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Student Aquarist
Non Work-study

Hiring Information
Hiring Unit: PB Sci-IMS/LML
Pay Rate: 12.00
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Employment Date: ASAP TO 6-11-2020
Hours: 18 - 20 TBD
Schedule: ~830a-1p x4, incl SAor SU
Job Description
Skills Required: Ability to maintain marine aquaria.
Ability to handle live marine fish and invertebrates.
Ability to work outdoors, occasionally during harsh weather.
Ability to lift 40 lbs. and physically access exhibit and service areas.
Excellent organizational skills: able to meet deadlines and produce accurate work.
Ability to work both as a member of a team or independently within guidelines provided by the Aquarium Curator.
Good interpersonal skills with ability to provide information in a welcoming manner to Seymour Center volunteers, school children and visiting public of all ages.
Willingness to wear a Seymour Center uniform.
Possess a California Drivers License and a good driving record.
Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays as required.
Skills Preferred: Experience working in a public aquarium, museum or educational facility, or a clear desire to gain work experience in such an environment.
Familiarity with local marine flora and fauna of the Central California Coast or completed coursework in Invertebrate Zoology, Ichthyology or Marine Botany.

Percentage of Time Duty
100% Maintain the cleanliness and functionality of aquarium exhibits & holding tanks.
Assist with the feeding and care of aquarium specimens as directed by the Aquarium Curator.
Maintain cleaning tools and supplies as needed.
Work with volunteer aquarists.
May train to serve as lead aquarist in the Aquarium Curator's absence.
May assist Aquarium Curator with collecting intertidal plants and animals. If the incumbent possesses UCSC Scientific Diver Certification, Aquarium Curator may administer training and development of subtidal specimen collecting.
Assist with general aquarium operations as assigned by the Aquarium Curator.
Answer general questions from visitors to the Seymour Center.
Keep accurate animal husbandry records.
Assist with the preparation and delivery of feeding demonstrations or other presentations.
Assist Aquarium Curator to train new volunteer aquarists when needed.
Drive a UC vehicle to pick up and deliver aquarium supplies.
Courses Required:
Computer Keyboarding Filing Alpha
Macintosh Numerical
Windows Color
Unix Driving Car
Word Processing Truck
Spreadsheet Other Lifting
Databases Fingerprinting Required
Other Hazardous Substances
Special Comments: This employment opportunity is located at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center which is located off main campus at Long Marine Laboratory, Coastal Science Campus. Please visit our website ( for more information about the Seymour Marine Discovery Center and its mission. This position starts ASAP, including summer employment and potential extension into the following academic year.

Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here: 12000&file=11164-11174.3 More Information

Payroll Information
Service Team: SHR Operations
Hiring Supervisior: Macht, Peter
Supervisor Phone: 831-459-2358
Supervisor Email:
Account Numbers: 7-623109-1652-53387-2
Home Department: 000500
Classification: Assistant IV
Title Code: 4919
Date Approved: 5-23-2019


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