Work at the Aquarium

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Current Opportunities

Facilities Manager

Job Summary

Hands on working position managing a team-oriented staff of technicians. Assists in design of and responsible for implementation of the Facilities Master Maintenance Plan including scheduling, overseeing, recording, and performing all aspects of preventative and reactive maintenance and repair. Assists in development of and works within the department budget. Assist with various other projects and functions as directed.

Essentials Functions

  • Adhere to the South Carolina Aquarium Policies & Procedures.
  • Support and work to achieve South Carolina Aquarium goals and priorities.
  • Maintains a highly qualified, motivated and diverse professional staff in the Facilities Department; delegate specific responsibilities.
  • Encourage teamwork, personal initiative and accountability, and discipline staff according to our policy.
  • Assist in departmental budget development
  • On call 24/7.  Responsible for 24/7 techician on call rotation scheduling.
  • Monitor, maintain and repair the physical plant and equipment, including off-site facilities.
  • Must be able to operate a company vehicle while meeting company insurance eligibility requirements
  • Lead and support staff in providing the highest quality experience possible for our visitors.
  • Monitoring, maintenance, and repair of all building systems.

Other Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports the mission by participating in Aquarium sponsored programs and events on a regular basis.
  • Provides service for building modifications and new equipment installation.
  • Handles invoices and purchasing requests; keeps track of costs.
  • Standing representative on the Safety Committee.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Proficient in all MS Office Products including:  Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook
  • Proficient with modern building systems and automatic controls for fluid, pneumatic, and electrical systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Goal oriented with proven ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Proven knowledge of all OSHA and safety related regulations for a public aquarium.

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of ten years practical experience.
  • Prior management experience supervising full time staff.
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Environmental Services Associate

Job Summary

Exceed customer expectations by ensuring that the highest standards of cleanliness are maintained. Clean rest rooms, locker rooms, offices, laboratories, halls, exhibit and exhibit space and other areas. Assist with moving furniture for cleaning or moving offices. Assist with moving tables and chairs for party or group meeting set-ups and takedowns. Assist with bulk removal, strip and finish and/or scrub floors. Shampoo and extract carpet and upholstery with equipment. Vacuum carpet, clean ground area.

Essentials Functions

  • Adhere to the South Carolina Aquarium policies.
  • Provides service that exceeds customer expectations as defined by departmental/divisional goals.
  • Collects equipment and/or supplies for daily use.
  • Scrub, strip, polish and finish floors with floor machines. Spray buffs or burnish floors with floor machine. Shampoo and extract carpets, furniture, mats and upholstery.
  • Perform pre-and-post cleaning for set-ups and takedowns for parties, meetings or special event.
  • Moves equipment and furniture for rearrangement of offices, etc. Moves equipment, boxes, supplies and furniture for cleaning. Assists with bulk trash removal and other none specific moves and be capable of lifting 20-50 lb.
  • Wash walls ceilings, floors, window exhibits and furniture as directed.
  • Be professional at all times by providing excellent customer service through assisting visitors, members and co-workers in need with a smile, providing information or help. Be able to escort or tell customers where they can receive help/assistance with a smile.
  • Keeps utility (janitor closets), storage rooms and equipment clean and in an orderly condition at all times. Changes shower curtains as assigned.
  • Cleans stairwells, elevator, escalators, offices, locker rooms, and rest rooms, exhibit galleries, windows, walls and baseboards. Dust/damp mops floors, in corridors, entrances, stairwells and other areas as assigned. Provide outside (look into) cleaning: policing for trash, spills and debris and trash removal when requested.
  • Collect trash (regular/general, recyclable and others) from all areas within the facility and on the piers and transport to designated areas.
  • Operate department mobile cleaning equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Dust high vents, cabinets and other furnishings.
  • Notifies management of equipment needing repair, supplies needed and fixture repair needs. Reports all safety hazards to management immediately.
  • Returns unused or unsoiled supplies to appropriate areas at the end of shift. Keeps cart and barrel clean, neat and orderly at all times.

Other Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports the mission by participating in Aquarium sponsored programs and events on a regular basis.
  • Attend South Carolina Aquarium full staff and departmental meetings when requested.
  • Perform any other assigned duties related to custodial services as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers; to multiply and divide 10’s and 100’s by 2, 3, 4, 5. To perform operations with units such as cup, pint, and quart; inch, foot, and yard; ounce and pound.
  • Ability to read work orders or receive oral instructions; to confer with supervisor to locate material and to arrange for the processing, assembly, or repair of material.
  • Ability to inspect items for proper length, width, shapes, visually and fixed gages. To read meters gages and recording devices.
  • Ability to perceive identification numbers marked on material; to read and understand numbers and volumes; to transcribe numbers.
  • Ability to select proper size box container for items; to align parts and fasteners.
  • Ability to align items such as equipment components prior to being bolted or connected, to make necessary movements in selection, picking, and depositing items.
  • Ability to use one hand for twisting turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities.
  • Ability to pick up a varied of items and place them on shelves; to move knobs, buttons or switches on control panel.
  • Ability to coordinate hands and feet with vision to physical position material prior to an operation.

Education & Experience Required

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must have one-year relevant experience.
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Point-of-Sale and Reporting Administrator

Job Summary

Responsible for providing administration for the South Carolina Aquarium’s Point-of-Sale system. The position also requires the design and development of SQL based reports, delivered through Microsoft reporting services.

Essentials Functions

  • Adhere to the South Carolina Aquarium Policies.
  • Provide administration of the Siriusware Point-of-Sale system.
  • Develop reports utilizing Siriusware and SQL Reporting Services.
  • Maintain Point of Sale user documentation.
  • Coordinate Point of Sale training for new staff.
  • Assist all Point of Sale upgrades and new features with IT.
  • Participate in monthly meetings to ensure needs are being met and procedures being followed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have experience with a leading ‘Point of Sale’ (Prefer Siriusware).
  • Must have experience with SQL Server Reporting Services.
  • Must have experience with SQL Language.
  • Compose and deliver presentations for both internal and external groups.
  • Experience with Window 7 and Microsoft Office Suite.

Education & Experience Required

  • 2 years Point of Sale experience
  • 2 years SQL experience.
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Guest Services Associate – 4D Theatre
Guest Services Associate – Admissions

 

 

     

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