February 1, 2012
Summer Jobs at Monterey Bay Aquarium: Underwater Explorers
The Underwater Explorers is an exciting program at Monterey Bay Aquarium aimed at children 8-13 who want to experience scuba diving in a controlled setting. Participants wear specially made kid-sized DUI drysuits and dive in the protected tidepool area under the skilled guidance of dedicated seasonal staff.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is currently hiring to fill staff positions for this special summer program. Information and application here.
Posted by Dida at 7:46 PM
August 10, 2011
Scientific Field Technicians-Gulf of Mexico
Posted as a courtesy only. Please DO NOT contact me about these positions-Dida
Dial Cordy and Associates is recruiting temporary scientific field technicians for nearshore and offshore natural resource assessments in the Gulf of Mexico. Individuals must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in marine and/or coastal sciences specifically related to 1) quantitative benthic sampling, 2) protected species surveys (sea turtles), or 3) coastal vegetation.. Technical diving is a requirement for certain components. 24 hour HAZWOPER certification is a plus. Employment is based on availability and includes potential alternating deployments of 2 to 3 weeks.
To apply, please email your CV and availability to Dawn York.
Posted by Dida at 2:44 PM
July 30, 2010
Senior Aquarist; Monterey Bay Aquarium
Posted as a courtesy. Please do not contact me about this position.-Dida
The Senior Aquarist is responsible for all aspects of aquarium plant and animal husbandry for the area to which they are assigned. Specifically this includes the design, set-up, care and maintenance of live exhibits, disease recognition and treatment, life support system construction and operation, field collecting and species identification and knowledge. In addition to the Senior Aquarist's scheduled duties, he or she is highly encouraged to work independently to contribute to various research and development projects and other investigations aimed at furthering the quality of MBA's live exhibitions. The Senior Aquarist, when directed, will also be responsible for carrying out the daily tasks of the Associate Curators during their absence. The Senior Aquarist also trains and supervises Aquarist II, Aquarists, Aquarist Trainees, Assistant Aquarists and Volunteers as needed or directed. SCUBA certification is required. Click here for more information.
Posted by Dida at 2:25 PM
February 2, 2010
Posted as a courtesy-Dida
Organization: Aquarium of the Pacific (AZA Member)
Location: Long Beach, CA, United States
Job or Internship: Job
FULL TIME, ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS
The Mammalogist is responsible for the care of all animals in collection and for assisting the Curator/Assistant Curator in the training of volunteers and intern mammalogists. Under the direction of the Curator/Asst. Curator, the individual coordinates the care and treatment of the Aquarium’s animal collection with the veterinarinan, and is responsible for the training and husbandry of animal collections. The individual is expected to act as a positive role model to other staff members and must carry an in-depth expertise of natural history, husbandry, and training of animals.
Provides the highest possible quality of care to the animals in his/her care
Prepares food and feeds the animals; plans diets, determines appropriate base levels and makes adjustments as needed
Observes and recognizes medical conditions that may require treatment; promptly reports those conditions to the Curator or Asst. Curator; coordinates care and treatment with the veterinarian
Oversees the training of the animal collection by developing training stategies and long term training plans; instructs and communicates to other staff those techniques to ensure consistency
Assists the Asst. Curator in coordinating activities and communicating changes in policy with other staff working with the animal collection
Responsible for presentation quality by performing in and evaluating public presentations on a daily basis
Ensures the proper care of life support and other equipment by adhering to a regular preventive maintenance schedule and by keeping all items clean and in good working order
Promptly reports all non-functional life support equipment to the Curator, Asst. Curator or Facilities Supervisor for immediate repairs
Assists with system design and fabrication of holding facilities
Maintains a clean and organized area to facilitate a presentable and safe environment for work and behind-the-scenes tours
May occasionally provide interviews to the media under the direction of Public Relations
Communicates regularly with other departments, professional colleagues, other institutions and outside contractors
Maintains all records pertaining to the Aquarium’s collection of marine mammals
Under the direction of the Curator/Asst. Curator, oversees the selection, training, and work of volunteers and interns assigned to work with animal collection
Performs routinely in public presentations and animal behavioral demonstrations
Adheres to all established safety protocols (fire, OSHA, diving, etc.) and reports unsafe conditions to the area Curator, Asst. Curator, or Safety Officer to be remedied
Works closely with Life Support staff to maintain proper water and air quality (temperature, pH, chlorine, ORP levels, etc.) to ensure the health of the animals and high water clarity
Interprets gallery of exhibits in public areas Interacting with and educating guests in a personal manner
Performs diving operations for cleaning, collecting, and research; diving may require advanced training with special equipment, such as dry suits or full face regulators
Serves as the Aquarium liaison to the USDA-APHIS, in the absence of the Curator and Asst. Curator
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Maintains a high level of knowledge and expertise of the operation and theory of all life support systems
Presents workshops, seminars, lectures, member programs, behind-the-scenes tours and other interactions with guests and staff
Higher understanding of animal care practices, such as training , quarantine, exhibit maintenance and animal handling
Proficient in public speaking
Increased proficiency in general animal husbandry with collection of animals
Bachelors degree in Biology or related field, or equivalent experience
Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience as an animal keeper/trainer (paid) in a zoological facility
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Possession of a valid driver’s license
SCUBA certification from a nationally recognized agency
Must possess demonstrated proficiency in the training, capture, handling, transfer, and transportation of marine mammals in exhibits and holding facilities
Must possess demonstrated knowledge of necessary safety measures (relating to animals and exhibits) required when working in and around sea otters, pinnipeds, and other animals
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Ability to swim
Full functional range of motion in all major body joints
Ability to SCUBA dive aquarium habitats or open ocean
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Hot and cold environments
Outdoor and indoor environments in varying weather conditions
Wet and dirty surfaces and walkways
Aquarium habitats and open ocean environments
INTERESTED AND QUALIFIED?
