Open Date: January 22, 2020
Closing Date: February 19, 2020
Start Date: March 2020
Hours: Permanent, Salaried, 0.8 FTE
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, 3 weeks vacation, cash supplement in-lieu of benefits, on-call supplement
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The NSMEC is seeking a 0.8 full-time (32 hours/week) Curator. The incumbent will have a strong background in animal husbandry and management experience. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Curator is responsible for the day-to-day management of the aquarium. This includes animal health, system facilities and equipment, the visitor experience and supervising those charged with caring for the animals, including interpreters, aquarists, students, and volunteers.
The Curator is responsible for annual activities such as: collection and release planning with the Dive Safety Officer, exhibit design, new construction, and community activities. The Curator will work closely with the Executive Director and other members of the staff to create long-term strategic plans for the centre.
The Curator coordinates the business affairs of the aquarium including social media and earned revenue generation and supports delivery of educational and conservation programming as required.
The Curator engages in professional development and networking to advance the goals of the aquarium.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. SYSTEM HEALTH
2. HUMAN RESOURCES
3. CURATION & EDUCATION
4. BUSINESS OPERATIONS
IMPACT OF DECISION MAKING
The Curator – Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre is responsible for
Establishes and maintains relationships and alliances. Maintains effective communications. Shares information and readily determines to whom to go for relevant information. Seeks assistance and feedback in the problem-solving process. Partners with others to achieve expectations.
MANAGES THE FOLLOWING EMPLOYEES
The Nicholas Sonntag Marine Education Centre (NSMEC) is a registered non-profit organization and charity whose vision is a community that actively cares for the health of our oceans. The NSMEC is both a community aquarium and a marine education centre in one. The community aquarium operates under a collect-hold-release model allowing the centre to collect exclusively local marine animals, which, after a short stay, are released back to the local marine environment. Having only local species as residents inside the aquarium strengthens the connection with our local coastal waters. Aquarium “Release days” are memorable events organized with the entire Sunshine Coast community to further that connection even more. The marine education centre hosts formal school groups throughout the year in both classroom style and hands on learning in the aquarium. In addition to school groups, the education program also includes spring and summer camps, adult education, informal talks and presentations, and interpretive programs inside the centre. To learn more, visit gibsonsmarine-ed.org and gibsonspublicmarket.com.
The NSMEC is located inside the Gibsons Public Market, a bustling community hub boasting a bistro, 6 food vendors, a rotating pop-up shop, rental and community meeting spaces. The Gibsons Public Market and NSMEC are situated is historic Lower Gibsons, adjacent to the coastal waters of the Howe Sound/Atl’kitsem, a network of beautiful fjords northwest of Vancouver, BC. Although part of the mainland, Gibsons has that laid-back charm of island living. A quaint town of artists, restaurants and fishing boats, residents and visitors enjoy everything from water sports to hiking, all with a stunning view of the north shore mountains. To learn more about the Sunshine Coast, visit sunshinecoastcanada.com
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 24 2020 ID: 55760