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Heal the Bay is seeking a qualified and passionate Operations Manager responsible for the operations and maintenance of aquaria exhibits, animal care, life support systems, scientific collections program, and general facility maintenance at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Read More »

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater L.A. safe, healthy and clean. Progress toward the mission is achieved by effectively combining the use of science, advocacy, community outreach, and public education to create positive change in our local environment. Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.

 

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Heal the Bay is seeking a qualified and passionate Operations Manager responsible for the operations and maintenance of aquaria exhibits, animal care, life support systems, scientific collections program, and general facility maintenance at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. The person will manage the exhibits, tanks and life support equipment; the collection and husbandry of specimens; and other duties related to aquarium operations. The position is full time. This position reports directly to the Aquarium Director and will play a key leadership role in the day-to-day operations, including oversight of interns and naturalists.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain aquarium exhibits, holdings, water quality, and life support systems
  • Manage collection, husbandry, and care of marine fishes and invertebrates, including development of breeding programs, novel display opportunities, etc.
  • Manage the daily practical and logistical aspects of the aquarium
  • Facility maintenance including: repairs, fabrication, plumbing, maintenance, and project management
  • Participate in collection planning, and assist in development of new exhibits and support their establishment
  • Manage, track, and report on aquarium operations budget
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures in compliance with aquarium and industry standards for best practices
  • Assist to ensure compliance with all applicable safety and security procedures and protocols
  • Work as part of the senior team to recruit, train, and manage Aquarist interns and volunteers, and advise staff
  • Operate and manage collecting activities, including boat-based surface and SCUBA collecting, as needed
  • Additional responsibilities may include assisting with Aquarium’s educational programming for students and visitors throughout L.A. County
  • Must be able to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate commitment to Heal the Bay’s vision, mission and values
  • At least three years experience at a public aquarium in the collection and care of marine specimens and management of exhibits and life support systems
  • Experience and hands-on working knowledge of life support systems and aquarium operations infrastructure (approximately 11,000 gallon closed system), including bio tower filters, chillers, emergency power generators, raw seawater system, and protein fractionator
  • Experience with quarantine and holding protocols for aquatic animals
  • Bachelor’s degree in natural science, marine biology, environmental science and/or science related field preferred; relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Knowledge of Southern California marine flora and fauna
  • Extensive aquatic collection experience and strong swimming skills required
  • Must possess current SCUBA certification and First Aid certification, with a preference for Rescue Diver SCUBA certification (DAN Insurance required upon employment)
  • Boat handling experience in open water marine settings preferred
  • Works well both independently and as a team and able to work on several concurrent projects
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Strong communications and leadership skills, and ability to give and follow directions effectively
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. and able to work in Aquarium back areas which requires climbing and crawling under and around life support systems plumbing and tanks
  • Valid driver’s license required and auto insurance
  • All applicants must pass a background check

 

Salary: $60,000 – $70,000 annually, plus benefits (medical, dental, vision). A retirement option is available after one year of employment.

Hours: Full time. Position may involve work on weekends and evenings, as needed.

Please submit resume and cover letter online at www.healthebay.org/jobs. Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.

 

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The Angler Outreach Team Member will educate the shoreline angling community and general public on fishing health risks associated with consuming fish caught in LA and Orange County. Read More »

The Angler Outreach Team Member will educate the shoreline angling community and general public on fishing health risks associated with consuming fish caught in LA and Orange County. The principal method of outreach will be interviewing anglers. In addition to interviewing anglers, outreach members will disseminate appropriate literature (health advisories, fish catch limits, etc.) to the all public contacts. The outreach program will be conducted at local piers.

Heal the Bay will orient team members on fish identification; fishing regulations and health advisories for Southern California; and the contamination history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. This is a great opportunity for college level students or concerned members of the community to get involved and make a difference.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Educate the angler community and the general public regarding:
  • Risks of eating DDT, PCB, and mercury contaminated fish;
  • Proper techniques for cleaning & cooking fish that minimize contamination risks;
  • Bag and size limits for fish commonly caught;
  • Handing out informational materials and filling out tracking sheet forms;
  • Supporting Angler Outreach Program in any other capacity, such as attending tabling events;
  • Educating anglers about issues facing the Santa Monica Bay.

Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with many people in outdoor settings
  • Excellent verbal skills
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task
  • Interest in environmental health or marine science issues
  • Bilingual preferred, especially Spanish and Asian languages (Tagalog, Chinese or Vietnamese)

Salary: $13/hour
Hours: Part time positions available. Weekend hours required. No benefits
Start Date: ASAP
For additional information: (310) 451-1500 ext.156.

Please mail/fax/submit online resume and cover letter to:
Frankie Orrala Heal the Bay
Angler Outreach Program Manager 1444 9th Street
forrala@healthebay.org Santa Monica, CA 90401
Fax: (310) 496-1902

Applications are now being accepted for this position.

Oportunidad de Empleo:

El Equipo Educacional de Pesca de Heal the Bay busca nuevos integrantes para educar a los pescadores de muelles del Sur de California, acerca de la contaminación de peces causada por químicos que se encuentran en el mar.  El principal método de trabajo será entrevistar a los pescadores. Además de entrevistar a los pescadores, los miembros del Equipo Educacional Pesquero difundirán material apropiada (avisos de salud, límites de captura de peces, etc.) a todos los pescadores que visiten los diferentes muelles del Condado de Los Angeles y Condado de Orange. El programa educacional se llevará a cabo en los muelles locales.


Heal the Bay entrenará a los miembros del equipo educacional acerca de la identificación de peces, reglamentos de pesca, historia de la contaminación de la Península de Palos Verdes y avisos de salud para el sur de California . Esta es una gran oportunidad para estudiantes universitarios o personas interesadas en hacer la diferencia en sus comunidades.

Para mayor información comunícate con Frankie Orrala al 310-451-1500 x 156


Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer.

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The Associate Advancement Director (AAD) will report to the Advancement Director (AD) and is responsible for developing, managing, implementing and evaluating fund development strategies for Heal the Bay. In partnership with the AD, the AAD will develop and implement an annual Fundraising Plan that includes strategies for major gifts, gala sales, and corporate support. Read More »

The Associate Advancement Director (AAD) will report to the Advancement Director (AD) and is responsible for developing, managing, implementing and evaluating fund development strategies for Heal the Bay. In partnership with the AD, the AAD will develop and implement an annual Fundraising Plan that includes strategies for major gifts, gala sales, and corporate support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the Annual Awards Gala, including logistics and dinner sales. Work with AD, CEO, management team, and Board of Directors to sell tables and achieve budgeted goal.
  • Personally cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts from a portfolio of high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Develop and execute a major gift pipeline, including: identifying existing and potential major donors and funders, creating individual stewardship and solicitation plans, managing ongoing relationships, and assigning relationship managers for each donor. This position will have a strong focus on building major donors in the $1000-$4999 category, with the goal of increasing donations by at least 10%.
  • Work closely with the Communications Director to create superb campaigns and materials.

Skills, Experience and Education

  • Professional with 3+ years of direct fundraising and solicitation experience.
  • Demonstrated success cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors.
  • Ability to follow fundraising plans and demonstrate accountability on goals and deliverables.
  • Excellent organizational, project management and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated tact and diplomacy in difficult or sensitive situations and ability to perform under pressure in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to network within varied communities, broaden support and diversify membership.
  • Superior interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Persuasive writing skills with experience in grant writing and foundation gift compliance.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required.
  • Must have passion for Heal the Bay’s mission.
  • Has access to transportation.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and donor relations management database (Salesforce).
  • Bachelor’s degree and Spanish fluency preferred.

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Heal the Bay is seeking an outgoing and creative Education Manager to present high-quality, engaging educational experiences centered on using science to connect students to real-world environmental issues and foster stewardship of our ocean and local marine life. Read More »

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater L.A. safe, healthy and clean. Progress toward the mission is achieved by effectively combining the use of science, advocacy, community outreach, and public education to create positive change in our local environment. Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.

