Monterey Bay Whale Watch is looking for a part-time (full time in summer) experienced Marine Biologist/Naturalist/Deckhand! Come join a dedicated team of Marine Biologists in one of the most diverse and productive whale watching areas in the world. Help lead tours, educate the public, and collect data on a variety of different organisms including Humpback Whales, 6 species of dolphins, Blue Whales, and Orcas.
More about our research : On every trip, one of the Marine Biologist’s most important tasks is to collect data on a variety of different organisms that we see in Monterey Bay. This includes: filling out data sheets, taking Photo-ID pictures, and observing behaviors of different cetacean species.
We also are working on different Photo-ID catalogs and digitizing our data that we have been collecting for several decades. Our company has been doing research on Orcas and Humpback Whales for over 30 years and our Marine Biologists play a key role in helping collect data on both of these species, as well as several others. We also collaborate with Cascadia Research Collective and HappyWhale, as well as other local research organizations.
- Bachelors Degree in Marine Science or related field (minimum required education level)
- At least 2 years of Naturalist experience
- Knowledge of the history, cetaceans, and birds of Monterey Bay
- Excellent speaking ability – comfortable interacting with the public both on a microphone to over 100 people and individually
- Enthusiastic and outgoing personality
- 4 years of Naturalist experience
- Deckhanding experience (able to fill in as deckhand or double duty when needed)
- Photo-ID/data entry/research experience
We are looking to hire someone ASAP. This position is open to only applicants currently living in the U.S. and preferably already living on the west coast. Please send a resume/CV and a word document including: your cover letter, availability, and potential start date to firstname.lastname@example.org.