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

 

Aquarium Services Associate

The Aquarium Services Associate (both part time and full time positions available) serves as a cashier for Mote’s admissions and retail operations.  This position will be responsible for performing cashier and guest services duties at multiple admission areas, Fossil Creek, the Virtual Reality experience, and any other experience/area incorporated into the Guest Services department. This position may also help to coordinate/direct/assist volunteer cashiers.  

Tasks:

Receive payment by cash, check, credit cards, complementary tickets and discount coupons.
Issue receipts, refunds, credits, or change due to customers.
Assist customers by providing information and resolving their complaints.
Establish or identify prices of goods, services or admission, and tabulate bills using calculators, cash registers, or optical price scanners.
Greet customers entering establishments.
Answer customers' questions and provide information on procedures or policies.
Sell tickets, memberships, and other items to customers.
Assist customers at the Virtual Reality area, including ingress and egress from the seating area.
Maintain clean and orderly checkout.
Responsible for opening and closing accounting procedures at admissions and assisting volunteer cashiers with related procedures.
Work with additional cashiers for coverage issues.
Stocking and restocking of merchandise.
Preparing and stocking of Fossil Creek bags.
Perform any other assigned opening and closing duties.

 

Working Hours:

Working hours typically occur between 8:30am-5:15pm with an unpaid lunch break.  Weekend and Holiday shifts are required as Mote Aquarium is open 365 days a year.

 

Work Setting:

Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people.
Must be able to lift 25 lbs and move 56 lb guide map boxes with the help of a dolly.
Willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays.
May require stooping or crouching.
Requires sitting or standing for long periods of time.
Requires First Aid and CPR training provided at Mote.
Work environment will be both indoor and outdoor at various times

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 24, 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. 

Florida Keys Community Events Coordinator

The Florida Keys Community Events Coordinator is responsible for supporting the operations of The Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration (IC2R3) in Summerland Key, Florida and all programs located therein.  

This is a full-time position that supports communications and development activities for Mote Marine Laboratory in the Florida Keys and the institutional goals of: 1) promoting Mote’s research, 2) generating attendance for Mote public exhibits, education programs and events and 3) supporting fundraising efforts. This position also supports and enhances the institution’s reputation, integrity and partnerships.

The primary emphasis is enhancing the visibility and viability of Mote’s coral reef research and restoration efforts throughout the Florida Keys — this position is responsible for conceptualizing, organizing, executing, and attending events at IC2R3 and throughout the greater Florida Keys community.

The Community Events Coordinator will lead the coordination of Keys focused events, contribute to communications plans for major events, work with CRC staff to build the media and marketing databases, maintain organizational calendar of Mote events, make public presentations, assist in the execution of community outreach initiatives and coordinate volunteers and interns as needed for outreach efforts. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

External Events – developing, enhancing, and executing existing and future externally focused community related events in order to enhance the visibility and viability of Mote’s coral reef research and restoration efforts throughout the Florida Keys.  The role serves as Mote’s primary asset for off-site events including, but not limited to, Ocean Fest, held semi-annually in Key West and Islamorada.

Internal Events – developing, enhancing, and executing existing and future internally focused community related events in order to enhance the visibility and viability of Mote’s coral reef research and restoration efforts throughout the Florida Keys.  The role serves as Mote’s primary asset for on-site events including, but not limited to, the annual Combat Wounded Veteran SCUBA Challenge.

Protect Our Reefs – assisting in the management of Mote’s Protect Our Reefs license plate program which includes, but is not limited to, being the primary asset for promotion of the program throughout Monroe County and the surrounding areas.

Community Representation – supporting and enhancing institutional partnerships, including representing Mote at off-site events and in professional organizations.

Working Hours: Full-time position. Regular office hours with the understanding that flexibility is required to provide coverage for media and events after hours and on weekends.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

Strong organizational skills and ability to juggle multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously

Team-oriented mentality

Ability to set priorities, follow through to completion of tasks, work well under pressure and maintain a high level of confidentiality

Self-directed with strong ability to plan ahead, to work independently and to set and adhere to deadlines

Creative and detail-oriented

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to simplify complex topics for a general audience

Ability to work with volunteers, donors, interns and staff at all levels

Administrative skills and proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint

A four-year college degree preferred

Ability to lift at least 50 pounds

To Apply

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 21, 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. 

 

Florida Keys Administrative & Housing Coordinator

The Administrative and Housing Coordinator for the Mote Marine Laboratory’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration (IC2R3) is located in Summerland Key, FL. This position is primarily operational.

Responsibilities include supporting the Florida Keys Community Relations and Administrative Manager (Administrative Manager) in the day to day administrative duties necessary to keep the IC2R3 organized and meeting deadlines. As Administrative and Housing Coordinator, the position will be responsible for the efficient running of the dormitory section of the facility in conjunction with the IC2R3 Administrative Manager.

 

This position requires initiative, flexibility, and the ability to juggle a variety of projects at once.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Housing and rental

Managing housing facilities including guest housing, guest check-in and out procedures, and billing.

Managing Laboratory and Equipment reservations, coordinating with all Project and Laboratory managers

Planning housekeeping and managing cleaning staff in regards to dormitories and rental units

 

Administrative and Finance

Business management of an office, day to day administrative duties, including answering and returning phone calls, departmental record keeping as well as written/email communications, copying, ordering of supplies, etc.

Handling all office paperwork including purchase orders, petty cash, store receipts, budget reports, and purchasing receipts.

Preparing monthly financial/accounting reports, managing relationship with main business office

 

Other

Organizing and setting up meetings, conferences, workshops and special events; occasionally traveling to assist in meetings and events.

Conducting tours of the facility when needed

Assisting with Facility/Maintenance when needed

Managing gift shop and orders – staff orders

 

Minimum Qualifications or Requirements:

Computer competency and experience using Word, Excel, and other accounting software as required. Comfortable with downloading, networking, scanning, copying, faxing, etc.

Ability to interact with many different staff and clients.

Good skills dealing with the public and comfortable being the receptionist voice of the main phone line and the first hand personable office reception to the public.

BS or BA or equivalent experience

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Capable of working independently without supervision, prioritizing workload and multi-tasking

Capable of working well under remote field-station conditions

Capable of scheduling and managing housing, research and educational usages

 

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 21, 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.