If you meet the requirements of this position, please apply online by clicking on APPLY NOW at the end of the position description. You will be directed to our web application process, the successful completion of which is required by all applicants.
The Aquarium of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted by Dida at 9:09 AM
July 18, 2009
Marine Biologist, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Posted as a courtesy. Please do not contact me about this position-Dida Kutz
The Town of Nantucket, Massachusetts seeks a well qualified individual to staff the position Marine Biologist. This position performs water quality analysis, shellfish restoration, ecological research, and works with the Nantucket Public Schools. Qualifications: BS in Marine Biology or related field and at least two years of related experience required, graduate degree preferred. Ability to perform all types of water sampling and analysis, proficient in computer applications, certified diver preferred or willingness to obtain certification, demonstrated ability to handle small boats and working knowledge of shellfish ecology and restoration. Hrly rate $35.42. 35 hrs. week. Benefits.
Application Deadline: July 31, 2009
Send cover letter, resume, and completed Town of Nantucket application to Human Resources, 16 Broad St., Nantucket, MA 02554 or e-mail (please write “Marine Biologist Position” in subject line). Please see our website for more information and for the application.
Posted by Dida at 8:42 PM
January 14, 2008
Marine Biologist to head Academic Program Development in Curaçao
Please do not contact me about this opportunity-Dida
The Carmabi Foundation in Curaçao (Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity Foundation) is in search of a dynamic, self sufficient individual to head the further development of structural forms of cooperation with foreign academic institutions. The Carmabi Foundation runs a small marine biological research laboratory with lodging for 20 persons, manages nine protected areas in Curaçao, and runs an excursions and awareness program for 12 thousand school children annually. The organization amounts to a total of 20 employees, headed by a director, and is presided by a local board of 7 members. Recently the foundation has started to revitalize its visitor facilities and has started to develop structural liaisons and cooperation with foreign academic institutions. The foundation is searching for a qualified and dynamic person to lead this program starting June 1, 2008. The position is a permanent position, starting with a three-year contract.
Duties and responsibilities:
* Set-up, coordinate, develop and expand the academically oriented activities such as workshops and courses in cooperation with local and foreign academic institutions and experts, such that this endeavor will become a viable source of revenue to the institute.
* Market, coordinate and teach marine related training sessions, workshops and courses for graduate and undergraduate levels, in cooperation with both local and foreign academic institutions.
* Plan and guide development of the guest researcher facilities, negotiate with institutions and service providers for the products developed and serve as liaison for cooperation and investment. As such the person will also serve as the main contact person and host for local and foreign research associates, experts and visiting scientist. Some traveling will be required.
* Write successful grant proposals for research and conservation, execute marine consultancy projects locally and in the region, participate in board meetings, and assist the director in all planning tasks.
The successful applicant will undertake the above activities on the basis of a plan in which measurable goals are described based on a time plan and budget. The applicant will report to the director in writing on a monthly basis to document the actions taken and the results achieved. Curaçao is a small island in the southern Caribbean, surrounded by fringing coral reefs with about 150 thousand inhabitants. Local languages are Papiamento and Dutch, while English and Spanish are widely used. The successful applicant will be based in the beachside offices of the Carmabi Institute at Piscadera Bay.
