[MARMAM] National Marine Life Center Position Announcement

Kate Shaffer kshaffer at nmlc.org
Wed Oct 1 09:35:38 PDT 2014

The National Marine Life Center, a marine animal rehabilitation and
education facility in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts is seeking qualified
applicants for a part time (0.6 FTE) Animal Care and Programs Assistant
position ( http://nmlc.org/about/staff/job-opportunities/ ). This is a
one-year, grant funded position. Continuation and/or expansion of the
position depends on successful funding. The position description and details
on how to apply are outlined below.



Working with the Animal Care Coordinator and Veterinarian(s), the Animal
Care & Programs Assistant is responsible for all aspects of animal care and
husbandry, including maintaining the facility and life support systems and
helping to train and supervise animal care volunteers. The position also
delivers education programs, represents the organization at events, writes
grants, and assists with all aspects of fundraising.



*	With the Animal Care Coordinator, manages all aspects of animal
husbandry at the National Marine Life Center;
*	Manage the facilities and life support systems, including tank
maintenance, hospital equipment maintenance, daily cleaning and upkeep of
filtration systems, and general cleaning and restocking;
*	Handle and restrain animals, including seals, sea turtles, native
turtles, etc.
*	Prepare animal diets, feed, and clean;
*	Assist with medical care of patients, including administering
medications, vitamins and fluids; treating wounds; and helping with routine
medical exams, blood work, radiographs, surgeries; and necropsy;
*	Perform animal-related and facility-related laboratory work,
including water quality testing, in-house blood and sample testing, and
sending samples out for analysis to outside laboratories per established
*	Ensure proper record-keeping, including on-line and paper animal
medical charts, facility logs, drug logs, volunteer logs, and other
necessary documentation;
*	Assist with miscellaneous facility projects (e.g., painting,
landscaping, building);
*	Train, supervise, manage, and maintain good relations with and
communication with animal care volunteers and interns.



*	Schedule, organize, and deliver on- and off-site educational
programs to the public and to community groups;
*	Train, supervise, manage, and maintain good relations with and
communication with education volunteers and interns;
*	Develop educational programming;
*	Participate in fundraising activities such as grant writing, special
events (e.g., Feet, Fins & Flippers 5K, Mermaid Ball, Spectacle of Trees),
and solicitation of donations;
*	Assist with managing NMLC's social media, newsletters, and other
marketing channels;
*	Assist with general office and building duties, including cleaning
chores; and
*	Additional duties as required.



*	Must demonstrate ability to work well with others, including staff,
board, & volunteers.
*	Must be available and willing to work weekends and holidays.
*	Must demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.
*	Must maintain good relationships with the Animal Care Coordinator
and staff Veterinarian(s) and provide frequent and sometimes daily updates
in person or by phone on issues of animal health so that the entire team is
current on the status of all animals.
*	Must be able to calculate drug doses and perform medical treatments
and follow established medical protocols, collect diagnostic samples, and
*	Must be able to endure some physical exertion, such as long periods
of standing; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching,
or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as
medical equipment and boxes of medical supplies. The work may require
specific but common physical characteristics and abilities such as lifting
up to 50 pounds, above-average agility, and dexterity.
*	Must possess a valid driver's license.
*	Experience with target species (seals, sea turtles, and cetaceans)
and life support system maintenance a plus.
*	Experience with education and fundraising a plus.
*	A Bachelor's degree in related field and/or veterinary technician
experience preferred.
*	Must be comfortable using standard office computer software (MS
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, databases, and internet).



Please send a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information
for three references that we have permission to contact. Applications can be
submitted to Kate Shaffer, Animal Care & Facilities Coordinator via email to
kshaffer at nmlc.org or via mail to National Marine Life Center PO Box 269
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. Submissions must be received by Thursday October 23,



Kate Shaffer

Animal Care & Facilities Coordinator

National Marine Life Center

PO Box 269, 120 Main St

Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

P (508)743-9888

F (508)7595477

 <mailto:kshaffer at nmlc.org> kshaffer at nmlc.org



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