Monterey Bay Aquarium
The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.
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What Sets Us Apart

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1. We're an inclusive, committed, diverse group of people who collaborate.

 

2. We're passionate about learning more and doing more to better our world.

 

3. We're all dedicated to conservation of the ocean.

Making a Difference

Our Culture

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Working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is more than just going to the office every day. In addition to our purpose-driven work in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package (medical, dental and life insurance; floating holidays, vacation and sick time) including a couple of things we feel distinguish us: a unique and generous retirement plan and a wellness program staff can't wait to join. We do our best to walk the talk so we offer our team members discounts at our Cafe, which serves local, sustainable and organic foods, plus subsidized gym memberships and alternative transportation discounts, too. Our goal of working toward a healthy ocean can only be achieved with a healthy organization, which is something we strive for here at the Aquarium.

Opportunities at Monterey Bay

Systems Operator I
Under the supervision of the Senior Systems Operators, the Systems Operator I will operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair the facilities systems mechanical plant and its variety of equipment to achieve aquatic plant & animal life support.  This includes and not limited to: a 25 million gallon a day sea water system, a 250 ton main plant HVAC system with zone air handlers, air compressors, motors, pumps, pressure sand filters, heat exchangers, gas fired water heaters and furnaces, and operate a computer based control system for this equipment.Core ResponsibilitiesWorks rotating shifts to provide 24/7/365 watch coverage, shared equally with other Systems OperatorsProvide Watch coverage: able and willing to take responsibility for plant operations when on shift, and respond to radio, phone or in person calls for assistance as requiredMonitors and operates complex integrated seawater systems to maintain specified parameters of aquatic animal life support systemsOperates life support and building equipment using computer based control systemsReads meters and gauges and accurately records data in proper locationsAdjusts manual or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges, switch to backup equipment, or startup/shutdown equipmentInspects equipment at regular intervals to detect malfunctions, need for repairs, adjustments, lubrication, and performs these activities as neededMaintains equipment by tightening fittings or replacing parts as needed including and not limited to: bearings, packing glands, gaskets, valves, recorders, gauges, actuators, shaft grounds, pumps, filters, drive belts, motors, heat exchangersOils, greases, lubricates equipment. Ability to work with hand and power tools: drills, saws, wrenches, scrapers, brooms, drain snakes, pressure washers, vacuums, powered hoistsCleans pump basket strainers, filters, piping, chiller and boiler tubes, heat exchangers, ultra violet light treatment systems, mechanical spaces and the equipment located in themPerforms pigging on raw seawater linesNotifies proper personnel when needing to make changes that affect life support systemsWorks safely within and around: confined spaces, automatic start rotating equipment, hazardous chemicals, organic waste, ozone gas, natural gas, industrial electricity, seawater, pressurized air or water piping and equipment, ladders and scaffoldingClimbs stairs, ladders, scaffoldingLifts and handles items over 50 lbs. in weightAbility to work with and direct outside contractor's activitiesRecords actions taken during shift in the Operator's logbookFollows the directions of the Senior Systems OperatorsProvides excellent customer service to a variety of customers internally and externally to the Aquarium and the Control RoomBrings a positive attitude and solid work ethic to the teamAdaptable to change in a fast paced ever-changing work environmentAbility to prioritize work while multi-taskingPerform occasional strenuous labor and repeated routine tasksWorks with a "safety first" mindset at all timesAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAbility to perform the duties listed above on a daily basisAbility to perform both as a team player and as a responsible individual when on duty aloneFamiliar with industrial equipment operation / maintenance and stationary engineering practicesAbility and willingness to learn through on the job trainingMaintain a mature, professional attitudeFamiliar with general industrial and public building safety proceduresValid driver's license and enrollment in the California DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) programDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAquarium facility Operator or proven aquarium experienceOther related water systems operation or maintenance experienceFamiliar with OSHA safety guidelinesExcellent customer service skillsLight experience in plumbing and electrical design, assembly and maintenanceStrong troubleshooting skills on mechanical / electro-mechanical systemsAbility to take the lead on a project and see it through to completionAbility to pass a post- hire physicalReference # 21210Posted on 22 Jan 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Systems SupportWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) Entry/graduate, ExperiencedMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Systems Operator I
