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Education Specialist I - part-time

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
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To be considered for this job, it is required that you have completed High School as a minimum requirement. Not knowing the salary, you may have the chance to negotiate it with the employer. The Education Specialist I - part-time job listing was made available on May 2, 2024, and it will no longer be accessible after May 30, 2024. Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium has part time job openings in various departments. This vacancy is located in Sarasota, but the company is willing to consider applicants from outside the area who meet the specified requirements. The work will be performed at Sarasota , FL , Sarasota , FL.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Education Specialist I - part-time

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 lead education programs 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 Weekend Education Specialist I is responsible for leading a wide variety of Mote’s education programs. Audiences may include school, family, scout, community, camp, and educational travelgroups. They will prepare materials and spaces for programs, ensure the safety of allparticipants, interns, and volunteers during the programs, and provide outstanding guest service.

Programs include (but are not limited to): guided specialty tours, animal encounters, kayaking tours, birthday parties, sleepovers, scout workshops, dip netting, nature walks and outreaches.

Working Hours

The schedule for this position will vary based on program requests. Shifts will take place on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays and may include evening or overnight hours.

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 (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 youth and/or adult guests
  • Ability to carry/move heavy objects occasionally

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The hiring of a successful candidate for this position is conditional on a background check. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing “2024 Education Specialist I – Part Time”  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 May 24, 2024.

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.

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236

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