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Visual Communications Staff


Dolphin Research Center, Grassy Key, FL – DRC is a not-for-profit education and research facility dedicated to teaching, learning and caring for marine mammals and the environment we share. We are home to a colony of Common Bottlenose Dolphins and California Sea Lions.

Closing Date
May 13, 2020

Visual Communications Staff (Full-Time, Permanent)
Dolphin Research Center currently has a full-time opening for a Visual Communications Staff Member.

Join our Visual Communications Department if you enjoy working outdoors around the water, interacting with people and watching dolphins at play. Photograph program participants to provide lasting memories of their experiences. This is a team department and most projects involve working closely with other V-C staff members and with co-workers from other departments. Note: All photographs and videos are the sole property of Dolphin Research Center. Any photos taken with your own camera and your equipment during personal time are for your personal use and not to be sold or published. This is NOT the position for someone hoping to transition to a marine mammal trainer.

Position Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Taking candid digital still photos of guests and dolphins during public programs.
All phases of video recording and editing. Types of projects include promotional, educational, documentary, narrative and visual music montage.
Photographing and video recording DRC dolphins, programs and events to support corporate-wide needs.
Creating corporate publications including advertisements and marketing pieces.
Creating on-site informational and directional signage.
Tracking and maintaining production schedules.
Working directly with guests to select and process print and/or digital photos.
Willing to train the right candidate.

Education and Pre-requisites

Abilities and Skills:
Ideal candidate must be a team player, self-motivated, dependable, flexible and have a positive attitude
Must have physical agility, good balance, and be able to take steep steps while climbing on and off floating docks.
Must also be able to squat and/or kneel to take photographs and/or shoot video.
Must be able to work long days in the Florida Keys heat.
Windows-based computer skills are required.
Familiarity with digital photography is required.
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud software is a plus.

Compensation and benefits

The salary for this position starts at $10.00 per hour. DRC currently offers medical benefits, life and disability insurance plan, a 401(k)- retirement plan, health savings accounts, 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 with our high benefits offers a competitive total package right for our environment.

Application instructions

If interested, please visit our website at, “How to Apply”, to obtain a DRC application. Submit a cover letter, resume, DRC application and samples of work (including portraiture or photographs with people as well as any other type of work such as video) to Dolphin Research Center, Attention: Human Resources Department, e-mail at, 58901 Overseas Hwy, Grassy Key, FL 33050.