Marine Mammal Husbandry Fellowship @ Alaska SeaLife Center

Description

 

Position requirements: 30 hours per week in husbandry/10 hours per week supporting front of house operation of ticketing and interpretation.

The successful candidate will learn and gain experience in basic animal care and husbandry techniques. The individual will assist in the daily care and maintenance of the Center’s mammal collection and mammal exhibit[s].  Under guidance of Mammal Husbandry staff, the Fellow will be trained and expected to perform the following duties:

  • Make daily animal diets and perform routine cleaning of animal exhibits, kitchen and work areas.
  • Make daily observations and note the health and condition of the mammal collection– noting changes in behavior and appearance.
  • Participate in daily educational talks and/or tours.
  • Gain knowledge and experience in techniques and application of animal training.
  • Maintain written and computerized records.
  • Develop good communication skills.
  • Assist in pool cleanings and water quality testing.
  • Assist the mammal staff in current research projects and data collection.
  • Unload periodic deliveries of frozen food and maintain the freezer along with other duties as assigned.
  • Did we mention cleaning?
  • General animal husbandry techniques and protocols.
  • Work in an outdoor exhibit with moderate to strenuous physical activity, lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Must be able to handle extreme cold and wet weather
  • Assist at the ticketing counter or with Interpretation as assigned

 

Location

This job is open at the following location:

Alaska SeaLife Center- 301 Railway Avenue - Seward, Alaska, 99664