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Reporting to the Assistant Curator this position ensures the health and safety of the Steinhart Aquarium's living collection during evening events. Provides general husbandry care and support for the Steinhart Aquarium’s living collection in various exhibit areas as assigned. Cleans habitats and holding areas, monitors animal health, makes frequent rounds, reports suspected animal or water quality problems to the Aquarium management and staff, maintains accurate records. Work schedule will include weekends, evenings and holidays.
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POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability preferred.
EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION:
A qualified candidate will possess a combination of the following experience and/or equivalent education:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities who meet the job’s essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Must be able to transport 50 lbs. Must be able to swim, climb stairs and ladders, use extension poles, long-handed nets and shepherd’s hooks, and willing to work with, or adjacent to, venomous and dangerous animals. Must be able to perform repetitive motions 75% of the time.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 22, 2021 at 12:00pm. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Please upload a cover letter that states why you are interested in this position, your resume and complete the brief online application.
The California Academy of Sciences will give full consideration for employment to all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (SF Police Code, Article 49).
The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensure that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.