Requirements: Ph.D. in marine biology with ample peer-reviewed publication record. Must have a successful grant funding record. Demonstrable experience in achieving results under suboptimal conditions is required. Teaching and management experience is essential. Must be able to work independently but also interact and participate well in team initiatives. Command of multiple languages is preferred, as Curaçao is multilingual. Willing to work flexible hours. Must be outgoing and confident, a good speaker and a socially and service-oriented person. Experience in small boats handling and SCUBA diving required.
Pay and benefits: Net pay will be US$ 2500-2700 per month depending upon qualifications and experience. The candidate is required to partake in the pension plan as offered by the General Pension Fund of the Netherlands Antilles and will be able to qualify for 90% medical insurance coverage after passing a physical exam. The candidate will be entitled to 25 vacation days per year.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO APPLY: contact Dr. Adolphe Debrot, director, Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity Foundation, Piscadera Bay, P.O. Box 2090, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 5999-462-4242, Fax: -462-7680. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references and a cover letter explaining the applicant's suitability for the position. To ensure inclusion in the review and selection process, applications should be sent no later than February 15, 2008.
Posted by Dida at 7:53 PM
August 12, 2007
Dauphin Island Sea Lab Marine Technician Gig, Requires SCUBA
Not a diving job, but SCUBA certification is required. Disclaimer: I'm only disseminating information about this job and don't know particulars--DK.
ANNUAL SALARY: $28,000-32,000, based on experience, includes benefits
BACKGROUND: The successful applicant will replace a military reserve person currently on active duty for a period of two years only. This is professional work providing technical support to research scientists, educators and their students. Duties are diverse and often demanding, requiring long hours in the field installing and repairing instruments and equipment. Anticipated start date is as soon as possible.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: B.S. in basic science or engineering and one year experience or AA degree with marine major and two years experience or three years experience as described below.
DUTIES: Perform technical field and laboratory tasks required for marine environmental research projects including organizing and staging interdisciplinary field exercises, assemble and maintain stocks of required equipment and supplies, keep neat organized records of procedures and data, and operate vehicles, outboard motorboats and/or laboratory equipment in a safe manner.
PREFERRED SKILLS: The ideal candidate should have the ability to maintain, deploy and retrieve hydrographic equipment, operate and maintain analytical instrumentation and have working knowledge of coastal and marine ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico. Candidates also need to possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; be able to interact appropriately with a wide variety of people; possess skill in executing multiple projects simultaneously; be willing to work under adverse climatic conditions and have the ability to exercise judgment and discretion. Preference will be given to candidates with open water SCUBA certification, ability to construct, plumb and maintain re-circulating aquaculture systems, and experience with basic electronics.
MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab is an EOE/AA/M/F/D employer
Application forms may be obtained by calling 251-861-2141 or from here. Completed applications should be accompanied by a resume detailing experience and names, addresses and phone numbers of three work related references and sent to:
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Review of applications will begin August 31, 2007 and continue until the position is filled.
Posted by Dida at 7:17 PM
July 24, 2007
Position Announcement: Resident Lecturer in Marine Resource Management
Not a research diving job per se, but the job requires SCUBA diving.-Dida
Center for Marine Resource Studies: Turks & Caicos Islands
Position Summary: The core functions of this residential field position are to teach critical, local environmental issues based on a challenging, problem-based, interdisciplinary curriculum and lead designated components of the Center's Five-Year Research Plan and as part of this, oversee and advise the student Directed Research projects that relate to these research lines.
Educational Requirements: Ph.D. and university-level teaching experience in Marine Resource Management, Stock Assessment, Tropical Fisheries Management, or related field.
* Extensive field research experience, preferably in the fields of
Fishery Management, Marine Protected Areas, Marine Policy Formulation
* Demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary
teaching and research team
* Solid track record of research publications
* Solid track record of grant writing success
* Certified SCUBA diver, Divemaster highly preferred
* Work with Coral Biology and Ecology
* Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with small
* Demonstrated commitment to environmental issues
* Residential student group management and risk management
experience highly desirable
* Current first aid/CPR certification
* Willingness to work flexible hours and live on-site at the field station with a small team of permanent staff, groups of U.S. undergraduate students, and visiting researchers or programs, and participate in all center activities.
* Represent SFS at local and international conferences.
Start Date: As soon as possible.
Salary: Salary ranges from $26,000 USD to $29,000 USD depending on experience and qualifications, plus excellent benefits, and on-site room and board.
