Careers & Employment

current Careers & Employment Opportunities

Having a career with Florida Oceanographic Society is more than just a job. It is about having a passion for the environment and our mission to, "inspire environmental stewardship of Florida's coastal ecosystems."

If you feel strongly about our mission and wish to have a rewarding career with Florida Oceanographic Society, please view our current job openings below.

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Current job openings:

Florida Oceanographic Society’s Visitor’s Center is seeking a friendly, energetic, reliable, and dedicated individual to join the gift shop and admissions team. The Visitor Center Associate is a part-time position and may include working weekends. The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail, some retail experience, ability to multi-task, and a happy and friendly demeanor. Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization based in Stuart, Florida. We operate the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, a 57-acre public nature center and aquarium with a visitation of ~60,000 guests per year. Our mission is to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida’s coastal ecosystems though education, research, and advocacy.

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Responsible for design and production for of all promotional materials for special events, programming, membership, business operations, Coastal Center operations, donor recognition, etc. Responsible for managing the Society’s brand identity in all online, digital and printed materials. Develop and manage the Society’s website to be a dynamic resource for the community with up-to-date and relevant content for our multiple audiences. This is a part-time position and work direction and priorities are given by the Director of Development & Marketing as direct supervisor.

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The Director of Business & Operations performs business and the administrative duties of the organization. Responsibilities include financial processing, accounts payable, maintaining financial records, insurance coverage, annual tax filings, payroll, profit sharing plans, annual budgeting, human resources, and managing personnel. Supervise and manage the Visitor’s Center Manager, the Operations Manager, and Administrative Assistants as directed. Work with fellow leadership team in coordinating organization projects and programs including grant activities. Work direction and priorities are given by the Executive Director as direct supervisor.

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The Research Associate provides technical assistance and support to Research Department projects and programs. The position will work with FOS staff, volunteers, and external partners to coordinate and conduct research and restoration in Florida’s coastal ecosystems, with an emphasis on oyster habitats. The research associate is supervised by the Director of Research and Conservation.

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Florida Oceanographic is an equal opportunity employer*, complies with the American Disabilities Act**, and is a drug-free work place.  


*Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  

**Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibit employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector, and in state and local governments.