EMPLOYMENT

Job Descriptions

Located at Florida Sea Base, Islamorada
Program Office Mate: Aids in the daily operations of the Program Office. Daily tasks include, but are not limited to: reviewing medical documentation, emails, answering the phone, greeting crews and reviewing documentation during the check in process, performing check-outs, acting as a general “hub” of information for participants, staff and Captains, and communicating with participants prior to their arrival.

(Spring, Summer, Winter)

Located at Florida Sea Base, Islamorada
Sailing Program Mate: Aids in facilitating all Sailing Adventures. Daily tasks include, but are not limited to, distributing snorkel gear, facilitating gear shakedowns, conducting swim reviews, teaching snorkeling lessons, kayaking and paddle boarding with crews, working as dock staff, working as a Sea Base driver, and planning and performing weekly closing ceremonies. Some Mates may be asked to work as Sea Exploring Mates who lead Sea Exploring Crews and live on 80’-90’ sailing vessels for one week at a time. Aids with the general chores and daily clean-up of base.

(Spring, Summer, Winter)

Eco Mate: Leads STEM Eco Sailing Crews. Works with crews through the welcome arrival procedures until the time crews depart. Time will primarily be spent onboard a 40’ sailing vessel, teaching crews about the ecology of the Florida Keys, kayaking, snorkeling and fishing. Aids with the general chores and daily clean-up of base. Should have interest in ecology. Preference given to those with a scientific background or a college major in the STEM fields.

(Summer)

Dockmaster: Works with the Marina Operations Director to manage all sailing vessel docking assignments and upkeep of the dock. Responsible for the issue, recovery, maintenance and inventory of fishing supplies.

(Summer)

Quartermaster: Oversees all aspects of the Sea Base Gear Room. Aids in the distribution and recovery of all snorkeling and scuba gear. Responsible for the maintenance and inventory of all snorkeling and scuba gear.

(Spring, Summer)

Located at Florida Sea Base, Islamorada
Scuba Instructor: Works with all Scuba Department Adventures. Teaches PADI Certification courses, fish identification, night dives and underwater navigation. Must be REEF member and NOAA Blue Star trained prior to start date. Aids with the general chores and clean-up of base. Minimum certification: Current PADI Scuba Instructor.

(Spring, Summer, Winter)

Divemaster: Leads Scuba Adventure dives, works on Scuba Live Aboard vessels and assists in PADI Scuba Certification programs. Should have good background in fish identification, tropical marine ecosystems, night diving and underwater navigation. Must be REEF member and NOAA Blue Star trained prior to start date. Aids with the general chores and daily clean-up of base. Minimum certification: Professional Divemaster certification.

(Spring, Summer, Winter)

Dive Boat Captain: Operates and maintains a 36’-46’ Newton Dive Boat. Serves as the onboard safety watch for scuba divers. Minimum certification: Certified Rescue Diver or higher training, hold a Coast Guard 50 Ton Masters License, and must be 21 years of age or older.

(Spring, Summer, Winter).

Dive Boat Mate: Serves as First Mate on dive vessels and will act as on-board safety watch for scuba divers. Must have strong swimming skills, stamina and proficiency in water rescue skills. Helps maintain a safe, properly equipped, clean vessel. Must be NOAA Blue Star trained prior to start date. Minimum certification: Rescue Diver certification.

(Spring, Summer, Winter)

Scuba Mate: Fills scuba tanks, assists in passing out and collecting scuba equipment, organization of Scuba Equipment Room and cleanliness of pool deck. Minimum Certification: Open Water Scuba Certification.

(Spring, Summer)

Located at Brinton Environmental Center, Summerland Key
Island Captain: Operates and maintains a 25’ powerboat. Conducts snorkeling and fishing programs from the vessel. Must be knowledgeable in saltwater fishing and hold a US Coast Guard Captains License (minimum OUPV). Must pass a USCG drug test. (minimum age 21)

(Spring, Summer)

Island Mate: Leads Out Island Adventure Crews. Works with crews through the duration of their adventure. Required to participate and live with crews in a primitive camp setting on Big Munson Island. Island Mate will lead crew through adventure including paddle sports, fishing and snorkeling along with leading campfires. Aids with the general chores and daily clean-up of base. Must pass a USCG drug test.

(Spring, Summer, Winter)

Fishing Mate: Leads Fishing Adventure Crews. Works with crews through the duration of their adventure. Time will primarily be spent fishing with crews and acting as their fishing mate assisting the captain. Fishing mates will also drive the crew to visit historic Key West and must have a valid drivers’ license. Should be knowledgeable in saltwater fishing. Aids with the general chores and daily clean-up of base. Must pass a USCG drug test.

