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Career Opportunities at Dolphin Research Center

Join the Dolphin Research Team! Discover the exciting career opportunities available here at DRC.

Accounting Director (Full Time - Permanent)

Accounting Director  (Full-Time/Permanent)

Functions/Expectations:

  • Maintain intimate working knowledge of accounting software for training and problem solving purposes.
  • Oversee accounting department for processing daily receipts and accounts payable with emphasis on accountability and internal controls.
  • Oversee online reservations system credit card processing.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and close accounting software modules as required.
  • Reconcile bank statements and balance sheet g/l accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Review preparation and filing of Florida state sales tax reports.
  • Assist with the process of weekly payroll and related g/l entries, reconciliations and reports.
  • Assist in the development of policies and procedures.
  • Prepare all grant reimbursement request paperwork for submission in accordance with provisions of the granting agency.
  • Assist with Fundraising Events including the preparation of accounting reports for the events.
  • Coordinate year-end close.
  • Prepare schedules and reports as requested by auditors to assist in the preparation of the audited financial statements and corporate income tax return.
  • Assist in the review of the draft audited documents including reconciling the amounts reported on the financial statements to the amounts reported on the tax return.
  • Manage Accounting Staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in business or accounting.
  • 5-8 years experience in a computer-based environment.  
  • Must be a responsible, organized, and motivated individual who demonstrates excellent “team player” skills.
  • Must have experience in management with good people skills.

Benefits

DRC currently offers medical benefits, a 401(k) retirement plan, paid vacation, sick, as well as personal growth and training opportunities.  DRC seeks to provide for the well being of its employees and our salaries combined with our generous benefits create a competitive total package that is right for our environment.

To Apply

If you are interested, please send your resume and completed application by email to drc-hr@dolphins.org. You may also mail them to Dolphin Research Center, Human Resources Director, 58901 Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, FL 33050

 

Dolphin Research Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Volunteer Resources Administrative Assistant (Full-Time, Permanent)

Volunteer Resources Administrative Assistant  (Full-time, Permanent)

Volunteers at Dolphin Research Center play a crucial role in daily operations.  Our programs appeal to a diverse group that includes retirees, high school students and college students.  Some are here for no more than a few days, many for several months and some long-term.  Our dynamic department welcomes about one hundred volunteers per year.  The Volunteer Resources Administrative Assistant supports the Director.

Responsibilities 

May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • General correspondence, record keeping, and files maintenance.
  • Prompt handling and processing of incoming/outgoing departmental mail.
  • Maintain all essential supplies, materials, and equipment necessary for volunteers to perform their duties.
  • Process volunteer applications - date, review and acknowledge within three days of receipt.
  • Assist in providing Orientation to new volunteers.
  • Assist with volunteer training - including operation of necessary equipment.
  • Update and print Volunteer Weekly Sign-In Sheet and calculate hours.
  • Record, distribute and post weekly department meeting minutes within two days.
  • Assist with tasks specific to the Internship program: Intern Selection Lists distribution; prompt notification of status - confirmation packets including Intern Guidelines and not-selected letters; maintain current postings at college career center websites.

Abilities and Skills:

  • Serious applicants should be responsible, organized, self-directed and comfortable with multi-tasking; they should also demonstrate good team player skills. 
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability and desire to work with a variety of people on a regular basis are a must. 
  • Good communication skills (both oral and written).
  • We are the primary caregivers for our family of exotic birds so familiarity with avian care is helpful. 
  • Applicants should have good basic computer skills including experience with PC-based applications including Windows and Microsoft Office Suite (or equivalent) and should have good communication skills (both oral and written).

Benefits

DRC currently offers medical benefits, a 401(k) retirement plan, paid vacation, sick, and overtime, as well as personal growth and training opportunities.  DRC seeks to provide for the well being of its employees and our salaries combined with our generous benefits create a competitive total package that is right for our environment.

To Apply

If you are interested, please send your resume and completed application by email to drc-hr@dolphins.org  You may also mail them to Dolphin Research Center, Human Resources Director, 58901 Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, FL 33050.

