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California’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths. Heal the Bay is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment that respects all individuals regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, or age.

We are focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse family of employees, creating awareness of diversity issues, fostering a positive environment where inclusive behaviors are the norm, and embedding accountability for diversity throughout the organization.

We are committed to creating an environment where all employees are included, are treated with dignity and respect and are in a position to contribute to our success.

Heal the Bay is looking for a part-time Public Programs Associate interested in supporting our community programs and guest relations with experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Read More »

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. We educate the greater Los Angeles region about the undersea wonders of our local Santa Monica Bay, the causes and impacts of local water pollution, the need for improved resilient water supply, and what Angelenos can do to make a difference. We reach out to over 150,000 people every year through our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, beach cleanups and community outreach programs.

California’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths. Heal the Bay is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment that respects all individuals regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, or age. We are focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse team of employees, creating awareness of diversity issues, fostering a positive environment where inclusive behaviors are the norm, and embedding accountability for diversity throughout the organization. We are committed to creating an environment where all employees are included, are treated with dignity and respect and are in a position to contribute to our success.

Heal the Bay is looking for a part-time Public Programs Associate interested in supporting our community programs and guest relations with experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet, listen, understand, and address the needs of our visitors while creating a welcoming environment that supports Heal the Bay’s mission of fostering inclusivity, dignity, and respect for a diverse community
  • Assist with all aspects of daily operations including set up and break down of exhibits and activities, running the front desk, retail desk, managing the register, performing interpretation/informal education on the floor, presenting on animal topics, general cleaning and organizing of the public space, maintaining supply levels, checking bathrooms, and cashier balancing at close of business day
  • Help facilitate birthday parties, teach education programing, and assist with other events, programs and Aquarium needs as necessary to inspire wonder and inspire guests to take action
  • Maintain a high level of enthusiasm while performing repetitive, interpretive programs on a regular basis
  • Provide general natural history, science, policy, and sustainability information for guests in an age-appropriate manner
  • Support training and supervision of Heal the Bay volunteers and interns
  • Represent Heal the Bay at various community education events throughout Los Angeles
  • Adhere to animal handling and husbandry standards according to aquarium guidelines
  • Support other aquarium and Heal the Bay programs, campaigns, and duties as necessary

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Conversational level of knowledge of at least two languages
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to be flexible and multitask
  • Ability to lead and coordinate volunteers
  • Can work collaboratively with a team
  • Can also work independently with minimal supervision and take initiative
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Salary: $15.00 per hour with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld. There are no dental, medical, or health insurance, or vacation benefits included as part of employment. As per state of CA Labor Law, employee will be eligible to receive up to 72 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year, after completing 90 days of employment.

Hours: Part-time 8-29 hours per week. Must be available for occasional evening and weekend events.

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2020.
Please submit cover letter and resume to Colleen Sullivan, Public Programs Manager.

Heal the Bay is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages candidates of color to apply.

For more information, please contact Colleen.

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Internships

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy.    Internship Overview:     Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy … Read More »

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy. 

Internship Overview:   

Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy and Outreach Department (SPO) is recruiting for one Plastic Advocacy Intern with an interest in plastic pollution, environmental policy, outreach, and advocacy for the Spring 2 Session (February – May). The Plastic Advocacy Intern will report to our Coastal and Marine Scientist and will work at Heal the Bay Headquarters in Santa Monica for approximately 8-20 hours each week. The intern is expected to start February 10th, 2020 as well as provide their own transportation to and from the office. This is an unpaid internship, but please contact your college or university about qualifying for college credit or scholarship opportunities. 

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for a reputable non-profit that has been established on the Westside for over 30 years. Heal the Bay staff are experts in their field and have strong partnerships with multiple local agencies throughout Los Angeles. The SPO Department has been fighting plastic pollution for decades and this internship will offer the opportunity to participate in multiple processes of environmental advocacy such as outreach, data gathering, lobbying, and volunteer recruitment and training.  

