[MARMAM] [DEADLINE APPROACHING] Marine Mammal Field Assistant Opportunity - Summer 2020, Cedar Key Dolphin Project

Rebecca Hamilton RAHAMILTON at Rollins.edu
Mon Feb 17 09:08:36 PST 2020

Dear Marmamers,

We are seeking full-time field assistants for part of the Cedar Key Dolphin Project 2020 field season this upcoming summer, from June to September. Applicants available for this entire period will be given priority.

The field season will be focused on gathering acoustic and behavioral data during specialized foraging tactics as part of a long-term study (www.cedarkeydolphinproject.org<http://www.cedarkeydolphinproject.org>). 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 on all good weather days (typically 5 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:


Please note: Applications that do not include the online form AND requested materials via email will be regarded as incomplete and will not be considered during review.

Completed applications are due by February 25th. A short-list of applicants will be asked to conduct a short, informal skype interview shortly after.

For more information or to ask any questions, please contact field manager Becca Hamilton: rebeccahamilton64 at gmail.com<mailto:rebeccahamilton64 at gmail.com>

Best Wishes,

The Cedar Key Dolphin Project

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