Dolphin Research Center is an Equal OpportunityEmployer

 

 

 

Secondary Responsibilities

mittee participation depending on special interests and workload

 

 

 

Education Registration and Enrollment Specialist (Full-Time, Permanent)

Education Registration and Enrollment Specialist  (Full-Time, Permanent)

 

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY: 

  • The Education Registration and Enrollment Specialist is involved from beginning to end with every group, individual student and/or parent who attends DRC Education and/or Training Institute programs, including on the phone or emailing, describing and promoting the programs, scheduling and registering students. 
  • They are responsible for clerical responsibilities related to DRC’s Education department, as well as tasks for Dolphin Research Center Training Institute.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Individual student/group education program and DRC Training Institute recruiting, scheduling, registration & enrollment, booking, correspondence, processing and billing
  • Evaluates potential student credentials for program entrance requirements
  • Development, maintenance, and administering of school policies and procedures related to student records and registration.
  • Coordinates the applications, review of the same and awarding for DolphinLab and DRC Training Institute Scholarships
  • Backup for Student Housing coordination
  • Maintain programs statistics for all Education programs
  • Coordinates Education programming needs with other departments
  • Coordinates with organizations in the community for scheduling our students’ visits and/or needs
  • Update booking calendars, databases, and schedules on a regular basis
  • Responsible for records maintenance and grades
  • Receiving and handling or routing numerous e-mail and telephone inquiries
  • Inventory, ordering & maintaining materials needed for Education and DRC Training Institute programs and departments
  • Web page maintenance for Education and DRC Training Institute programs, and assist with marketing 
  • Assist in maintaining traditional, video and electronic journal libraries 
  • Cooperatively interfacing with other DRC departments and staff members to effectively represent DRC’s Education department and DRC Training Institute
  • Budget and accounting liaison for Education and DRC Training Institute programs/administration  
  • Maintain current and up-to-date user knowledge of departmental computer software 
  • Maintain audio/visual equipment and gathering resource material
  • Perform administrative duties as requested for the Administrative Director and Programs Director of Education and the Dean of DRC Training Institute
  • Mailing all Education and DRC Training Institute correspondence and packages
  • Liaison with local environmental organizations and services for Education and DRC Training Institute programming
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated ability to proactively manage multiple, critical deadlines
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and resourceful
  • Flexible, motivated, self-directed
  • Excellent planning and logistic skills
  • Team player, able to interface and communicate smoothly with all levels of personnel (staff and students)
  • Passionate about education and nurturing young adults to achieving their dreams

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or equivalent, with Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS 

  • Excellent communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with applicants, giving guidance through the application process
  • Ability to manage stressful situations in a calm, discreet and respectful manner

 

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Google Drive products at a minimum.  Familiarity with DonorPerfect software a plus.

 

STRONGLY DESIRABLE

  • Previous experience working in bookings & reservations and/or college admissions a plus.  

 

BENEFITS

DRC currently offers medical benefits, a 401(k) retirement plan, paid vacation, sick, and overtime, as well as personal growth and training opportunities.  DRC seeks to provide for the well being of its employees and our salaries combined with our generous benefits create a competitive total package that is right for our environment.

 

To Apply

If you are interested, please send your resume and completed application by email to drc-hr@dolphins.orgor fax them to the Human Resources Director at (305) 289-8902. You may also mail them to Dolphin Research Center, Human Resources Director, 58901 Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, FL 33050

Dolphin Research Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Education Program Host (Full-Time/Permanent)

Education Program Host (Full-Time, Permanent)

If you are an engaging and passionate educator who would love an exciting environmental career teaching about marine mammals, please apply for the Education Program Host position. Educators narrate live-action, ever-changing presentations with our dolphin, sea lion and bird family members. The Education Program Host position is a full-time position; weekend hours are required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Greeting guests and answering questions
  • Presenting and teaching workshops and/or seminars
  • Narrating public dolphin and sea lion sessions
  • Conducting activities and program orientation with guests of all ages
  • Facilitating camp activities and student discussions
  • Preparing Education programs paperwork, classroom activities and schedules
  • Assisting with information requests and program supply inventory
  • Assisting with Distance Learning presentations
  • Transporting DolphinLab students in a 15-passenger van

