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.
Guest Services Associate
A Guest Services Associate at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium will serve either as an Aquarium admissions cashier or membership desk cashier and will help coordinate/direct/assist the volunteer cashiers. This position will be responsible for cashier duties at the Marine Mammal Center or the Main Aquarium and Fossil Creek as needed daily. The position will be full time, consisting of 5 days of seven hour shifts, to include at least one weekend day and some holidays.
Previous cash handling experience is a must, with prior admissions ticketing or customer service experience preferred, but not required.
Must be able to move 56 pound boxes with the help of a dolly, work at outside positions for half/full day shifts and be able to shovel sand and fill small bags
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 November 30, 2018 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.
Senior Major Gifts Officer
Mote Marine Laboratory, located in Sarasota, Florida, was founded in 1955 as an independent marine research institution and has since become a, internationally distinguished and diverse research enterprise with additional focus on science education, public outreach, and public policy programs.
The Senior Major Gifts Officer will report directly to the Development Director and work independently and as part of the Development Team. The Senior Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for securing significant revenue for Mote Marine Laboratory. The Senior Major Gifts Officer will be expected to develop dynamic fundraising strategies focused on engaging, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding an assigned portfolio of prospects as well as developing new prospects focused on leadership level giving for the organization.
The Senior Major Gifts Officer is an energetic, goal-driven, customer service-oriented team member.
The successful candidate should possess a broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising, moves management and the ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.
Candidate must also possess a proven track record in individual gift fundraising, managing a large portfolio including experience closing gifts of $100,000+.
The Senior Major Gifts Officer must possess an understanding of the principles and vehicles of Planned Giving.
Experience in corporate fundraising highly desirable.
Candidate must have at least five years of professional Major Gift experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated qualitative success in working with member-based organizations and volunteers.
Must demonstrate strong listening skills, strong oral and written communication skills, sophisticated interpersonal and relationship-building skills, and be literate in standard office software.
Experience maintaining donor records in database.
Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
Experience with capital campaigns is a plus.
Experience managing people highly desirable.
Bachelor degree or equivalent experience is required
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 December 7, 2018 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
Grants and Development Officer
Mote Marine Laboratory (Mote) is an independent marine research institution dedicated to the advancement of marine science through research, education and public outreach leading to new discoveries and the revitalization and sustainability of our oceans. The Grants and Development Officer is focused primarily on content development and grants management for Mote’s foundation fundraising effort. A skilled writer/editor with strong attention to detail, the Grants and Development Officer will craft solicitation and stewardship materials, write and edit grant proposals and reports, and assist with internet research as needed. The position will report directly to the Director of Foundation Relations, with opportunities to also edit and draft solicitation and stewardship materials for Mote corporate donors, individual donors and contributors to the Annual Fund. The Grants and Development Officer will assist in maintaining a structured, grant-based fundraising program resulting in significant philanthropic support for Mote.
Bachelor degree or equivalent and at least three years of professional employment required. Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, 3) the names and contact information for three references and 4) two or more writing samples before December 5, 2018 at 5pm 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.
Staff Chemist – Chemical and Physical Ecology Program
The Chemical and Physical Ecology Program at Mote Marine Laboratory seeks a staff chemist with a minimum 2 years experience with experimental seawater experimental facilities including nutrients and carbonate chemistry experience to be filled as soon as possible. This position will be located in Sarasota, Florida. General duties to be performed include working with a research-focused experimental system and chemical and physical analyses (including inorganic nutrients, carbonate chemistry, and physical parameters). Tasks also include a dry carbonate chemistry laboratory, working in a dry nutrient chemistry laboratory, keeping track of and ordering all supplies and materials, data entry, and some field work. This is a 1 year position with the possibility for renewal. The staff chemist will also be responsible for managing and mentoring student interns year round. This position might require longer days and weekend work. Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. and must be able to work in hot/outdoor environments at times.
B.S required, M.S preferred. Preferably with a chemistry background.
Knowledge of experimental systems.
Familiar with standard computer software, data handling applications such as R and database management
U.S. citizenship or foreign citizen’s U.S. work permit appropriate for the work is required
Some knowledge of Karenia brevis (Florida Red Tide) preferred but not required
Some knowledge of ocean acidification, CO2Sys or CO2Calc, and monitoring equipment
Previous laboratory and experimental systems experience, especially with carbonate chemistry instruments
Familiar with marine organism experimental testing equipment (pH monitoring probes, temperature probes, tanks, pumps, filters, heaters, etc.)
Strong troubleshooting skills
Ability to work autonomously
Very organized with great attention to detail
Willing to work with groups from other institutions
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 November 23, 2018 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.