Marine Mammal Science Job Openings

Animal Care Manager at The Marine Mammal Center’s Hawaii hospital, Ke Kai Ola

Job Category: Paid Staff Position
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The Animal Care Manager is responsible for the husbandry of Hawaiian monk seals in rehabilitation at The Marine Mammal Center’s Hawaii hospital, Ke Kai Ola, and implementing recruitment and training of animal care volunteers for the monk seal program. The Animal Care Manager reports to the Ke Kai Ola Hospital Director. This position supports the Hospital Director to ensure adequate facilities are available at the Ke Kai Ola hospital for animal care; works closely with other members of the Ke Kai Ola team to provide up-to-date patient care information and to collaborate on community engagement opportunities; and supervises and trains volunteers and visiting staff in the husbandry of seals in accordance with TMMC protocols.

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The Marine Mammal Center is an internationally renowned marine mammal hospital, research center and educational facility – the largest of its kind in the world. Since 1975, the Center has rescued more than 20,000 sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals, with an average of 600-800 rescues per year, primarily seals and sea lions.

Professional staff at the Center collaborate with more than 30 different scientific, educational, federal, state and nonprofit organizations from around the world, and the Center’s formal and informal education programs reach 100,000 children and adults each year.

The Center’s headquarters overlooks the ocean in the Marin Headlands of Sausalito, California, within the Golden Gate National Parks. Additional satellite facilities in Morro Bay and Moss Landing support the Center’s rescue efforts in California along its 600-mile range from San Luis Obispo to Mendocino counties. In 2014, the Center opened Ke Kai Ola, a hospital for the rehabilitation of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Claire Simeone, DVM
Hospital Director, Ke Kai Ola
The Marine Mammal Center
73-731 Makako Bay Drive
Kailua Kona, HI 96740<>
(808) 326-7325

If you spot a Hawaiian monk seal, call our 24-hour hotline to report the sighting at 808-987-0765.