Monterey Bay Aquarium
The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.
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What Sets Us Apart

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1. We're an inclusive, committed, diverse group of people who collaborate.

 

2. We're passionate about learning more and doing more to better our world.

 

3. We're all dedicated to conservation of the ocean.

Making a Difference

Our Culture

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Working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is more than just going to the office every day. In addition to our purpose-driven work in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package (medical, dental and life insurance; floating holidays, vacation and sick time) including a couple of things we feel distinguish us: a unique and generous retirement plan and a wellness program staff can't wait to join. We do our best to walk the talk so we offer our team members discounts at our Cafe, which serves local, sustainable and organic foods, plus subsidized gym memberships and alternative transportation discounts, too. Our goal of working toward a healthy ocean can only be achieved with a healthy organization, which is something we strive for here at the Aquarium.

Opportunities at Monterey Bay

Senior Exhibitions Project Manager
Job summary:Directly manages major Exhibitions Division projects. Coordinates all exhibitions projects to ensure projects successfully meet objectives and are delivered on time and within budget. Supervises, mentors, coordinates and develops Exhibitions division's project managers. Develops project management tools and maintains standards for deliverables. As part of the Division leadership team, participates in the annual planning processes. Reports regularly to Vice President of Exhibitions.Core Responsibilities Provides leadership to project delivery teams by actively connecting team members, providing organizational context/best practices and helping to find ways to improve project deliveryMakes recommendations to modify projects to enhance the effectiveness in achieving the strategic intentCollaborates, engages, and communicates effectively to all project stakeholdersWorks closely with all project managers and stakeholders to manage expectationsWorks with staff throughout the Aquarium to coordinate project team activities with operations of other departments and organization-wide schedulesCoordinates and monitors project development using project management best practicesEnsures portfolio of projects is managed and coordinated through all phases of design, permitting, construction and occupancyServes as team leader, supervising, managing and mentoring other Exhibitions Project ManagersSupports and oversees work of part-time project managers, helping to set up and manage projectsBuilds and manages effective project teams, which can include designers, exhibit developers, multi-media professionals, architects, contractors, consultants and vendorsEvaluates project requirements and working with Division managers and others assembles and manages project teamsSets expectations and ensures that projects are completed within budgets and schedules while meeting/exceeding organizational needsPlans effectively and drives for results by setting specific goals and developing plans that include deliverables, timelines and resourcesHelps evaluate project risk, works to minimize risks; when project success is at risk, brings concerns to Vice President of ExhibitionsManages the research and solicitation of proposals for contracted workProvides oversight to third-party project contributors, including architects, engineers, workplace consultants, and construction managersEstablishes and maintains project delivery standards and quality of workEnsures timely completion of documentation and submission required by the Aquarium or by government agenciesAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Bachelor's degree (architecture, design management, industrial design, project management, construction management or related field preferred) and/or formal PM certificationMinimum of 5-years' experience in project or program managementExperience managing development of complex, public-facing experiencesExcellent oral and written communication skillsAbility to build credibility, establish rapport and maintain effective communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to the organizationCustomer-oriented person with a successful track record of running multi-year large scale programs and projectsProven project management and communication skills, with a strong technical understanding and ability to strategically see and communicate the big picture. Demonstrated ability to lead, direct and coordinate work of a multidisciplinary project teamStrong multi-tasking abilities to facilitate multiple complex projects with constant attention to detailExperienced team player with strong interpersonal skillsFlexible to changing schedulesSelf-motivatedKnowledge of production of concept design, schematic design, design development and construction/fabrication/production documentsKnowledge/experience with character, quality and cost of construction/fabrication materials and equipmentKnowledge/experience with architectural and technical detailing, construction, fabrication and production technology and equipmentDemonstrated ability to plan, budget and manage assigned project during construction, fabrication and productionAbility to work within a fast paced environment with critical deadlinesCompetency in all Windows Office, including Word, Excel, ProjectAbility to work within, and maintain MBA's Core ValuesDemonstrated commitment to MBA's Leadership  CompetenciesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationPgMP® and/or PMP® preferredExperience managing live-animal exhibition projects or museum experiencesReference # 22650Posted on 13 Aug 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Exhibit Production Design & DevelopmentWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) Experienced, ManagementMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Senior Exhibitions Project Manager
