Mote Marine Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks to diversify its work force. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category.

Openings

 

 

Coral Restoration Technician

Location: Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3), Summerland Key, Florida

Primary Function:  This position is primarily to support Mote’s coral restoration activities, including coral husbandry duties associated with the land-based coral nursery, outplanting of corals to offshore restoration sites, and constructing and maintaining gear associated with those tasks.                    

 

Primary Duties:

Daily coral husbandry (handling coral fragments to remove algae and other organisms).
Assist in maintaining land-based coral inventory. 
Manage day-to-day duties of interns.
Basic aquaculture maintenance (cleaning tanks and seawater systems).
Propagation of corals using “micro-fragmentation” technique.
Additional various duties related to the daily operation of a full service marine laboratory, and assist with outreach and education activities as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications or Requirements:

B.S. degree in the marine or biological sciences from an accredited college or university.
Ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license.
Ability to be an adaptable and collegial member of team, self-motivated and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Experience with aquaculture systems.
Experience in stony coral husbandry.
Ability to identify Florida stony corals.
Ability to work outdoors, for long hours, in tropical climate.
Lift heavy objects or equipment up to 50 lbs required.
Normal hours are 7:30 – 3:30 M-F; however, weekend and evening hours may be required at times.

 

Anticipated start date: April 3, 2019

This job is located at Mote's Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3) located on Summerland Key, Florida

Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the names and contact information for three references, before 5pm March 15, 2019 to HumanResources@mote.org.  Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. 

 

 

Coral Restoration Postdoctoral Researcher

Location: Mote Marine Laboratory, Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3), Summerland Key, Florida

Primary Function:    The Coral Restoration Postdoctoral Researcher will primarily be responsible for overseeing the execution of deliverables associated with currently funded projects that includes research on identifying and incorporating resilient coral genotypes into restoration efforts and ensuring specific coral outplant deliverables are met.    

 

Primary Duties:

Oversee Mote’s coral restoration initiatives funded by the State of Florida and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awards
Conduct research associated with these funded awards to identify and incorporate resilient corals for restoration purposes
Oversee data management of the coral restoration outplanting deliverables and research projects within the scope of funded projects
Conduct data analyses, create quarterly reports, and publish peer-reviewed articles on coral restoration science
Be a part of the management team that oversees the land-based coral nursery, including coral production using the “micro-fragmentation” technique, coral husbandry, and outplanting
Write grants for additional financial support that further Mote’s coral restoration efforts
Additional various duties related to the daily operation of a full service marine laboratory, and assist with outreach and education activities as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications or Requirements:

Ph.D. degree in the marine or biological sciences from an accredited college or university.
Ability to obtain a valid Florida driver's license.
Ability to obtain AAUS dive certification
Ability to be an adaptable and collegial member of team, self-motivated and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Experience with aquaculture systems.
Experience in stony coral husbandry.
Experience in conducting coral restoration research
Publication history appropriate for a postdoctoral level scientist.
Experience operating vessels up to 25ft (USCG Captain’s License preferred).
Ability to identify Florida stony corals.
Ability to work outdoors, for long hours, in tropical climate.
Lift heavy objects or equipment up to 50 lbs required.
Normal hours are 8 hour work days M-F; however, weekend and evening hours may be required at times.

 

Anticipated start date: May 1, 2019

This job is located at Mote's Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3) located on Summerland Key, Florida

Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the names and contact information for three references, before 5pm March 22, 2019 to HumanResources@mote.org.  Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. 

Membership Manager

The Membership Manager directly oversees Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium’s Membership Program which services over 10,000 members.  The Membership Manager is responsible for conceptualizing and implementing effective communication and engagement strategies that build loyalty, generate revenue, and advance Mote’s mission.  The Membership Manager position requires forward thinking to initiate membership growth and elevate member engagement and retention.  The Membership Manager is responsible for creating, developing and leading special events and/or offerings that strive to entice new members and reward current members.  The Membership Manager must be able to master complex computer programs and databases, handle administrative pressure, keep up with a continuous but often uneven workload, provide excellent customer service to those who visit or call Mote Aquarium with membership questions and complaints, work well with volunteers and other staff, and be able to coordinate with various other departments when needed.

