Marine Life Assistant Manager

Company
West Edmonton Mall
Location
Marine Life
Opening Date
Jul 21, 2020
Closing Date
Oct 30, 2020
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.