Employment Opportunities

Part-Time Manatee Care Specialist

The Manatee Care Specialist reports to the Assistant Curator of Living Collections and the Director of Living Collections. He or she must be visitor-oriented, receptive to feedback and able to communicate clearly, as well as detail-oriented, an independent worker with good time management skills and have the ability to enforce compliance with policies and procedures. This position requires an understanding of direct animal care and aquatic life support. 


Required Qualifications:


• 2 years experience in animal care at a zoo or aquarium preferably with marine mammals

• Knowledge of aquatic animal health and behavior

• SCUBA certification

• Demonstrated professional commitment to the conservation of aquatic animals

• Proven communication skills

• Proven strong interpersonal and collaboration skills


Additional Desired Qualifications:

• 25 hours open water dive experience
• Knowledge of dive equipment function

To apply, please email cover letter, resume and references to HR@SouthFloridaMuseum.org - no phone calls, please.