TO APPLY: Email a cover letter and resume outlining relevant experience
to: The School for Field Studies at jobs @ fieldstudies.org No faxes or hard copies will be accepted. SFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Posted by Dida at 2:21 PM
June 27, 2007
Biological Technicians Needed In Seagrass Ecosystem Research Lab
from ECOLOG-L, quoted in full
This is a full-time position in a marine biology lab that studies vegetation and faunal relationships in estuaries around South Florida.
We are looking for reliable, hardworking individuals, who are willing and able to perform extensive field and laboratory work. Applicants must be physically fit, able to work independently and as a team member.
- Identifying, processing, and enumerating marine flora and fauna
- Field sampling of benthic fish and invertebrate using established protocols
- BA or BS in Environmental Studies or Biology
- SCUBA certification
- An in-person interview is required at our lab location in Miami
This position requires a 40 hour work week. Pay starts at $11/hr and is commensurate with experience.
Please submit resume/CV with 3 references to Andre at Florida International University, ECS 154; or email to email@example.com.
Feel Free to reply to this posting with any questions you may have.
*Note: Our laboratory facilities will be moving to Nova Southeastern University around the end of October. Applicants must be available to work at our Miami location prior to the move and at our Ft. Lauderdale location after the move.
Andre Daniels --
U. S. Geological Survey - BRD / SERC Florida International University 11200 SW 8th St OE Bldg; Rm 148 Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-6997 Fax: (305) 348-4096 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Dida at 12:16 PM
November 28, 2006
Academic Diving Program Coordinator in Florida
The Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory (FSUCML) invites applications for the position of Coordinator of the Academic Diving Program (ADP), a non-tenure track faculty line. The FSUCML is committed to building a research program focused on coastal and marine issues of ecological importance. Thus we seek a highly motivated individual with strong leadership skills who can build the underwater research capabilities of the ADP while serving as the University Diving Officer. We are particularly interested in someone who can strengthen the technical support for underwater research conducted by the faculty.
The successful candidate will supervise the technical and instructional staff of the ADP; coordinate teaching of diving related courses ranging from Introductory Compressed Diving to Science Diver Training, based on national certification standards, and provide support to faculty teaching other underwater courses. This person will also ensure compliance with dive safety regulations and applicable state and federal statutes, review Standard Operation Procedures; develop recommendations for all new or unique activities for review and consideration by the Diving Control Board; and prepare reports of program activities and develop operating budget for the program.
Post graduate degree in a field of underwater science strongly encouraged, or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and five years of related professional experience
Certification as a diving instructor by a nationally recognized diving agency (e.g., NAUI, PADI, YMCA, CMAS) and experience teaching compressed-gas diving.
Experience in diving-supervision and diving related safety
Science diving experience in an academic setting is highly desirable
Competence in compressed-gas technology, including repair, maintenance, and purchase of basic and advanced diving life-support and underwater-research equipment.
Competence in all forms of compressed-gas diving used at the time of employment
Background in computer management applications desirable
Demonstrated management skills and ability to supervise others as well as effective written and oral communications skills.
To apply, please submit electronic copies (PDF files preferred) of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of diving interests, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to: Chair, FSUCML ADP Search Committee, email: email@example.com . Informal enquiries about the position may be addressed to Dr. Felicia Coleman, Director. Review of applicants will begin December 6 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Salary range: $38,000 to $51,517.
Effective Date of Employment: As soon as possible.
FSU is an AA/EO employer
Female and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply
Posted by Dida at 6:31 PM
October 11, 2006
Job-Biological Science Technician at St. John Virgin Island
The South Florida/Caribbean Network, Inventory and Monitoring Program of the National Park Service is hiring a GS-7 Biological Science Technician (Biologist) to be stationed in St. John US Virgin Island to assist in
conducting marine monitoring of coral reefs, seagrass and fish. Other duties, responsibilities, requirements and how to apply for this position are found at the website, www.usajobs.opm.gov; do keyword search on AT119094. This period to apply for this position runs from Friday, October 6, 2006 to Friday, October 20, 2006.
Do not send a resume to this address. Details regarding how to and what is needed to apply are posted on the USA Jobs site (keyword search onAT119094).
Posted by Dida at 12:10 PM
October 2, 2006
FT Marine Science Instructor Sought in Florida
Photo courtesy Yavor Rachev
Here's a great opportunity to combine your leadership, teaching, and snorkeling skills to help create the next generation of marine conservationists. The MarineLab in Key Largo, Florida is seeking a full time marine science field instructor. Fom the post on CORAL-list:
Instructors lead discussions and labs on subtropical marine topics such as seagrass, mangroves, and coral reefs, and lead snorkeling field trips via boat to investigate local marine communities in the offshore waters of Key Largo.
