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

Education Intern
Job summary: The Monterey Bay Aquarium Education Division provides School Programs, Teen Programs, and Teacher Professional Development Programs to qualified applicants at no cost. The Division is seeking two candidates to participate in internship positions that will 1) focus on the support and completion of the Teen Programs Alumni Study and other Teen Alumni projects, 2) assist in ensuring the data integrity of Education's database (Salesforce), and 3) assist the Administration team with program support as needed. The results of these projects will position Education with a clearer understanding of the long-term impact of those who participated in Teen Programs and improved data to support Education's strategic goals. Core Responsibilities Work closely with Education's program evaluator in monitoring and encouraging online (Survey Monkey) survey responses.Monitor emails for any questions, issues or needs of survey respondents and consult with the program evaluator to ensure consistency.With a list of non-respondents, contact alumni via phone (script provided), text or social media to remind them to complete the survey.Maintain the confidentiality of any information gained from the study.Assist in updating the teen programs alumni database.Participate in using the data from our database to research key demographic trends in our educational programs.Provide assistance in ensuring the integrity of the data in the Salesforce database.Assist the Admin team in supporting education programs as needed.Completion and presentation (PowerPoint or Poster) of a project-based report at the end of the internship.Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education At 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 cover letter and resume of relevant coursework and/or experience related to the position applying forMust provide a minimum of two letters of recommendation from college/university professors or faculty staff Schedule requirements include a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week with total cumulative hours not to exceed 540 for the duration of the internshipSelf-motivated and able to work independently and efficiently with minimal supervisionAble to follow written and verbal instructionCommunication skills (in person, electronic mail, video chat and phone)Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAlumni of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Teen Programs preferredInterpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with colleaguesProficiency with MS Office applications—including Word, Excel, Outlook, Webex, and PowerPoint—or other similar applications/toolsSTEM-designated student preferred, but not requiredAncillary ResponsibilitiesThis opportunity is a STEM Internship(e.g., STEM includes—among other coursework—Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, Educational Evaluation and Research, Educational Statistics and Research Methods)All internship opportunities are Unpaid or STEM Internships (STEM may include funding provided through your educational institution or the Monterey Bay Aquarium Internship program. College credit may also be available. Please refer to your College/University's student services division.Reference # 26030Posted on 20 Mar 2020Closes on17 May 2020 22:55Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise EducationWork type(s) Summer, Fall/Winter/SpringJob 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
Education Intern
Job summary: The Monterey Bay Aquarium Education Division provides School Programs, Teen Programs, and Teacher Professional Development Programs to qualified applicants at no cost. The Division is seeking two candidates to participate in internship positions that will 1) focus on the support and completion of the Teen Programs Alumni Study and other Teen Alumni projects, 2) assist in ensuring the data integrity of Education's database (Salesforce), and 3) assist the Administration team with program support as needed. The results of these projects will position Education with a clearer understanding of the long-term impact of those who participated in Teen Programs and improved data to support Education's strategic goals. Core Responsibilities Work closely with Education's program evaluator in monitoring and encouraging online (Survey Monkey) survey responses.Monitor emails for any questions, issues or needs of survey respondents and consult with the program evaluator to ensure consistency.With a list of non-respondents, contact alumni via phone (script provided), text or social media to remind them to complete the survey.Maintain the confidentiality of any information gained from the study.Assist in updating the teen programs alumni database.Participate in using the data from our database to research key demographic trends in our educational programs.Provide assistance in ensuring the integrity of the data in the Salesforce database.Assist the Admin team in supporting education programs as needed.Completion and presentation (PowerPoint or Poster) of a project-based report at the end of the internship.Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education At 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 cover letter and resume of relevant coursework and/or experience related to the position applying forMust provide a minimum of two letters of recommendation from college/university professors or faculty staff Schedule requirements include a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week with total cumulative hours not to exceed 540 for the duration of the internshipSelf-motivated and able to work independently and efficiently with minimal supervisionAble to follow written and verbal instructionCommunication skills (in person, electronic mail, video chat and phone)Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAlumni of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Teen Programs preferredInterpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with colleaguesProficiency with MS Office applications—including Word, Excel, Outlook, Webex, and PowerPoint—or other similar applications/toolsSTEM-designated student preferred, but not requiredAncillary ResponsibilitiesThis opportunity is a STEM Internship(e.g., STEM includes—among other coursework—Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, Educational Evaluation and Research, Educational Statistics and Research Methods)All internship opportunities are Unpaid or STEM Internships (STEM may include funding provided through your educational institution or the Monterey Bay Aquarium Internship program. College credit may also be available. Please refer to your College/University's student services division.Reference # 26030Posted on 20 Mar 2020Closes on17 May 2020 22:55Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise EducationWork type(s) Summer, Fall/Winter/SpringJob 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
