opportunities are Unpaid or STEM Internships (STEM may include funding provided through your educational institution).College credit may be available. Please refer to your College/University's student services division.Early submission of applications is encouraged.Reference # 24790Posted on 19 Aug 2019Closes on30 Sep 2019 23:55Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Sea Otter Research & ConservationWork 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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