Open positions at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium (Clearwater, FL) is accepting applications for 2 positions: Sea Turtle Biologist and  Associate Sea Turtle Biologist. Further details on each position are below.


To apply: email cover letter and resume to Dawn De Santis, Vice President of Human Resources (ddesantis@cmaquarium.org). No calls or walk-ins, please. Potential candidates will be contacted with interview details.


POSITION TITLE:  Associate Sea Turtle Biologist

REPORTS TO:  Manager Sea Turtles & Aquatic Biology

SUPERVISES: None

EXEMPT OR NON-EXEMPT: Non Exempt

PERCENTAGE OF FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT:  100%

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to lift minimum 50 pounds, be comfortable in water, work in extreme weather conditions (hot, humid, rain)

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:

    Associate Biologist will assist in all aspects of the Sea Turtle & Aquatic Biology Department, including sea turtle nesting.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS


 Assist in the care of resident sea turtles including: food preparation, exhibit maintenance, water quality, animal records and routine medical care.
Assist in the rehabilitation of sea turtles including all aspects of animal medical care, medical records and release.
 Follow all Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) requirements for all aspect of sea turtles, knowledge of permitting and reporting for FWC.
Demonstrated ability to educate the public about the impact of lighting, beach debris, habitat destruction, and marine pollution with regard to sea turtles.
 Assist in the life support systems and water quality
Training volunteers and interns.
Assist in veterinary procedures.
Assist in sea turtle and marine mammal stranding events.
Participate in scientific sea turtle research projects that may be identified
Assist with exhibit upkeep and enrichment design

EDUCATION /EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS


Scuba and CPR certifications required  

BS degree with emphasis on Biology, Environmental Science or Zoology

Computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft office

Strong people skills

A team-oriented attitude

Minimum 1 year in Animal Care/ Rehabilitation

Must hold a valid Florida drivers license






POSITION TITLE:  Biologist

REPORTS TO:  Manager Sea Turtles & Aquatic Biology

SUPERVISES: None

EXEMPT OR NON-EXEMPT: Non Exempt

PERCENTAGE OF FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT:  100%

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Able to lift minimum 50 pounds, be comfortable in water, work in extreme weather conditions (hot, humid, rain)

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:

To care for all the animals within the Sea Turtle & Aquatic Biology division, Train other staff members and volunteers in the daily responsibilities within the department. Conduct public presentation to educate our guests about our animals and our mission.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:


Assist in all aspects of sea turtle nesting including: surveys, nest relocation, caging, hatchling release, nest monitoring and inventory and staff/interns/volunteer training and supervision.

Assist in the care of aquatic animals including: food preparation, exhibit maintenance, water quality, and routine medical care.

Assist in the rehabilitation of sea turtles including food preparation, tube feedings, injections, wound care, and blood draw.

Maintaining paper and computer records for all areas in the department.

Capable of identifying species of aquatic animals including but not limited to fish, invertebrates, sea turtles etc.

Capable of identifying marine fish diseases and initiate treatment as prescribed by the veterinarian

Demonstrated ability to educate the public about the impact of lighting, beach debris, habitat destruction, and marine pollution with regard to sea turtles.

Must be able to conduct all water quality testing, life support operations as well as training staff/volunteers in the proper testing techniques and operations

Understand  husbandry procedures and the use of behavior modification on aquatic animals

Assist in advanced veterinary procedures as needed.

Assist in sea turtle and marine mammal stranding events.

Work both individually and as a team

Participate in scientific research projects related to aquatic animals

EDUCATION /EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:


BS degree with emphasis on Biology, Environmental Science or Zoology

Experience with Sea Turtle Nesting

Minimum 3 years experience in related field

Must possess a valid Florida drivers license

Strong people skills

A team oriented attitude

Must possess or have the ability to obtain a nationally recognized SCUBA and CPR certificate within one year of employment

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