[MARMAM] Animal Care Technician Position at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Jenelle Gilding Jenelle_Gilding at alaskasealife.org
Wed Jan 28 09:10:17 PST 2009



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 Technicians (Seasonal)


These positions are responsible for the daily and routine cleaning and
maintenance of stranded mammal and avian enclosures and work areas,
animal diet preparation, and record keeping.  These positions will also
provide support to the stranding department in feeding, handling of
marine mammals and birds within the care of the ASLC Stranding
Department and provide logistical support involved for animal stranding,
rescue and release.


Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

1.                   Assists in the care and maintenance of animals
managed by the Center's Stranding Department.


2.                   Daily animal diet preparations, water quality
testing, and routine cleaning of animal habitats, holding pools, food
preparation facilities and marine mammal and avian work areas.  


3.                   Assists with logistics pertaining to live and dead
strandings including rescues, animal transport and releases.  


4.                   Maintains written and computer based records.


5.                   Follows procedures for animal care, food
preparation, and clean up, including proper maintenance and
sterilization of equipment.


6.                   Under direction of the Stranding Coordinator,
assists research staff in facilitation of research projects and the
collection of data samples.


7.                   Participates in educational presentations to
visitors and the public on topics relating to marine mammal stranding
and ASLC operations.  Provides helpful, patient assistance and
information to the public.  



Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology, Biology, Zoology or related field
is preferred.  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.
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.   


These are seasonal, full-time positions.  The SeaLife Center offers a
competitive wage in a beautiful setting.  


Start Date: April 1 - May 1, 2009           End Date: October 31, 2009
Apply by:   February 15, 2009


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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