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Assist Coastal and Marine Scientist with plastic pollution advocacy work on local, regional and statewide levels.  
  • Participate in the Reusable LA Coalition by attending meetings and completing tasks related to reducing single-use plastics through local legislation.  
  • Assist in surveying local restaurants and businesses; synthesize collected data to support ongoing advocacy efforts to reduce use of disposable plastic food ware.  
  • Develop outreach materials such as informational handouts and web content on plastic pollution issues and solutions.  
  • Assist SPO Department with planning and implementation of Earth Day and Earth Month events.  
  • Maintain a professional and enthusiastic attitude when representing Heal the Bay in public settings, meetings, events, and trainings. 
  • Develop an independent project and present results at end of internship. 

Qualifications:    

  • Must be currently enrolled at college or university in an undergraduate or graduate program; recent graduates are welcome to apply. 
  • Must be in a degree program of Earth Science, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Resource Management, Environmental Policy or related field. 
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Well-organized and careful attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team.  
  • Proficient computer literacy, including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
  • Experience in conducting outreach on environmental issues preferred. 

Compensation: Unpaid. School credit available at participating schools/colleges. 

How to Apply:  Applicants must send a resume and cover letter to Emily ParkerCoastal and Marine Scientist, by January 31st, 2020 for application to be considered.    

Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy and Outreach Department is recruiting for one Policy Intern with an interest in environmental issues, policy, and advocacy for the Spring 2 Session (February – May). The Policy Intern will work under the supervision of our Water Quality … Read More »

Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy and Outreach Department is recruiting for one Policy Intern with an interest in environmental issues, policy, and advocacy for the Spring 2 Session (February – May). The Policy Intern will work under the supervision of our Water Quality Scientist and will work at the Heal the Bay Headquarters in Santa Monica for approximately 8-20 hours each week. The intern is expected to start February 4, 2020 as well as provide their own transportation to and from the office. This is an unpaid internship, but please contact your college or university about qualifying for college credit or scholarship opportunities. 

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for a reputable non-profit that has been established on the Westside for over 30 years. Heal the Bay staff are experts in their field and have strong partnerships with multiple local agencies throughout Los Angeles. The Science, Policy and Outreach Department analyzes local and state policy and permit updates using a science-based approach to ensure that policies and permits are sufficiently protective of our water resources.   

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Review new permits, reissued permits, and policy updates released by local agencies such as the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Coastal Commission, California Fish and Game Commission, etc. 
  • Identify items that require written or oral comments from Heal the Bay to strengthen the permit/policy. 
  • Assist in the preparation of written and/or oral comments. 
  • Attend and participate in weekly Science, Policy and Outreach Department meetings. 
  • Attend public meetings for local agencies when applicable and provide oral comments alongside Heal the Bay staff. 
  • Assist with Science, Policy and Outreach Department projects through policy review, data analysis and advocacy efforts.   
  • Maintain a professional and enthusiastic attitude when representing Heal the Bay in public settings, meeting, events, and trainings. 
  • Develop an independent project and present results at the end of the internship. 

Qualifications: 

  • Recently graduated or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university. 
  • In a degree program of Earth Science, Environmental Science, Resource Management, or a related field. 
  • Problem-solving skills to provide suggested solutions to policy problems. 
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Well organized and careful attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team.  
  • Proficient computer literacy, including MS Word and Excel. 
  • Experience with data and/or policy analysis preferred. 

Compensation: Unpaid. School credit available at participating schools/colleges.

How to Apply: Applicants must send a resume and cover letter to the Annelisa Moe, Water Quality Scientist, by January 10, 2020 for application to be considered.    

Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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Heal the Bay’s Advancement Department is recruiting for one Advancement Intern with a passion for the environment and Heal the Bay’s mission for the Spring 2 Session (February – May). The Advancement Intern will work under the supervision of our Advancement Manager and will work at the Heal the Bay Headquarters in … Read More »

Heal the Bay’s Advancement Department is recruiting for one Advancement Intern with a passion for the environment and Heal the Bay’s mission for the Spring 2 Session (February – May). The Advancement Intern will work under the supervision of our Advancement Manager and will work at the Heal the Bay Headquarters in Santa Monica for approximately 1015 hours each week. The intern is expected to start mid-February 2020 as well as provide their own transportation to and from the office. This is an unpaid internship, but please contact your college or university about qualifying for college credit or scholarship opportunities. 

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for a reputable non-profit that has been established on the Westside for over 30 years. Heal the Bay staff are experts in their field and have strong partnerships with multiple local agencies throughout Los Angeles.  