Job summary:Directly manages major Exhibitions Division projects. Coordinates all exhibitions projects to ensure projects successfully meet objectives and are delivered on time and within budget. Supervises, mentors, coordinates and develops Exhibitions division's project managers. Develops project management tools and maintains standards for deliverables. As part of the Division leadership team, participates in the annual planning processes. Reports regularly to Vice President of Exhibitions.Core Responsibilities Provides leadership to project delivery teams by actively connecting team members, providing organizational context/best practices and helping to find ways to improve project deliveryMakes recommendations to modify projects to enhance the effectiveness in achieving the strategic intentCollaborates, engages, and communicates effectively to all project stakeholdersWorks closely with all project managers and stakeholders to manage expectationsWorks with staff throughout the Aquarium to coordinate project team activities with operations of other departments and organization-wide schedulesCoordinates and monitors project development using project management best practicesEnsures portfolio of projects is managed and coordinated through all phases of design, permitting, construction and occupancyServes as team leader, supervising, managing and mentoring other Exhibitions Project ManagersSupports and oversees work of part-time project managers, helping to set up and manage projectsBuilds and manages effective project teams, which can include designers, exhibit developers, multi-media professionals, architects, contractors, consultants and vendorsEvaluates project requirements and working with Division managers and others assembles and manages project teamsSets expectations and ensures that projects are completed within budgets and schedules while meeting/exceeding organizational needsPlans effectively and drives for results by setting specific goals and developing plans that include deliverables, timelines and resourcesHelps evaluate project risk, works to minimize risks; when project success is at risk, brings concerns to Vice President of ExhibitionsManages the research and solicitation of proposals for contracted workProvides oversight to third-party project contributors, including architects, engineers, workplace consultants, and construction managersEstablishes and maintains project delivery standards and quality of workEnsures timely completion of documentation and submission required by the Aquarium or by government agenciesAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Bachelor's degree (architecture, design management, industrial design, project management, construction management or related field preferred) and/or formal PM certificationMinimum of 5-years' experience in project or program managementExperience managing development of complex, public-facing experiencesExcellent oral and written communication skillsAbility to build credibility, establish rapport and maintain effective communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to the organizationCustomer-oriented person with a successful track record of running multi-year large scale programs and projectsProven project management and communication skills, with a strong technical understanding and ability to strategically see and communicate the big picture. Demonstrated ability to lead, direct and coordinate work of a multidisciplinary project teamStrong multi-tasking abilities to facilitate multiple complex projects with constant attention to detailExperienced team player with strong interpersonal skillsFlexible to changing schedulesSelf-motivatedKnowledge of production of concept design, schematic design, design development and construction/fabrication/production documentsKnowledge/experience with character, quality and cost of construction/fabrication materials and equipmentKnowledge/experience with architectural and technical detailing, construction, fabrication and production technology and equipmentDemonstrated ability to plan, budget and manage assigned project during construction, fabrication and productionAbility to work within a fast paced environment with critical deadlinesCompetency in all Windows Office, including Word, Excel, ProjectAbility to work within, and maintain MBA's Core ValuesDemonstrated commitment to MBA's Leadership  CompetenciesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationPgMP® and/or PMP® preferredExperience managing live-animal exhibition projects or museum experiencesReference # 22650Posted on 13 Aug 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Exhibit Production Design & DevelopmentWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) Experienced, ManagementMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Exhibit Developer
Job summary:The Exhibit Developer undertakes research and creates and organizes content throughout project development. This position works independently and in support of the Senior Exhibit Developer to provide creative vision and interpretive strategy for projects. The Exhibit Developer also works with the Senior Exhibition Content Editor in the writing, editing and proofreading of materials, including those for project development, interpretive signage and other visitor-facing components, ensuring that all content meets the high editorial standards of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Serves as a project manager on projects, as assigned.Core ResponsibilitiesDevelops exhibition content, interpretive frameworks, themes and experiences using original research and current scholarshipWorking with others, proposes interpretive techniques to meet audience goals and objectivesPerforms content research for projects, including conducting interviewsResponsible for high quality