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Alternate Boat Captain/First Mate - a part time position

These positions are onboard the RV APALACHEE, a 65-ft (80 ton), a twin engine research vessel. The positions will require abilities for precise vessel maneuvering and extensive nighttime work, and deployment of a variety of oceanographic equipment and fishing gears. Other duties include assisting the first captain in vessel maintenance and accommodating research equipment loading, hookup and deployment. Knowledge of hydraulic systems strongly desired.

Qualifications: (1) Must have at least a 100-ton captain's license and meet all US Coast Guard standards for time at sea and drug testing; (2) high school diploma/equivalent and at least four years of relevant experience; (3) knowledge of field equipment use and maintenance; (4) proficient in computer applications, including Excel and Word or equivalent software. (5) attention to detail and ability to multi-task; (6) ability to work independently, be a self-starter, and have strong critical thinking and communication skills.

To apply, go to: Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu and refer to job ID 37136.

Note: Please indicate if you are interested in the Assistant Captain or Alternate Captain positions (or both). This position is being posted as open until filled. Review of applicants will begin in May and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. Applicants must submit electronic copies (PDF files preferred) of a Resume and the names and e-mail addresses of three professional references along with the application.


FSUCML Outreach Coordinator

Posted 4/17/2014

The FSUCML seeks an Outreach Coordinator for a full time OPS position. The successful candidate will be outgoing, like to meet and talk to people, have an open mind, loads of imagination, strong initiative, and be willing to help us develop new communication strategies that will bring more attention to the excellent research being conducted by the scientists associated with the lab. The successful candidate should be proficient in the use of social media (e.g., facebook, twitter) and be able to conduct interviews with faculty and visiting scientists using videography. The intent is to provide full coverage of the research and outreach conducted at the FSUCML. This person is expected to explore new and exciting ways to promote the FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory in ways that will attract people in the communities of Franklin, Wakulla, and Leon counties and beyond to know who we are, what we do, and to be part of the action. Strong communications skills a must. Marketing experience preferred.

Among the ongoing duties for the person in this position are:

  • Coordinates & develops outreach for the following events
    • Lecture Series (Monthly) and Lunch Bunch Series (ad hoc). Faculty defines speakers; outreach person works with speaker to develop announcements; prepares & distributes announcements. Staff prepares auditorium and reception)
    • Workshops – works with artists, writers, scientists to develop weekend workshops for the public; develop & distribute announcements
    • Display development, organization and staffing at outreach events
    • Whatever Floats Your Boat Regatta (Annual) Open House (Bienniel in odd years) – works with the entire staff to coordinate these events
    • Newsletters – compiles content with Director, distributes
  • Website – ensures that we have news/event items regularly for FSUCML website and for FSUCML Facebook. All lectures and workshops go on the FSU Calendar and will appear on the website
  • Distributes mailing through email CONSTANT CONTACT lists.
  • Maintains FSUCML heritage protocol records

To apply, please submit your application electronically (PDF files preferred, in a single file that contains a cover letter, resume, a sample of your writing skills, and the names and email addresses of three references) to Lara Edwards (lhedwards@fsu.edu). Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. FSU is an AA/EEO employer. Female and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory is located in St. Teresa, Florida, about 45 miles southwest of the FSU main campus.



FSU is an AA/EEO employer. Female and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply for appropriate postings.
The FSU Coastal & Marine Laboratory is located in St. Teresa, Florida, about 45 miles southwest of the FSU main campus.