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

 

 

Education Specialist II (based in Summerland Key, FL)

 

Description

The Education Specialist II will assist with coordination, instruction and evaluation of educational programs at Mote Marine Laboratory’s International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3) and within the community. The Education Specialist II works closely with staff, volunteers, and interns in the Education Department and throughout the Lab to ensure that our mission and the needs of the audiences are being met. This position will be based in Summerland Key, Florida.   

 

Expectations

Implement high energy, developmentally appropriate and non-discriminatory experiences, aligned with Mote’s mission (and standards as applicable).
Develop current/relevant education programs based on Mote’s expanding research programs
Provide an enhanced participant experience through positive interactions and engaging activities
Create a safe, inclusive and rewarding program for every participant
Implement an effective educational experience that is based on Mote’s research and local marine environments, enhances ocean literacy and incorporates consistent conservation messages.
Understand and adhere to Mote’s policies, safety procedures and animal safety protocols  
Demonstrate a working knowledge of Mote’s research, local marine habitats, and best practices in informal science education.
Prioritizes customer service and demonstrate a positive and welcoming demeanor in interactions with guests, participants, staff, interns and volunteers.
Possess knowledge and ability to work within Mote’s registration system and technology databases.

 

General Duties

Assist with program logistic arrangements, scheduling, materials procurement, curriculum development and updates, and any other duties to ensure successful programs
Implement engaging hands-on educational activities
Prepare and teach on-site classroom/lab/field programs, outreach programs, facility tours, evening events, and other education programs
Provide high quality group management to groups of participants of varying ages
Provide direction to other staff, interns and volunteers working with the program
Prepare, organize and maintain educational resources
Provide outstanding customer service to our guests
Other duties as assigned by a Program Manager or the Assistant Vice President of Education

Working Hours

Full time Education Specialist IIs will work 40 hours per week with a schedule determined by their supervisor. Schedules will vary and may include evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or related field or equivalent experience
At least two years teaching experience in either a formal or informal education facility preferred
Reliable transportation and the ability to arrive at (off-site) locations at designated times
U.S. citizenship or foreign citizen’s U.S. work permit appropriate for the work
Certifications required: CPR/First Aid, Lifeguarding, Insect Sting Emergency Treatment Certification, SCUBA open water/beginner level

Excellent verbal/written communication skills
Stamina for working occasional long hours at outdoor locations in hot/cold weather, high humidity, intense sunlight, and wet weather while responsible for youth and adult participants
Not excessively prone to motion/sea sickness
Ability to carry/move heavy objects up to 40 lbs.

Hiring Conditions

The hiring of a successful candidate for this position is conditional on a background check.

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 May 3, 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. 

 

Education Specialist I (summer camp)

Description

The Education Specialist I will teach camp programs at Mote Marine Laboratory. The Education Specialist I will work closely with staff, volunteers, and interns throughout the Lab and Aquarium to ensure that the needs of the audiences are being met.   

 

General Duties

The Education Specialist I is specifically responsible for teaching Mote’s education programs as assigned.  Audiences may include school, family, Scout, community youth, camps, and educational travel groups (among others). They will prepare materials and classroom for programs, ensure the safety of all participants, interns, and volunteers during the programs, and supervise high school/college interns and adult volunteers (among other duties).

 

Working Hours (Full Time)

Normal hours are weekdays, Monday - Friday. This schedule is to be flexible to meet program needs and staff resources. Additional evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required.

 

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or related field or equivalent experience or currently enrollment
At least one year teaching experience in either a formal or informal education facility preferred
Reliable transportation and the ability to arrive at (off-site) locations at designated times
U.S. citizenship or foreign citizen’s U.S. work permit appropriate for the work
Certifications required: CPR/First Aid
Certifications preferred: Lifeguarding and SCUBA open water/beginner level

Excellent verbal/written communication skills
Stamina for working occasional long hours at outdoor locations in hot/cold weather, high humidity, intense sunlight, and wet weather while responsible for students and/or teachers
Not excessively prone to motion/sea sickness
Ability to carry/move heavy objects

 

Hiring Conditions

The hiring of a successful candidate for this position is conditional on a background check. 


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 May 1, 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.