(Spring, Summer, Winter)

Keys Adventure Mate: Leads Keys Adventure Crews. Works with crews through the duration of their adventure. Keys Adventure Mates act as a tour guide through the lower Keys and Key West, including fishing, sailing, snorkeling and primitive camping on Big Munson Island. Keys Adventure Mates will also drive the crew to visit historic Key West and must have a valid drivers’ license. Aids  with the general chores and daily clean-up of base. Must pass a USCG drug test.

(Spring, Summer, Winter)

Marine STEM Educator: Leads a Marine STEM crew of up to 8 participants during 7-day 6-night programs. Educators are responsible for curriculum lectures and leading discussions in the field. Ideal candidates should have a strong background in marine science/ecology and/or outdoor education and be able to work long hours teaching in the field during the summer in the Florida Keys. Marine STEM staff will also serve as first mates aboard a 45-foot Corinthian Catamaran and 26-foot Dusky, which are our field vessels. Candidates must be competent swimmers and comfortable snorkeling and leading crews in the water.

(Spring, Summer)

Order of the Arrow Ocean Adventure Foreman: Leads crews to the Dry Tortugas National Park, where they will work on conservation projects set by National Park Staff and enjoy all the Park has to offer, including snorkeling, sea kayaking, fishing, etc. Upon leaving the Park, Foremen will act as guides through historic Key West.

(Summer)

Located at Florida Sea Base, Islamorada & Brinton Environmental Center, Summerland Key
Assistant Store Manager: Supports the Retail Manager in the daily operations of both Stores, (Islamorada & Summerland Key) and Snack Bar. Your role is to work with the store staff to ensure they provide exceptional Customer Service & Product Knowledge to all customers, along with doing weekly inventory counts and daily reports.

(Spring, Summer)

Store Clerk: Provides assistances to all customers and handles various tasks. Along with greeting customers operating cash register and completing daily reports, you will be responsible for stocking shelves, inventory counts and maintaining a clean and organized store.

(Spring, Summer)

Store Clerk-Photographer: Takes crew photos, prints out photos and makes flash drives for customers. Provides assistances to all customers and handles various tasks, including, greetings customers, operating cash register, completing daily reports, stocking shelves, inventory counts and maintaining a clean and organized store.

(Spring, Summer)

Snack Bar Clerk: Makes milkshakes and other snack foods along with operating the cash register, greeting customers, stocking shelves, inventory counts and maintains a clean and organized snack bar.

(Summer)

Located at Florida Sea Base, Islamorada & Brinton Environmental Center, Summerland Key
Lead Galley Mate: Prepares, serves & cleans up well-balanced meals, adheres to the food service regulations, standards & sanitation practices, leads Galley Mates through daily tasks, plans menus, maintains inventory & orders.

(Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter)

Galley Mate: Assists Galley Manager the preparation, service & clean-up of meals. Maintains food service regulations, standards & sanitation practices.

(Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter)

Located at Florida Sea Base, Islamorada & Brinton Environmental Center, Summerland Key
Assistant Ranger: Vital to the support of the facility and general appearance of Sea Base & the Brinton Environmental Center. Ability to work independently. Tasks include, but are not limited to, landscaping and routine maintenance of property and buildings including light carpentry, plumbing and electrical. Mechanical background is desired.

(Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter)

Assistant Ranger-Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance: Vital to the support of the facility and equipment of Sea Base & the Brinton Environmental Center. Ability to work independently. Tasks include, but are not limited to, helping with outboard motor repairs, general vehicle maintenance and repairs, various equipment maintenance and repairs.

(Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter)

Located at Florida Sea Base, Islamorada
Conference Mate: Facilitates the planning, organizing and execution of conference activities. Works as “hotel style” staff including reception, housekeeping and activities lead for conferences.

(Fall, Spring)

Located at Florida Sea Base, Islamorada & Brinton Environmental Center, Summerland Key
Sea Base Intern: Internships are available year-round and can focus on disciplines from outdoor recreation and youth leadership to business management. Please contact the department lead for your area of interest.

(Spring Summer, Fall, Winter)

All Sea Base employment positions listed are seasonal. Weekly schedules are usually comprised of a 6-day work week with the potential for irregular hours.

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum age requirement is 18 years old.  Previous Scouting experience is helpful, but not required.  Sailing, Scuba and other water related activities are also helpful, but not required depending on the position.  This is a request for an application that may be considered along with other applications.

HOW TO APPLY:

Fill out the application and submit any other supporting documentation you may have.  This may include (but is not required) your resume, credentials/certification cards, photo, etc…

Please use above link to online form

Mailing address:

Sea Base
Attn: HR Director
PO Drawer 1906
Islamorada, FL 33036

Email:

Elizabeth.Wojtecki@scouting.org

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