written materials for project teams, internal and external audiencesWrites and oversees the writing of interpretive labels, ensuring adherence to project messagesWorks with team and senior staff to articulate project goalsParticipates in the planning, conducting and report-creation of audience reaction studiesCollaborates on the research and development of prototypes and other materials for feasibility testing and evaluationServes as a spokesperson for projects to keep stakeholders informed throughout project developmentPrepares presentations and presents to diverse audiences on project developmentCollaborates with diverse teams on engagement strategies and exhibition plansHelps organize, set agendas and facilitate meetingsSupports the Senior Exhibit Content Editor in job tracking and coordination, including label approvals, translations, record-keeping and schedulingContributes to and helps maintain a library of editorial and exhibition development reference materials and resourcesHelps assure editorial quality control throughout project production, installation, remediation and maintenanceContributes to the creation, maintenance and archiving of project materials, files and databasesEnsures progress and takes responsibility for on-time, on-budget and high quality productsEstimates, plans and tracks workParticipates in regular reviews of the visitor experience and evaluates against standardsEstablishes, maintains and models a positive, collaborative, creative, supportive, flexible and responsible culture within department, division and organization, as indicated by the Aquarium's stated institutional core valuesMaintains a current knowledge of innovations and techniques in the museum fieldServes as project manager on assigned projects, creating and managing project schedules, budgets and plans and leading project teams to ensure success criteria are met on time and on budgetEngages with stakeholders, ensuring they are involved and understand their roles and responsibilitiesProvides status reports and updates to the project's sponsorAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationBachelor's in biology, writing/composition, museum studies or related field, or equivalent experienceMinimum three to five years' experience in exhibit developmentKnowledge of current exhibition practices, processes and strategiesStrong exhibition development skills, including the abilities to conceptualize, synthesize, organize and write project documentationProven ability to lead the development of small-scale exhibitions and provide support on large-scale exhibitions, under deadline pressureSkilled in compiling and organizing research files and informationAbility to research, organize and interpret scientific informationExcellent reading, writing, speaking, editing and proofreading standard English skillsExcellent team participation skills and the ability to work with a team under deadline pressuresExperience with data collection (speaking with, listening to and observing scientists and visitors)Competency in all Microsoft Office programs, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ProjectCreative thinking, and the ability and willingness to challenge normsStrong communication and presentation skillsAbility to work within, and maintain MBA's Core ValuesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationBilingual (English/Spanish) preferredWorking knowledge of database software programs, such as FileMaker ProMaster's degree preferredReference # 22630Posted on 06 Aug 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Exhibit Design, Exhibit Production Design & DevelopmentWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) ExperiencedMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Exhibit Developer
Job summary:The Exhibit Developer undertakes research and creates and organizes content throughout project development. This position works independently and in support of the Senior Exhibit Developer to provide creative vision and interpretive strategy for projects. The Exhibit Developer also works with the Senior Exhibition Content Editor in the writing, editing and proofreading of materials, including those for project development, interpretive signage and other visitor-facing components, ensuring that all content meets the high editorial standards of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Serves as a project manager on projects, as assigned.Core ResponsibilitiesDevelops exhibition content, interpretive frameworks, themes and experiences using original research and current scholarshipWorking with others, proposes interpretive techniques to meet audience goals and objectivesPerforms content research for projects, including conducting interviewsResponsible for high quality written materials for project teams, internal and external audiencesWrites and oversees the writing of interpretive labels, ensuring adherence to project messagesWorks with team and senior staff to articulate project goalsParticipates in the planning, conducting and report-creation of audience reaction studiesCollaborates on the research and development of prototypes and other materials for feasibility testing and evaluationServes as a spokesperson for projects to keep stakeholders informed throughout project developmentPrepares presentations and presents to diverse audiences on project developmentCollaborates with diverse teams on engagement strategies and exhibition plansHelps organize, set agendas and facilitate meetingsSupports the Senior Exhibit Content Editor in job tracking and coordination, including label approvals, translations, record-keeping and schedulingContributes to and helps maintain a library of editorial and exhibition development reference materials and resourcesHelps assure editorial quality control throughout project production, installation, remediation and maintenanceContributes to the creation, maintenance and archiving of project materials, files and databasesEnsures progress and takes responsibility for on-time, on-budget