Qualifications include great communication skills, outgoing and enthusiastic personality, willingness to work long hours (nights and weekends) during season, enjoyment of outdoors in subtropical sun and ocean environments, BS or BA in marine science, marine biology, biology, ecology, or related natural science, Open Water SCUBA certification, small boat (20'-25') handling experience, teaching experience, in-water supervision experience.
Instructors receive certification in Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR and Boating Safety as part of their training period.
Candidate must be in good physical condition. Working outdoors in subtropical sun, in ocean conditions with students, requires some degree of physical activity but mostly normal lifting, standing, etc.
Salary and Benefits: $26,500 plus health insurance, paid vacation, and sick leave.
To apply, download the application from Marine Lab
Mail with requested materials to: Ginette Hughes, Senior Vice President, P O Box 787, Key Largo, FL 33037. OR
Fax it to 305-451-3909 OR Email it to Ginette Hughes
Important: You may attach a resume to the application but resumes without applications will not be considered!
Application deadline: November 10, 2006
Position starts: January 8, 2007
Senior Vice President, Program Services
Marine Resources Development Foundation
Posted by Dida at 8:42 AM
June 22, 2006
Coral Reef Program Coordinator
from the CORAL-List 22 June 2006
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University, seeks a Coral Reef Program Coordinator to work closely with the Program Manager in administering its Coral Reef Conservation
Program. The Program Coordinator will provide technical support to lead the planning and implementation of the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative, and coordinate local action strategies addressing maritime industry and
coastal construction impacts. The Coral Reef Program Coordinator is a full-time contract position in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Coral Reef Conservation Program, located in Miami, Florida.
To apply, please view the full announcement Select the link for Employment Opportunities, then Search Postings. Search on Requisition ID number 0364. This vacancy announcement closes on July 5, 2006.
This is a grant funded position with anticipated refunding for up to 3 or more years. Out of area applicants may apply, but relocation expenses to Miami, Florida are not available.
For more information about the Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative, click here.
Coral Reef Program Manager
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Posted by Dida at 5:47 PM
January 18, 2006
REEF Executive Director Opening
posted 18 Jan 06 to CORAL List:
Executive Director position opening
The Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF), a non-profit, marine conservation organization, is seeking to hire an Executive Director. REEF is a marine life education and data gathering organization working with the
general public, education, scientific and governmental bodies. It is not an advocacy organization. The position will be based at REEF’s Key Largo, Florida, headquarters with a salary commensurate with experience and in the
range of non-profit pay scales. Responsibilities include strategic leadership, supervision of staff, fundraising, membership development, public relations, financial supervision and partnership building. Requisite qualifications include at least 3 years in marine conservation along with excellent supervisory and communication skills. Although active scuba diving is not a part of the job description, knowledge and participation in the sport is important as volunteer data gathering relies on this activity. Resumes will be accepted through February 24th, 2006. Successful applicants will be asked to interview on April 9th.
For more information and application procedures, please visit Reef
98300 Overseas Hwy
Key Largo FL 33037
(305) 852-0030 x-2#
Posted by Dida at 9:11 AM
November 20, 2005
PROJECT MANAGER - NOAA, MD , USA
from the CORAL List today 10 Nov. 2005:
IMSG is seeking a Project Manager to support our growth on multiple projects primarily with the NOAA offices in Silver Spring, MD and the DC metro area. We are specifically looking for experienced managers with backgrounds in marine biology, ocean sciences, meteorology, or physical sciences. Individuals should have a strong foundation of subject matter expertise in one of the listed areas or a related field, experience managing teams of personnel in achieving challenging goals, and be skilled at business planning and marketing. Knowledge or experience with coastal zone management and science areas such as monitoring, mapping, and creating inventories using tools such as GIS or remote sensing is highly desired.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Provide overall supervision of on-site Contractor personnel, act as primary interface between Government and Contractor personnel and as the corporate representative to both the Government customer and employees.
Project Manager must have knowledge of the NOAA Marine Sanctuaries Program and the Marine Protective Areas including knowledge of eco systems, oceans, and marine ecosystems. The Project Manager will supervise 30 to 40 employees and possess 5 to 7 years managing groups of at least 15 or more and 10 to 15 years experience with ecosystems related to sanctuaries. Project Manage will be required to travel to various NOAA offices, possess excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and have the ability and willingness to write proposals.
EDUCATION: Minimally, an M.S. in a relevant field of study.
SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with experience.
IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Submit all resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: NOAA-Project Manager. All resumes must be sent with salary requirements for further consideration.
Posted by Dida at 8:04 AM