[MARMAM] Field assistant opportunity this summer in Cedar Key, Florida

Rebecca Hamilton RAHAMILTON at Rollins.edu
Tue Apr 9 13:48:09 PDT 2019

Dear Marmamers,

We are seeking 1 full-time field assistant for part of the Cedar Key Dolphin Project 2019 field season this upcoming summer, between June 14th and July 7th. Applicants must be available for this entire period to apply.

The field season will be focused on gathering acoustic and behavioral data during specialized foraging tactics as part of a long-term study. Research will take place in Cedar Key, Florida, 3 hours north of Tampa and 60 miles west of Gainesville.

The assistant will be expected to work on a boat 6 to 7 days per week, for up to 10 hours at a time. Typical weather conditions in summer include 95 degree heat, high humidity, and no breezes. When the weather does not permit fieldwork, work will consist of photo matching, processing, and data entry.

This is a volunteer position. Assistants will be responsible for arranging their own transportation to Florida, but housing and food will be covered while on-site.

Applicants must be flexible, mature, and hard-working individuals. The team works and lives in close quarters for the duration of the season, so applicants must work well in small groups and have a positive attitude.

Prior field experience with photo-ID and boat handling is preferred, but not required. Those with no experience should demonstrate their willingness to learn.

An application form and instructions on submitting materials (CV, cover letter, and contact for 3 references) can be accessed through the project website via the following link:


Completed applications are due by April 26th. A short-list of applicants will be asked to conduct a short, informal skype interview in early May.

Please contact Masters student Becca Hamilton with any questions: rhamilton at umassd.edu<mailto:rhamilton at umassd.edu>

Best Wishes,

The Cedar Key Dolphin Project

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