Careers at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Join Our Team

Careers at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Join Our Team

Clearwater Marine Aquarium team photo at turtle release

Careers at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Join Our Team

It’s Not Just a Great Place to Visit — It’s a Wonderful Place to Work!

Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s mission is to restore and preserve our marine environment. We accomplish our mission through leadership in education, research, and the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine life. Everyone here plays an integral role in working toward the accomplishment of our mission. If you are interested in employment with us, please submit your resume. We are currently only accepting resumes for posted positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Clearwater Marine Aquarium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a drug-free workplace.


To Apply:

Email cover letter and resume to:

Dawn De Santis, Vice President of Human Resources
[email protected]

No calls or walk-ins please. Potential candidates will be contacted with interview details.

Employment Opportunities

Major Gift Officer

POSITION TITLE: Major Gift Officer
REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer
SUPERVISES: None
EXEMPT OR NON-EXEMPT: Exempt
PERCENTAGE OF FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT: 100%
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Should have no physical restrictions

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer the Major Gifts Officer will:

  • Develop and implement a Major Gifts Program designed to increase gifts of $25,000+
  • Carry out all aspects of the gift cycle:
    • initiate contacts with potential major donors
    • develop and coordinate appropriate cultivation strategies
    • advance potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
    • conduct solicitations
    • maintain stewardship and contact with donor.
  • Initiate “moves management” or similar program to systematically analyze and track donor data to create relationship-based strategies and increase success rates with major and planned gifts
  • Raising funds for upcoming capital campaign in addition to the annual campaign
  • May include raising funds for special projects

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop and manage a portfolio of 75 to 150 prospective donors, with strategies developed to meet their specific interests and needs
  • Conduct personal meetings each week, including on-site tours and off-site donor visits
  • Identify donors through coordination with Chief Development Officer, as well as through other research avenues

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium reserves the right to revise job descriptions or work hours as required.

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Grant Writer

POSITION TITLE: Grant Writer
REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer
SUPERVISES: None
EXEMPT OR NON-EXEMPT: Exempt
PERCENTAGE OF FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT: 100%
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Should have no physical restrictions

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:

In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer, the Grant Writer will:

  • Research and identify foundations, local, state, federal and corporation funding sources.
  • Carry out all aspects of grant writing cycle
  • Initiate contact and create relationships with potential funders
  • Create letters of inquiry
  • Prepare proposals, including budgets, staff requirements and grant needs
  • Create grant reports
  • Maintain relationship with funders
  • Create presentations
  • Set and achieve fundraising goals for Clearwater Marine Aquarium annually
  • Manage and maintain grant revenue status with finance team
  • Work with development and program staff to clearly articulate our mission and program objectives

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Work with Chief Development Officer to establish a fundraising strategy
  • Coordinate and work closely with program staff to develop and follow through with any required information needed for specific grant needs
  • Draft original copies, as well as perform copyediting, proofreading, and formatting
  • Contribute to annual reporting including presentations and written materials
  • Maintain accurate donor records and notes in fundraising system
  • Prepare monthly reports tracking activities and outcomes

EDUCATION/SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree; 5+ years of grant writing experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to write and articulate effectively (provide CMA with writing samples)
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite of products, including Outlook, Excel, Access, Word, Publisher, and PowerPoint
  • Well-organized, professional and able to multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Endearing personality that makes guests feel welcomed and important under highly stressed conditions
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