Operations Associate Mote’s Education Outreach Center on Anna Maria City Pier (Part Time)

Posted: 02/23/2023

The Operations Associate will provide an engaging and educational visitor experience by assisting the Center’s team. This role is an entry-level position that spans three operational domains including guest services, aquarium biologist, and retail duties. Applicants should have an interest in animal husbandry, biology, and public interaction.

  • Able to work independently or as a team.
  • Possess time management and organizational skills.
  • Public speaking and communication skills.
  • Customer skills such as critical thinking and active listening.
  • Strong observational skills to recognize and evaluate conditions of animal health, diets, behavior, and exhibit quality.
Working Hours: Normal hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with one unpaid hour for lunch and will include weekend and holiday hours. Occasional longer daily hours or evening hours may be required to complete specific tasks.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree (or working towards one) in Marine Science, Biology, or related field preferred OR equivalent combination of related work experience preferred.
  • First- Aid/CPR/AED certified or ability to obtain certification within 3 months of hire. 
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs occasionally.
  • Able to walk, stand, bend, or crouch for extended periods of time.
  • Capable of working around bleach or other sanitizing chemicals.
  • Tolerance working with wet hands, feet and clothes regularly.
Experience: Animal care employment, internships, or volunteering experience in a public, aquarium, zoo, or related institution preferred.
Interested applicants should apply online by choosing “2023 Operations Associate – Anna Maria” at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants 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 10, 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.

Position Type: Part-time

Salary Range: Up to $20,000/year

Employer Type: Private Company

Employer Willing to Train: Yes

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