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Biologist - Eco Tour Narrator

Sarasota Bay Explorers
Sarasota, FL
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $13 to $14 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Sarasota Bay Explorers is seeking a candidate with a background in Marine Science, Biology, or Environmental Science to fill a full-time position. We will also be seeking a candidate to fill a part-time position. Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic about hands on environmental education, can work well with the public, and has a passion for learning. Please read below for details.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Narration of a 2 hour eco tour departing from Mote Aquarium discussing the ecosystem, marine mammal population, native and migratory shorebirds, birds of prey and any other wildlife encountered. Deployment and retrieval of an otter trawl net with or without assistance and subsequent identification of fish and invertebrates found within.

  • Participation in launching and docking the vessel and all necessary steps, including releasing and securing lines.

  • Taking reservations for passengers on all cruises through an online booking application both in person and over the phone.

  • Answering questions by phone or in person about current cruise times, pricing, and availability with accuracy.

  • Communicating with customers clearly regarding trip information.


*Written narration is provided while in training, addition of relevant and interesting factual information to narrations is encouraged.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Minimum education of Bachelor’s Degree within the Biological Sciences.

  • Dedication and enthusiasm towards educating the public about regional flora and fauna, Florida’s natural resources, and local history.

  • Clear communication skills.

  • Ability to relay factual information effectively to a variety of audiences in an entertaining and engaging manner.

  • Ability to communicate with the public in a courteous and respectful way, and answering questions from the public tactfully.

  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

  • First Aid/CPR Certification (or willing to obtain one).

  • Ability to pass a drug test in order to become a member of the Maritime Consortium.


Bonus (not required but strongly desired):

  • Knowledge of Sarasota Bay wildlife and plant life including: marine fish and invertebrates, shorebirds, marine mammals, and mangrove trees.

  • Knowledge of local Sarasota history.

  • Prior experience on vessels and/or knowledge of common nautical knots.

  • Customer service experience.



Sarasota Bay Explorers

Sarasota, FL



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