Position Summary: 

Heal the Bay is seeking an outgoing and creative Education Manager to present high-quality, engaging educational experiences centered on using science to connect students to real-world environmental issues and foster stewardship of our ocean and local marine life. The Education Manager is responsible for teaching and developing education curricula and activities at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. This position reports directly to the Aquarium Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage instruction of informal environmental science (with a focus on oceans and watersheds) to pre-K through college level students, including teaching several classes each week.
  • Coordinate with teachers to select and schedule field trip programs.
  • Research and recommend new educational programs to support Heal the Bay’s mission and key campaigns.
  • Collaborate with Aquarium staff to design and implement age and thematically appropriate educational exhibits and programs.
  • Collaborate with Aquarium Director, staff and volunteers to develop, evaluate and refine curricula/activities including pre- and post-visit materials.
  • Collaborate with partner aquaria to provide beach-focused marine science education programs for students in grades K-5, as Heal the Bay’s lead staff member for the Key to the Sea
  • Collaborate with Key to the Sea aquaria partners to provide enriching and comprehensive professional development workshops for local elementary school teachers.
  • Coordinate with and support Heal the Bay and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium education and outreach programs beyond Key to the Sea and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium field trip programs.
  • Coordinate and manage the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Summer Camp program.
  • Coordinate with the Aquarium Director to purchase and maintain educational supplies and materials.
  • Manage education grants and budgets, and provide grant reporting support.
  • Recruit, train, and oversee education and summer camp interns and volunteers.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, and support Santa Monica Pier Aquarium public hours, as needed
  • Must be able to work weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate commitment to Heal the Bay’s vision, mission and values.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, marine biology, environmental science and/or related field preferred.
  • 2+ years’ experience in educational settings, such as a school, museum or non-profit organization, informal education experience preferred.
  • Experience in curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Knowledge or experience with Next Generation Science Standards a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to work on several concurrent projects.
  • Understanding of environmental science, watershed, ocean, and education issues.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and remain flexible in a dynamic work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with many people in diverse settings.
  • Excellent written, verbal and computer skills.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.

 

Salary: $40,000 – $45,000 annually, plus benefits (medical, dental, vision). A retirement option is available after one year of employment.

Hours: Full time Monday through Friday. Position may involve occasional weekends, as needed.

Please submit resume and cover letter online at www.healthebay.org/jobs. Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.

 

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The Part-time Programs Coordinator is an exciting opportunity on the Heal the Bay team (based in Santa Monica, CA). The right candidate will have an unstoppable passion for helping the public protect wildlife, rivers, streams and beaches. This is also a great opportunity to build your resume and obtain professional references. Read More »

Make a big difference in the local environment while getting to know the wonderfully diverse communities in Los Angeles County through public outreach and event planning. The Part-time Programs Coordinator is an exciting leadership opportunity on the Heal the Bay team (based in Santa Monica, CA). The right candidate will have an unstoppable passion for helping the public protect wildlife, rivers, streams and beaches. This is also a great opportunity to build your resume and obtain professional references.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the cleanup manager to plan and execute cleanup events, including packing, driving and unpacking pickup truck.
  • Help oversee volunteers and staff to ensure that the event runs safely and smoothly
  • Coordinate cleanup educators from our volunteer pool and staff to assist on the day of the cleanup events
  • Assist with monthly Nothin’ But Sand beach cleanups – every third Saturday 8am-1pm
  • Coordinate Heal the Bay’s high school program including maintaining excel data base of club members, school visits, communicating with club advisors and organizing youth summits
  • Coordinate youth summits and support for high school teacher professional development
  • Work with our communications team to coordinate Club Heal the Bay WordPress blog
  • Assist as needed at education events including Aquarium events, Speakers Bureau and Lunch ‘N Learn

Qualifications include:

  • Written and oral fluency in Spanish
  • Strong leadership and coordination skills for working with volunteers
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellent people skills and a passion for working with the public
  • Ability to drive a pickup truck and carry supplies across the sand
  • Enthusiastic, motivating and comfortable presenting environmental information
  • Knowledge of and passion for rivers and ocean
  • Teaching experience is a plus
  • Well organized, able to work on several projects simultaneously, both independently and as a team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and social media applications. Powerpoint and WordPress are a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license required–driving to outreach events and meetings will be required

Salary: $15.00/hour with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld. Paid sick leave is provided. There are no dental, medical, health insurance or vacation benefits included as part of employment.

Hours: Part-time 29 hours per week. Must be available for occasional weekend events.

