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, age, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote Marine Laboratory participates in E-Verify.


Our current employment openings are listed below. We will post links to our Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellowships here as they become available.

Communications Coordinator

Custodial Services

Security Maintenance Technician

Project Manager MarSci-LACE

 

 

Communications Coordinator

Job Description:

This full-time, entry-level position is responsible for supporting community relations and communications activities for all Mote divisions and programs, and the institutional goals of: 1) promoting Mote as a world-class marine research institution and public Aquarium, 2) generating attendance for Mote Aquarium, Education programs and events, and 3) supporting fundraising efforts. It supports and enhances the institution’s reputation, integrity and partnerships, primarily through content creation and analytics interpretation for Mote’s online/digital outreach platforms.

 

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:

Working alongside other members of the communications department, this role is responsible for the overall promotion of Mote Aquarium and events, Mote Education programs, and fundraising efforts, working in the following communications channels:

  • Day-to-day content creation and planning related to the execution of the organization’s email communications
  • Day-to-day management of the organization’s social media channels, including content creation, planning, engagement and customer service.
  • Placement of paid advertising and coordinating with other Mote CRC staff to successfully meet ad placement deadlines.
  • Public relations efforts, including media tours and interviews, drafting press releases
  • Maintaining and interpreting analytics to improve performance of email communications, social media, public relations and paid advertisements.
  • Other duties as needed to support other CRC staff.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A four-year college degree in a communications or digital media field, or equivalent work experience in a similar environment, is preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to simplify complex topics for a general audience
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment and work in partnership with staff focused on publications, design, public relations, social media and marketing
  • Administrative skills such as proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, with the ability to adapt to our use of project management and productivity software (Airtable, Asana, Slack, etc)
  • Experience using social media platforms and/or mass email distribution systems and associated analytics tools is a plus
  • Writing/editorial experience for journalistic or promotional purposes is a plus

 

To Apply

Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing 2021 Communications Coordinator  at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm December 10, 2021.

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. Mote participates in E-Verify

 

Custodial Services

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is seeking full-time and part-time, day and evening shift, custodial staff who are responsible for maintaining a clean venue, laboratory and offices for all visitors and staff, always following Mote policies and procedures while having great attention to detail with integrity and pride. A generous benefits package is included for full time employees.


Our ideal Day Porter will have some experience in the customer service or janitorial industry and is comfortable interacting with both staff and visitors while enjoying everything Mote has to offer. They will have a great attendance record and will have a demonstrated record of good communication skills with customers and supervisors. A good eye for detail and the ability to work independently is a must.


Evening Shift custodial staff will perform various cleaning tasks on a scheduled basis and as needed. Areas of accountability include, but are not limited to bathrooms, carpets & floors, trash, mirrors & windows, counters & shelves, elevators, employee office & break rooms and restrooms, stairwells, specific areas of exhibits, such as the outside of tanks & viewing windows, ceilings, special event rooms, and other assigned areas.

Essential Skills:

  • Perform routine tasks accurately and efficiently
  • Able to work independently with limited supervision
  • Communicate clearly both verbally and in writing 
  • Possess time management and organizational skills
  • Adaptable and flexible in a changing work environment- growth mindset
  • Utilize independent judgment to address basic custodial issues

 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work in both inside or outside in hot/humid Florida weather conditions
  • Ability to spend the majority of the workday walking, standing, bending and lifting.
  • Tolerance to work around noisy machinery & equipment
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Ability to lift and carry cleaning equipment and supplies
  • Ability to clean overhead and within upward reach
  • Capable of working around chlorine and other sanitizing chemicals

 

Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing 2021 Custodial Services at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm December 10, 2021.

 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. Mote participates in E-Verify and this position is subject to a criminal history background check.

 

Security/Maintenance Technician

General Duties:

Monitor and ensure the continued operation and upkeep of mechanical systems and equipment related to sea-water distribution, including (but not limited to) pumps, motors, tanks, valves, and piping; Provide after-hours access to campus and facilities, as necessary, to fire I police I utility personnel; Make periodic rounds of the campus facilities to determine systems operation and security of buildings and equipment; Provide after-hours access to MML campus and facilities by MML vessels, vehicles, staff, and public;

Working Hours:

Shift work; holidays/weekends/nights; Occasional longer daily hours not to total over 40 hours per pay week (Wednesday through Tuesday) without approval of supervisor;

Minimum Requirements:

Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License; Must demonstrate ability to consistently and punctually report for assigned work schedule; Must be able to accomplish after-hours tasks with minimum supervision;)Must be able to use and I or read pressure gauges and metering equipment. Must possess a combination of skills, education, and I or experience which enable completion of assigned tasks.

