Job Openings

Jobs Interested job seekers must submit a completed City of Jenks application, resumé and references. 

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Water Quality Technician – Part Time

Position Type: Part Time/ 24 hours per week (Three 8-hour days)
Pay Scale for Part Time: $7.63/hour 

Job Description

Under leadership of the water quality lead, this person will be responsible for all aspects of water chemistry including testing, make-up, treatment, and laboratory equipment and chemicals. 
Interest and college level coursework in the Biological, Chemical or Natural Sciences is preferred. 
 
Job Qualifications 
  • High school diploma or equivalent. Some college level chemistry or biology preferred.
  • The ability to learn about water filtration systems and the nitrification process
  • High degree of concentration and attention to detail 
  • Ability to work safely with hazardous chemicals and follow safely protocols.
  • Good record keeping skills
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing 
  • The ability to lift 50 lbs and work on ones feet for long periods of time in adverse conditions (cramped spaces, cold water, wet environment) 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software 
  • Schedule may include weekends and holidays with 24 hour availability seven days a week for emergencies 

Job Duties

  • Collect water samples throughout the aquarium and run predetermined analysis on them on a daily schedule.
  • Communicate with biology team and supervisors the needs and issues relating to water quality of all systems at the aquarium and work with them to resolve any problems.
  • Analysis performed includes but are not limited to: Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, salinity, alkalinity, copper, dissolved oxygen, chlorine, phosphates, micro-nutrients, etc.
  • Equipment used: Hach spectrophotometer and hand-held unit, ph and salinity probes, standard test kits and titrations

If you are interested in this position with the Oklahoma Aquarium please send resume’ and application to Janis Davis at jdavis@okaquarium.org. You may also come to the Oklahoma Aquarium Administration Office to pick up an application between the hours of 8am – 5pm. 

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Assistant Store Manager – Full Time

Job Description

The Assistant Store Manager is responsible for all daily functions needed to operate the gift shop, including supervising gift shop personnel, inventory handling, and stock organization.

Qualifications and Responsibilities

  • A bachelor's degree in business management, retail, merchandise or similiar field. Work experience in the retail industry may be considered in lieu of college education
  • Minimum five years retail experience
  • Ability to work flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Ability to meet federal, state and local requirements for employment
  • Ability to lift moderately-sized boxes and goods, weighing up to 35 pounds

If interested in this position, please send resume to marys@wtcnm.com

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Special Project Technician I

Under the leadership of the Life Support Supervisor and direction of the Project Technician II, this position is responsible for duties related to the construction of new exhibits.   Construction includes but is not limited to; life support systems (LSS), animal habitats and exhibit décor at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

Requirements (include but are not limited to):

  • Assist in the fabrication of new and/or renovation of existing exhibits and supporting service areas
  • Follow the direction of the Life Support Supervisor to achieve daily goals
  • Experience creating naturalistic habitats such as rockscaping outdoor water features
  • Artistic ability: painting, design, sculpting, landscaping  
  • Demonstrate an excellent working knowledge of the safe and proper use of hand tools, power tools and equipment used in daily duties.
  • Good mechanical skills
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license.

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Physically capable of climbing stairs, ladders, hills, and lifting and moving up to 50 pounds
  • The ability to work on ones feet for extended periods of time in adverse conditions (cramped spaces, wet environment).
  • The ability to handle objects, tools and controls, sit and squat. .

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to be organized and self-motivated
  • Familiarity with PVC pipe and basic plumbing
  • Aquarium keeping
  • Working knowledge of water filtration systems
  • High degree of concentration and attention to detail
  • Good record keeping skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software
  • Maintains familiarity with MSDS system and hazardous communications
Schedule may include weekends and holidays with 24 hr availability, seven days a week
This is a temporary, full time, range 24 exempt position with benefits.  The position is currently funded for 24 months and could be extended dependent on availability of funding.   
Applicant will receive a certain amount of on-the-job training.
Start Date: ASAP: Open immediately until filled:  Two Positions Available
Email resume to Janis Davis jdavis@okaquarium.org or Attn: Janis Davis, Oklahoma Aquarium, PO Box 910, Jenks, OK 74037. Applications may also be found on the City of Jenks website, www.jenks.com

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Sales Associate – Part Time

Job Description

The Sales Associate performs merchandising functions in an effort to achieve or exceed sales goals. These functions are primarily selling and oriented toward customer service, but also consist of merchandise presentation, stock work, and inventory control. Weekends are required in this position.

Qualifications and Responsibilities

  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Ability to work flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to meet federal, state and local requirements for employment
  • Ability to lift moderately-sized boxes and goods, weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to spend extended lengths of time on the sales floor assisting customers or maintaining displays.

If interested in this position, please send resume to marys@wtcnm.com

 

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