Boat Captain (One position available): Filled for 2018
This position will be required to operate a boat carrying up to six passengers and must possess a current United States Coast Guard Operator of an Uninspected Passenger Vessel OUPV (six-pack) license and be enrolled in a random drug testing program as required by the USCG. This position is available during the summer program 15 weeks and may be available for other weeks on an as needed basis. The captain is not required to be available all 15 weeks but must be available for at least four weeks of the summer program for consideration. The captain will be assisting the marine biologist by maneuvering the boat to allow the setting of nets and longlines in support of our research projects. The captain will work with the marine biologist and take direction on where to set gear. The captain however has the final determination for all safety issues including dealing with inclement weather. Any reckless, careless, or unsafe behavior including drugs, alcohol or any action deemed by CMERA to be not in the programs best interest will be cause for immediate termination.
USCG-OUPV License / Enrollment in a random drug testing program as required by the USCG. 21 years old and the ability to lift 75lbs repeatedly.
How to Apply:
Submit a CV or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Captain Application". Please include a copy of your captains license and proof of enrollment in a drug testing program. Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2018.
TBD - Based on experience.
Marine Biologist Trainee (Two positions available): Filled for 2018.
This is an unpaid training position/internship.This position provides new graduates with valuable field research and education experience to include on their CV or resume which will assist them in obtaining jobs in their chosen field. The position runs from May through August 2018. Applicants do not have to be available the entire 15 weeks of the program however, you must be available for at least four weeks. Please do not apply if you are not able to complete the weeks you apply for.
The applicant must have a four year degree in marine biology, general biology, environmental science, or closely related field. The applicant must have a passion for educating others regarding sharks, rays and marine conservation. They must be able to provide education on the rays and sharks we commonly encounter to include species identification, scientific and common names, anatomy, general biology, behavioral characteristics such as feeding, mating, migration etc... The applicant must be able to repeatedly lift 75lbs and be capable of strenuous manual labor. This position spends a great deal of time on boats during the summer in Florida, the ability to deal with motion, heat and humidity is very important. We are looking for candidates that are self starters and don't wait to be told to accomplish routine tasks. A positive attitude and respectful manner are also very important.
How to Apply:
Applicants must send a resume or CV to email@example.com with the subject "Marine Biologist Application" and what weeks you are available to work. Weeks are listed on the Summer Program page of our website. Applicants will be notified by February 28, 2018 if they are being offered the position and for which weeks it will be offered. Applicants will then have one week in which to accept or decline the offer.
Intern/Trainee (One positions available for 2019): Filled for 2018.
This is an unpaid trainee position. This position assists both the captain and marine biologist on the boats and preparation work for boat operations. This includes making lunches, cutting bait, assembling terminal tackle, repairing nets, cleaning boats, instructing participants on boat safety and proper techniques to set gear, supervising participants handling sharks and rays and any other animals brought aboard and any other tasks that need to be accomplished. The trainee will learn how to properly handle marine animals, how to prepare and set gear, boat operations including operation and navigation, research procedures and other daily operations. The applicant must be able to work at least four weeks.
Applicants must be 21 years old and able to lift 75lbs repeatedly including strenuous manual labor. At this time all applicants must have previously participated in the CMERA summer program. You must have a passion for sharks, rays and marine conservation. A positive and respectful manner are also very important.
How to Apply:
Submit a resume or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Intern Application". Application deadline is February 28, 2018.
All positions require a background check