Qualifications

  • Successful candidates will be outgoing, have excellent communication/presentation/public speaking skills and be excited about DRC and our family of dolphins and sea lions.
  • Must be passionate about sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge with our guests.
  • Be flexible with their availability, as work schedules can change weekly (evening and weekend hours are required).
  • Must have physical agility and good balance, be able to take steep steps while climbing on and off our floating docks, and be able to assist guests on and off our floating docks.
  • Must also be able to squat and/or crouch to take photographs.
  • Must be able to work long days in the Florida Keys heat and in all types of weather conditions.
  • Must have the ability and desire to work with a variety of people, especially youth, on a regular basis.
  • Successful applicants will be a responsible, organized, motivated, self-directed individual who demonstrates excellent “team player” skills.
  • Must have basic knowledge of computer programs.
  • Must have a clean driving record.
  • Must have or are actively pursuing an Associates degree (at minimum) for this position.

Benefits

DRC currently offers medical benefits, life and disability insurance plan, a 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and overtime, as well as personal growth and training opportunities. DRC seeks to provide for the well-being of its employees and our salary combined with our generous benefits creates a competitive total package that is right for our environment. 

 

School Programs & Outreach Curriculum Specialist (Full-Time Permanent)

School Programs & Outreach Curriculum Specialist - Full-Time, Permanent

 

OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY

The School Programs & Outreach Curriculum Specialist is responsible for the development and alignment of educational materials and school programs; liaison for outreach coordination and reservations; and researching and developing new outreach event opportunities. This position also includes learning the responsibilities of  Education Program Host for crossover support.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Correspondence with Schools, Teacher/School liaison: cultivation of relationship & programming, marketing, etc.
  • Coordinating & development of school programs- develop current & new school programming; coordinate school programs (outreach visits to schools, school visits to DRC- logistics) with direction from supervisors
  • Aligning all education materials and programs with national and state standards
  • Curriculum Development- maintain/update current curriculum to standards, develop new curriculum & review new materials/programs to ensure meet standards
  • Teacher’s webpage update/maintenance on DRC website
  • Ocean Celebration Day Coordination/Development- liaison with environmental organizations and schools; coordinate the logistics of the event in partnership with Senior Education Instructor/Coordinator with experience; implement and lead the event onsite at Dolphin Research Center
  • FMSEA/NMEA/FAST Liaison & attendee; develop/participate in initiatives that result from conferences
  • Education Grant development & writing
  • Distance Learning Programs alignment, development, and conducting DL sessions (knowledge and experience with ZOOM preferred)
  • Learn CILC (Center for Interactive Learning Collaboration) for advertising distance learning programming, and eventually take over complete coordination of CILC and programming.
  • Onsite mobile Education Exhibit Coordinator (Whale/Sea Lion/Manatee Wagons): development, new artifact acquisition/incorporation, curriculum alignment, maintenance of content and structure
  • Outreach- liaison with event organizers, coordinate outreach reservations and logistics, develop and ensure activities meet curriculum standards if needed, communicate details to instructors attending the event, receive feedback from instructors & communicate feedback to Admin and Programs Director of ED, propose/develop/research new outreach opportunities; liaison with DRC Volunteer Resource dept to coordinate volunteer participation; attend outreach events. Align outreach activities & presentations to ADA compliance.
  • Educational outreach materials
    • Brochures provided by outside organizations- liaison with organization, request additional materials when instructors communicate running low.
    • Recommend new materials needed for purchase and discuss with the Admin Director of ED for ordering.
    • Restock the Education brochure supply.
  • Learn and master the responsibilities of an Education Program Host, which include, but are not limited to:
    • Greet and engage public guests on DRC grounds
    • Give presentations, teaching workshops and/or seminars to public guests and/or participants/students
    • Narrate on-microphone live-action dolphin and sea lion sessions
    • Conduct guest and kids’ activities
    • Check in and coordinate participant/student activities
    • Monitor dolphin observation and activities with participants/students
    • Coordinate onsite DayTrips, DolphinCamp, DolphinLab, and Dolphin DayCamp programs
    • Transport DolphinLab students in a 15 passenger van
    • Assist in program preparation and development
    • Assist in preparation of pre-class and post-class activities and paperwork
    • Assist with answering information requests
    • Assist with resource and equipment maintenance
  • DRC Training Institute - curriculum development and alignment, develop & update lectures, organize lecture materials, develop and conduct Professional Development courses for DRCTI faculty and instructors.
  • Library Maintenance- assist in maintaining and organizing the Education library for staff and student use; be familiar with the inventory to aid staff/students in finding materials; complete a full inventory twice/year; checking out/checking in DVDs and general circulation materials. Basic library skills and knowledge are a plus: familiarity with the Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal systems for filing books; where to find call numbers and updating Education’s online database to add or remove books.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated ability to proactively manage multiple, critical deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and resourceful.
  • Flexible, motivated, self-directed.
  • Excellent planning and logistic skills.
  • Team player, able to interface and communicate smoothly with all levels of personnel (staff and students).
  • Passionate about education and nurturing young adults to achieve their dreams.
  • Knowledge and experience in curriculum development and standards alignment. Formal education experience and curriculum development is a plus.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Previous teaching experience in a formal school setting a plus 

