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Join The Marine Mammal Center's Team

The Marine Mammal Center is an equal opportunity, nonprofit employer committed to social and environmental equity.


Development & Communications

Donor Services Associate

The Donor Services Associate provides database, administrative, logistical, and data entry support to the Donor Services department.

Sausalito, California • Full-time • Posted June 12, 2024

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Life Support Systems & Facilities

Life Support Systems & Facilities Senior Technician 

The Life Support Systems & Facilities (LSSF) Senior Technician primarily coordinates the completion of workforce-generated work orders; schedules preventative maintenance; identifies, coordinates and completes capital projects; and supervises the LSSF volunteer workforce. This position works closely with other LSSF staff to support daily operations, including filter backwashes, system line-up changes, troubleshooting faulty life support equipment and routine building equipment maintenance. This position works closely with the Director of Life Support Systems & Facilities and the Associate Director of Life Support Systems & Facilities to manage projects, identify maintenance needs and determine preventative maintenance schedules.

Sausalito, California • Full-time • Posted June 21, 2024


Development & Communications

Major Gifts Officer

This seasoned Major Gifts Officer role will enable the sustainability, evolution, and expansion of The Marine Mammal Center’s conservation programs by managing a dynamic fundraising portfolio of 100+ donors and inspiring them to learn more about our exciting strategic priorities at the Center. This role is focused on individual relationships with donors able to give single gifts of $25,000 to $1 million+. This role will play an important part in helping us scale our work in local, regional and national areas, raising funds for new and existing program initiatives as well as unrestricted funds. 

The Major Gifts Officer will identify, evaluate, cultivate and manage relationships and successfully close gifts through appropriate and timely asks. The person in this role will be a thought leader, providing input and support to the Center’s Board of Directors, Senior Management and Development volunteers on a full range of development activities. Identifying and involving the appropriate partner(s) (e.g. Board Members or Conservation Program Managers) to support activities in the development and stewardship of donor relationships will be a key function of this role.

Sausalito, California • Full-time • Posted June 28, 2024


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Internships & Externships

Pathology & Diagnostics

Pathology Resident Rotation

The Pathology Resident Rotation is an opportunity to for anatomic and clinical pathology residents in established programs to gain experience in marine mammal anatomy and pathology. Rotating residents will provide postmortem data on our patients and select carcasses, which consist of phocids, otariids, and the occasional cetacean and sea otter. During their time at the Center, they will be become familiar with marine mammal gross necropsy and histopathology including classic diseases. This position requires at least a minimum of 2 weeks with openings year-round. 

Sausalito, California • minimum 2-week rotation • currently recruiting


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Train and Learn Alongside Our Experts

The Marine Mammal Center is the largest marine mammal teaching hospital and a critical training ground for veterinary professionals from around the world, combining high-quality animal care with a hands-on learning environment.

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We are all one community, compassionate and respectful of each other as we work together to accomplish our mission.

  • We engage in honest, thoughtful communication and remain open to feedback and new ideas.
  • We embrace diversity and bring a positive approach to our work as a team.
  • We take pride in what we achieve together and continually strive to learn and improve.
  • We build trust by honoring commitments, taking responsibility for our actions and assuming good intentions in others.
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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of The Marine Mammal Center. You can help rescue and rehabilitate marine mammals, educate the public, and so much more.

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