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We have a number of positions including volunteers, internships, seasonal, year-round, part-time, full-time, and on-call. Please explore our opportunities below to find the position that best suits your skillset and employment desires. A direct link to apply for each position is provided within each of the following job descriptions. 

  • Fundraising and Event Internship

    Development
    Alaska SeaLife Center

    Summary:

    This position will assist our development department regarding non-profit fundraising and event activities.  Duties will revolve around helping with the Center’s major fundraising events that are both in person and virtual.  Tasks will include: (1) assisting with event planning and other pre-event activities as well as post event follow up, (2) working with staff on silent and live auction item procurement, creating and staging of packages, and database entry, (3) other development tasks as needed and (4) 8 hours as an interpreter for the Center, connecting visitors with Alaska SeaLife Center content. 

     

    Education/Training Requirements:

    Bachelor’s degree in process.  Experience with fundraising events is preferred; good communication, database entry, and time management skills are desired.

     

    Essential Duties:

    1.  Works with the Development Director and other staff to support Alaska SeaLife Center’s fundraising and event activities.
    2. Assists with planning and executing auction and donor related activities for the Center’s major fundraising events. Specific assistance will include helping to secure auction item donations to create unique auction packages for both in person and virtual events including the creation of descriptions and display of donated items.
    3. Maintaining consistent database entry for both pre-event and post event tasks. Post-event follow up includes assisting with appropriate thank you messages and prompt follow up for participants and auction donors.
    4. Serves as a member of the Development team functions including fundraising events and membership and donor database management.
    5. Fosters good relations with visitors, volunteers, community leaders, contractors, and fellow staff members by promoting a positive attitude, good will, cooperation and providing high standards of service.
    6. Complies with all Alaska SeaLife Center policies, procedures and programs.
    7. Performs other related duties as assigned.

     

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    Ability to speak effectively and to be comfortable meeting new people when interfacing with existing and potential new donors.  Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and time management skills.  Proficient computer skills including basic Microsoft applications specifically Excel are preferred as well as knowledge on how to perform internet based social media searches.  

     

    Physical Requirements:

    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Ability to see and hear; use arms and hands; handle objects, tools, and controls; and sit. Ability to lift and move 20 pounds.

    Internship Dates: October 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023

    Unpaid Internship

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation.

    A background check will be conducted on all potential interns.

    Accredited by Association of Zoos & Aquariums

    EEO/AA

  • Research Laboratory Manager 1

    Marine Health Program
    Alaska SeaLife Center
    $55,120.00 - $57,200.00 / year

    Summary:

    This position is responsible for managing research laboratories and coordinating and conducting laboratory research projects at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

    Education/Experience Requirements:

    Master’s degree in biology, marine biology, laboratory sciences, or related field, or Bachelor’s degree in biology, marine biology, laboratory sciences, or related field and two years of work experience in a similar position required.  Experience with laboratory instrument and supply procurement, inventory and maintenance required.  Experience with laboratory data management required. Experience conducting laboratory analyses required, and experience with biochemical and molecular laboratory analyses preferred.  Experience coordinating laboratory research projects preferred.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    1. Functions as primary manager for research laboratories at the Alaska SeaLife Center, including procurement, inventory, and maintenance of research laboratory instruments and supplies.
    1. Functions as primary coordinator for laboratory research projects conducted at the Science Department of the Alaska SeaLife Center. 
    1. Conducts and coordinates laboratory research as assigned. 
    1. Develops new laboratory techniques and capacities. As part of a marine health research team, develops and applies laboratory methods to assess and monitor marine animal health in changing oceans. 
    1. Ensures that appropriate record keeping is maintained, including standard operating protocols, sample tracking records and database management for laboratory research projects. Maintains proper records in accordance with the Alaska SeaLife Center protocol requirements. 
    1. Ensures accurate daily record keeping and archival for laboratory research data. 
    1. Provides oversight for research laboratory safety and maintains protocols and inventories for safe laboratory operations. 
    1. Oversees and coordinates research sample inventories and archives. 
    1. Assists other staff in facilitating laboratory research sampling and data collection. 
    1. Maintains laboratory budgets as assigned. 
    1. Assists with and prepares reports, presentations, and publications. 
    1. Works with other departments to communicate research to ASLC audiences and to engage non-scientists with marine health research. 
    1. Fosters good relations with visitors, volunteers, community leaders, contractors, and fellow staff members by promoting positive attitudes, good will, cooperation, and providing high standards of service. 
    1. Complies with all Alaska SeaLife Center policies, procedures, and programs. 
    1. Performs other related duties as assigned. 

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    Must possess organizational skills for data collection. Ability to multi-task and prioritize while working independently. Ability to interface with researchers as required. Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels, be organized, self-motivated, and possess a strong desire to see the completion of projects. Computer skills including Excel and Word.  

    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    The position may involve assistance with field research projects, including field work at remote locations in Alaska. 

    Ability to see and hear; move about; stoop, kneel, and crouch; use arms and hands; handle objects, tools, and controls; and sit.  Ability to lift and move 50 pounds. Ability to work in a cold, outdoor, physically demanding environment.

    Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  12/1/2022

    START DATE:  ASAP                            

    PAY RATE: $55,120 - $57.200

    Full-Time Position with Benefits

    Please upload your resume, cover letter and letter of reference when you apply.

    Must be able to pass background check.

     

    Equal Employment Opportunity

     

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation to the appropriate job page via the link below.


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