and high quality productsEstimates, plans and tracks workParticipates in regular reviews of the visitor experience and evaluates against standardsEstablishes, maintains and models a positive, collaborative, creative, supportive, flexible and responsible culture within department, division and organization, as indicated by the Aquarium's stated institutional core valuesMaintains a current knowledge of innovations and techniques in the museum fieldServes as project manager on assigned projects, creating and managing project schedules, budgets and plans and leading project teams to ensure success criteria are met on time and on budgetEngages with stakeholders, ensuring they are involved and understand their roles and responsibilitiesProvides status reports and updates to the project's sponsorAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationBachelor's in biology, writing/composition, museum studies or related field, or equivalent experienceMinimum three to five years' experience in exhibit developmentKnowledge of current exhibition practices, processes and strategiesStrong exhibition development skills, including the abilities to conceptualize, synthesize, organize and write project documentationProven ability to lead the development of small-scale exhibitions and provide support on large-scale exhibitions, under deadline pressureSkilled in compiling and organizing research files and informationAbility to research, organize and interpret scientific informationExcellent reading, writing, speaking, editing and proofreading standard English skillsExcellent team participation skills and the ability to work with a team under deadline pressuresExperience with data collection (speaking with, listening to and observing scientists and visitors)Competency in all Microsoft Office programs, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and ProjectCreative thinking, and the ability and willingness to challenge normsStrong communication and presentation skillsAbility to work within, and maintain MBA's Core ValuesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationBilingual (English/Spanish) preferredWorking knowledge of database software programs, such as FileMaker ProMaster's degree preferredReference # 22630Posted on 06 Aug 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Exhibit Design, Exhibit Production Design & DevelopmentWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) ExperiencedMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Journey Crafts Worker-General Maintenance Mechanic
Job summary:The Journey Crafts Worker-General Maintenance Mechanic performs maintenance and repairs to mechanical equipment and systems.  The Mechanic also performs many routine building maintenance functions, particular emphasis on door locks and hardware.Core Responsibilities Troubleshoot and repair all types of doors and door hardwareTroubleshoot and repair power operated mechanical equipment and systemsInstall new doors, doorframes, hardware, and panic devicesPerform maintenance inspections on motor vehiclesFollow safe work conditions that meet OSHA requirementsProvide customer satisfaction and quality assurance for all workCoordinate work schedule and progress shop performance in Master Crafts Worker's absenceEnter work requests and purchase requests on Maintenance Management databaseAssist with other shop duties as neededAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTrade school graduate and/or two years' experience in facilities maintenanceMaintain certifications to operate forklift, scissor lift and articulated boom liftProfessional skills in doors and door hardware maintenance and repairWorking knowledge of power mechanical devices and systemsGood written and oral communication skillsAbility to work a flexible schedule that may include: nights, evenings, and weekendsDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationBasic computer skills in Windows environmentFamiliarity with work order system databaseReference # 22631Posted on 06 Aug 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Facilities Operations, MaintenanceWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) ExperiencedMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Journey Crafts Worker-General Maintenance Mechanic
Job summary:The Journey Crafts Worker-General Maintenance Mechanic performs maintenance and repairs to mechanical equipment and systems.  The Mechanic also performs many routine building maintenance functions, particular emphasis on door locks and hardware.Core Responsibilities Troubleshoot and repair all types of doors and door hardwareTroubleshoot and repair power operated mechanical equipment and systemsInstall new doors, doorframes, hardware, and panic devicesPerform maintenance inspections on motor vehiclesFollow safe work conditions that meet OSHA requirementsProvide customer satisfaction and quality assurance for all workCoordinate work schedule and progress shop performance in Master Crafts Worker's absenceEnter work requests and purchase requests on Maintenance Management databaseAssist with other shop duties as neededAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTrade school graduate and/or two years' experience in facilities maintenanceMaintain certifications to operate forklift, scissor lift and articulated boom liftProfessional skills in doors and door hardware maintenance and repairWorking knowledge of power mechanical devices and systemsGood written and oral communication skillsAbility to work a flexible schedule that may include: nights, evenings, and weekendsDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationBasic computer skills in Windows environmentFamiliarity with work order system databaseReference # 22631Posted on 06 Aug 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Facilities Operations, MaintenanceWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) ExperiencedMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
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