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

Lead Actor, Guest Experience
Job summary The Lead Actor, Guest Experience will work with the Supervisor and Assistant Manager of Specialty Programs in the daily operations associated with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's summer theatrical season.  This position will be responsible for assisting the Supervisor with certain duties pertaining to the theatrical program.  This includes running technology, caring for props and costumes and completing the set-up and break-down associated with the theatrical programs.  This position will also be responsible for learning and performing all roles encompassed within the Aquarium's theatrical productions.  The primary responsibility is an outdoor presentation about the history of the Monterey Bay.  The Lead Actor will operate historic non-motorized watercrafts including a tule boat and a traditional Chinese sampan, and will perform both on the water as well as on land interpreting the historic fishing practices of people who called the Monterey Bay home.  In addition to this show, there will also be historic and improvisational theatrical programming within two of our exhibits at various times throughout the dayCore ResponsibilitiesAssume duties of theatrical programming such as running technology, minor costume and prop care, organization of actor spaces, and set-up and break-down of theatrical programsHelp run daily actor meetingsAct as a liaison to other departments in the absence of the Supervisor of Specialty Programs.Act as mentor and resource for new acting staffDeliver scripted performances in costume across multiple genres including improv and historic interpretationAct as swing and learn all roles in all shows in order to step in for any part as neededOperate technical equipment for performance sound and sound trackOperate historic non-motorized watercrafts and deliver basic choreographed boat movement related to outdoor program; on the job training will be providedAssist Guest Experience with other interpretative duties as neededComply with the MBA Diving Safety Manual and safe boating operationsResponsible for daily deployment and stowage of non-motorized watercrafts and other program props; on the job training will be provided Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationPrevious theatre/acting experienceStrong skills in organization and communicationAbility to operate technical system (wireless microphones and IPOD)Must pass an MBA prescribed back physicalMust pass, to the satisfaction of the Dive Operations Department, all safety related classes and drills including rescue and boater safety workshops; on the job training will be providedMust be able to demonstrate a basic swimming abilityWith training, ability to learn and deliver basic choreographed boat movementInterest and enthusiasm in providing exemplary service to Aquarium guestsAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core Values Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years theater/acting experiencePrevious leadership experience in a professional, volunteer or educational settingPrevious stage management or assistant stage management experienceStrong improv skillsAbility to learn multiple rolesBasic knowledge or experience operating small non-motorized watercraft such as canoes or kayaksAncillary ResponsibilitiesLearn about Guest Experience OperationsReference # 23652Posted on 22 Feb 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Guest Experience & SecurityWork type(s) Seasonal, SummerJob level(s) Entry/graduate, Experienced, 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
Lead Actor, Guest Experience
Job summary The Lead Actor, Guest Experience will work with the Supervisor and Assistant Manager of Specialty Programs in the daily operations associated with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's summer theatrical season.  This position will be responsible for assisting the Supervisor with certain duties pertaining to the theatrical program.  This includes running technology, caring for props and costumes and completing the set-up and break-down associated with the theatrical programs.  This position will also be responsible for learning and performing all roles encompassed within the Aquarium's theatrical productions.  The primary responsibility is an outdoor presentation about the history of the Monterey Bay.  The Lead Actor will operate historic non-motorized watercrafts including a tule boat and a traditional Chinese sampan, and will perform both on the water as well as on land interpreting the historic fishing practices of people who called the Monterey Bay home.  In addition to this show, there will also be historic and improvisational theatrical programming within two of our exhibits at various times throughout the dayCore ResponsibilitiesAssume duties of theatrical programming such as running technology, minor costume and prop care, organization of actor spaces, and set-up and break-down of theatrical programsHelp run daily actor meetingsAct as a liaison to other departments in the absence of the Supervisor of Specialty Programs.Act as mentor and resource for new acting staffDeliver scripted performances in costume across multiple genres including improv and historic interpretationAct as swing and learn all roles in all shows in order to step in for any part as neededOperate technical equipment for performance sound and sound trackOperate historic non-motorized watercrafts and deliver basic choreographed boat movement related to outdoor program; on the job training will be providedAssist Guest Experience with other interpretative duties as neededComply with the MBA Diving Safety Manual and safe boating operationsResponsible for daily deployment and stowage of non-motorized watercrafts and other program props; on the job training will be provided Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationPrevious theatre/acting experienceStrong skills in organization and communicationAbility to operate technical system (wireless microphones and IPOD)Must pass an MBA prescribed back physicalMust pass, to the satisfaction of the Dive Operations Department, all safety related classes and drills including rescue and boater safety workshops; on the job training will be providedMust be able to demonstrate a basic swimming abilityWith training, ability to learn and deliver basic choreographed boat movementInterest and enthusiasm in providing exemplary service to Aquarium guestsAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core Values Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years theater/acting experiencePrevious leadership experience in a professional, volunteer or educational settingPrevious stage management or assistant stage management experienceStrong improv skillsAbility to learn multiple rolesBasic knowledge or experience operating small non-motorized watercraft such as canoes or kayaksAncillary ResponsibilitiesLearn about Guest Experience OperationsReference # 23652Posted on 22 Feb 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Guest Experience & SecurityWork type(s) Seasonal, SummerJob level(s) Entry/graduate, Experienced, 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
TCL Program Assistant - Guest Track
Job summary The TCL Guest Track Program Assistant will work closely with the leadership level of the high school volunteer program, "Teen Conservation Leaders" (TCL). Program Assistants will work with TCL staff, student coaches and adult advisors to supervise, coach and mentor first and second year participants on the Guest Track as they learn skills in customer service, interpretation and communication while interacting with Aquarium guests of all ages and backgrounds. Knowledge of customer service and interpretation preferred for this position, in addition familiarity of ocean animals exhibited at the Aquarium.Core ResponsibilitiesCoach TCL students in interpretation skills and contentMentor students in excellent customer service and hospitality techniquesWork with Guest Track Coaches and Advisors to coordinate student schedulesCommunicate student progress to supervising staffServe as bus mentor for high school students using TCL-provided transportationMaintain professional standards and priorities consistent with the aquarium's mission and valuesParticipate in meetings actively, thoughtfully, creatively and constructivelyServe as role model incorporating the aquarium's main messages and exemplifying effective communicationAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationHave strong interpersonal skillsExperience in a leadership roleKnowledge of marine habitats and animalsSelf-starter, proactive, flexible, problem solverPunctuality and strong work ethicDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationPast participation in Monterey Bay Aquarium Teen Conservation Leader programExperience with various forms of educational technology including equipment, programs, and apps.Comfort working with Google Calendars, Drive and ClassroomExperience in customer service and hospitalityAncillary ResponsibilitiesWork alongside TCL staff to support field eventsWith other TCL assistants, create and present a multimedia presentation celebrating the summerAssist in the teen program longitudinal evaluation with contacting alumni and updating alumni databaseReference # 23631Posted on 22 Feb 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise School, Teen & Teacher ProgramsWork type(s) Seasonal, SummerJob level(s) Entry/graduate, UndergradMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
TCL Program Assistant - Guest Track
Job summary The TCL Guest Track Program Assistant will work closely with the leadership level of the high school volunteer program, "Teen Conservation Leaders" (TCL). Program Assistants will work with TCL staff, student coaches and adult advisors to supervise, coach and mentor first and second year participants on the Guest Track as they learn skills in customer service, interpretation and communication while interacting with Aquarium guests of all ages and backgrounds. Knowledge of customer service and interpretation preferred for this position, in addition familiarity of ocean animals exhibited at the Aquarium.Core ResponsibilitiesCoach TCL students in interpretation skills and contentMentor students in excellent customer service and hospitality techniquesWork with Guest Track Coaches and Advisors to coordinate student schedulesCommunicate student progress to supervising staffServe as bus mentor for high school students using TCL-provided transportationMaintain professional standards and priorities consistent with the aquarium's mission and valuesParticipate in meetings actively, thoughtfully, creatively and constructivelyServe as role model incorporating the aquarium's main messages and exemplifying effective communicationAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationHave strong interpersonal skillsExperience in a leadership roleKnowledge of marine habitats and animalsSelf-starter, proactive, flexible, problem solverPunctuality and strong work ethicDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationPast participation in Monterey Bay Aquarium Teen Conservation Leader programExperience with various forms of educational technology including equipment, programs, and apps.Comfort working with Google Calendars, Drive and ClassroomExperience in customer service and hospitalityAncillary ResponsibilitiesWork alongside TCL staff to support field eventsWith other TCL assistants, create and present a multimedia presentation celebrating the summerAssist in the teen program longitudinal evaluation with contacting alumni and updating alumni databaseReference # 23631Posted on 22 Feb 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise School, Teen & Teacher ProgramsWork type(s) Seasonal, SummerJob level(s) Entry/graduate, UndergradMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Aquatic Performer, Guest Experience
