EMPLOYMENT

Job Announcement at Sitka Sound Science Center

Field Research Project:

The Sitka Sound Science Center is advertising for field crew for a summer fishery field project. The job involves daily sampling of post-spawning chum salmon in four streams in the Northern Southeast area. This work involves remote stream work under a variety of conditions sampling post-spawning chum salmon for otoliths, tissue samples, and scales. Successful applicants will be well suited for working and living in a small group environment. The work entails extensive time in the field under challenging conditions (rain, bears, bugs), weekend work, and, may involve living onboard a chartered support vessel. The project has the potential to be funded each summer through 2019. Hiring is dependent on grant funding.

Field Crew Leader (2):
The Sitka Sound Science Center is recruiting for 2 seasonal fishery biologists to serve as field team leader for a remote stream salmon sampling project. The successful candidates will be experienced working in remote salmon streams, have experience identifying and sampling post spawning salmon, be comfortable with firearms and bear safety and have supervisory experience. Each field team leader will supervise up to 4 technicians. ETT certification is preferred but not required. Period of employment is approximately July 10 – August 30, 2018. Project is anticipated to continue during the same time periods in 2019. ($185/day gross). Finalists will be required to provide documentation of physical fitness for heavy lifting and hiking.

Fishery Technician (10)
The Sitka Sound Science Center is recruiting for 10 seasonal fishery technicians to work on a remote field project sampling post-spawning chum salmon. The successful candidates will be excited about working in remote streams, be physically fit (able to carry heavy packs and hike rugged terrain), and well suited to living aboard a support vessel or group housing with other field crew. Fishery sampling experience is preferred but not required. Period of employment is approximately July 15 – August 30, 2018. Project is anticipated to continue during the same time periods in 2019. Daily salaried position ($145/day gross). Job entails extensive time in the field, weekend work, and challenging work environment (rain, bears, bugs).

Finalists will be required to provide documentation of physical fitness for heavy lifting and hiking. Send or email resume, cover letter, and 2 references to Chance Gray, Hatchery-Wild Interactions Project Coordinator, Sitka Sound Science Center, 834 Lincoln Street, Sitka AK 99835. cgray@sitkascience.org

 

 

Title: Summer Interpreter

Job Duration:  Our season runs from the middle of May through the end of September.  Preference will be given to individuals who can stay the entire season.

SSSC Status: Seasonal, full time positions available

Supervised by: Aquarium Outreach Manager

Place of Work: 834 Lincoln St. Sitka AK 99835

Rate of Pay: $12/hour, no benefits or leave

Job Description: The summer interpreters are the public face of the Science Center and Ahlgren Aquarium.  The position requires daily interaction with diverse groups of tourists and visitors to Sitka, including leading tours through the aquarium and hatchery, greeting guests, selling admissions at the front desk, and answering a multitude of questions.  Summer interpreters are often the only Science Center staff the guests will interact with, and it is critical that guests have a positive, fun experience.  The Science Center emphasizes scientific preparation and interpretative training so that interpreters provide visitors with accurate and comprehensive information.

Job Tasks:  Duties vary from day to day based on visitor and program needs, and will include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading aquarium and hatchery tours
  • Answering visitor’s questions
  • Managing the entrance desk
  • Assisting with facility maintenance (cleaning classrooms, restrooms, aquariums, etc.).
  • Occasional duties such as feeding animals, summer camp assistance, and specific individual projects to be assigned based on individual scientific interest.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • An interest in and curiosity about new ideas in science education and research.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and proficient in spoken and written communication.
  • Ability to positively interact with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • HS diploma (or equivalent)
  • Teamwork qualities including flexibility, interpersonal skills, goal-oriented decision-making.
  • Personal work ethic and consistent enthusiasm

Please provide a letter of interest, a current resume, and 3 references with contact information to Sandy McClung, Aquarium Manager (aquarium@sitkascience.org)

 

Title: Summer Junior Interpreter

Job Duration:  End of May through mid-August (depending on school calendar).

SSSC Status: Seasonal, part time positions available

Supervised by: Aquarium Outreach Manager

Place of Work: 834 Lincoln St. Sitka AK 99835

Rate of Pay: $9.84/hour, no benefits or leave

Job Description: The summer interpreters are the public face of the Science Center and Ahlgren Aquarium.  The position requires daily interaction with diverse groups of tourists and visitors to Sitka, including leading tours through the aquarium and hatchery, greeting guests, selling admissions at the front desk, and answering a multitude of questions.  Summer interpreters are often the only Science Center staff the guests will interact with, and it is critical that guests have a positive, fun experience.  The Science Center emphasizes scientific preparation and interpretative training so that interpreters provide visitors with accurate and comprehensive information.

Job Tasks:  Duties vary from day to day based on visitor and program needs, and will include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading aquarium and hatchery tours
  • Answering visitor’s questions
  • Managing the entrance desk
  • Assisting with facility maintenance (cleaning classrooms, restrooms, aquariums, etc.).
  • Occasional duties such as feeding animals, summer camp assistance, and specific individual projects to be assigned based on individual scientific interest.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • An interest in and curiosity about new ideas in science education and research.
  • Comfortable with public speaking and proficient in spoken and written communication.
  • Ability to positively interact with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Teamwork qualities including flexibility, interpersonal skills, goal-oriented decision-making.
  • Personal work ethic and consistent enthusiasm

Please provide a letter of interest and a current resume to Sandy McClung, Aquarium Manager (aquarium@sitkascience.org)

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