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The University of Texas
Marine Science Institute
750 Channel View Drive
Port Aransas, TX 78373
Phone: 361-749-6711

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Classified Positions with Benefits:

  • HVAC Refrigeration Technician R_00031448: This position will perform journey-level skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and service of HVAC systems and chiller plant and perform as a member of a team in a fast-paced multi-project environment at the UT Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. Apply HERE
  • Groundskeeper. R_00031449: This position will assist in the maintenance of the grounds at the Marine Science Institute. Duties include, but are not limited to, planting, mowing, and maintenance of vegetation and associated tools. Apply HERE

Administrative & Professional Positions:

  • Education Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator R_00031500: This position is responsible for assisting with educational programming and coordinating the activities of volunteers for the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (Reserve) at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) in Port Aransas and at the Bay Education Center in Rockport. Apply HERE
  • Research Associate R_00030779: The Research Associate will conduct research and provide supervision of research projects in the Nielsen Lab. Apply HERE
  • NERR Manager R_00031951: This position is responsible for directing, coordinating, and supervising all aspects of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve operations and management including administrative, research, stewardship, and education activities at the UT Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. Apply HERE

Faculty Positions:

  • None at this time.

Temporary/Non-Benefits Eligible Positions:

  • Nesting Specialist R_00031832:This position is responsible for the coordination of the sea turtle nesting program for the Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (Reserve) at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) in Port Aransas.  This is a temporary position from mid-March to the end of July to support the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle nesting season.  Apply Here
  • For temporary/part-time employment, download and complete a paper APPLICATION and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to UTMSI Administration, 750 Channel View Dr., Port Aransas, Texas 78373. Please include the job title you are applying for.

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The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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For information about Port Aransas and accommodations, please visit the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce website.

The Marine Science Institute is an organized research unit of the College of Natural Sciences of The University of Texas at Austin.