Job Postings

Education Program Host (Full-Time, Permanent)


Dolphin Research Center

Closing Date
December 31, 2022

If you are an engaging and passionate educator who would love an exciting environmental career teaching about marine mammals, please apply for the Education Program Host position. Educators narrate live-action, ever-changing presentations with our dolphin, sea lion and bird family members. The Education Program Host position is a full-time position; weekend hours are required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Greeting guests and answering questions
Presenting and teaching workshops and/or seminars
Narrating public dolphin and sea lion sessions
Conducting activities and program orientation with guests of all ages
Facilitating camp activities and student discussions
Preparing Education programs paperwork, classroom activities and schedules
Assisting with information requests and program supply inventory
Assisting with Distance Learning presentations
Transporting DolphinLab students in a 15-passenger van

Education and Pre-requisites

Successful candidates will be outgoing, have excellent communication/presentation/public speaking skills and be excited about DRC and our family of dolphins and sea lions.
Must be passionate about sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge with our guests.
Be flexible with their availability, as work schedules can change weekly (evening and weekend hours are required).
Must have physical agility and good balance, be able to take steep steps while climbing on and off our floating docks, and be able to assist guests on and off our floating docks.
Must also be able to squat and/or crouch to take photographs.
Must be able to work long days in the Florida Keys heat and in all types of weather conditions.
Must have the ability and desire to work with a variety of people, especially youth, on a regular basis.
Successful applicants will be a responsible, organized, motivated, self-directed individual who demonstrates excellent “team player” skills.
Must have basic knowledge of computer programs.
Must have a clean driving record.
Must have or are actively pursuing an Associates degree (at minimum) for this position.

Compensation and benefits

DRC currently offers medical benefits, life and disability insurance plan, a 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance program, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and overtime, as well as personal growth and training opportunities. DRC seeks to provide for the well-being of its employees and our salary combined with our generous benefits creates a competitive total package that is right for our environment.

Application instructions

If you are interested, please send your resume and completed application by email to You may also mail them to Dolphin Research Center, Human Resources Director, 58901 Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, FL 33050.