[MARMAM] POST REQUEST: Mystic Aquarium - Assistant Stranding Coordinator position

Schuh, Janelle jschuh at mysticaquarium.org
Tue Nov 3 08:08:56 PST 2015


Please see the below job posting.  All application inquiries should refer to the Mystic Aquarium website at:  www.mysticaquarium.org<http://www.mysticaquarium.org>

Thanks, Janelle

POSITION:  Assistant Stranding Coordinator
DEPARTMENT:  Animal Care & Veterinary Services
Job Summary:  Demonstrate excellent representation of the aquarium at all times through a positive, can-do attitude and teamwork focused work ethic. Responsible for assisting the Stranding Coordinator with the execution of duties associated with the aquarium's Animal Rescue Program.  These duties include: rescue and rehabilitation of stranded marine mammals and sea turtles, maintenance of all rehabilitation facilities, answering and responding to calls of stranded marine mammals and sea turtles, and coordinating the schedules of the stranding program volunteers.
Minimum Job Requirements:  Must be willing to consistently provide guest service above and beyond expectation. Bachelor of Science degree or minimum 4 years experience in related field.  Ability to acquire a basic understanding of stranded marine mammal and sea turtle rehabilitation.  Experience working with large animals desired.  Must have public speaking experience.  Ability to work under harsh weather conditions.  Ability to work on a team as well as independently when required.  Must be able/willing to assist in animal necropsies, experience preferred but not necessary.  Strong communication (oral and written) and computer skills.  Valid driver's license and a good driving record.  Must be physically able to execute the work of the position.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs.  Weekends and scheduling flexibility required.
Responsibilities & Essential Functions: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·        Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.,Assist with staffing a 24-hour hotline for reports of stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Fishers Island, NY.

·        Appropriately coordinate field response/rescue of stranded marine mammals and sea turtles.

·        Assist with overseeing the daily operations of the rehabilitation of stranded marine mammals and sea turtles including animal care and facility maintenance.

·        Assist with overseeing the training of all volunteers within the Animal Rescue Program and coordinate the scheduling of rehabilitation volunteers.

·        Collect Level-A data and specimens in the field and assist with carcass disposal, when necessary.

·        Provide educational information to the public when responding to stranding reports.

·        Assist in conducting public outreach programs, and media relations.

·        Assist in necropsy examinations at the Aquarium and in the field including, but not limited to, clean-up and waste management.

·        Assist with writing and implementing new standard operating procedures.

·        Assist with the release of rehabilitated marine mammals and sea turtles.

·        Perform accurate data entry into the Mystic Aquarium and NOAA Fisheries databases for all reported sightings and stranding’s.

·        Demonstrate understanding of the hazards employees and volunteers are exposed to and must be certain that volunteers are properly trained in the use of the personal protective equipment (PPE) that will protect them from that hazard.

·        Insure employees and volunteers have the appropriate safety training needed in their position.

·        All employees are responsible for working in a safe manner at all times.

·        Every employee must properly use, and keep in good order, all personal protective equipment (PPE) supplied to them as protection from recognized hazards.

·        Every employee must report any unsafe condition.

·        Every employee must have a working knowledge of all Facility wide, and Department specific, safety procedures that relate to their position, including, but not limited to: Emergency Evacuation, Lockdown Procedure, and Fire Extinguisher Use.

·        Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Janelle Schuh
Stranding Coordinator
Animal Rescue Program
860.572.5955 x154  |  Hotline x107  |  Cell 860.514.7132


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