The Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur is seeking a temporary veterinary assistant to help the veterinary and operations staff. This person will work under the guidance of full-time staff and consulting veterinarians to assist in the areas of response, treatment and data collection from stranded marine mammals. They will also help oversee volunteers in all aspects of Center operations.
The Veterinary Assistant will directly assist staff in all areas of veterinary and husbandry care. This person will help with the day-to-day management of the Care Center under the supervision of the operations director and veterinarians. He/she will carry out the husbandry and rehabilitation of the animals as well as the associated record keeping, teach policy and procedures, guide the volunteer personnel and help to maintain the water filtration system.
The ideal candidate for the position will have at least two years of marine mammal care/veterinary experience, be a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), have demonstrated exemplary technical expertise, be proficient with computers and databases, be physically fit, be able to communicate effectively, show an ability and willingness to assist with/perform necropsies, and be able to effectively supervise volunteers.
Position is a grant-funded, full-time, salaried position for an 18-month period.
Send CV and letter of recommendation to:
David Bard, Operations Director
Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur
3601 S. Gaffey St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
For general information on the facility, please visit our website at www.marinemammalcare.org.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
The candidate search will close when the appropriate candidate is found. This position scheduled to receive funding in early 2009, with the interview process starting in January.
The Marine Mammal Care Center at Fort MacArthur provides equal employment opportunities to all of our employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
If you require special accommodation to complete the recruitment process, please let us know.