[MARMAM] Rescue & Response Apprenticeship - The Marine Mammal Center

Laura Chapman chapmanl at TMMC.org
Mon Oct 3 14:05:34 PDT 2016

Rescue & Response Apprenticeship
The Marine Mammal Center's mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals-their health and that of their ocean environment-and to inspire their global conservation. Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.
About the Organization
The Marine Mammal Center is the largest facility of its kind in the world. Founded in 1975, The Center has grown into an internationally renowned and state-of-the art marine mammal hospital, research center and educational organization. Each year, The Center treats 600 - 800 sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals, with the goal of rehabilitation and release. Its professional staff collaborates with over 30 different scientific, educational, federal, state and non-profit organizations from around the world.
Marine mammal scientists and veterinarians from across the globe visit The Center and shadow its staff and volunteers to learn from the hundreds of animals treated each year, and from its acclaimed veterinary, scientific, and research staff. By collaborating with leading scientists and researchers to learn from the patients in their care, The Center expands and advances science to increase understanding of the health of the ocean and highlights implications for human health.
In addition to its work within the scientific community, The Center's formal and informal education programs reach 100,000 children and adults ever year. Ultimately, The Center's work inspires action and fosters stewardship toward the care of our environment.
Overlooking the ocean in the Marin Headlands, in Sausalito, CA, The Center operates three field stations in its 600-mile rescue range on the California coastline from San Luis Obispo through Mendocino County. Simultaneous to the construction of its new Kona, Hawaii facility, The Center's rescue range has increased to include the entire Hawaiian archipelago. With an annual operating budget of almost $9M, 60 to 70 staff depending on the time of year, and 1,200 actively engaged volunteers, The Center operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
About the Opportunity
The Rescue & Response Apprenticeship is a temporary (12 month), full time, non-exempt paid position based out of the Sausalito Hospital. The position is designed to afford candidates new to the marine mammal field, the opportunity to work full-time alongside experienced marine mammal stranding responders. The apprentice will train directly with TMMC's marine mammal rescue and veterinary science staff, reporting directly to the Northern Range Operations Manager as a part of the Rescue & Response Team. Through practical experience, the apprentice will develop skills in the marine mammal stranding profession, including stranding preparedness, hotline coverage, volunteer coordination, marine mammal handling, assessment, transport, release, data collection, data entry, report writing, and other related responsibilities.

This position serves the following primary functions:

*         Assist in the day to day operations of rescue and response central dispatch

*         Answer the Stranded Animal Hotline, communicating with concerned members of the public with empathy and understanding, and educating the public about marine mammals

*         Act as a mentor to Rescue & Response Interns and Volunteer Dispatchers, providing support and instruction as needed

*         Assist in a variety of tasks, including equipment maintenance, supply inventory and data entry

*         Adhere to and promote safety standards and protocols

*         Rotate after hours on-call, evening, weekend and holiday coverage

*         21 years of age or older

*         Four year college degree in the study of biology, zoology, ecology, marine or environmental studies (or a related field)

*         Legally eligible to work in the U.S.

*         Maintain a valid California Driver's License, with a clean driving record, and provide valid proof of insurance

*         Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with individuals, various sized groups and the general public

*         Enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated individual, able to work in office as well as field environments

*         Computer proficient with basic Microsoft programs

*         Comfortable lifting 40+ pounds

*         New to the marine mammal field, looking to gain further experience in stranding response coordination

*         Customer service background, or hotline coverage experience
All applications due by October 14th , 2016

Click Here to Apply<https://tmmc.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk064ig>

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