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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 justice and 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 complies with AB 1008, the Fair Chance Act, during the hiring process. Once a conditional job offer has been made the candidate will be asked to complete a Live Scan criminal background check. A thorough assessment of conviction history will be considered including: the nature and gravity of the criminal history, the time that has passed since the conviction, and the nature of the job the candidate is seeking.

Heal the Bay is looking for a full-time Aquarium Public Programs Manager to support our community programs and guest relations. Read More »

Role

Aquarium Public Programs Manager

About the Organization

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 an improved resilient water supply, and what Angelenos can do to make a difference. We reach over 150,000 people every year through our Heal the Bay 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, fostering a positive environment where inclusive behaviors are the norm, prioritizing our work through an equity and inclusivity lens, 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.

About the Role

Heal the Bay is looking for a full-time Public Programs Manager to support our community programs and guest relations.

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Programs, the Public Programs Manager will fill the primary role of providing high quality customer service while creating public educational content and programming, as well as leading public program operations, special events, and birthday parties (both virtual and in-person). Leads a team of public programs associates, volunteers, and interns and prioritizes the organizations strategic initiatives through collaborative communication internally and externally.

Expectations & Responsibilities

· Manage public programs team including staff, interns, and volunteers (includes hiring, training and management)

· Assist in office management, including supply ordering and maintaining Green Business Certification best practices

· Develop skills and oversee special projects of staff, volunteers, and interns

· Oversee the daily operations of public programs including staffing the floor, coordinating volunteers, set up and breakdown of all public spaces, and money count

· Listen, understand, and address the needs of our visitors, employees, and volunteers while creating a welcoming environment that supports Heal the Bay’s mission of fostering inclusivity, dignity, and respect

· Assist with Aquarium Gift Shop retail operations through inventory management

· Create content and exhibits as needed, as well as managing and leading themed weekends, special events, birthday parties, and general public programs

· Work closely with team to direct and execute Marketing and Communications efforts, including content creation, graphics, and social media that elevate AQ programming

· Work closely with Heal the Bay Communications department to ensure marketing and communications efforts are integrated and optimized

· Coordinate with the management staff to ensure collaboration among departments

Preferred Qualifications

· Management experience and proven success working as part of diverse team

· Experience with, or interest in learning about, working with animals and educating about animals, including familiarity with Santa Monica Bay marine organisms and ecosystems

· Excellent communication, customer service, and public speaking skills

· Conversational level knowledge of at least two languages

· Knowledge of major social media platforms (ex. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Canva and/or adobe creative suite

· Can work collaboratively and communicate well with a team

· Can also work independently with minimal supervision and take initiative

· Experience working with children

If you don’t meet all of the preferred skills above, you are still encouraged to apply and will be considered based on diverse and equivalent skills and experience.

Compensation

This is a non-exempt full-time position $21.00 – $24.00 per hour with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld.

Benefits

There are dental, medical, health insurance, and vacation benefits included as part of employment. In accordance with California 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. All Heal the Bay recognized Holidays will be compensated in accordance to time worked.

Schedule

Full-time, 40 hours per week. Must be available for weekends, evenings, and holidays.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and/or brief introduction and resume/CV or list of qualifications to Jenna Segal, Associate Aquarium Director of Programs. Please put “Public Programs Manager” in the subject line.

Deadline

April 1, 2021


Heal the Bay is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and we strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County.

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Heal the Bay is looking for a full-time Senior Aquarist to support our Heal the Bay Aquarium Operations Department. Read More »

Role

Senior Aquarist

About the Organization

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 an improved resilient water supply, and what Angelenos can do to make a difference. We reach over 150,000 people every year through our Heal the Bay 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, fostering a positive environment where inclusive behaviors are the norm, prioritizing our work through an equity and inclusivity lens, 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.

About the Role

Heal the Bay is looking for a full-time Senior Aquarist to support our Heal the Bay Aquarium Operations Department.

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Operations, the Senior Aquarist will fill the primary role of providing high standard husbandry care and maintenance for all aquatic exhibits, displaying local Santa Monica Bay species. As an advanced level position, the Senior Aquarist will be expected to have a strong base understanding of aquarium science and the ability to lead projects, develop volunteers, and contribute to the overall mission of Heal the Bay.

Expectations & Responsibilities

· Daily duties include but are not limited to: cleaning exhibits, food preparation and feedings, treating any injured/diseased individuals as necessary, making observations and recognizing abnormal animal behavior/appearance, acting upon/reporting such observations in a timely manner, and completing all necessary records and paperwork thoroughly

· Maintains all life support systems equipment, aquarium exhibits, and facilities. Identifies issues, performs necessary repairs, develops new systems, and keeps adequate supplies in stock

· Performs routine water quality analysis, monitors trends, and makes necessary adjustments to maintain ideal aquatic habitat conditions

· Leads and/or assists with acquiring all aquatic specimens through industry supplier purchase, zoological institution trade/donation or in boat collecting trips

· Performs veterinary/medical procedures under the guidance of the HTB contracted veterinarian

· Assists with procurement of supplies and equipment within quarterly/monthly designated budgets

· Assists in the advancement and implementation of exhibit goals by contributing to design and management

· Trains, develops, and oversees the work of aquarist volunteers and interns

· Contributes to the mission of Heal the Bay by creating exhibit displays and work that promotes science, education, community action, and advocacy

· Performs all other duties as required

Preferred Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in biology, fisheries, zoology or related field required OR equivalent experience.

· 3+ years of progressive levels of responsibility providing daily husbandry to aquatic animals

· Knowledge of modern principles of animal care and welfare, including behavioral enrichment, habitat, nutrition, disease, training, water quality, and transport

· Open Water SCUBA certified. Rescue Diver Certification preferred or the ability to get the certification within 4 months of hire

· Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, kneel, bend, crouch, squat, and stand for extended periods of time

· Ability to work effectively in wet conditions indoors and out, as well as, in inclement weather

· Experience with computerized record keeping software such as Tracks is highly preferred

If you don’t meet all of the preferred skills above, you are still encouraged to apply and will be considered based on diverse and equivalent skills and experience.

Compensation

This is a non-exempt full-time position $20-$24 per hour with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld.

Benefits

There are dental, medical, health insurance, and vacation benefits included as part of employment. In accordance with California 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. All Heal the Bay recognized Holidays will be compensated in accordance to time worked.

Schedule

Full-time, 40 hours per week. Must be available for weekends, evenings, and holidays.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and/or brief introduction and resume/CV or list of qualifications to Laura Rink, Associate Aquarium Director of Operations. Please put “Senior Aquarist” in the subject line.

Deadline

April 1, 2021


Heal the Bay is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and we strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County.

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No internships available at this time.