 

General Duties:

Process and record all individual new, renewal and gift memberships (currently
10,000+) in a database.  
Prepare and coordinate acknowledgments and membership cards for all membership donations and coordinate fulfillment of individual membership benefits in a timely manner.  
Handle and process cash, check and credit card membership sales and coordinate with the business department to deposit and report on these transactions.
Coordinate and report on member acquisition and retention
Facilitate the activities of staff and volunteers at the Aquarium membership desk, in conjunction with Guest Services.  
Serve as backup at the Aquarium membership desk.
Respond to member and potential member concerns, questions, complaints and inquiries in a polite, respectful, and timely manner.  
Coordinates the transfer of basic membership program knowledge, stewardship and promotions to staff, volunteers, interns, visitors, donors, and the general public
Develop and execute member related events throughout the year. (Member Appreciation Month events, exhibit previews, etc.)
Recall information from the membership database and create reports, lists, or selected responses to queries.  
Works closely with vendors to develop electronic and hard copy mailings for large group communications
Provide feedback and insight into the design of membership materials and manage inventory of such materials.   
Develop annual membership budget.
Recruit, train and supervise membership program staff

 

Additional Responsibilities:

Manage the Adopt an Animal program

Receive and process orders
Manage inventory levels

Maintain the Brick program

Respond to inquiries and assist visitors in locating their brick(s) on site.

Maintain the reciprocity program by drafting annual contracts and ensuring the reciprocal list is up to date at all times.

Respond to questions regarding the program and resolve any issues that may occur with participating attractions
 

Working Hours:

Normal working hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with one hour for lunch. Weekend, holiday and occasional evening or early morning duty will be required.

 

Education: Bachelor’s degree

 

Experience:

Minimum of 5 years experience working within membership, customer service, marketing, or related fields.  Public attraction experience preferred.

 

Skills:

     Provide excellent customer service

     Able to work independently as well as with others

     Communicate clearly in writing as well as verbally in person and over the phone

     Able to multitask and operate in a fast-paced working environment

     Posses time management and organizational skills             

     Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe, and database management

Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the names and contact information for three references, before 5pm March 29, 2019 to HumanResources@mote.org.  Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236. 

 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellow in Ecotoxicology

Mote Marine Laboratory (Mote) an independent nonprofit, 501 C(3), research and education institution established in 1955, is seeking a recent, or forthcoming Ph.D. in Ecotoxicology, or associated field, for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.  The Postdoctoral researcher will join a diverse team of marine scientists investigating the source, fate and effects of toxic chemicals in the coastal marine environment, including harmful algal toxins, pesticides, other endocrine disrupting compounds, and their effects on estuarine and marine organisms. Mote Ecotoxicology research includes synergistic effects from exposure to multiple stressors, including climate change, and identifying sublethal biomarkers of effects that may only be evident in subsequent generations. The successful candidate must be proficient with protocol for aquatic toxicology, environmental sample collection and processing, analytical chemistry laboratory protocol, HPLC-MS and GC-MS instrumentation and data interpretation, and statistical analysis. A working knowledge of risk assessment is also desirable.

The position in expected to begin in June or July of 2019. Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellows are expected to strengthen and diversify Mote’s significant existing research expertise, as well as to establish their own innovative research initiatives as independent investigators.  The Fellowship is for up to three years with an annual salary starting at $50,000.  Exemplary Fellows may be invited to join Mote as Staff Scientists upon completion of their appointment.  The position also affords the opportunity for hosting visiting scientists, interaction with scientists from multiple disciplines at Mote, oversight of college student interns and volunteers, and to serve as Courtesy Faculty, mentoring graduate research with various universities.  The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to report findings in significant peer reviewed professional publications, and participate in professional organizations and meetings.

Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the names and contact information for three references, before 5pm June 28, 2019 to HumanResources@mote.org.  Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236.