[MARMAM] Waikiki Aquarium Monk Seal specialist position
kelleyl at hawaii.edu
Wed Jun 3 15:34:59 PDT 2015
Aloha from the Waikiki Aquarium,
Please see the following website address/link and the attached information
in regards to the Monk Seal specialist position at the Waikiki Aquarium:
Research Support (Research Associate)
May 14, 2015
June 05, 2015
Minimum Monthly Salary:
salary schedules and placement information
Additional Salary Information:
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Full Time/Part Time:
Temporary - Not to Exceed: June 30, 2016
- Annually renewable contingent upon satisfactory performance, program
needs, and availability of funds.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Manages the Hawaiian Monk Seal Program, including maintaining IACUC
and APHIS quality husbandry standards. Ensures accurate and timely
submission of relevant reports, permit applications and renewals, etc.
2. Maintains computerized records on all aspects of the monk seal
program in a timely manner. Takes digital still and video pictures of monk
seals for veterinary records.
3. Maintains monk seal life support system, including backwashing of
sand filters, as needed.
4. Conducts training and educational public monk seal presentations two
to four times per day. Maintains husbandry and research behaviors of
resident monk seals.
5. Responsible for feeding, cleaning, training, record keeping and
disease treatment of assigned fish and invertebrate organisms, in
consultation with the curator and veterinarian. Travels to collect
supplies, and animals for husbandry purposes.
6. Monitors and performs maintenance and repairs of assigned and backup
exhibits, to include cleaning, feeding, visual inspection for disease
detection, water quality assessment and disease treatment.
7. Supervises students, volunteers, and interns who work directly with
8. Interacts with WAQ staff, volunteers, students, visitors, etc. in a
polite, courteous and professional manner.
9. Ensures that supervised personnel interact with WAQ staff,
volunteers, students, visitors, etc., in a polite, courteous and
10. Lifts and carries up to 50 pounds, for the purpose of transporting
equipment, food stuffs and materials to service facilities or animals on
site and off site.
11. Complies with the OSHA program, including wearing appropriate
clothing, safety equipment and respirator mask, where appropriate.
12. Uses computers and word processing, spreadsheet, database and
13. Assists with Aquarium events and activities.
14. Utilizes the scientific method to conduct research, give conference
presentations and publish reports.
15. Uses basic instruments, equipment and/or supplies and performs
measurements, adjustments and repairs, as necessary.
16. Other duties as assigned
1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Biological Sciences and 1
year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with
responsibilities for marine mammal training and husbandry; or equivalent
education/training or experience.
2. Functional knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in
marine mammal training and husbandry demonstrated by knowledge,
understanding and ability to apply concepts, terminology.
3. Functional knowledge and understanding of principles, theories,
federal and state laws, rules, regulations and systems associated with
marine mammal training and husbandry.
4. Demonstrated ability to recognize problems, identify possible causes
and resolve the full range problems that may commonly occur in the area of
marine mammal training and husbandry.
5. Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written documentation,
write reports and procedures, and communicate effectively in a variety of
6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team
members and individuals.
7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word
8. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work
experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and
abilities as indicated.
9. Ability to apply the scientific method(s) and conduct research.
10. One year of experience at a public aquarium, zoo or marine mammal
research facility, with direct experience in the husbandry and training of
marine mammals, ideally with pinnipeds.
11. Knowledge of computers and proficiency with word processing,
database and spreadsheet programs.
12. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, for the purpose of
transporting equipment, food stuffs and materials to service facilities or
animals on site and off site.
13. Previous supervisory experience, to include working with students,
docents, or volunteers.
14. Knowledge of OSHA programs and ability to wear a respirator.
15. Ability to work at least one night per week to midnight or later.
Able to work at heights, in confined spaces, and use ladders. Must be able
to work some weekends, and/or holidays and flexible working hours.
16. Ability to travel independently to and from meetings, events and WAQ
in a timely manner, fulfilled by possession of a valid Drivers License
(Class 3), or use of other means of transportation, which meets position
17. Experience at giving educational presentations to the public and/or
18. Experience in report writing, and analysis and presentation of data
in written and graphical formats
1. Experience in the husbandry and training of marine mammals. At least
one year of experience with pinnipeds.
2. Experience supervising one or all of the following groups: full-time
staff, students, volunteers.
3. Experience maintaining freshwater and marine fishes and invertebrates
at a zoological park, aquarium,or aquaculture facility.
4. Considerable knowledge of life support systems.
5. Certified SCUBA diver and ability to meet University of Hawaii
scientific diver certification requirements
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable
qualifications, UH Form 64 ( standard format
<http://www.pers.hawaii.edu/forms/Application/Form64.pdf>) ( large format
<http://www.pers.hawaii.edu/forms/Application/Form64a.pdf>), 3 letters of
recommendation, names of 3 professional references and official transcripts
to the address below.
1. University of Hawaii at Manoa - Waikiki Aquarium
2. 2777 Kalakaua Avenue
3. Attn: Dr. Andrew Rossiter
4. Honolulu, HI 96815
1. Dr. Andrew Rossiter; 808-440-9005; andrewro at hawaii.edu
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