Public Programs Coordinator

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Seattle, WA
United States

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Full-time

Job Description:

Come join the Seattle Aquarium team! We are looking for a public programs coordinator (PPC) to work with the school and public programs (SPP) department. The PPC is responsible for the successful daily operations and development of all public programs (non-school related, family, children, teen and adult programming) within school and public programs.

Public programs coordinator

  • Posted: Open to internal and external applicants.
  • Reports to: School and public programs manager.
  • Status: Full-time, salaried, benefitted position.
  • Hours of work: Standard Monday–Friday workweek, typical hours 8am–5pm.Occasional need for weekend or after-hours work as related to
  • program needs and other projects.
  • Date needed: May 2022.
  • Posting expires: Open until filled; preference given to applications received by Wednesday, March 23.

Position description:
Come join the Seattle Aquarium team! We are looking for a public programs coordinator (PPC) to work with the school and public programs (SPP) department. The PPC is responsible for the successful daily operations and development of all public programs (non-school related, family, children, teen and adult programming) within school and public programs. Currently this includes well established and successful fee-based programs (e.g., ,marine summer camp) and drop-in programs (e.g., Toddler Time). In addition to connecting visitors with existing programs, this position will play a key role in
the growth of the programs and development of new early childhood, after-school, teen,family and adult programming.

This position will work to build programming for the community by connecting them with a variety of high-quality experiences that fit our visitors’ needs. The PPC must work closely with volunteer, membership and community-engagement staff to ensure that programming goals are met in an equitable and inclusive way. We view this work through an equity lens, with the goal of removing barriers where they exist for members of the community to meaningfully engage with the Aquarium, to foster authentic, mutual relationships between the Aquarium and the community, and to bring diverse audiences together to achieve our mission. This work supports our strategic goal of inspiring conservation and making the Aquarium and its programs accessible and welcoming to all.

To read a full job posting, minimum requirements and to apply, visit our website at www.seattleaquarium.org/careers/.

Salary and benefits: $57,000 - $60,000/year, D.O.E. Please include salary expectations in your materials. Full-time staff are eligible for Seattle Aquarium’s comprehensive benefits package to include medical, vision, dental, employer-funded health reimbursement account, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, 403b retirement fund with employer match, access to a subsidized ORCA pass, a Family Plus membership and generous paid time off.

How to apply: The Seattle Aquarium is a progressive, equal-opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce. One of our core values is fostering an inclusive community, and we want our staff to reflect our community. To that end, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous and People of Color applicants and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Interested candidates should upload a résumé to our online application in order to be considered. Application review will begin immediately. SeattleAquarium.org/careers/ Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for this job by emailing us at jobs@seattleaquarium.org. *Note: Must pass a background check and motor vehicle records check, upon job offer, to be eligible for this position. Regarding driving records: within the last three years you must not have had more than two moving traffic violations or any major violation (DUI, reckless driving, negligent driving etc.).

About the organization:
The Seattle Aquarium is a respected authority on Puget Sound, the Salish Sea and the world’s one ocean. Our passionate staff increases awareness and drives the change needed to preserve and protect our marine environment through a variety of channels, including a compelling habitat experience and engaging daytime and evening events, conservation education programs for people of all ages and backgrounds, community outreach to marginalized populations, research that advances understanding of animals in our care and their counterparts in the wild, advocacy and policy work, an awardwinning volunteer program, strong and consistent marketing efforts, and more. We’re noted for our collaborative, communicative and team-oriented working environment. Our values, developed in conjunction with our staff, include commitments to adopting and promoting sustainable practices; creating awe-inspiring experiences; constantly learning and improving; fostering an inclusive community; maintaining scientific credibility through evidence-based practices; and honoring our unique place by using our location and history as a lens for larger understanding.

Proudly accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, we’re the eighth-largest aquarium in the U.S. by attendance and we welcome over 850,000 people through our front doors each year. Guided by our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, we’ve developed a master plan to substantially increase in size and impact by opening a new habitat building, the Ocean Pavilion. Our current annual budget is $20 million. *Regarding COVID-19: Open daily, the Aquarium prioritizes health and safety for our staff and visitors, embracing science to guide our operations. Staff are required to wear face masks while working on-site and maintain physical distance during work hours. In addition, we maintain high standards of cleanliness and all high touch surfaces (like windows, railings, restrooms and elevators) are continuously cleaned. In alignment with King County’s current COVID-19 vaccine health order, all Aquarium staff and volunteers must provide proof of vaccination or approved medical or religious exemption by date of hire. If you have questions about this policy or for information regarding the exemption process, please contact the Human Resources department at jobs@seattleaquarium.org.

 

Timeline:
We anticipate the following recruiting schedule for those candidates who are selected for consideration. The following dates are preliminary and subject to change. We will work with candidates to set interviews that work for all involved. If hired, relocation assistance is not available.

  • Application deadline: open until filled.
  • Preference given to applications received by March 23.
  • Interviews (two rounds), using Zoom and in person: complete by end of April.
  • Start date: May 2022, ideally.

How to Apply:

The Seattle Aquarium is a progressive, equal-opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce. One of our core values is fostering an inclusive community, and we want our staff to reflect our community. To that end, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous and People of Color applicants and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Interested candidates should upload a résumé to our online application in order to be considered. Application review will begin immediately. 

SeattleAquarium.org/careers/ 

Please let us know if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for this job by emailing us at jobs@seattleaquarium.org. *Note: Must pass a background check and motor vehicle records check, upon job offer, to be eligible for this position. Regarding driving records: within the last three years you must not have had more than two moving traffic violations or any major violation (DUI, reckless driving, negligent driving etc.).