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Research, vet, and match prospective corporate sponsors with Heal the Bay’s mission and programs, including Power of Water Gala, Suits on the Sand, Heal the Bay Shop, Heal the Bay Aquarium, and more. 
  • Create, develop, and disseminate partnership cultivation plans and materials. 
  • Assist with development and maintenance of Heal the Bay’s customer relationship management database including, but not limited to, updating contact information, upcoming events/activities, participation/engagement tracking, and more. 
  • Required to attend fundraising events such as Suits on the Sand cleanups and Power of Water Gala (May 2020). 
  • Assist in soliciting, planning, promotion, and execution of third-party events and activations at local, regional, and nationwide levels; this includes but is not limited to, benefit concerts, pop-up shops, speaker’s events, festivals, and other promotions benefitting Heal the Bay. 

Qualifications: 

  • Must be currently enrolled at college or university and have junior or senior standing; recent graduates welcome to apply. 
  • Open to all majors and areas of study, but preference for business management, communications, or environmental studies majors. 
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing environments. 
  • Experience in event management preferred. 
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or other CRM software is preferred. 
  • Familiarity with Canva or Adobe InDesign is a plus.  

Compensation: Unpaid. School credit available at participating schools/colleges.

How to Apply: Applicants must send a resume and cover letter to the Georgina Del Vecho, Advancement Manager, by January 19, 2020 for application to be considered.   

Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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Heal the Bay Aquarium’s Education Department is recruiting for two enthusiastic, motivated, dedicated, and responsible Education Interns with an interest in working with children and in pursuing education as a career for the Spring 2 Session (February – May). The Education Intern … Read More »

Heal the Bay Aquarium’s Education Department is recruiting for two enthusiastic, motivated, dedicated, and responsible Education Interns with an interest in working with children and in pursuing education as a career for the Spring 2 Session (February – May). The Education Intern will work under the supervision of our Education Coordinator and will work at the Heal the Bay Aquarium in Santa Monica for approximately 8-16 hours each week. The intern is expected to start the first week of February 2020 as well as provide their own transportation to and from the office. This is an unpaid internship, but please contact your college or university about qualifying for college credit or scholarship opportunities. 

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about marine science, environmental education based on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and to gain experience working for a reputable non-profit that has been established on the Westside for over 30 years. Heal the Bay Aquarium offers school groups, families and visitors a unique view into the ocean world right outside its doors. The Aquarium is home to hundreds of organisms, native to the Santa Monica Bay. As Heal the Bay’s marine education facility, the aquarium strives to teach visitors about the importance of environmental stewardship and marine conservation. 

There are required physical expectations that an individual must possess in order to successfully perform essential internship responsibilities, including: 

  • Ability to walk on the beach and sand. 
  • Willingness to be in water and occasionally get wet.  
  • Willingness to interact and touch marine animals. 
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs. 
  • Ability to push and pull up to 50lbs. 
  • Ability to spend 2-4 hours outside and willingness to do so under harsh weather conditions, if necessary.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Assist the Education Department staff with daily operations of the school programs including, set-up, takedown, and overall field trip support. 
  • Assist with Spring Camp operations and supervision (only applicable during April 6-10). 
  • Assist with organization of materials for school programs. 
  • Learn and shadow activities for Aquarium Science Field Trips with the Education Coordinators. 
  • Teach activities for Aquarium Science Field Trips with the Education Coordinators. 
  • Research curriculum activities, and aid in the development of marine biology and environmental education curriculum. 
  • Attend to the supervision and safety of students, teachers, chaperones, and volunteers.  
  • Participate in Education Team debrief and professional development. 
  • Maintain a professional and enthusiastic attitude when representing Heal the Bay in public settings, meetings, events, and trainings and with children, parents, volunteers and staff. 
  • Develop an independent project and present results at the end of the internship. 

Qualifications: 

  • Recently graduated or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university. 
  • In a degree program of Marine Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, or a related field. 
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing environments 
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Well organized and careful attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team.  
  • Ability to pass a Live Scan background check. 
  • Experience working with children preferred.  
  • Bilingual is a plus, especially in Spanish. 

Compensation: Unpaid. School credit available at participating schools/colleges.

How to Apply: Applicants must send a resume and cover letter to Robert Ramos, Education Coordinator, by January 24, 2020 for application to be considered.  

Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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