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS 

  • Excellent communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with teachers, staff at other organizations and businesses.
  • Ability to manage stressful situations in a calm, discreet and respectful manner.

 

REASONING ABILITY

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Must be proficient in Google products at a minimum (Gmail, Drive, Classroom, etc). Familiarity with ZOOM preferred.

 

STRONGLY DESIRABLE

  • Previous experience working in bookings & reservations, outreach coordination, and formal education settings and curriculum development.
  • Master’s Degree  
  • Experience with and knowledge of ZOOM and Google products (Classroom, Slides, etc).

 

Benefits

DRC currently offers medical benefits, a 401(k) retirement plan, paid vacation, sick, and overtime, as well as personal growth and training opportunities.  DRC seeks to provide for the well being of its employees and our salaries combined with our generous benefits create a competitive total package that is right for our environment.

 

To Apply

If you are interested, please send your resume and a completed DRC application by email to drc-hr@dolphins.org. You may also mail them to Dolphin Research Center, Human Resources Director, 58901 Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, FL 33050

 

Dolphin Research Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Visual Communications Staff (Full-Time/Part-Time, Seasonal or Permanent)

Visual Communications Staff (Full-Time, Permanent)

Dolphin Research Center currently has a full-time opening for a Visual Communications Staff Member.  DRC is a not-for-profit education and research facility dedicated to teaching, learning and caring for marine mammals and the environment we share. We are home to a colony of Common Bottlenose Dolphins and California Sea Lions.

Join our Visual Communications Department if you enjoy working outdoors around the water, interacting with people and watching dolphins at play. Photograph program participants to provide lasting memories of their experiences. This is a team department and most projects involve working closely with other V-C staff members and with co-workers from other departments.  Note: All photographs and videos are the sole property of Dolphin Research Center. Any photos taken with your own camera and your equipment during personal time are for your personal use and not to be sold or published.  This is NOT the position for someone hoping to transition to a marine mammal trainer.

Abilities and Skills

  •  Ideal candidate must be a team player, self-motivated, dependable, flexible and have a positive attitude   
  •  Must have physical agility, good balance, and be able to take steep steps while climbing on and off floating docks. 
  •  Must also be able to squat and/or kneel to take photographs and/or shoot video.
  •  Must be able to work long days in the Florida Keys heat.
  •  Windows-based computer skills are required.
  •  Familiarity with digital photography is required.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud software is a plus.

Position Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Taking candid digital still photos of guests and dolphins during public programs.
  • All phases of video recording and editing.  Types of projects include promotional, educational, documentary, narrative and visual music montage.
  • Photographing and video recording DRC dolphins, programs and events to support corporate-wide needs.
  • Creating corporate publications including advertisements and marketing pieces.
  • Creating on-site informational and directional signage.
  • Tracking and maintaining production schedules.
  • Working directly with guests to select and process print and/or digital photos.
  • Willing to train the right candidate.

Benefits

 DRC currently offers medical benefits, life and disability insurance plan, a 401(k)- retirement plan, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and overtime, as well as personal growth and training opportunities.  DRC seeks to provide for the well-being of its employees and with our high benefits offers a competitive total package right for our environment.

To Apply:

If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, DRC application and samples of work (including portraiture or photographs with people as well as any other type of work such as video) to Dolphin Research Center, Attention: Human Resources Department, e-mail at drc-hr@dolphins.org, 58901 Overseas Hwy, Grassy Key, FL 33050.