Job summary The Aquatic Performer, Guest Experience will work with both the Guest Experience Public Programs as well as the Dive Operations Department to perform in three outdoor presentations daily. The primary responsibility is an outdoor presentation about the history of the Monterey Bay. The Guest Experience Aquatic Performer will represent a few historic styles of fishing in the Monterey Bay area; one of which being free divers of the mid-1900s who hunted for abalone. This position will include performances in free diving and operation of historic non-motorized watercrafts within our tide pool space. The position will also involve guest interaction; educating our guests about local wildlife, engaging with our guests about the theatre program, and aiding Dive Operations with the Underwater Explorers program.Core ResponsibilitiesDeliver a non-speaking theatrical performance acting as a historic free diver of the Monterey BayDeliver other non-speaking roles as assigned involving the operation of historic non-motorized watercrafts and other props; on the job training will be providedResponsible for daily inspections and minor repairs of selected equipment used for the programAssist the Underwater Explorers program staff with daily logisticsAssist Guest Experience with other interpretative duties as neededComply with the MBA Diving Safety Manual and safe boating operationsResponsible for daily deployment and stowage of non-motorized watercrafts and other program props; on the job training will be providedAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationExperience in skin diving (or equivalent) in open water environmentsMust demonstrate proficient swimming ability and pass a basic swim testMust pass the prescribed back and occupational diving physicalsMust pass, to the satisfaction of the Dive Operations Department, all safety related classes and drills including rescue and boater safety workshops. On the job training will be providedInterest and enthusiasm in providing exemplary service to Aquarium guestsWith training, ability to learn and deliver basic choreographed boat movementAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationSCUBA certificationPrevious public speaking/theater/acting experienceAbility to learn multiple non-speaking roles for each productionAbility to operate technical system (wireless microphones and IPOD)Basic knowledge and experience operating small non-motorized watercraft such as canoes or kayaksBasic knowledge and interest in local wildlifeAncillary ResponsibilitiesOpportunity to learn more about Guest Experience OperationsReference # 23653Posted on 22 Feb 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Guest Experience & SecurityWork type(s) Seasonal, SummerJob level(s) Entry/graduate, Experienced, 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
Aquatic Performer, Guest Experience
Job summary The Aquatic Performer, Guest Experience will work with both the Guest Experience Public Programs as well as the Dive Operations Department to perform in three outdoor presentations daily. The primary responsibility is an outdoor presentation about the history of the Monterey Bay. The Guest Experience Aquatic Performer will represent a few historic styles of fishing in the Monterey Bay area; one of which being free divers of the mid-1900s who hunted for abalone. This position will include performances in free diving and operation of historic non-motorized watercrafts within our tide pool space. The position will also involve guest interaction; educating our guests about local wildlife, engaging with our guests about the theatre program, and aiding Dive Operations with the Underwater Explorers program.Core ResponsibilitiesDeliver a non-speaking theatrical performance acting as a historic free diver of the Monterey BayDeliver other non-speaking roles as assigned involving the operation of historic non-motorized watercrafts and other props; on the job training will be providedResponsible for daily inspections and minor repairs of selected equipment used for the programAssist the Underwater Explorers program staff with daily logisticsAssist Guest Experience with other interpretative duties as neededComply with the MBA Diving Safety Manual and safe boating operationsResponsible for daily deployment and stowage of non-motorized watercrafts and other program props; on the job training will be providedAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationExperience in skin diving (or equivalent) in open water environmentsMust demonstrate proficient swimming ability and pass a basic swim testMust pass the prescribed back and occupational diving physicalsMust pass, to the satisfaction of the Dive Operations Department, all safety related classes and drills including rescue and boater safety workshops. On the job training will be providedInterest and enthusiasm in providing exemplary service to Aquarium guestsWith training, ability to learn and deliver basic choreographed boat movementAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationSCUBA certificationPrevious public speaking/theater/acting experienceAbility to learn multiple non-speaking roles for each productionAbility to operate technical system (wireless microphones and IPOD)Basic knowledge and experience operating small non-motorized watercraft such as canoes or kayaksBasic knowledge and interest in local wildlifeAncillary ResponsibilitiesOpportunity to learn more about Guest Experience OperationsReference # 23653Posted on 22 Feb 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Guest Experience & SecurityWork type(s) Seasonal, SummerJob level(s) Entry/graduate, Experienced, 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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