Education:

High school diploma or GED certificate desirable. Trade school or technical school courses preferred. OJT trade courses or apprenticeship I journeyman training acceptable.

Physical:

Must interact courteously and tactfully with public, co-workers, managers, contractors & vendors. Good written communications skiffs for logs I notes I instructions to other shifts; Ability to move I carry heavy objects; Stamina for working occasional long hours at outdoor locations, during both day and night hours, which may include working in tropical to temperate climate conditions. (Hot or cold, humid, intense sunlight, rainy weather, etc.)

Interested applicants should apply on line by selecting the job listing 2021 Security/Maintenance Technician at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before December 17, 2021.

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. Mote participates in E-Verify.

 

Project Coordinator - MarSci-LACE

Improving Diversity and Access in Marine Science – Project Coordinator

Mote Marine Laboratory is hiring a Project Coordinator for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation: Marine Science Laboratory Alliance Center for Excellence (LSAMP MarSci-LACE). MarSci-LACE is a 3-year National Science Foundation funded project with the goal to help increase underrepresented minority participation in Marine STEM fields through hands-on research experiences at the undergraduate level. 

Under the supervision of the Project Director, the Project Coordinator will oversee project and research operations to successfully meet MARSCI-LACE’s stated objectives and outcomes.  The Project Coordinator will also assist with grant related communication, grant tracking, purchasing, meeting planning, and ensure adherence to Mote Marine Laboratory (MML) procedures and grant requirements.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The MarSci-LACE Project Coordinator requires a deep and unwavering belief in the goals of this project and an established commitment to improving access and equality in the science community. We are seeking a candidate who has lived experience that directly relates to underrepresented minority undergraduate students that this position will work with through this grant.

The candidate must have exceptional organizational skills; the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment and a proactive, solutions-based approach. Our ideal candidate is honest, caring, and professional with a tireless work ethic and positive energy. They are a giving team member, a creative problem solver, and an enthusiastic collaborator. This candidate will possess outstanding communication skills, poise, and confidence, skilled in written and oral communication with the ability to represent Mote Marine Laboratory and this project to a variety of audiences. We expect the highest ethical standards, personal integrity, intelligence, good humor, resilience, energy, and spirit.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain communication between grant partners, stakeholders, students, scientist mentors and other staff
  • Oversee the administration of data collection efforts including ethical handling of participant information and records
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection activities related to the research under the direction of Project Director
  • Assist with data analysis and reporting
  • Work with other project staff on strategic planning for future grant activities
  • Assist with website content and updates, including MarSci-LACE Resource Center
  • Develop promotional and reporting materials such as newsletters, brochures, and reports
  • Coordinate planning and logistics of annual conference and meetings
  • Work in collaboration with other grant staff to facilitate professional development opportunities, including virtual training events, for science mentors, faculty and students
  • Oversee the administrative aspects of the MarSci-LACE Project including maintenance of calendars, preparation of correspondence, planning of events, meeting minutes, and other administrative functions
  • Oversee tracking of project progress and maintenance of timeline
  • Respond to inquiries received from collaborators, stakeholders, NSF and LSAMP networks and social media in a timely and courteous manner
  • Seek out and contribute to complimentary and synergistic opportunities and activities
  • Other grant-related duties as assigned

 

Working Hours:

MarSci-LACE Project Coordinator is a federal grant funded, full time position and is scheduled typically Mon-Fri with occasional evenings and weekends.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 or more years in a project coordination, research, education, communication role preferred
  • Experience working with diverse audiences
  • Experience with MS Office; Qualtrics experience preferred
  • U.S. citizenship or foreign citizen’s U.S. work permit appropriate for the work
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Able to problem solve quickly
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able to occasionally work flexible hours

 

Hiring Conditions  

The hiring of a successful candidate for this position is conditional on a background check within 2 weeks of start date.

To Apply

Interested applicants should apply on line by selecting the job listing 2021 Project Manager MarSci-LACE at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before December 17, 2021.

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. Mote participates in E-Verify.