Under the supervision of the Senior Systems Operators, the Systems Operator I will operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair the facilities systems mechanical plant and its variety of equipment to achieve aquatic plant & animal life support.  This includes and not limited to: a 25 million gallon a day sea water system, a 250 ton main plant HVAC system with zone air handlers, air compressors, motors, pumps, pressure sand filters, heat exchangers, gas fired water heaters and furnaces, and operate a computer based control system for this equipment.Core ResponsibilitiesWorks rotating shifts to provide 24/7/365 watch coverage, shared equally with other Systems OperatorsProvide Watch coverage: able and willing to take responsibility for plant operations when on shift, and respond to radio, phone or in person calls for assistance as requiredMonitors and operates complex integrated seawater systems to maintain specified parameters of aquatic animal life support systemsOperates life support and building equipment using computer based control systemsReads meters and gauges and accurately records data in proper locationsAdjusts manual or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges, switch to backup equipment, or startup/shutdown equipmentInspects equipment at regular intervals to detect malfunctions, need for repairs, adjustments, lubrication, and performs these activities as neededMaintains equipment by tightening fittings or replacing parts as needed including and not limited to: bearings, packing glands, gaskets, valves, recorders, gauges, actuators, shaft grounds, pumps, filters, drive belts, motors, heat exchangersOils, greases, lubricates equipment. Ability to work with hand and power tools: drills, saws, wrenches, scrapers, brooms, drain snakes, pressure washers, vacuums, powered hoistsCleans pump basket strainers, filters, piping, chiller and boiler tubes, heat exchangers, ultra violet light treatment systems, mechanical spaces and the equipment located in themPerforms pigging on raw seawater linesNotifies proper personnel when needing to make changes that affect life support systemsWorks safely within and around: confined spaces, automatic start rotating equipment, hazardous chemicals, organic waste, ozone gas, natural gas, industrial electricity, seawater, pressurized air or water piping and equipment, ladders and scaffoldingClimbs stairs, ladders, scaffoldingLifts and handles items over 50 lbs. in weightAbility to work with and direct outside contractor's activitiesRecords actions taken during shift in the Operator's logbookFollows the directions of the Senior Systems OperatorsProvides excellent customer service to a variety of customers internally and externally to the Aquarium and the Control RoomBrings a positive attitude and solid work ethic to the teamAdaptable to change in a fast paced ever-changing work environmentAbility to prioritize work while multi-taskingPerform occasional strenuous labor and repeated routine tasksWorks with a "safety first" mindset at all timesAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAbility to perform the duties listed above on a daily basisAbility to perform both as a team player and as a responsible individual when on duty aloneFamiliar with industrial equipment operation / maintenance and stationary engineering practicesAbility and willingness to learn through on the job trainingMaintain a mature, professional attitudeFamiliar with general industrial and public building safety proceduresValid driver's license and enrollment in the California DMV Employee Pull Notice (EPN) programDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAquarium facility Operator or proven aquarium experienceOther related water systems operation or maintenance experienceFamiliar with OSHA safety guidelinesExcellent customer service skillsLight experience in plumbing and electrical design, assembly and maintenanceStrong troubleshooting skills on mechanical / electro-mechanical systemsAbility to take the lead on a project and see it through to completionAbility to pass a post- hire physicalReference # 21210Posted on 22 Jan 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Systems SupportWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) Entry/graduate, ExperiencedMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Director of Tourism & Special Programs Sales
The Director of Tourism Sales & Special Programs plays a strategic role within the organization and is responsible for setting attendance goals, maximizing revenue and developing and implementing a strategic sales plan for selling prepaid tickets through distribution channels and the Aquarium's Sales & Reservation Center and for Aquarium special tours and programs.Core ResponsibilitiesDevelop, execute and maintain a strategic Sales Plan targeting audiences not reached through other Aquarium marketing channels and programsLead, manage and mentor Sales and Reservation Center direct reportsMeet and exceed attendance and revenue goals by developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies and identifying success measurements for Sales teamForecast sales program attendance and revenue for annual budgetDirect sales tactics including trade shows, sales blitzes, web-based information, advertising and collateralDirects sales team to identify and contract with new strategic sales distribution channels; identifying requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operationsLeads team to increase customer contacts through trade shows, sales calls, promotional efforts and partnershipsSupports Business Development team in identifying new opportunities including new technology to improve processes and customer serviceManage Tourism Sales & Special Programs budgetResponsible for forecast, budget and monthly attendance and revenue reports for CMOEnsure brand integrity for all sales collateral and communication along with presence on sales distribution channelsIncrease sales and promotional effectiveness and keep abreast of industry trends by representing the Aquarium in appropriate trade organizationsPeriodically evaluate the sales programs and provide recommended modifications to CMORepresents Sales team on internal committees and teamsRepresents Aquarium on community and industry boards and committees as appropriateAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationSeven to 10 years sales and marketing experience including development of strategic sales plansProven track record of developing a sales team and meeting or exceeding revenue goalsAbility to think and plan strategically with Aquarium Strategic Plan and Objectives as guideProven experience accurately forecasting attendance and revenueExcellent verbal and written communication skillsStrong presentation skillsCollege degree or equivalent experience in related professional environmentStrong negotiation skills, experience with sponsorships and partnershipsUnderstanding and experience negotiating and writing contracts with outside vendors/suppliersDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationExperience working in the non-profit sectorSalesforce experience preferredAbility to collaborate effectively within the Aquarium cultureReference # 21190Posted on 19 Jan 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Marketing & Communications, Marketing, SalesWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) ManagementMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Director of Tourism & Special Programs Sales
The Director of Tourism Sales & Special Programs plays a strategic role within the organization and is responsible for setting attendance goals, maximizing revenue and developing and implementing a strategic sales plan for selling prepaid tickets through distribution channels and the Aquarium's Sales & Reservation Center and for Aquarium special tours and programs.Core ResponsibilitiesDevelop, execute and maintain a strategic Sales Plan targeting audiences not reached through other Aquarium marketing channels and programsLead, manage and mentor Sales and Reservation Center direct reportsMeet and exceed attendance and revenue goals by developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies and identifying success measurements for Sales teamForecast sales program attendance and revenue for annual budgetDirect sales tactics including trade shows, sales blitzes, web-based information, advertising and collateralDirects sales team to identify and contract with new strategic sales distribution channels; identifying requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operationsLeads team to increase customer contacts through trade shows, sales calls, promotional efforts and partnershipsSupports Business Development team in identifying new opportunities including new technology to improve processes and customer serviceManage Tourism Sales & Special Programs budgetResponsible for forecast, budget and monthly attendance and revenue reports for CMOEnsure brand integrity for all sales collateral and communication along with presence on sales distribution channelsIncrease sales and promotional effectiveness and keep abreast of industry trends by representing the Aquarium in appropriate trade organizationsPeriodically evaluate the sales programs and provide recommended modifications to CMORepresents Sales team on internal committees and teamsRepresents Aquarium on community and industry boards and committees as appropriateAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationSeven to 10 years sales and marketing experience including development of strategic sales plansProven track record of developing a sales team and meeting or exceeding revenue goalsAbility to think and plan strategically with Aquarium Strategic Plan and Objectives as guideProven experience accurately forecasting attendance and revenueExcellent verbal and written communication skillsStrong presentation skillsCollege degree or equivalent experience in related professional environmentStrong negotiation skills, experience with sponsorships and partnershipsUnderstanding and experience negotiating and writing contracts with outside vendors/suppliersDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationExperience working in the non-profit sectorSalesforce experience preferredAbility to collaborate effectively within the Aquarium cultureReference # 21190Posted on 19 Jan 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Marketing & Communications, Marketing, SalesWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) ManagementMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Membership Assistant
The Membership Assistant plays an integral role in supporting the institutional goal of growing earned revenue through our membership program.  Core ResponsibilitiesPerforms data entry for membership program, including processing new memberships, renewals, gift memberships, online memberships, membership account updates and other specialized data entry.Runs weekly quality assurance reports on data entry to ensure accuracy; communicates issues to the Membership Supervisor, Membership Director or team members as appropriate.Prepares renewal and fulfillment packages, including printing membership cards and acknowledgment letters.Performs general office duties including sorting data entry forms and daily mail, correcting returned mail and answering e-mail messages.Answers membership help line to assist members and donors with their account, and membership and donation payments.Assists with onsite membership sales and fulfillment, which occasionally occur on weekends.Assist with member and donor events, which occasionally occur on weekday evenings and weekends.Assists Senior Membership Assistant in volunteer coordination including workload assistance, and providing necessary supplies and materials.Assist with special projects as needed.Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years or more administrative experienceExcellent customer service skillsExcellent attention to detailComputer proficiency (Windows, Word, Excel)Proficient in typing, writing and oral communicationDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years or more experience working in a fundraising and/or non-profit.Database, preferably Raiser's Edge, experienceReference # 21151Posted on 16 Jan 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise MembershipWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) Entry/graduateMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Membership Assistant
The Membership Assistant plays an integral role in supporting the institutional goal of growing earned revenue through our membership program.  Core ResponsibilitiesPerforms data entry for membership program, including processing new memberships, renewals, gift memberships, online memberships, membership account updates and other specialized data entry.Runs weekly quality assurance reports on data entry to ensure accuracy; communicates issues to the Membership Supervisor, Membership Director or team members as appropriate.Prepares renewal and fulfillment packages, including printing membership cards and acknowledgment letters.Performs general office duties including sorting data entry forms and daily mail, correcting returned mail and answering e-mail messages.Answers membership help line to assist members and donors with their account, and membership and donation payments.Assists with onsite membership sales and fulfillment, which occasionally occur on weekends.Assist with member and donor events, which occasionally occur on weekday evenings and weekends.Assists Senior Membership Assistant in volunteer coordination including workload assistance, and providing necessary supplies and materials.Assist with special projects as needed.Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years or more administrative experienceExcellent customer service skillsExcellent attention to detailComputer proficiency (Windows, Word, Excel)Proficient in typing, writing and oral communicationDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years or more experience working in a fundraising and/or non-profit.Database, preferably Raiser's Edge, experienceReference # 21151Posted on 16 Jan 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise MembershipWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) Entry/graduateMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
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