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Careers


Development & Communications

Major Gifts Officer

Working closely with and reporting directly to the Director of Development, the Major Gifts Officer works to increase major giving revenue from new and established supporters. The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for managing a portfolio of donors and prospects with the capacity to make contributions of $5,000 or more. This position builds meaningful relationships with current and first-time major donors, moving donors through the giving pipeline to ensure consistent and long-term revenue growth and helps strategize and support the major gift officer team.

Sausalito, California • Full-time • Posted January 23, 2023

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Development & Communications

Chief Advancement Officer

The Chief Advancement Officer (“CAO”) is a key strategic leadership position at The Marine Mammal Center and reports directly to the CEO. The CAO works in close cooperation with the Center's senior leadership and board of directors on all advancement activities for the Center. The CAO is a critical frontline fundraiser for the Center and will be leading the highest level, most impactful revenue experiences with donors and colleagues.

The executive in this position is responsible for leading a large, dynamic team of approximately 29 professionals in achieving annual fundraising, as well as integrated communications and marketing goals. Hence, the CAO will need to be a savvy, adept manager of people, able to inspire, motivate, delegate, and hold accountable the members of this large team. The CAO will also be responsible for setting goals and prioritizing objectives, balancing an ambitious advancement agenda with a culture of self-care and well-roundedness.

San Francisco, California • Full-time • Posted January 23, 2023

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Development & Communications

Retail Coordinator

As the lead for the Center’s online store, the Retail Coordinator will oversee eCommerce strategy as well as daily eCommerce operations and will collaborate across the organization to achieve revenue and programmatic goals. Alongside the Retail Manager, the Retail Coordinator will also support onsite retail operations at the Center’s Sausalito hospital and visitor center during public hours, working closely with the Public Programs team to engage Education Volunteers. 

Sausalito, California • Full-time • Posted January 23, 2023

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Development & Communications

Conservation Education & Operations Manager

The Conservation Education and Operations Manager is responsible for the successful management of The Marine Mammal Center’s conservation education space at PIER 39. The Manager will lead a team of two full-time Coordinators, a number of part-time seasonal educators, and a pool of volunteers to successfully implement a community engagement plan that supports the Center’s goals to inspire people to take actions that protect marine mammals and the ocean.

San Francisco, California • Full-time • Posted December 16, 2022

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Internships & Externships


Learning & Community

Conservation Education Intern

The Conservation Education Intern supports the daily operations of the Center’s public programs and retail by providing excellent customer service, serving as a point of contact and resource to the Center’s Education volunteers, leading tours of the public exhibit areas and behind-the-scenes experiences, and engaging visitors in conversations about our conservation work that enhance visitor experience and program impact. 

Sausalito, California • Part-time 3- to 6-month internship • Posted December 30, 2022

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Animal Care

Veterinary Technician Intern

The Veterinary Technician Internship is an exciting opportunity for students in a veterinary technician program or licensed veterinary technicians who are interested in increasing their technical skills, gaining experience and knowledge as a technician in veterinary medicine, and learning about the behavior, rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals. This position works with our veterinary staff and the Center’s animal care volunteers to provide veterinary care for our patients, which consist of phocids, otariids, and the occasional cetaceans and sea otters.

Due to the cyclic nature of our patients, our Veterinary Technician Internships are available from February through September. Each internship opportunity may vary slightly depending upon our patient load and what opportunities are available. During the internship, students will be on their own trajectory, independent of any other students, depending upon their capabilities and experience. 

Sausalito, California • 8-12 week internship • Posted December 23, 2022

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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 • Posted September 26, 2022

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Pathology & Diagnostics

Pathology Student Externship

The Pathology Student Externship is an opportunity for veterinary students in their final/clinical year to gain experience in marine mammal anatomy and pathology. During their time at the Center, they will conduct necropsies and provide postmortem data on our patients and select carcasses, which consists of phocids, otariids, and the occasional cetacean and sea otter. There is no clinical component to this externship. This position requires two weeks minimum and maximum of four weeks from March through September. 

Sausalito, California • 2-4 week externship • Posted September 26, 2022

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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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