Water Quality Specialist I
Job summaryThe water quality specialist performs physical and chemical analyses of seawater and freshwater samples for water quality monitoring, life support system evaluation, and experimentation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The specialist performs sample collection, chemistry testing, quality control, data entry, and troubleshooting, as well as interpretation of acquired data. This position supports daily Aquarium system monitoring, projects related to exhibit design, veterinary requests, and environmental and regulatory testing.Core ResponsibilitiesPerforms bench-top laboratory analyses of Aquarium system water, including physical chemistry parameters (such as pH and dissolved oxygen) and nutrients (such as nitrogen and phosphate). Techniques utilized include spectrophotometry, titrations, and use of handheld meters.Performs water sample collection and tank-side water quality assessments throughout the main Aquarium and support buildingsPerforms data entry, maintenance of water quality databases, and data analysisMixes reagents and standards and is accountable for proper quality controlsInterfaces with other departments, including Facilities, Veterinary Services and Husbandry Operations, to maintain proper water quality parameters in all aquarium systems and to collaborate on projects to further animal care knowledge and/or exhibit designAssists in maintenance of analytical and laboratory equipment, including calibrations, preventative maintenance, and minor repairsUnder supervision of the laboratory manager, maintains department chemical inventory, including chemical inventory database and Safety Data Sheet files, and assists with ordering of supplies and chemicalsProvides support for other lab efforts as needed, including sample collection, storm water monitoring, instrument calibration, research projects, emergency testing, and microbiological analysesAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationUnderstanding of the chemical and nutrient components and processes of seawater, including pH, alkalinity, and the nitrogen cycleBachelor's degree or equivalent experience in biology, chemistry, environmental science, hydrology, engineering, or a related fieldMinimum one-year practical experience in a laboratory, with a working knowledge of techniques and instrumentation used in analytical water chemistryPractical skills in lab equipment handling (pipettes, instruments, glassware) and knowledge of lab and chemical safetyExcellent attention to detail, organization, problem solving abilities, and planning skillsExcellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a teamAbility to work within and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationWorking knowledge of current laboratory methods for nutrient analyses in seawaterExperience in an aquarium water quality lab or with aquarium water quality testingExperience with UV spectrophotometryExperience with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)Experience with inductively coupled plasma elemental analysis (ICP-OES)Ancillary ResponsibilitiesAssists with storm water and regulatory sample collection, projects, and testingAssists with routine calibration, maintenance, and minor repairs of water quality sensors located in Aquarium systemsPerforms chromatography (HPLC) analyses, as neededAssists with projects and auxiliary water system monitoring, as neededAssists with MBA public relations and educational activities, such as providing lab tours and/or information related to water quality and life support systemsAssists with the monitoring of the Splash Zone Water Play systemAssists with projects related to water system maintenance or exhibit designAssists with development of new techniques in support of departmental goalsReference # 25810Posted on 02 Mar 2020Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Animal Care, Applied ResearchWork 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
Water Quality Specialist I
Job summaryThe water quality specialist performs physical and chemical analyses of seawater and freshwater samples for water quality monitoring, life support system evaluation, and experimentation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The specialist performs sample collection, chemistry testing, quality control, data entry, and troubleshooting, as well as interpretation of acquired data. This position supports daily Aquarium system monitoring, projects related to exhibit design, veterinary requests, and environmental and regulatory testing.Core ResponsibilitiesPerforms bench-top laboratory analyses of Aquarium system water, including physical chemistry parameters (such as pH and dissolved oxygen) and nutrients (such as nitrogen and phosphate). Techniques utilized include spectrophotometry, titrations, and use of handheld meters.Performs water sample collection and tank-side water quality assessments throughout the main Aquarium and support buildingsPerforms data entry, maintenance of water quality databases, and data analysisMixes reagents and standards and is accountable for proper quality controlsInterfaces with other departments, including Facilities, Veterinary Services and Husbandry Operations, to maintain proper water quality parameters in all aquarium systems and to collaborate on projects to further animal care knowledge and/or exhibit designAssists in maintenance of analytical and laboratory equipment, including calibrations, preventative maintenance, and minor repairsUnder supervision of the laboratory manager, maintains department chemical inventory, including chemical inventory database and Safety Data Sheet files, and assists with ordering of supplies and chemicalsProvides support for other lab efforts as needed, including sample collection, storm water monitoring, instrument calibration, research projects, emergency testing, and microbiological analysesAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationUnderstanding of the chemical and nutrient components and processes of seawater, including pH, alkalinity, and the nitrogen cycleBachelor's degree or equivalent experience in biology, chemistry, environmental science, hydrology, engineering, or a related fieldMinimum one-year practical experience in a laboratory, with a working