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

Research Coordinator
Job Summary Provides administrative, operational, and science program support for Conservation & Science Research staff and coordinates science content review for a variety of Aquarium departments. Core ResponsibilitiesManages existing administrative department tracking systems (database management, file-sharing, SOP development and versioning, and general department organization) and continually collects and applies advice to improve themFor the Research Oversight Committee, coordinates tracking and reporting of external and internal proposals, and assists with the revision and updates to ROC protocols, RO policy, and formsResponsible for coordinating administration and logistics of the Scientific Advisory Council, Lunchtime Seminar Series, and Visiting Fellows ProgramWorking with CR staff, tracks, and coordinates science review for internal Science Advice and Services program, both within and among Aquarium departments and divisionsSupports physical and electronic data management, including assisting in the operation of the Ocean Memory Laboratory, specimen tracking, permitting, and documentation of protocolsResponsible for coordinating annual deliverables to the AZA ARCS database Ancillary ResponsibilitiesAssists with general C&S Research operations and administration, including purchase orders, budget, recruitment, volunteer training, onboarding, and staff appreciationAs assigned, represents the C&S Research department at the Administration Meeting, Continuous Improvement Process, and other internal coordination and operation meetingsAs assigned, assists with producing content for communications, including blog posts, social media, department highlights, and other materials Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education3+ years administrative coordinator experienceUndergraduate Bachelor's degree or relevant work experienceExcellent written and verbal communications skillsStrong administrative and organizational skills with excellent data management skillsStrong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects with varying priorities simultaneouslyAbility to understand and implement complex flow of documentsTrack and follow-up on action items, perform research, answer questions and communicate deliverable requirementsSound judgment even in ambiguous situationsProficiency in use of business applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, Acrobat, Power Point, DocuSign, Google Suite)Ability to bring clarity to ambiguous environments and drive a team forwardHigh competency in workplace diplomacy and non-authoritative leadershipAbility to work independently with a high degree of self-motivation and thrive as a member of a diverse teamDemonstrated aptitude in conducting research operations with interns and volunteer staffAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesAbility to meet challenging deadlines and work under pressureAble to simultaneously and accurately manage many vendor and contract documents in various stages of development to completion Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationExperience in these areas:  purchasing, contracts, vendor management, proposalsKnowledge of basic science content related to biology, conservation biology, marine biology, physical oceanography and/or related fields of scienceExperience working at a scientific institution, conservation organization, aquarium, zoo, or other non-profitDemonstrated knowledge of the Aquarium's history, mission, infrastructure and operations as well as long-standing partner institutions (Hopkins Marine Station, MBARI, MLML, etc.)Proficiency in reference manager database software (Endnote, Mendeley, etc.)System experience (Sage-Intacct, Adaptive, OneNote)Reference # 25470Posted on 07 Jan 2020Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Conservation & ScienceWork 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
Research Coordinator
Job Summary Provides administrative, operational, and science program support for Conservation & Science Research staff and coordinates science content review for a variety of Aquarium departments. Core ResponsibilitiesManages existing administrative department tracking systems (database management, file-sharing, SOP development and versioning, and general department organization) and continually collects and applies advice to improve themFor the Research Oversight Committee, coordinates tracking and reporting of external and internal proposals, and assists with the revision and updates to ROC protocols, RO policy, and formsResponsible for coordinating administration and logistics of the Scientific Advisory Council, Lunchtime Seminar Series, and Visiting Fellows ProgramWorking with CR staff, tracks, and coordinates science review for internal Science Advice and Services program, both within and among Aquarium departments and divisionsSupports physical and electronic data management, including assisting in the operation of the Ocean Memory Laboratory, specimen tracking, permitting, and documentation of protocolsResponsible for coordinating annual deliverables to the AZA ARCS database Ancillary ResponsibilitiesAssists with general C&S Research operations and administration, including purchase orders, budget, recruitment, volunteer training, onboarding, and staff appreciationAs assigned, represents the C&S Research department at the Administration Meeting, Continuous Improvement Process, and other internal coordination and operation meetingsAs assigned, assists with producing content for communications, including blog posts, social media, department highlights, and other materials Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education3+ years administrative coordinator experienceUndergraduate Bachelor's degree or relevant work experienceExcellent written and verbal communications skillsStrong administrative and organizational skills with excellent data management skillsStrong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects with varying priorities simultaneouslyAbility to understand and implement complex flow of documentsTrack and follow-up on action items, perform research, answer questions and communicate deliverable requirementsSound judgment even in ambiguous situationsProficiency in use of business applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, Acrobat, Power Point, DocuSign, Google Suite)Ability to bring clarity to ambiguous environments and drive a team forwardHigh competency in workplace diplomacy and non-authoritative leadershipAbility to work independently with a high degree of self-motivation and thrive as a member of a diverse teamDemonstrated aptitude in conducting research operations with interns and volunteer staffAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesAbility to meet challenging deadlines and work under pressureAble to simultaneously and accurately manage many vendor and contract documents in various stages of development to completion Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationExperience in these areas:  purchasing, contracts, vendor management, proposalsKnowledge of basic science content related to biology, conservation biology, marine biology, physical oceanography and/or related fields of scienceExperience working at a scientific institution, conservation organization, aquarium, zoo, or other non-profitDemonstrated knowledge of the Aquarium's history, mission, infrastructure and operations as well as long-standing partner institutions (Hopkins Marine Station, MBARI, MLML, etc.)Proficiency in reference manager database software (Endnote, Mendeley, etc.)System experience (Sage-Intacct, Adaptive, OneNote)Reference # 25470Posted on 07 Jan 2020Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Conservation & ScienceWork 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
HR Seasonal Staffing Specialist (3 Month Assignment)
Job summary: Responsible for internal and external hiring activities in support of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's non-exempt seasonal staffing needs.Core Responsibilities Responsible for guest interfacing, non-exempt staffing needs, working closely with hiring supervisors to meet staffing deadlinesEnsures all staffing process are in line with Aquarium policies and local, state and federal regulationsResponsible for ensuring internal and external job postings are currentResponsible for all documentation and logistical efforts related to staffing including recruitment requisitions, intake meetings, applicant tracking systems, pre-screens, interview schedules, background checks, physical exams, Live Scan, verifications of employment, and job offersResponsible for attending job/career fairs and college career placement offices in relation to staffing responsibilitiesMaintain and provide timely reporting associated with staffing responsibilities Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education BA degree or equivalent combination of education and hands-on work experienceMinimum 2 years recruitment experience in a high-volume environmentSolid knowledge of employment practices/compliance/law as they apply to the recruitment processWorking knowledge of general HR practices/policies/compliancesExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsMust be computer and technology literateMust e discreet with sensitive and confidential informationMust be highly organized, detail-oriented and be able to multitaskAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core Values Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationApplicant Tracking System knowledge and experience is highly desirable Reference # 25550Posted on 15 Jan 2020Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Human ResourcesWork type(s) Full Time, SeasonalJob 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
HR Seasonal Staffing Specialist (3 Month Assignment)
Job summary: Responsible for internal and external hiring activities in support of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's non-exempt seasonal staffing needs.Core Responsibilities Responsible for guest interfacing, non-exempt staffing needs, working closely with hiring supervisors to meet staffing deadlinesEnsures all staffing process are in line with Aquarium policies and local, state and federal regulationsResponsible for ensuring internal and external job postings are currentResponsible for all documentation and logistical efforts related to staffing including recruitment requisitions, intake meetings, applicant tracking systems, pre-screens, interview schedules, background checks, physical exams, Live Scan, verifications of employment, and job offersResponsible for attending job/career fairs and college career placement offices in relation to staffing responsibilitiesMaintain and provide timely reporting associated with staffing responsibilities Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education BA degree or equivalent combination of education and hands-on work experienceMinimum 2 years recruitment experience in a high-volume environmentSolid knowledge of employment practices/compliance/law as they apply to the recruitment processWorking knowledge of general HR practices/policies/compliancesExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsMust be computer and technology literateMust e discreet with sensitive and confidential informationMust be highly organized, detail-oriented and be able to multitaskAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core Values Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationApplicant Tracking System knowledge and experience is highly desirable Reference # 25550Posted on 15 Jan 2020Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Human ResourcesWork type(s) Full Time, SeasonalJob 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
Guest Support Services Representative