Application Deadline: Until filled. Please submit cover letter and resume online at www.healthebay.org/jobs

About Heal the Bay: Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of greater L.A. safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action and advocacy. To achieve this mission we reach out to over 50,000 people every year. We educate the greater Los Angeles region about the causes and impacts of water pollution, watershed and ocean health degradation, a need for improved local water supply, and what citizens can do to help out.

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Lead Heal the Bay’s volunteer programs that reach over 50,000 people every year. You will play a key role in educating the Los Angeles County public about water pollution, watershed and ocean health degradation, a need for improved local water supply, and how residents can help. This position reports to the Aquarium Director. Read More »

Heal the Bay is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. We achieve this through science, education, community action and advocacy.

Heal the Bay’s volunteer programs reach over 50,000 people every year, educating the Los Angeles public about the water pollution, watershed and ocean health degradation, a need for improved local water supply, and how residents can help. Heal the Bay also operates the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, our environmental education facility that is home to over 100 species of local aquatic life. Each year we offer over 100,000 visitors a unique view into the world of watershed and ocean protection, helping to build the next generation of environmental stewards. We offer experiential field trip programs, educational birthday parties, and other dynamic education programs for the public. This position reports to the Aquarium Director.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create a fun and welcoming atmosphere to encourage volunteerism and leadership;
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers for the Aquarium and Heal the Bay outreach and citizen science programs;
  • Conduct quarterly evening volunteer orientations and training;
  • Coordinate volunteer programs including scheduling and management of volunteer participation in a variety of Heal the Bay’s programs, communications with volunteers and community organizations, and on-going enrichment activities;
  • Schedule birthday party reservations, manage payment, and coordinate activities during party events;
  • Support Public Programs at the Aquarium including front desk, Saturday Story Time, graphic/poster design, signage design and print ordering;
  • Support Public Education Programs operations including staffing the front desk, managing the register and money count, organizing setup and the day’s activities, public hours activity and event planning, social media support, and ordering/maintaining program supply stock;
  • Coordinate with Heal the Bay program managers to track volunteer activities, data, and hours;
  • Coordinate all volunteer communications, including e-newsletters and relevant website updates;
  • Manage volunteer appreciation programs, including the annual volunteer party and continuing educational events;
  • Coordinate volunteers for special events, including Heal the Bay’s Annual Benefit Dinner, Coastal Cleanup Day, Earth Day events, and some fundraising events;
  • Oversee and ensure consistency across departments with Heal the Bay’s internship programs and onboarding process; and
  • Oversee volunteer budget, including tracking and maintaining data for grant reports.

 

Qualifications

  • Strong leadership ability, coordination, and planning skills
  • Well organized, able to work on several projects simultaneously, both independently and as a team
  • Outstanding communication and people skills: written and oral, including public speaking
  • Ability to meet deadlines and remain flexible in a dynamic work environment
  • Knowledge of and passion for the environment
  • Computer Skills – Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel and knowledge of social media platforms
  • Previous volunteer coordination experience preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM or Volgistics a plus
  • Written and oral fluency in Spanish a plus
  • Valid driver’s license required–driving to outreach events and meetings will be required

Salary: $35,000-$40,000 annually, plus benefits (medical, dental, vision). A retirement option is available after one year of employment.

Hours: Full-time. Position will work weekends as well as some evenings including volunteer training.

Please submit resume and cover letter online at www.healthebay.org/jobs.       Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.

 

 

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The Water Quality Scientist is a key member of our science, programs and policy team and is responsible for a variety of technical and policy projects related to local water resources. Read More »

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater L.A. safe, healthy and clean. Progress toward the mission is achieved by effectively combining the use of science, advocacy, community outreach, and public education to create positive change in our local environment.

Position Summary:

The Water Quality Scientist is a key member of our science, programs and policy team and is responsible for a variety of technical and policy projects related to local water resources. This consists of critically evaluating stormwater permits, programs and pollution controls, wastewater management and recycling permits and programs, and other water quality and water resources-related policies and regulations, from both a scientific and policy perspective. The Water Quality Scientist represents Heal the Bay at public meetings and in stakeholder groups, serving as Heal the Bay’s primary advocate for strong water quality-related policies and regulations. The Water Quality Scientist will also support our Programs and Policy work through grant management, including budget oversight and reporting. The position may involve field work.

