The Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce, FL is
accepting applications for a full-time Marine Education Aid. See attached
posting for details. The application deadline is Friday January 3rd,
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for
Marine Biology Educator/Volunteer Coordinator
Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit
Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA)
Want to gain hands-on marine research experience in Florida this summer while
advancing your interest in natural science, padding your resume, receiving
credit hours (see below), and having tons of fun? Here is your opportunity!!!
The Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA) is offering weekly
sessions of natural science field research in the beautiful Clearwater, Florida
area. Most other research or internship opportunities available to
you this summer will require long hours of lab work with little to no field
work. We are offering a 100% field research opportunity. Come spend as many weeks as you would like with
CMERA this summer and everyday will be spent on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico.
As we conduct research on sharks and rays we will be catching and
handling wild animals (sharks, stingrays, other fishes, crabs, and many other
marine organisms) while learning about their anatomy and ecology. You
will also attend lectures on our local ecosystems (sea grass beds,
mangrove forests, coral reefs, artificial reefs, sand flats, and estuaries) and
the animals that live in each habitat so that you will better recognize each
aspect of the ecosystem and the animals as you experience them!!
You will also learn about and gain experience in the difficulties of
designing and conducting field research, which is especially useful for those
of you pursuing a career in research or continuing on to graduate school.
The hands-on experience you will gain during this program is applicable
to all scientific careers!
There are other opportunities available to you if you want to work in a lab
this summer, but we are the only organization that offers 100% field
experience!! While lab work is very important in science, we believe
that in the natural science disciplines filed work is equally as
important. We believe that to truly learn about an organism or an
ecosystem you must spend time with it in its natural habitat. This is an
excellent opportunity for students interested in any discipline of the natural
We will provide email addresses, by request, of previous participants, if
you would like to speak to a previous student.
Go to www.coastalmera.com for more
information and to apply for this amazing opportunity!! Space is
Come for 3 weeks and receive the 4th week free!
NEW: 6 month tuition payment option available to make this more
financially available to all students!
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Credit hours: CMERA does not
directly provide credit hours toward your degree, BUT you may be able to
receive credit through your college or university for the summer program.
Discuss this with your advisor. Most institutions offer hours
listed as independent research or directed study for this kind of
summer opportunity. They may also require you to attend a certain number
of weeks in order to be eligible for credit. We will provide you a
letter of completion or other confirmation that may be required by your school.
Contact us: If you have any questions at all do not hesitate to email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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represent Clemson University's Youth Learning Institute. The Spring season is fast approaching and we are looking to
hire recent graduates in the field of marine
science to work with our Expedition
Sewee program in Awendaw, SC. The program combines a unique opportunity to work in varied
curriculums and educate children in natural resources and marine biology.
We work with students from 2nd – 8th grade and instruct in day and night
programming. In addition, we also facilitate team initiatives and
games. I have attached a job description of the program in hopes that you will
pass it along to your former students or students who will soon be graduating
in December. In the past we have
appreciated the assistance you have given us in finding good staff for our
programs, and hope that you are willing to continue to help. If there are any
questions please feel free to contact me by email or phone. Thank you for
your time and I hope you've had a wonderful weekend!
Youth Learning Institute
2047 Barre Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
The Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit in Fort Pierce, FL
is seeking applicants for an Animal
Husbandry Internship. This part-time (32
hours/week) internship with stipend will run from late January-May 2014.
Candidates should submit their application to Exhibit
Manager Bill Hoffman by November 27th, 2013. Please see the attached
posting for details.
Florida's Learning Lab Internship and Educator Postions Available
are currently looking for a full time Educator as well as a full time Intern.
Both positions are paid and receive a food stipend. The Internship
is a semester long commitment while the Educator is a contract position.
Please see the attached position descriptions for more information. The
deadline for the Educator position is December 1st, 2013. The Internship
is open as it is a recurring position.
