Job Openings

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

Applicants must submit a completed City of Jenks application, resumé and references. Apply to: Janis Davis, jdavis@okaquarium.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS SUPERVISOR

Job Description:  

The Special Events Supervisor is responsible for facilitating the maximum sale and execution of public and private events held in the Oklahoma Aquarium and on related grounds. These events include, but are not limited to; corporate gatherings, weddings and receptions, proms and reunions, day and evening meetings and special public fundraisers such as the Aquarium Run. Reports to COO/Executive Director and works closely with the Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation Board of Directors on fundraising events.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: 

  • Bachelors degree in tourism, hospitality, event planning or related field with 2 years of experience. Associates degree may be considered in conjunction with increased experience and progressive record of responsibility.
  • Professional appearance, excellent communication and sales skills, customer service attitude and ability to foster cooperation between departments.
  • Ability to manage and schedule staff for special events.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and ability to learn additional programs utilized in event sales, scheduling and data management.
  • Excellent organization and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to work with outside contractors and vendors to ensure quality delivery of service.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule when required.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

CREATIVE SERVICES COORDINATOR 

Job Description:

Responsible for the development and placement of visual elements required for marketing collateral, website, social media, exhibits, digital signage and events. Must be skilled in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office and comfortable learning other applications related to website and data management.  Must be able to organize and manage multiple projects and deadlines. Reports to COO/Executive Director.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to review marketing opportunities and make recommendations to supervisor
  • Communicate with vendors to execute marketing plan
  • Monitor and react to changing trends in marketing
  • Develop and produce print, digital and audio/visual pieces for internal and external marketing 
  • Work independently and in a team to keep website, e-mail marketing such as newsletters and social media updated and consistent in tone
  • Contribute to event planning and implementation
  • Ability to operate audio/video equipment used in production of marketing pieces, exhibits and meetings
  • Assist in development and production of print and digital exhibit graphics and a/v pieces
  • Work flexible schedule when required, especially for special events
  • Other job duties as assigned 

TICKETING AGENT – PART TIME 

Job Description:  

As the first point of customer contact, ticket agents are expected to conduct themselves, in a pleasant, professional and courteous manner. In addition to this they are expected to encourage smooth flow of traffic through the entrance by maintenance of cash drawers, ticket booths and atrium. Agents will also be expected to prepare reports for all aspects of the Guest Services Department (Daily bank outs, Log sheets, etc,) as needed and assist in opening and closing duties as needed. Agents must be prepared to assist the Catering, Marketing Departments, Facilities Departments and Volunteers with event set-up and with maintaining a quality experience for our guests by assuring a clean and organized facility.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

Applicants must be friendly, detail-oriented, and have experience with Windows Word and Excel (2000 or better), a High School Diploma or equivalent, and some experience in customer service or hospitality fields. Applicants may be required to complete an Oklahoma Aquarium Math Test.


AQUARIST TECHNICIAN – PART TIME 

Job Description:

Under leadership of the Biology Supervisor, this person will be responsible for the overall health, appearance, maintenance, and cleanliness of the exhibits and animal collection. Interest and coursework in the Biological or Natural Sciences is preferred.  Position Type: Part Time/ 20 hours per week (Two 8-hour days/One 4-hour day) Pay Scale for Part Time: $7.63/hour 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Some college level biology, chemistry, or natural science preferred.
  • Knowledge of the disposition, habitats, dietary requirements, cleaning and health needs for a diverse aquatic animal collection. 
  • The ability to handle live animals. 
  • 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 50lbs and work on ones feet for long periods of time in adverse conditions (climb ladders, cramped spaces, cold water, wet environment)
  • Current SCUBA certification or the ability to acquire certification within six months of hire.  
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office software 
  • Schedule may include weekends and holidays with 24 hour availability seven days a week for emergencies 
  • Other job duties as assigned. 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain animal health by completing daily system check-ups, feedings, exhibit cleanings and filtration cleanings.
  • Complete water changes or make chemical adjustments to maintain water quality as directed by supervisor. 
  • Help with quarantine and treatment procedures as directed by supervisors.
  • Communicate with supervisor to maintain stocking of food and supplies.
  • Communicate with department members and supervisors the needs and issues relating to animals and systems and work to resolve any problems.
  • Report any mechanical or animal problem to supervisors in a timely fashion.
  • Keep work area clean and organized
  • Fill out appropriate logs for animal health, movements, acquisitions/dispositions and water usage.
  • Interact with the public during educational shows and through general questions.

INTERNSHIPS

The Oklahoma Aquarium offers students the opportunity to get involved with our day-to-day operations and work with staff. Students who participate in our intern programs will receive credit for their time spent working at the Oklahoma Aquarium. Click Here for Information on Internship Opportunities