Dolphin Research Center is an equal opportunity employer

Gift Shop Staff (Part-Time, Permanent)

Gift Shop Staff (Part-Time, Permanent)

Gift Shop positions involve direct contact with our visitors and is another opportunity to ensure they leave Dolphin Research Center with a happy and positive experience.  

Requirements:

  • Provide the highest quality of customer service to the guests by combining appropriate sales skills with an awarenes of customers and their needs.
  • Suggest specific merchandise and offer product advice.
  • Be familiar with all merchandise in the selling area.
  • Maintain a professional attitude with sincerity and enthusiasm, demonstrating a commitment to the visitor as the most important person in the store.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills for assisting visitors of all countries and languages and anticipate their needs often based on limited knowledge of English.
  • Maintains a calm demeanor under stress or stressful situations.
  • Can deal with difficult people and situations.
  • Possess problem solving skills.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding our research, animals, and staff.
  • Neat in appearance, confident speaking voice, and works well both with others, or independently without instruction.
  • Comfortable using computers.
  • Ability to lift moderately sized boxes and goods, weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays.

If interested submit a cover letter, a DRC application and a resume to drc-hr@dolphins.org or mail to Human Resources, Dolphin Research Center, 58901 Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, FL 33050

 

Guest Services Staff (Full-Time/Part-Time, Permanent/Temporary))

Guest Services Staff (Full-Time/Part-Time, Permanent/Temporary)

Guest Services positions involve direct contact with our visitors and is their first impression of Dolphin Research Center.  Candidates will be reliable, neat in appearance, exhibit a warm, friendly attitude, be flexible, take direction well, be computer literate and must love dolphins!

Position Responsibilities:

  • Know basic content of each narrative session (CS staff will attend and observe these).
  • Understanding each interactive program from cost to content, length, restrictions and daily availability for reservations and walk-in (staff members in CS experience each program)
  • Be able to give basic information on published  research projects  (surface understanding – we have greater detailed handouts for guests who are more intensely interested in these projects).
  • Direct questions to appropriate Education staff member regarding the various education opportunities (i.e. DRC Training Institute (DRCTI), Dolphin Labs/Dolphin Camps, Distance Learning) and provide appropriate literature and contact information.
  • Understand Special Needs Department protocol and use it for interactive programs and walk-in guest.
  • Assist the Visual Communication Department with the editing and sales of photos.
  • Process membership purchases application.
  • Follow procedures regarding members arriving at DRC.
  • Process admissions in addition to walk-in interactive programs.
  • Maintain communication with Animal Care and Training Staff for availability of programs.
  • Know protocol for guests visiting our facility during a wild cetacean stranding and why it is extremely crucial to follow the protocol.
  • Perform opening/closing and balancing of end-of-day reports.
  • At end of day, restock public restrooms and take out rubbish/recyclables daily.

Abilities and Skills:

  • Must foster a love for, and protection of, our animals and marine environment.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills for assisting visitors of all countries and languages and anticipate their needs often based on limited knowledge of English.
  • Maintains a calm demeanor under stress or stressful situations.
  • Can deal with difficult people and situations.
  • Possess problem solving skills.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding our research, animals, and staff.
  • Neat in appearance, confident speaking voice, and works well both with others, or independently without instruction.
  • Comfortable using computers and multiple software applications.
  • Use of cash registers or cash drawers, both computerized and manual; be able to count change back without using a register if necessary.
  • Must be extremely flexible in day-to-day operations of facility.
  • Reliable and on time daily.
  • Weekend work is required.

If interested submit a cover letter, a DRC application and a resume to drc-hr@dolphins.org or mail to Human Resources, Dolphin Research Center, 58901 Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, FL 33050

Human Resources Assistant (Part-Time, Permanent)

Human Resources Assistant (Part Time/Permanent)

DRC is a not-for-profit education and research facility dedicated to teaching, learning and caring about marine mammals and the environment we share.

