Marine Mammal Science Job Openings

Animal Care Manager

Job Category: Paid Staff Position
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The National Marine Life Center, a non-profit marine animal hospital and science and education center on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, seeks a full-time Animal Care Manager to work with stranded sea turtles and seals.

Responsibilities include: managing and training animal care staff and volunteers; serving as primary liaison between the veterinarian(s) and animal care staff and volunteers; animal husbandry; performing animal health assessments; scheduling procedures; collecting samples; handling and restraining marine animals; preparing food and feeding; administering vitamins and medications; cleaning and maintaining the facilities; testing water quality; and maintaining and troubleshooting the life support systems.

Additional duties include: participating in fundraising activities including special events and grantwriting; presenting educational programs to the public; and assisting with general office and organizational duties.

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Requirements: experience rehabilitating stranded sea turtles and seals; demonstrated leadership, supervision, and team building skills; B.A./B.S. in biology, zoology, or related field, and/or veterinary technician degree/certification, and/or equivalent work experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficiency with veterinary diagnostic equipment such as blood analyzers and radiography; comfort with standard MS Office software. Must be able and willing to work weekends and holidays.

Send cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to Kathy Zagzebski, President & Executive Director,, (fax) 508-759-5477, National Marine Life Center, P.O. Box 269, Buzzards Bay, MA, 02532-0269. E-mailed applications preferred.

Position open until filled.

The National Marine Life Center rehabilitates and releases stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation. We are a small, independent, non-profit organization. To learn more, visit our website at The National Marine Life Center is an equal opportunity employer.