Careers & Employment

Career & 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:

2024 Summer Camp Counselor - Full Time (Temp)

We are seeking an energetic, passionate, and dedicated individual to serve as a Summer Camp Counselor during the summer of 2024. This temporary, full-time, paid position will be based at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center in Stuart, FL. The ideal candidate will have a strong science, nature, or environmental background, and a passion for working with children.

This position is open until filled and reports to the Education Manager. Send application, resume and cover letter to Shannon Dack at

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Research Scientist - Full Time

We are seeking a motivated staff scientist to support benthic research and restoration in the Indian River Lagoon,
Florida. Under the supervision of the Director of Research and Conservation in consultation with the Executive Director, employee is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining benthic research and restoration projects and will support a variety of ongoing applied research projects in both field and laboratory settings.

This position is open until filled and reports to the Director of Research and Conservation. Send application, resume and cover letter to Dr. Loraé Simpson at

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Assistant Educator - Part Time

The Assistant Educator works as part of Florida Oceanographic Society’s Education team to carry out daily educational programming for visitors to the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center. This position involves considerable public speaking and guest interaction in an outdoor setting at a coastal science center and aquarium. The ideal candidate is outgoing, passionate, and comfortable working in front of the public.

Please submit Florida Oceanographic Society employment application, detailed cover letter explaining your interest in this position and your relevant experience, resume or CV, and contact information for three professional or academic references for this position to Dr. Zack Jud at Incomplete application packages will not be considered (see full job description for more information).

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Animal Care Technician - Full & Part 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.

This position is open until filled and reports to the Director of Animal Care and Life Support. Send application, resume and cover letter to Brittany Hascup at

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PAID Education Internship

Do you have a background in biology, marine biology, environmental science, or science education and a desire to build a career in one of these fields? We are looking for degree-seeking students (or recent graduates) interested in gaining experience or possible college credit through an internship with the Education Department at Florida Oceanographic Society. This paid internship requires a minimum commitment of at least two months and three 6-hour shifts (18 hrs.) per week, including weekend shifts. The Education Internship position involves considerable public speaking.

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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.