Functions Include:

· Track select science and policy issues at regional and state levels (e.g. municipal stormwater permits, bacteria provisions, water plan development and implementation, integrated water management plans, etc.) and ensure that deadlines are met for public comments and other products;

· Critically analyze and provide written comments on scientific, technical and policy issues related to water resources;

· Represent Heal the Bay’s positions at public meetings, hearings and other forums;

· Work closely with other Heal the Bay staff on inter- and intra-departmental projects and programs;

· Manage project grants, including budget oversight and allocations, progress tracking and reporting;

· Create and maintain relationships with government agency staff, nonprofit partners, scientific researchers and other environmental stakeholders;

· Support organizational campaigns by developing strategy, and preparing supporting analyses and documents;

· Develop issue paper topics to investigate water resources management problems and conduct associated research and analysis;

· Support educational and outreach campaigns with internal and external participants around key issues;

· Distill policy and technical information into easily understandable written materials and oral presentations;

· Support scientific field work, as needed;

· Participate in weekly department meetings, regular meetings with manager, monthly staff meetings, and occasional board meetings.

Experience and Skills Required:

· Strong passion for Heal the Bay’s mission and a love for the environment;

· Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, or related field is required at minimum; graduate degree is preferred;

· Strong background in water quality policy; understanding of relevant laws, regulations, and policies; knowledge of policy-making processes; and experience with local issues relating to water resources;

· Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills, with public speaking experience;

· Strong writing skills, with policy analysis or advocacy writing experience preferred;

· Excellent organizational, analytical and project planning skills;

· Strong problem solving skills;

· Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team;

· Proven ability to work under pressure, multitask and meet deadlines;

· Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel and Power Point), with CRM Salesforce experience a plus;

· Ability to travel throughout the Los Angeles area, and occasional trips to Sacramento or other locations throughout the state;

· Some evening and weekend work is required; and

· Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

This is a full time salaried position with health, dental, vision and vacation benefits. Participation in some weekend and evening events, and regional and statewide travel is necessary.

Application Information:

Salary Range: $50-60,000 annually, based on experience

Benefits: Heal the Bay offers full benefits (medical, dental, vision). A retirement option is available after one year of employment.

Please forward cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

www.healthebay.org/jobs to apply online.

Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.

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Internships

Aquarist Department Interns will assist with exhibit maintenance, animal feeding and care, occasional collecting, and perform other duties related to the Aquarist Department. Read More »

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium offers school groups, families and visitors a unique view into the ocean world right outside our doors. It is home to more than one hundred organisms native to the Santa Monica Bay. Interactive displays, touch tanks filled with tide pool animals, a shark tank exhibit, and a microscope lab are some of the main features of the Aquarium. As Heal the Bay’s marine education facility, the Aquarium also strives to teach visitors about the importance of environmental stewardship and marine conservation.

Aquarist Department Interns will assist with exhibit maintenance, animal feeding and care, occasional collecting, and perform other duties related to the Aquarist Department.

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is looking for responsible, dedicated, assertive interns to work with our Senior Aquarist, other staff and volunteers. Interns are required to attend the six-evening volunteer/intern training course.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn more about marine science, marine life support systems, and aquatic animal care and to gain experience working for an environmental group.

Responsibilities include:

  • General care & maintenance of aquarium exhibits and life support systems
  • Food preparation and feeding of organisms
  • Water quality analysis
  • Aid in the development of marine biology & environmental education signage
  • Special project(s)

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of environmental, marine science, and education issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with many people in diverse settings
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Ability to operate hand and power tool
  • Ability to commit to an internship for at least 6 months
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

This is an unpaid internship that requires a time commitment of at least 8 hours per week for a period of at least 6 months. Ask your instructors about course credit!