Mote Education Exhibit Coordinator
This position is responsible for coordinating the
activities, messaging and content of Mote exhibits. The exhibits this position is responsible for
include: the Mote Mobile Exhibit, a mobile tank display with biofacts,
interactives and a touch tank that travels to venues including, but not limited
to: schools, fairs, festivals, private engagements and other public events;
SeaTrek Exhibits, small travelling exhibits combining informative and
intriguing displays on ocean themes with SeaTrek’s award-winning live
interactive programming; and onsite exhibit content for temporary and permanent
Duties will include, but are not limited to: development of new and updates to existing
exhibit design, content, curriculum and resource development, training
associated with exhibits, and the development,
coordination and delivery of educational initiatives and
Education Exhibit Coordinator will assist with setting
schedules, logistic arrangements and creation of communications, promotions and
graphics associated with exhibits. This position will work closely with other
staff within the Education Department, as well as the Community Relations and
Communications Division, Aquarium staff, volunteers, and Development
Department. The Education Exhibit
Coordinator will also be responsible for other duties in support of educational
initiatives as assigned by the supervisor.
Expectations (The Education Exhibit Coordinator will...):
- Work with Mote staff and scientists assigned to incorporate
research findings, educational priorities, and conservation messaging into
exhibits, messaging and curriculum.
- Create Mission-based programs that are aligned with
Mote Marine Laboratory’s 2020 Vision and Strategic Plan, and meet accepted industry
standards for effective practices. Be sure that all new programs:
- Include an
evaluation plan to ensure program outcomes are being met.
mechanisms to provide expanded access to programming for underserved and
- Increase the
number of participants reached by Mote Marine Laboratory through development,
delivery and evaluation of education programs.
- Be a representative of Mote Marine Laboratory
throughout the community.
Additional responsibilities may include:
- Daily cleaning and maintenance of the Mobile truck,
Aquarium, its supporting exhibits and life support systems; strict attention to
water quality and animal health; following careful feeding regimes and animal
husbandry record keeping.
- Local, regional and national travel for exhibit events,
rentals, exhibit set-up and breakdown, and training.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, science, or related
field. Graduate degree or master’s coursework preferred.
- 3 years experience in nonformal science education
program development and delivery.
- Exhibit development and design
- Content writing and editing, including curriculum and
- Computer knowledge (Excel, Word, Access)
- Experience demonstrating the ability to:
- Manage staff,
volunteers and interns.
effectively verbally and in writing.
- Work occasional
long hours at outdoor locations in hot/cold weather, high humidity, intense
sunlight and wet weather while responsible for students and/or teachers.
- Florida driver’s license (or eligibility to obtain one
U.S. citizenship or foreign citizen’s U.S. work permit
appropriate for the work.
- Knowledge of aquarium life support systems and one year
of aquatic animal husbandry experience
- First aid, CPR, lifeguard certifications.
- SCUBA (beginner level) certified (experience
- Spanish language proficiency.
- Stamina for working occasional long hours at outdoor
locations in hot/cold weather, high humidity, intense sunlight, and wet weather
- Vision must be correctable to allow safe vehicle
- Ability to spend the majority of the workday driving.
- Ability to climb stairs and work in cramped conditions.
- Ability to work with fish and aquatic invertebrates.
- Ability to work around noisy equipment.
- Ability to safely lift 70 lbs.
- Ability to lift 25 lbs overhead.
Core Competencies and Characteristics:
Our ideal candidate is an honest, caring, and
professional educator with a killer work ethic and a contagious, positive
energy. S/he is a dynamic presenter, a tireless innovator, and an enthusiastic
collaborator and networker who believes deeply in Mote and its mission.
The Education Exhibit Coordinator is supervised directly
by the Director of Education at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.
The Education Exhibit Coordinator is responsible for
indirectly supervising the part-time Education staff and Exhibit drivers,
fabricators, and contractors; as well as high school student interns, college
interns, and adult volunteers. The Coordinator trains and evaluates all staff,
interns, and volunteers under their supervision.
The hiring of a successful candidate for this position is
conditional on a background check.
The Education Exhibit Coordinator will be considered for
promotion if higher level or comparable job becomes available. There are no automatic or ordered promotional
steps for this job as it reports directly to the Director.
The normal workweek for a full time employee is
considered to be a minimum of forty hours, however greater emphasis is placed
on meeting the responsibilities of the position rather than working a specified
number of hours.
Regular working hours are 8AM to 5PM with one hour for
lunch, however, this schedule is highly variable; weekend duty and travel is
Interested applicants should submit as a single
electronic file, 1) a
cover letter, 2) resume or CV, and 3) the names and
for three references, before 5pm November 22, 2013 to
requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine
Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL