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:

Operations Technician - Full Time

We are seeking a reliable individual that will primarily be responsible for maintaining mechanical systems and providing custodial type tasks for our new 26,000 sqft. Ocean EcoCenter building and visitor center. This will include scheduled maintenance, cleaning, and overall general upkeep. The schedule is Wednesday – Sunday, Full Time with exceptional benefits, PTO, and work environment. This position is also responsible for working as part of the Operations and Maintenance department to provide general operations and maintenance of all facilities including buildings, exhibits, signs, displays, nature trails, plant nurseries and grounds. Responsible for minor repairs to facilities and equipment. The Operations Technician is supervised by the Operations Manager.

Please submit applications for this position to Shaun Jackson at sjackson@floridaocean.org.

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Animal Care Technician - Full Time

The primary responsibility is team coverage for feeding and husbandry of all aquariums and exhibit animals, as well as maintaining a 750,000 gallon gamefish lagoon, aquarium life support systems, stingray tank, touch tanks, and individual aquariums. Secondary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with on-going research, public outreach, and aiding education programs. The technician is expected to be familiar with necessary equipment, pumps, scuba gear, collecting nets, fishing gear, and water quality equipment. Work direction and priorities are given by the Director of Animal Care and Life Support.

Please submit applications for this position to Brittany Hascup at bhascup@floridaocean.org.

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Advocacy Coordinator - Full Time

The Advocacy Coordinator will coordinate Florida Oceanographic Advocacy strategies and policy positions with the Executive Director, Advocacy Task Group, science and education staff and work with the Communications and PR Coordinator for messaging and communications of advocacy positions and campaigns via the web site, social media and news media formats. The Advocacy Coordinator will research political leadership, relevant agencies and decision makers for the formulation and implementation of Florida Oceanographic advocacy positions and work on partnerships with coalition organizations to move forward and expand our advocacy positions and strategies.
Work direction and priorities are given by the Executive Director as direct supervisor.

Please submit applications for this position to Mark Perry  at mperry@floridaocean.org.

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Manager of Finance and Accounting - Full Time

Responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the organization in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). 

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance, must have 10 years' experience in progressively responsible position(s) in accounting and management. Experience in Not-for-Profit organization preferred, Other functional technical skills needed include working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.). CPA is considered a plus. 

Please submit applications for this position to Paul Hederman at phederman@floridaocean.org.

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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.