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The Citizen Science Intern will be part of the Public Programs Department and will assist with the development and operations of the Aquarium’s public visiting hours and programs. The Citizen Science Intern will primarily be responsible for running our weekly sand crab monitoring program. This program is scheduled for 3:00 P.M. every Wednesday. This includes setting up data collection, working with the public to sample at the beach, entering data, updating graphs, and communicating results. Interns can also pursue projects including: creating and conducting presentations for visitors, mentoring volunteers, developing activities and interactive displays, creating new arts and graphics, and other projects. Read More »

The Citizen Science Intern will be part of the Public Programs Department and will assist with the development and operations of the Aquarium’s public visiting hours and programs. The Citizen Science Intern will primarily be responsible for running our weekly sand crab monitoring program. This program is scheduled for 3:00 P.M. every Wednesday. This includes setting up data collection, working with the public to sample at the beach, entering data, updating graphs, and communicating results. Interns can also pursue projects including: creating and conducting presentations for visitors, mentoring volunteers, developing activities and interactive displays, creating new arts and graphics, and other projects.

We are looking for responsible, dedicated, and outgoing interns to work with the public programs department. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in marine science, environmental education, citizen science, data collection, and working for an environmental non-profit group.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing data collection with public guests
  • Entering data into Excel and finding additional data from online references
  • Assisting with the daily operations of the public programs department
  • Preparing Aquarium for public hours; welcoming guests to the Aquarium including handling entrance fee transactions
  • Interacting with and educating aquarium visitors
  • Developing and designing presentations and program activities
  • Learning to develop and mentor volunteers

Qualifications:

  • College age or above preferred
  • Friendly and professional manner for working with the public
  • Passion for education, science, and/or communications
  • Experience working in outdoor education is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Organized with a high attention to detail
  • Advanced math and computer skills – including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Data analysis skills and experience is a plus
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Enthusiasm for teaching public visitors including children about marine life and conservation

This is an unpaid internship that requires a time commitment of at least 8 hours per week for a period of 6 months or more (continuing to intern or volunteer after internship is encouraged). Interns must be available to work Wednesday afternoons.

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Heal the Bay’s Programs Department is looking for an organized and highly self- motivated individual to work closely with the Internship Manager on our MPA Watch program. Candidates would ideally be interested in marine protected areas (MPAs), coastal conservation, fieldwork, have a science background, and be willing to commit to at least 20 hours/week for the summer, and 10 hours/week during the school year. Responsibilities would include but not limited to: performing beach surveys for our MPA Watch program, organizing MPA Watch program data, and assisting with development of program materials. Read More »

Heal the Bay’s Programs Department is looking for an organized and highly self- motivated individual to work closely with the Internship Manager on our MPA Watch program. Candidates would ideally be interested in marine protected areas (MPAs), coastal conservation, fieldwork, have a science background, and be willing to commit to at least 20 hours/week for the summer, and 10 hours/week during the school year. Responsibilities would include but not limited to: performing beach surveys for our MPA Watch program, organizing MPA Watch program data, and assisting with development of program materials.

Heal the Bay’s citizen science program, MPA Watch, involves conducting beach surveys of ocean uses. This program is a great way to combine your love of the beach and ocean while collecting valuable scientific data. Interns and volunteers are trained to observe and collect unbiased data on coastal and marine resource use, which will provide important information to understand how people are using the newly established marine protected areas (MPAs), and to help inform MPA management.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable science and work experience in the non-profit environmental field.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collection and organization of MPA Watch field data
  • Organizing and managing informational databases
  • Assisting with Development of program materials

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student, with major in Environmental Studies, Marine Science, Geography, Biology or related field
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Professional and enthusiastic
  • Be able to spend 4-5 hours daily outdoors with some moderate hiking in occasional adverse weather conditions (wind, rain, heat, cold)
  • Detail-oriented; ability to complete projects promptly and completely
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Ability to commit to an internship for at least 10 weeks
  • Access to reliable transportation to get to field sites in Malibu and Palos Verdes
  • Passion for the ocean

This is an unpaid internship that requires a time commitment of at least 10-20 daytime hours a week, flexible scheduling. Ask your instructors about course credit!

 

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The Development Department at Heal the Bay is responsible for developing and maintaining financial support of the organization and its programs via direct mail, special fundraising events, grant-writing, major gifts and corporate philanthropy activities. Read More »

The Development Department at Heal the Bay is responsible for developing and maintaining financial support of the organization and its programs via direct mail, special fundraising events, grant-writing, major gifts and corporate philanthropy activities.

