NMLC has openings for the following positions:

Title: Animal Care Assistant
Supervisor:  Director, Marine Wildlife Rehabilitation>Status:  Part-time, hourly, temporary
FLSA Exempt:  No


This is a temporary (approximately 6 months) position. Assigned shift (8-10 hours) is every Sunday and Monday. Some weekend and holiday shifts may occasionally be available.


Working under the Director of Marine Wildlife Rehabilitation, Veterinarian(s), and the Animal Care staff, the Animal Care Assistant is responsible for animal care and husbandry, including maintaining the facility and life support systems as well as helping to train and supervise animal care volunteers. The Animal Care Assistant will focus specifically on animal care related computer tasks that will be needed for daily operations, including data entry.


  • Under the direction of the Animal Care staff, implement all aspects of animal husbandry.
  • Assist with maintaining the facilities and life support system, including tank maintenance, hospital equipment maintenance, daily cleaning and upkeep of filtration systems, and general cleaning and restocking.
  • Assist with animal care and facilities related computer tasks, data entry and protocol writing.
  • Handle and restrain animals, including seals and sea turtles.
  • Assist with medical care of patients, including administering medications and fluids; treating wounds; and helping with radiographs.
  • Perform animal-related and facility-related laboratory work, including water quality testing and preparing blood samples for lab submission.
  • Perform animal-related and facility-related equipment maintenance work including ICU maintenance, blood machines, x-ray machines etc.
  • Ensure proper record-keeping through data entry.
  • Maintain excellent communications with the Animal Care Staff via in person, phone, or other internal forms of communication.
  • Assist with maintaining the supply inventory; order animal care, medical, husbandry, and facilities supplies as needed or directed.
  • May train and supervise volunteers and interns. Maintains good relations and communication with volunteers and interns.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or veterinary technician experience preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years experience with working with marine mammals and sea turtles.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be comfortable using standard office computer software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail, Slack, Google Docs, databases, and internet).
  • Experience or familiarity with marine life support systems a plus.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work well with others.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be available and willing to work assigned weekends and holidays.
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to follow established protocols.
  • Must be able to endure some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as medical equipment and boxes of medical supplies. The work may require specific but common physical characteristics and abilities such as lifting up to 50 pounds, above-average agility, and dexterity.

To Apply: Send your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference to Position opened until filled. Due to the high number of applications, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Title: Office Assistant
Reports to: President/Executive Director
Status: Part-time, 16-24 hours/week
FLSA Status: Non-exempt


Working for the President/Executive Director, this position is responsible for assisting with all financial and administrative tasks of the National Marine Life Center (NMLC) front office.


  • Assist accountant with bookkeeping (Quickbooks), Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable. Enter deposits and bills, pay bills, and reconcile accounts.
  • Enter, edit, and manage donor information in NMLC’s donor database (Little Green Light). Prepare, copy, and mail donor acknowledgement letters. Maintain donor records.
  • Assist with creating, printing, and mailing or e-mailing publications and board materials (e.g., e-newsletter in Constant Contact, print newsletter, solicitation letters).
  • Assist in preparing and tracking grant proposals and budgets.
  • Assist with general office duties, including ordering supplies, answering phones and emails, receiving guests, cleaning, handle shipping and mailing.
  • Assist with managing office equipment. Maintain up to date company contacts, warranties, service agreements, licenses, etc.
  • Help manage building maintenance and repair, and manage maintenance contracts.
  • Help organize and participate in fundraising, events, and training (volunteers, interns, and work study students).
  • Additional duties as required.


  • High school diploma or GED required, college degree preferred.
  • Experience using Quickbooks required.
  • Experience with contact management systems preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, databases, and internet required.
  • Experience working with sensitive and/or confidential information required.
  • Must demonstrate good communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work well with others, including staff, board, volunteers.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Some crouching, stooping, reaching, and carrying.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Organizational Profile:

The National Marine Life Center (NMLC) is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) marine animal hospital and science and education center. We rehabilitate and release stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health and conservation.

NMLC is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. It is the policy of NMLC not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

To Apply:

Send your resume and cover letter to Position opened until filled, only qualified candidates will be contacted.