Position Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

Recruitment & Staffing

  • Respond to all requests for employment information (via online, mail, & telephone)
  • Write position announcements and employment advertisements and place in various media
  • Maintain updated DRC career opportunities information
  • Maintain resume/employment applications record-keeping and filing systems.
  • Notify interviewees that are not selected
  • Arrange and/or conduct pre-employment testing
  • Perform employment verification and reference checks

Orientation & Basic Training

  • Conduct new employee orientation
  • Ensure employees receive basic company training (voice mail, email, Ed training, computer, etc.)
  • Track equipment (keys/locks, badges)

General & Administrative

  • Maintain employee bulletin board
  • Assist in maintaining updated staff biography book
  • Document and maintain safety records and incident reports
  • Maintain employee emergency evacuation list and contact lists and maintain key set for on-site emergency crew.
  • Maintain key safe, copy and issue keys as needed, and maintain property caretaker's key set.
  • Assist in organizing employee and company activities (parties, beach cleanups, community participation activities)

Abilities & Skills

The successful candidate will be a responsible, organized, motivated, self-directed individual who demonstrates excellent “team player” skills and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and computer skills are a must.

Dolphin Research Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Secondary Responsibilities

mittee participation depending on special interests and workload

 

 

 

IT Technical Specialist (Part Time, Permanent)

 

IT Technical Specialist (Part Time, Permanent)

 

Dolphin Research Center currently has a part time opening for an entry level IT Technical Specialist.

 

Position duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain health of all hardware and software
  • Assist users with computer and network issues
  • Provide first response for computer, phone, and alarm problems
  • Train users as needed
  • Move and set up computers (must be able to lift 30 pounds)
  • The successful candidate will have;
    • good problem solving skills
    • a working knowledge of G-Suite Enterprise, Windows OS and Adobe products
    • a pleasant attitude
    • and the ability to work well with others

 

Benefits

 

DRC currently offers medical benefits, life & disability insurance plan, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) retirement plan, employee assistance plan, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and overtime, as well as personal growth and training opportunities.  DRC seeks to provide for the well-being of its employees and our salary combined with our generous benefits creates a competitive total package that is right for our environment.

 

To Apply

 

If interested, submit a cover letter, resume and DRC application to Dolphin Research Center, Human Resources, 58901 Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, FL  33001, or email to drc-hr@dolphins.org.

 

Dolphin Research Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salary & Benefits

SALARY & BENEFITS

The cost of living in the Keys tends to be high and salaries, for the most part, are not competitive with the national average. This is particularly true at DRC, which is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Starting salaries vary according to an applicant's educational background, experience, and particular job responsibilities. The starting annual salary for an entry-level employee at DRC averages $26,000. Many staff members find it necessary to supplement their income through other means.

DRC seeks to provide for the well being of its employees and our salary combined with our generous benefits creates a competitive total package that is right for our environment.

DRC offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, a 401(k) plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid sick leave, gift shop discounts, work clothing, and complimentary Dolphin Encounters. However, the most important benefits are the extraordinary rewards employees encounter on a daily basis: feeling the elation when a dolphin demonstrates a new behavior for the first time, watching a child grin in excitement when she sees a dolphin burst out of the water into a flip, sitting quietly on a dock observing the fluid grace of dolphins, experiencing the sense of satisfaction when a student grasps a new concept, witnessing the magical moment when a learning-disabled child utters his first word. Moments such as these are the true rewards, the unique benefits of working at Dolphin Research Center.

Transparency in Coverage Rule Compliance

Under the Transparency in Coverage Rule, issued in 2020 by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Labor, and Department of the Treasury and enforced beginning 7/1/22, health insurance issuers must publish two separate machine readable files (MRFs) as follows:

  • In Network: Negotiated rates for all covered items and services between the plan or issuer and in-network providers
  • Out of Network: Allowed amount paid to, and billed charges from, out-of-network providers for all covered services within a 90-day period

These MRFs are available for you to read here.

How To Apply

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested, please send your resume and completed application by email to drc-hr@dolphins.org or fax them to the Human Resources Director at (305) 289-8902. You may also mail them to Dolphin Research Center, Human Resources Director, 58901 Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, FL 33050 or stop by the center and complete an application in person.

Dolphin Research Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Our Mission - Through education, research and rescue, Dolphin Research Center promotes peaceful coexistence, cooperation and communication between marine mammals, humans and the environment we share with the well being of DRC's animals taking precedence.
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