knowledge of techniques and instrumentation used in analytical water chemistryPractical skills in lab equipment handling (pipettes, instruments, glassware) and knowledge of lab and chemical safetyExcellent attention to detail, organization, problem solving abilities, and planning skillsExcellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a teamAbility to work within and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationWorking knowledge of current laboratory methods for nutrient analyses in seawaterExperience in an aquarium water quality lab or with aquarium water quality testingExperience with UV spectrophotometryExperience with high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)Experience with inductively coupled plasma elemental analysis (ICP-OES)Ancillary ResponsibilitiesAssists with storm water and regulatory sample collection, projects, and testingAssists with routine calibration, maintenance, and minor repairs of water quality sensors located in Aquarium systemsPerforms chromatography (HPLC) analyses, as neededAssists with projects and auxiliary water system monitoring, as neededAssists with MBA public relations and educational activities, such as providing lab tours and/or information related to water quality and life support systemsAssists with the monitoring of the Splash Zone Water Play systemAssists with projects related to water system maintenance or exhibit designAssists with development of new techniques in support of departmental goalsReference # 25810Posted on 02 Mar 2020Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Animal Care, Applied ResearchWork 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
Social Science Research, Evaluation and Education Intern
Job summary This position will work under the supervision of the Social Science Research and Evaluation Department and the Education Department to collect, enter and manage visitor data using a variety of research tools and methods, including, but not limited to, self-administered questionnaires, interviews and observation forms.Core Responsibilities Assist with data collection for the Bilingual Interpretation EvaluationCollect data using various data collection methods, such as survey distribution, interviews and observationSupport the Social Science Research & Evaluation Department in the processing and management of visitor data including, data entry and cleaningSupport the Education Department in the processing and management of visitor data including, data entry and cleaningProvide assistance in the analysis and reporting of visitor data, including but not limited to, coding qualitative data and providing summary statistics for quantitative dataFollow research protocols and evaluation methods as specified by the departmentAttend training sessions and meetings to learn and practice research protocols and methodsWork independently and efficiently to gather and enter visitor data.Meet assigned deadlinesBe highly organized and able to prioritize responsibilitiesAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Reading and speaking proficiency in EnglishReading and speaking proficiency in SpanishInterest and enthusiasm for interacting with diverse members of the publicStrong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills as appropriate to the positionAbility to move between and remain in position at study locations for several hours with intermittent breaksAbility to follow directions and strictly adhere to research protocolsExcellent attention to accuracy and detailAbility to work within, and maintain MBA's Core ValuesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationInterest in the social sciencesCustomer service experienceExperience working collaboratively on a teamKnowledge of Microsoft ExcelKnowledge of Microsoft WordAncillary ResponsibilitiesAdministrative tasksAssisting in data organization and reductionReference # 25990Posted on 19 Mar 2020Closes on15 May 2020 12:00Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise EducationWork type(s) Summer, Fall/Winter/SpringJob level(s) Entry/graduate, 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
Social Science Research, Evaluation and Education Intern
Job summary This position will work under the supervision of the Social Science Research and Evaluation Department and the Education Department to collect, enter and manage visitor data using a variety of research tools and methods, including, but not limited to, self-administered questionnaires, interviews and observation forms.Core Responsibilities Assist with data collection for the Bilingual Interpretation EvaluationCollect data using various data collection methods, such as survey distribution, interviews and observationSupport the Social Science Research & Evaluation Department in the processing and management of visitor data including, data entry and cleaningSupport the Education Department in the processing and management of visitor data including, data entry and cleaningProvide assistance in the analysis and reporting of visitor data, including but not limited to, coding qualitative data and providing summary statistics for quantitative dataFollow research protocols and evaluation methods as specified by the departmentAttend training sessions and meetings to learn and practice research protocols and methodsWork independently and efficiently to gather and enter visitor data.Meet assigned deadlinesBe highly organized and able to prioritize responsibilitiesAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Reading and speaking proficiency in EnglishReading and speaking proficiency in SpanishInterest and enthusiasm for interacting with diverse members of the publicStrong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills as appropriate to the positionAbility to move between and remain in position at study locations for several hours with intermittent breaksAbility to follow directions and strictly adhere to research protocolsExcellent attention to accuracy and detailAbility to work within, and maintain MBA's Core ValuesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationInterest in the social sciencesCustomer service experienceExperience working collaboratively on a teamKnowledge of Microsoft ExcelKnowledge of Microsoft WordAncillary ResponsibilitiesAdministrative tasksAssisting in data organization and reductionReference # 25990Posted on 19 Mar 2020Closes on15 May 2020 12:00Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise EducationWork type(s) Summer, Fall/Winter/SpringJob level(s) Entry/graduate, 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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