Dear colleagues,
The National Aquarium's Animal Rescue team is looking for a Rehabilitation 
Manager to manage all aspects of the care and welfare of live animals 
undergoing rehabilitation with Animal Rescue. The responsibilities include 
directing the day-to-day husbandry and medical care of marine turtles and 
marine mammals undergoing rehabilitation for the purpose of release back to the 
natural environment; managing the Animal Rescue department rehabilitation 
facilities and associated life support; managing staff, and volunteers 
participating in the daily care and treatment of animals undergoing 
rehabilitation; working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders 
at all times and upholding the values and goals of the National Aquarium.

The Rehabilitation Manager will provide liaison with the Regional and National 
Stranding Networks, and collaborate with federal, state, and local 
municipalities in all matters relating to wildlife rehabilitation at the 
National Aquarium. This role will provide 24-hour coverage of Stranding 
Hotline, communicate and cooperate with NOAA Fisheries Service and US Fish and 
Wildlife Service, per federal permitting regulations, and collaborate with 
pertinent government organizations, non-government organizations, and partner 
institutions for dispositions of stranded animals. This role will also 
participate in all Animal Rescue-focused research activities involving live 
animals, execute outreach education events/programs, coordinate and assist with 
public/media relations, as well as attend lectures and seminars, etc. to obtain 
continuing education credits needed to maintain certifications and licenses.

Preferred requirements of this job include Veterinary Technician experience or 
license, experience with closed aquatic systems, and experience training, 
instructing, and coaching staff and volunteers. The ideal candidate has a 
Bachelor's in biology, aquatic sciences, psychology, or related science 
preferred. Minimum of 3 years' experience in an aquarium or zoological field 
(or similar), with experience caring for aquatic reptiles, and/or marine 
mammals. This position also requires a valid and current motor vehicle 
operator's license, an acceptable driving record, and the ability to drive a 
variety of vehicles (cars, vans/trucks).

If you have an appreciation for working in a mission-driven organization; and 
passion for the National Aquarium's mission of inspiring conservation of the 
world's aquatic treasures, please apply for this outstanding opportunity!

Interested and engaged applicants should apply through our website
Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made by emailing<>

Thank you,
Jennifer Dittmar

Jennifer Dittmar
Marine Animal Rescue Manager
410-986-2377 [P] | 410-986-2356 [F]

National Aquarium, Baltimore, MD
111 Market Place, Suite 800 (Office) | 501 East Pratt Street (Aquarium) | 
Baltimore, MD 21202

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