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.

Operations Technician

Part-time position available immediately

Basic Purpose

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. Coordinates with aquarium staff for aquarium operations, maintenance and repairs.  The Operations Technician is supervised by the Operations Manager and works with other Florida Oceanographic staff and volunteers.

Job Responsibilities:
  1. Perform routine preventive maintenance on equipment, facilities and buildings including changing filters, periodic running of generators and painting exposed exterior and interior surfaces.  Perform routine waste disposal including trash and recycle waste.
  2. Perform minor repairs to broken or damaged equipment, buildings, facilities including exhibits and nature trails.  Perform routine surveys of nature trails and repair and maintain all trails for safe visitor passage.
  3. Maintain clean and safe areas including storage of all materials, equipment and supplies.  Maintain adequate supplies for routine maintenance and repair.
  4. Assist with keeping a good appearance to all landscape and grounds including mowing grass, weeding and cultivating landscape around buildings and facilities.
  5. Supervises volunteers engaged in maintenance, repair and operations work.
  6. Occasional weekend work required during special events.
  7. Able to push, pull, lift or carry a minimum or 50 lbs.
  8. Perform other tasks as assigned by the Director of Administration and Operations or Executive Director.


Minimum high school degree and 2 years experience in operations and maintenance. Basic plumbing and carpentry knowledge required.  Able to lift 50 pounds and operate vehicles, equipment and machinery. Able to work effectively outdoors in hot and humid weather conditions.  Valid Florida driver’s license required. 

Work Hours

Part time 24 hours per week – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday;  8:30 am – 5:00 pm 

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.