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Behalf Of Daniel Barth
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2011 8:39 PM
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Subject: [MARMAM] Job Announcement
The Alaska SeaLife Center, a non-profit organization generating and sharing
scientific knowledge that promotes understanding and stewardship of Alaska's
marine ecosystems is seeking applications for the following:
Animal Care Technician
Under the direct supervision of the Stranding Coordinator and the Mammal
Curator, this position provides for the daily and routine cleaning and
maintenance of stranded mammal and avian enclosures and work areas, animal
diet preparation, and record keeping. Provide support to stranding
department in feeding, handling of marine mammals and marine birds within
the care of the ASLC Stranding Department. This position will provide
logistical support involved for animal stranding, rescue and release.
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
1. Assists in the care and maintenance of animals managed by the
Center's Stranding Department.
2. Daily animal diet preparations, water quality testing, and routine
cleaning of animal habitats, holding pools, food preparation facilities and
marine mammal and avian work areas.
3. Assist with logistics pertaining live and dead strandings including
rescues, animal transport and releases.
4. Maintain written and computer based records.
5. Follow procedures for animal care, food preparation, and clean up,
including proper maintenance and sterilization of equipment.
6. Under direction of the Stranding Coordinator, assist research staff
in facilitation of research projects and the collection of data samples,
7. Participate in educational presentations to visitors and the public
on topics relating to marine mammal stranding and ASLC operations. Provide
helpful, patient assistance and information to the public.
Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology, Biology, Zoology or related field is
preferred. Some captive or stranding marine mammal and/or avian experience
is required. Soft and technical skills should include: exceptional time
management /organizational skills; self-motivated; ability to communicate
effectively with various levels in the organization; computer skills
including MS Outlook, Excel, Word, and database programs; excellent written
and oral communication skills. Must be physically fit with a good sense of
balance and be able to lift over 50 lbs. Must have a valid driver's
This is a seasonal, full-time position. The Alaska SeaLife Center offers a
competitive wage in a beautiful setting.
Start Date: May 1, 2011 or June 15, 2011
End Date: Approximately October 1, 2011 or November 15, 2011
Apply By: Open Until Filled
Send resume & application (downloadable on website) to ASLC, Human
Resources, P.O. Box 1329, Seward, AK 99664, fax 907-224-6320, or email
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Affirmative Action: All qualified applicants will be considered. Minority,
women, disabled veterans, campaign badge veterans, recently separated
veterans or disabled are encouraged to apply.
The ASLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.