Education Specialist I, Summer Camp

Posted: 02/16/2023

Mote’s Education Department develops and delivers high quality education programs using best practices and technology to reach diverse and global audiences.  We inspire active involvement in environmental stewardship, foster learning in future generations, and continue to seek out opportunities to improve and expand our programs and ourselves. The Education Specialist I will teach education and work closely with staff, volunteers, and interns throughout the Lab and Aquarium to ensure that the needs of the audiences are being met.   
General Duties
The Education Specialist I will work in the classroom, in the Aquarium, and in the water. Duties include, but are not limited to, developing, teaching, and evaluating marine science activities; supervising & lifeguarding snorkeling and other water-based activities; cleaning and organizing education spaces; daily set-up and breakdown of camp activities; and overseeing other activities and programming.
Laboratory Category:  Seasonal (May 24 – Aug 1)
Working Hours
Mote’s camp programs run Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. This position will support both morning and afternoon camps on a rotating basis with shifts from either 7:15 AM – 1:15 PM or 12:00 PM – 5:30 PM for a total of up to 30 hours per week.
Minimum Requirements

  • Enrollment in post-secondary program in education, science, or related field or equivalent experience
  • At least one year teaching experience in either a formal or informal education facility
  • Reliable transportation and the ability to arrive at work locations at designated times
  • U.S. citizenship or foreign citizen’s U.S. work permit appropriate for the work
  • Certifications required: CPR/First Aid, lifeguarding (must be obtained prior to start date)
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Stamina for working occasional long hours at outdoor locations in hot/cold weather, high humidity, intense sunlight, and wet weather while responsible for students and/or teachers
  • Not excessively prone to motion/sea sickness
  • Ability to carry/move heavy objects on occasion
Hiring Conditions
The hiring of a successful candidate for this position is conditional on a background check. 
To Apply
Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing “2023 Education Specialist I, Summer Camps”  at or mail a single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm March 31, 2023.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected category. Mote participates in E-Verify.

Salary Range: $21,000 - $40,000/year

Employer Type: Private Company

Skip to content