Job summaryThe Guest Support Services (GSS) Representative plays an integral role in supporting the institutional goal of providing superlative on-site visitor experiences that create powerful emotional connections with our diverse guests. The GSS Representative is responsible for keeping the Aquarium in a clean and safe condition. They work closely with other teams in a highly dynamic environment supporting both daytime operations and evening events. The GSS Representative serves in a variety of roles throughout both the main Aquarium and outbuildings supporting both staff and guests. Core Responsibilities Floor maintenance, carpet shampooing, vacuuming, mopping, and gum removalMaintaining and re-supplying restroomsDusting, polishing hand railings, counter tops and woodworkSetting up rooms and meeting spaces, moving furniture and moving and transporting boxes in and outside of main facilityCleaning and maintaining glass and acrylic windows, other viewing surfacesEmptying trash and recycle binsCleaning and prep work for night eventsProactively greet guests and engage them in conversationClearly communicate necessary information to assist guests with visit planning, answer questions, and promote aquarium programs/membershipMaintain an ongoing knowledge of the Aquarium's exhibits and programs, as well as common information related to the Monterey areaEngage guests throughout the Aquarium via various Guest Experience Operations activitiesSupport guests, volunteers and other staff with safe and efficient exit, check-in and re-entry procedures during an Emergency EvacuationSupport other Operations Department workgroups, as well as other Guest Experience DepartmentsAdhere to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Attendance Policy, Service Standards and the Appearance and Guest Experience Uniform StandardsAbsolutely Required Skills/Knowledge/Ability/Experience or EducationAbility to work both weekdays and weekends as well as HolidaysDemonstrate support for the Monterey Bay Aquarium's MissionExperience working both independently and as a member of the teamExperience working with diverse audiencesHigh School graduate or equivalentStrong written and verbal skillsAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDesired Skills/Knowledge/Ability/Experience or EducationExperience in using custodial supplies and equipmentAbility to work indoors and out for the full duration of the scheduled shiftAbility/comfort proactively approaching guestsAbility to converse in another international language (Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Portuguese, etc)Experience in hospitality, housekeeping, customer service and/or attractions industryComfort with learning/using new technologyPossess a valid California driver's license and maintain clearance in the DMV Pull ProgramAncillary Responsibilities Assist with mentoring incoming staffComplete scissors lift and high lift training, and operate that equipmentComplete pressure washer training and use pressure washer equipmentReference # 25330Posted on 03 Dec 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Guest Experience & SecurityWork type(s) Term, Full Time, Part Time, Hourly (non-exempt)Job 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
Guest Support Services Representative
Job summaryThe Guest Support Services (GSS) Representative plays an integral role in supporting the institutional goal of providing superlative on-site visitor experiences that create powerful emotional connections with our diverse guests. The GSS Representative is responsible for keeping the Aquarium in a clean and safe condition. They work closely with other teams in a highly dynamic environment supporting both daytime operations and evening events. The GSS Representative serves in a variety of roles throughout both the main Aquarium and outbuildings supporting both staff and guests. Core Responsibilities Floor maintenance, carpet shampooing, vacuuming, mopping, and gum removalMaintaining and re-supplying restroomsDusting, polishing hand railings, counter tops and woodworkSetting up rooms and meeting spaces, moving furniture and moving and transporting boxes in and outside of main facilityCleaning and maintaining glass and acrylic windows, other viewing surfacesEmptying trash and recycle binsCleaning and prep work for night eventsProactively greet guests and engage them in conversationClearly communicate necessary information to assist guests with visit planning, answer questions, and promote aquarium programs/membershipMaintain an ongoing knowledge of the Aquarium's exhibits and programs, as well as common information related to the Monterey areaEngage guests throughout the Aquarium via various Guest Experience Operations activitiesSupport guests, volunteers and other staff with safe and efficient exit, check-in and re-entry procedures during an Emergency EvacuationSupport other Operations Department workgroups, as well as other Guest Experience DepartmentsAdhere to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Attendance Policy, Service Standards and the Appearance and Guest Experience Uniform StandardsAbsolutely Required Skills/Knowledge/Ability/Experience or EducationAbility to work both weekdays and weekends as well as HolidaysDemonstrate support for the Monterey Bay Aquarium's MissionExperience working both independently and as a member of the teamExperience working with diverse audiencesHigh School graduate or equivalentStrong written and verbal skillsAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDesired Skills/Knowledge/Ability/Experience or EducationExperience in using custodial supplies and equipmentAbility to work indoors and out for the full duration of the scheduled shiftAbility/comfort proactively approaching guestsAbility to converse in another international language (Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Portuguese, etc)Experience in hospitality, housekeeping, customer service and/or attractions industryComfort with learning/using new technologyPossess a valid California driver's license and maintain clearance in the DMV Pull ProgramAncillary Responsibilities Assist with mentoring incoming staffComplete scissors lift and high lift training, and operate that equipmentComplete pressure washer training and use pressure washer equipmentReference # 25330Posted on 03 Dec 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Guest Experience & SecurityWork type(s) Term, Full Time, Part Time, Hourly (non-exempt)Job 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
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