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
STEM Integration Specialist
Job summary:The STEM Integration Specialist is responsible for supporting the integration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) throughout Education Programs for teens, teachers and school groups. Core ResponsibilitiesUnder the direction of the STEM Integration Manager:Support the integration of STEM throughout Teacher, Teen and School Programs, with a focus on either elementary or secondary audiencesCollaborate with curriculum developers and project teams to assist in the meaningful integration of STEM in teacher, teen and school programsInvestigate new STEM technologies and the feasibility of integrating them in our teacher, teen and school programs, training staff and program participants as neededCoach teachers in the best use of technology equipment and troubleshoot school site technology issuesMaintain technology and Innovation Lab hardware used in education programsDeliver engaging school programs to PreK-12th grade students, their teachers and chaperones.Deliver programs during the day, after school, evenings and weekends, on-site and off-site, assuming leadership roles as neededAssist with program logistics: acquire and coordinate necessary program materials and supplies; schedule staff and programsTrack program participation data and statistics, prepare reports as neededEnsure that the Education Department is informed of current STEM trends, methods and researchAttend and present at professional conferencesParticipate in Aquarium-wide technology planning and projects as neededPromote and support the Aquarium's mission internally, to the education and science communities, and to the publicAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationBachelor's degree in education, formal or informal education, curriculum, or staff development or three years of experience in a related field with significant course workExtensive and diverse experience in supporting students in maker education, data analysis, and field scienceExtensive and diverse experience in the use of technology as an educational tool with students and adultsBroad knowledge of Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, teaching methods and professional development strategiesThree years of experience developing and teaching education programsStrong leadership, communication and organizational skillsExcellent writing and editing skillsA high degree of versatility and ability to prioritize and coordinate a variety of projects and programs and interact with diverse interest groups and support personnelExcellent classroom and public presentation skills and ability to represent institutional image to a variety of audiencesStrong interpersonal skills with excellent verbal communication with individuals and groupsTechnical skills for operation and maintenance of lab and field equipment for program audiencesThe ability to safely load and unload cases full of technology equipment into and out of vehiclesAbility to work within and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesMust possess a valid California driver's license and maintain clearance in the DMV Pull ProgramDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationFluency in SpanishMarine science background with conservation focusComputer science backgroundReference # 25331Posted on 10 Dec 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Education & Guest Programs, EducationWork type(s) Regular, Full Time, Salaried (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
STEM Integration Specialist
Job summary:The STEM Integration Specialist is responsible for supporting the integration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) throughout Education Programs for teens, teachers and school groups. Core ResponsibilitiesUnder the direction of the STEM Integration Manager:Support the integration of STEM throughout Teacher, Teen and School Programs, with a focus on either elementary or secondary audiencesCollaborate with curriculum developers and project teams to assist in the meaningful integration of STEM in teacher, teen and school programsInvestigate new STEM technologies and the feasibility of integrating them in our teacher, teen and school programs, training staff and program participants as neededCoach teachers in the best use of technology equipment and troubleshoot school site technology issuesMaintain technology and Innovation Lab hardware used in education programsDeliver engaging school programs to PreK-12th grade students, their teachers and chaperones.Deliver programs during the day, after school, evenings and weekends, on-site and off-site, assuming leadership roles as neededAssist with program logistics: acquire and coordinate necessary program materials and supplies; schedule staff and programsTrack program participation data and statistics, prepare reports as neededEnsure that the Education Department is informed of current STEM trends, methods and researchAttend and present at professional conferencesParticipate in Aquarium-wide technology planning and projects as neededPromote and support the Aquarium's mission internally, to the education and science communities, and to the publicAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationBachelor's degree in education, formal or informal education, curriculum, or staff development or three years of experience in a related field with significant course workExtensive and diverse experience in supporting students in maker education, data analysis, and field scienceExtensive and diverse experience in the use of technology as an educational tool with students and adultsBroad knowledge of Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, teaching methods and professional development strategiesThree years of experience developing and teaching education programsStrong leadership, communication and organizational skillsExcellent writing and editing skillsA high degree of versatility and ability to prioritize and coordinate a variety of projects and programs and interact with diverse interest groups and support personnelExcellent classroom and public presentation skills and ability to represent institutional image to a variety of audiencesStrong interpersonal skills with excellent verbal communication with individuals and groupsTechnical skills for operation and maintenance of lab and field equipment for program audiencesThe ability to safely load and unload cases full of technology equipment into and out of vehiclesAbility to work within and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesMust possess a valid California driver's license and maintain clearance in the DMV Pull ProgramDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationFluency in SpanishMarine science background with conservation focusComputer science backgroundReference # 25331Posted on 10 Dec 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Education & Guest Programs, EducationWork type(s) Regular, Full Time, Salaried (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
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