Work at the Aquarium

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Current Opportunities

Job Summary

Responsible for various accounting functions to include month end journal entries, reconciliations, accounts receivable / payable processing, reporting and audit preparation.

Essentials Functions

  • Adheres to the South Carolina Aquarium Policies.
  • Daily sales reconciliations
  • Account analysis and reconciliation
  • Assists with financial information to Grant Writer
  • Enters invoices to accounting system; via P.O. Software.
  • Enter accounts receivable in accounting system, prepares and reconciles billing. Invoices clients, consignment partners, follows up with aging AR customers.
  • Bank statement reconciliation.
  • Maintains accounting donation and gift records to reconcile with Advancement department records.
  • Maintains all vendor information required by GAAP, state and federal laws.

Other Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supports the mission by participating in Aquarium sponsored programs and events on a regular basis.
  • Other duties as requested or required by Controller.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have strong computer and data entry skills.
  • Knowledge of Accounting Principles and Procedures

Education & Experience Required

  • Degree in Accounting or related field or minimum of three years previous accounting experience preferred.
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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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Job Status

Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Job Summary

This is a support position to the Special Events team, and will assist with hosting Special and Institutional Advancement Events and researching possible leads.  The primary duty of this position is to service and host   in-house and paid evening and weekend events.

Essentials Functions

  • Act as Event Host during evening events. Oversee all aspects of each special event assigned from the arrival of the first vendor to the departure of the last. Main liaison with client, vendor, staff and volunteers on-site.
  • Assist with monitoring all processes for quality assurance and excellent customer service.
  • Research possible sales leads, and completes all assigned follow-up sales prospect activities
  • Assist with occasional Sales Office duties, such as mailings, data entry, and ticket deliveries
  • Develop familiarity with all aquarium exhibits, services and events in order to become an information resource to our guests
  • Adhere to all Aquarium policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong grasp of the hospitality industry
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills are essential
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks in a high-energy environment and pay meticulous attention to detail.
  • Professional image required
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including late nights and weekends, and some holidays
  • Must be able to make win-win decisions under pressure
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks at one time
  • Must be a team player and self-motivated

Education & Experience Required

  • Prefer an associates or bachelors degree with a hospitality focus.  Degree-seeking students welcomed.
  • Prefer two years hospitality or event planning experience.
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