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:

Director of Research and Conservation - Full Time

The Director of Research and Conservation will guide the Scientific direction for Florida Oceanographic, setting Departmental plans and goals, and designing experiments and projects to inform restoration efforts for water quality and estuarine species, in support of the Florida Oceanographic Mission.

A member of the Leadership Team, the Director actively participates in organizational leadership planning and decision making and interacts with the Board of Directors. This position is open until filled and reports to the Chief Operating Officer. Submit Cover Letter and Resume or CV to Jennifer Hauser at

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Operations Technician - Full Time

The Operations Technician is responsible for working as part of the Operations Team to perform 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. Provide custodial services for all administrative offices, gift shop/admissions, rest rooms and all grounds and exhibits areas.

To apply, please submit a Florida Oceanographic Society employment application to the Operations Manager, Shaun Jackson, 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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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.