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Animal Care Specialist
| Seattle Aquarium|
|life insurance, paid time off, 403(b), relocation assistance|
United States, Washington, Seattle
1483 Alaskan Way (Show on map)
|May 29, 2023|
Animal Care Specialist
Posted: Open to internal and external applicants
Reports to: Bird and Mammal Team Supervisor
Status: Full-time, hourly, benefitted position
Hours of work: Standard hours of work are 7:00am-4:00pm, specific days of the week TBD. This position will work at least one weekend day.
Date needed: May 2023
Posting expires: Posted till position is filled.
The Seattle Aquarium, a leading marine conservation organization, is looking for an Animal Care Specialist to join the Bird and Mammal team. With the opening of Ocean Pavilion in 2024, the Bird and Mammal team is growing. As an Animal Care Specialist, you will be responsible for assigned husbandry duties within the Seattle Aquarium's bird and mammal (BAM) population. This position will be caring for: sea otters, harbor seals, northern fur seals, North American river otters, various alcids and shorebirds, and the fish and invertebrates which inhabit the bird habitats.
Collaboration and Engagement:
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Salary and benefits: $27.00 to $29.00 per hour, Dependent on experience. Please include salary expectations in your materials. Full-time staff are eligible for the Seattle Aquarium's comprehensive benefits package to include medical, vision, dental, an employer-funded health reimbursement account, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, 403b retirement fund with employer match, access to a subsidized ORCA pass, a Seattle Aquarium Family Plus membership and generous paid time off.
How to apply:
The Seattle aquarium serves the diversity of visitors from around the world, engages and educates diverse youth from our local community, and strives to be a reflection and leader in advancing racial and social justice in the conservation field. Candidates passionate about anti-racism, social justice, environmental justice, and other intersections of our work are highly valued as assets to our mission.
Interested candidates should upload a resume to our online application to be considered. Application review will begin immediately.
Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for this job by emailing us at .
Note: Must pass a background check and motor vehicle records check, upon job offer, to be eligible for this position. Regarding driving records: Within the last three years, you must not have had more than two moving traffic violations or any major violation (DUI, reckless driving, negligent driving, etc.).
About the Seattle Aquarium:
The Seattle Aquarium is a respected authority on Puget Sound, the Salish Sea and the world's one ocean. Our passionate staff increases awareness and drives the change needed to preserve and protect our marine environment by providing an inspiring visitor experience, engaging daytime and evening events, conservation education programs for people of all ages and backgrounds, community outreach to marginalized populations, research that advances understanding of animals in our care and their counterparts in the wild, advocacy and policy work, an award-winning volunteer program, high-impact marketing and communications, and more.
Our values, developed in conjunction with our staff, include commitments to adopting and promoting sustainable practices, creating awe-inspiring experiences, constantly learning and improving, fostering an inclusive community, maintaining scientific credibility through evidence-based practices and honoring our unique place by using our location and history as a lens for larger understanding.
Proudly accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, we're among the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. by attendance, and we welcome over 850,000 people each year. Guided by our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, we're working to substantially increase our conservation impact by expanding our campus with a new building, the Ocean Pavilion. Learn more at .
Open daily, the Aquarium prioritizes the health and safety of our staff and visitors, embracing science to guide our operations. We maintain high standards of cleanliness, and all high-touch surfaces (like windows, railings, restrooms, and elevators) are continuously cleaned.
Please note: All Aquarium staff and volunteers must provide proof of vaccination or approved medical or religious exemption by the date of hire. If you have questions about this policy or for information regarding the exemption process, please contact the Human Resources department at .
We anticipate the following recruiting schedulefor those candidates who are selected for consideration.The following dates are preliminary and subject to change.We will work with candidates to set interview dates.If hired, relocation assistance is not available.