The Development intern will currently focus on supporting the annual fundraising event, with emphasis on Salesforce entry. Additional projects will include:

  • Researching corporate giving programs
  • Researching public and private foundations
  • Contacting potential supporters regarding donor opportunities
  • Assisting with contracts and document creation
  • Assisting with mailings
  • Filing, organizing, labeling

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in fundraising and relationship-building via donor and corporate communications and special event planning.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with Salesforce highly desirable
  • Attention to detail and good multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Computer literacy, including MS Word and Excel
  • Interest in Heal the Bay mission

Compensation: Un-paid

This is at a non-profit organization.
School credit available at participating schools/colleges

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We are now accepting Education Department Internships for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018. Please apply below.

Education Department Interns will have exposure to the process of organizing, planning, and teaching the Aquarium education programs. They will assist staff with classroom and beach activities and instruction. In so doing, they will be helping children from all over the greater Los Angeles area to gain a greater awareness of the importance of keeping the ocean clean, safe, and healthy for animals and people. Read More »

We are now accepting Education Department Internships for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018. Please apply below.

Education Department Interns will have exposure to the process of organizing, planning, and teaching the Aquarium education programs. They will assist staff with classroom and beach activities and instruction.  In so doing, they will be helping children from all over the greater Los Angeles area to gain a greater awareness of the importance of keeping the ocean clean, safe, and healthy for animals and people.

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is looking for motivated, dedicated, and responsible interns who wish to acquire the skills to effectively communicate with an audience of diverse ages and backgrounds.  If you love to spend time on the beach, work with animals, and interact with children, this is the internship for you!  Interns are needed to assist in the multifaceted processes of organizing and facilitating our education school field trip programs

Education internships require availability during our program times of 8:45am-2:30pm Monday through Friday. Internships run for a minimum of 10 weeks @ a minimum of 6hrs per week.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn more about marine science & environmental education and to gain experience working for an environmental group.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Education Specialists and other staff members with daily operations of the school programs
  • Help organize materials for the school programs
  • Help with the supervision of students in the classroom and on the beach
  • Research curriculum activities, and aid in the development of marine biology & environmental education curriculum
  • Lead field trip program lessons
  • Special project(s)

Qualifications:

  • College age or above
  • Experience working with children
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good computer skills – including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Ability to commit to an internship for at least 10 weeks @ min of 6hrs a week
  • Education and/or Marine Biology background preferred
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

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The Aquarium Programs Intern will assist with the development and operations of the Aquarium’s public visiting hours and programs. Interns will also pursue projects including: creating and conducting presentations for visitors, mentoring volunteers, developing activities and interactive displays, creating new arts and graphics, and other projects. Read More »

The Aquarium Programs Intern will assist with the development and operations of the Aquarium’s public visiting hours and programs. Interns will also pursue projects including: creating and conducting presentations for visitors, mentoring volunteers, developing activities and interactive displays, creating new arts and graphics, and other projects.

We are looking for responsible, dedicated, and outgoing interns to work with the public programs department. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in marine science, environmental education, program development and management, operating and working at an Aquarium, and working for an environmental non-profit group.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing Aquarium for public hours; welcoming guests to the Aquarium
  • Handling entrance fee transactions (cash and credit)
  • Interacting with and educating aquarium visitors
  • Conducting public presentations and/or leading public activities
  • Assisting with the daily operations of the public programs department
  • Developing and designing presentations and program activities
  • Learning to develop and mentor volunteers

Qualifications:

  • College age or above preferred.
  • Friendly and professional manner for working with the public
  • Passion for education, science, and/or communications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic math and computer skills – including MS Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Enthusiasm for teaching public visitors about marine life and conservation
  • Spanish-English bilingual is a plus

This is an unpaid internship that requires a time commitment of at least 8 hours per week for a period of 6 months or more (continuing to intern or volunteer after internship is encouraged). Interns must be available to work at least one afternoon, Tuesday – Sunday.

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Heal the Bay is looking for an organized and responsible person (bilingual preferred) capable of working in a fast-paced environment to support the Programs Department. Interns will be working closely with the Programs Department staff to coordinate successful events, educate the public about marine conservation and water quality issues, and provide support in the office. Read More »

Heal the Bay is looking for an organized and responsible person (bilingual preferred) capable of working in a fast-paced environment to support the Programs Department. Interns will be working closely with the Programs Department staff to coordinate successful events, educate the public about marine conservation and water quality issues, and provide support in the office.

