[MARMAM] Alaska SeaLife Center- Seasonal Animal Care Specialist

Savannah Costner savannahc at alaskasealife.org
Fri Feb 4 09:12:16 PST 2022

ASLC has a seasonal job in the Wildlife Response Department! Find out the
details below!


This seasonal position is responsible for the routine handling and care of
animals being housed in the  Rehabilitation/Quarantine area under the
supervision of the Wildlife Response Curator

at the Alaska SeaLife Center.  The main focus of this position is marine
mammals but there are occasional responses to birds and other wildlife in
the Seward area.

Education/Training Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in biology, animal science, veterinary science or related
field. Two year experience in animal husbandry, experience with marine
mammals preferred.

Primary Responsibilities:

   1. Under the supervision of the Wildlife Response Curator, assists in
   the delivery of animal care to animals being housed and cared for in the
   rehabilitation area, quarantine area, and other animal areas in the ASLC.
   2. Coordinates with the Wildlife Response Curator and veterinary staff
   to ensure consistency in the delivery of animal care to animals being
   housed and cared for in the rehabilitation / quarantine area.
   3. Performs routine animal husbandry to include diet preparation,
   feeding animals, cleaning animal enclosures, disinfecting prep areas and
   equipment, and maintaining animal records.
   4. Follows established routine for animal care, food preparation, and
   clean up, including proper maintenance and disinfection of equipment.
   5. Under the supervision of a veterinarian or a veterinary technician
   performs basic medical treatments such as delivery of oral medications and
   wound cleaning and assists in basic medical procedures such as animal
   restraint for physical exam.
   6. Keeps proper records in accordance with the ASLC and permit
   7. As team leader, supervises interns and volunteers to ensure animals
   are monitored and daily tasks are completed in a timely manner.
   8. Participates as needed in presentations to visitors and the public on
   topics in marine science and ASLC operations.
   9. Answers the ASLC’s 24-hour stranding hotline.  May be asked to be on
   call to cover the hotline after regular working hours.  Employees are
   compensated for being on call.
   10. Becomes familiar with maintenance and operation of mechanical
   11. Fosters good relations with visitors, volunteers, community leaders,
   contractors, and fellow staff members by promoting positive attitudes, good
   will, cooperation, and providing high standards of service.
   12. Complies with all Alaska SeaLife Center policies, procedures, and
   13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Ability to be organized, self-motivated, and possess a strong sense of
cleanliness and animal awareness.  Attention to detail.  Willingness to
work holidays, weekends, and/or overnights to accommodate the needs of the
animal patients. Comfortable with social media and potentially being on
camera and interviewed while working. Ability to drive safely.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must
be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to see and hear; move about; stoop, kneel, and crouch; use arms and
hands; handle objects, tools, and controls; and sit. Ability to lift and
move 50 pounds.

Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums


START DATE:  5/1/2022                          END DATE:  9/30/2022

PAY RATE:  $16.50

View job here:


Apply HERE:



*Savannah Costner*

*Animal Care Specialist II *Alaska SeaLife Center
P.O. Box 1329 • 301 Railway Ave • Seward, AK 99664
Direct: 907-224-6399
*ASLC 24-hour Stranded Animal Hotline*

1-888-774-7325 (SEAL)


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