[MARMAM] Job Announcement

Valerie Park valeriep at alaskasealife.org
Mon Jan 30 14:54:27 PST 2006



The Alaska SeaLife Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to marine
research, rehabilitation, conservation, and public education is seeking
applications for the following: 


Animal Care Technician (Seasonal)


This position is responsible for providing logistical support for the
rescue, rehabilitation, and release of stranded marine wildlife admitted
to the ASLC Stranding Program.


Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

1.                   Assisting in the care and maintenance of animals
managed by the Center's Stranding Program.


2.                   Daily animal diet preparations, water quality
testing, and routine cleaning of animal enclosures, holding pools, food
preparation facilities and rehabilitation work areas.  Following
procedures for animal care, food preparation, and clean up, including
proper maintenance and sterilization of equipment.


3.                   Assisting with logistics pertaining to live and
dead stranded wildlife including rescues, animal transport and releases.


4.                   Under direction of the stranding coordinator,
assisting research and veterinary services staff in facilitation of
research projects and the collection of data samples, etc.  Maintaining
written and computer based records.


5.                   Participating in educational presentations to
visitors and the public on topics relating to marine mammal stranding
and ASLC operations.  



Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology, Biology, Zoology or related field.
Some captive or stranding marine mammal and/or avian experience is
required.   Soft and technical skills should include: exceptional time
management /organizational skills; self-motivated; ability to
communicate effectively with various levels in the organization;
computer skills including MS Outlook, Excel, Word, and database
programs; excellent written and oral communication skills.  Certified
open water S.C.U.B.A. diver preferred.  Must be physically fit with a
good sense of balance and be able to lift over 50 lbs.  Must have a
valid driver's license.   


This is a seasonal, full-time position.  The SeaLife Center offers a
competitive wage in a beautiful setting.  Seward is a tourist
destination, located on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, boasting incredible
recreation opportunities.  Imagine partaking in world-class halibut and
salmon fishing, rafting, and kayaking in Resurrection Bay and on the
Kenai River.  Experience icebergs calving from glaciers in Kenai Fjords
National Park.   Hike the 200 miles of trail in the Chugach National
Forest, viewing wildlife like moose, black and brown bears, bald eagles,
and Dall Sheep.  

Start Date: May 1, 2006            Apply by:   March 1, 2006


Send resume & application (downloadable at www.alaskasealife.org
<http://www.alaskasealife.org/> ) to Human Resources, Alaska SeaLife
Center, P. O. Box 1329, Seward, AK  99664-1329, or fax 907-224-6320, or
email to HR at alaskasealife.org <mailto:human_resources at alaskasealife.org>




The ASLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 




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