KEY OBJECTIVE(S) :
The Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting the Department Manager plan, organize and execute the daily tasks and responsibilities of the Marine Life department.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES :
Overseeing the Animal Care department and ensuring all husbandry procedures are being followed.
Establishing and monitoring operational procedures ensuring compliance within all legal and safety regulations.
Assisting the General Curator of Marine Life in ensuring project and budget targets are consistently achieved
Ensuring all animal habitats are humane and safe for the animal and the trainers and / or guests.
Overseeing the Education department and ensuring all courses and programs meet requirements and are up to date.
Assisting with the hiring, training, and performance management for all employees.
Providing all employees with the materials needed to fulfill animal and trainer needs such as; safety equipment, supplies, educational material, etc.
Identifies designs and submits for exhibit upgrade ideas that will enhance the visitor experience
Ensuring the Marine Life CAZA membership is up to date and the department is working within their regulations.
Other responsibilities as required.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS :
University degree in Biological Sciences, Animal Health, or related field.
Five (5) to seven (7) years-experience in a related Marine Life position with experience leading a team.
Standard First Aid and PADI Dive certificates or willing to attend the required training.
Prior animal training, husbandry, and exhibit management skills preferred.
Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills with the ability to work in an ever evolving fast paced environment complemented by the personal capacity to think quickly and respond effectively under pressure.
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as presentation skills.
Valid Class 5 Alberta Drivers’ License and able to provide a clear Driver’s Abstract.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT :
This is a full-time position that requires flexible availability including days, evenings, weekends, night shifts as needed and holidays.
This is a salaried position that will depend on experience and qualifications.
Must be able to pass a basic security clearance.