This part-time, non-commissioned (unpaid, but ask your school about giving you credit for this!) intern position (minimum of 9 hr/week; but very flexible) is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the environmental field. This internship would begin as soon as possible and would last for a minimum amount of 2 months time. Attendance at some weekend and evening events might be necessary.

This is an excellent leadership opportunity that will be useful for gaining community outreach experience, resume building, and obtaining references.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Programs Department staff to plan, promote, and work at/attend a variety of special events that go on throughout the year. i.e. beach and/or creek cleanups, trainings, “tablings”, dinners, Coastal Cleanup Day, and more. • Recruit schools, businesses, and community groups to participate in Heal the Bay events.
  • Assist in coordinating and training speakers, volunteers, and staff on the day of events.
  • Make presentations to community and help educate the public about ocean pollution and the Heal the Bay mission. • Manage a variety of databases that grow continuously and exponentially at Heal the Bay.

Qualifications:

  • Very well organized and careful attention to detail.
  • Must be available to work partial days on occasional weekends (Saturdays especially).
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to lead and coordinate large groups of volunteers.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • California driver’s license required; a car for driving to meetings is a plus.
  • Spanish speaker preferred.
  • Passion for environmental justice issues is a plus.
  • All Applicants must be at least 17 years of age; students of college level studies are preferred.

Ask your instructor about college credit! We will fill out whatever form your school provides us with to document your participation in this internship.

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Heal the Bay is looking for an organized, responsible, bilingual individual capable of working in a fast-paced environment to assist Heal the Bay’s Spanish Communications Coordinator with our Spanish language outreach strategies. In addition, the Spanish Communications Intern will be working closely with our Programs Department staff to coordinate successful Spanish language volunteer events. This part-time, non-commissioned (unpaid, but ask your school about credit!) intern position (minimum of 9 hr/week; flexible hours) is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in Spanish communications and its applications to the environmental field. This internship would begin as soon as possible and would last for a minimum amount of 2 months time. Attendance at some weekend and evening events may be necessary. Read More »

Heal the Bay is looking for an organized, responsible, bilingual individual capable of working in a fast-paced environment to assist Heal the Bay’s Spanish Communications Coordinator with our Spanish language outreach strategies. In addition, the Spanish Communications Intern will be working closely with our Programs Department staff to coordinate successful Spanish language volunteer events. This part-time, non-commissioned (unpaid, but ask your school about credit!) intern position (minimum of 9 hr/week; flexible hours) is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in Spanish communications and its applications to the environmental field. This internship would begin as soon as possible and would last for a minimum amount of 2 months time. Attendance at some weekend and evening events may be necessary.

This is an excellent leadership opportunity that will be useful for gaining communications/marketing experience, building up your resume, and obtaining references.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in providing content for Heal the Bay’s Spanish blog and continue to develop content for Heal the Bay’s current Spanish website and upcoming redesign.
  • Work with the Programs Department staff to implement a Spanish language component to plan, promote, and implement at a variety of events that go on throughout the year. i.e. beach and/or creek cleanups, trainings, “tablings”, Coastal Cleanup Day, and more.
  • Assist in generating Spanish language print, radio, and television mass media coverage of our events/activities.
  • Assist in recruiting individuals, schools, businesses, and community groups to participate in Heal the Bay Spanish language activities.
  • Help coordinate Spanish language volunteers for special events to ensure that the event runs safely and smoothly. • Make Spanish language presentations to community groups about particular events that promote topics on ocean pollution and Heal the Bay’s mission.
  • Manage a variety of databases and e-mail serve lists to continuously grow Heal the Bay’s Spanish language constituency.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Spanish (educación secundaria level) both written and spoken.
  • Strong familiarity with Latin American culture; having lived or attended school in a Latin American country preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Must be available to work partial days on occasional weekends (Saturdays especially).
  • All applicants must be at least 18 years of age; college students of Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or related fields preferred.
  • A car for driving to meetings is a plus.
  • Passion for environmental justice issues is a plus.

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