CCMI seeks to hire innovative, creative, early career scientists who can make great discoveries. Our key strategic goal is to become the premiere research institution in the Caribbean, unlocking the clues to coral reef resilience and bringing relevant science to society. We seek extraordinary employees to help us bring to focus the positive changes that can occur when we reduce human impact on the planet.

Current Positions Available


CCMI’s key strategic goal is to become the premier research institution, unlocking the clues to coral reef resilience and bringing relevant science to society. We seek extraordinary employees to help us bring to focus the positive changes that can occur when we reduce human impact on the planet.

Little Cayman is a remote tropical island with fewer than 200 people. Marine protection has been in place since the mid-1980s making this an ideal location for coral reef research. This position requires an individual who is capable of working under strenuous conditions and who is well-adapted to living in a small community. With this in mind, we are seeking to hire a head cook and housekeeper that will be responsible for the effective day to day running of the kitchen and upkeep of the facilities at CCMI’s Little Cayman Research Center.    


  • Prepare all meals for visiting groups and staff, including buffet-style continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner for up to 30 people.
  • Provide healthy and sustainable food options, catering to dietary restrictions upon request.
  • Manages monthly menus within a tight budget.
  • Performs cleaning duties in all guest areas, including kitchen, labs, classrooms, bathhouse, guest rooms, and back of house.
  • Consistently offers professional, friendly, and engaging service.
  • Ensures housekeeping departmental standards are followed.
  • Maintains inventory of necessary supplies.
  • Reports necessary maintenance items.
  • Follows departmental policies and procedures.
  • Follows all safety and sanitation policies
  • Assists other departments when needed to ensure optimum service to guests.
  • Performs additional duties as needed.


  • Experience cooking/catering to large groups
  • Experience as a cleaner/housekeeper
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to reside full time on Little Cayman Island


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience US$30,000 to $35,000.
  • Health insurance contribution of 50% of basic cost
  • 5% salary contribution to the pension plan after six months of employment.

For consideration, please forward resume, letter of interest and a list of 3 references (emails and phone numbers) to:

Reefs Go Live uses the Virtual Live Experiences (VLEs) method in connecting students and the public to real-time coral reef activity. Scientists use high-tech face masks and streaming equipment to deliver lessons live from underwater.


Your internship will entail working with a vibrant and dynamic group of communicators, educators and scientists. You will gain experience in the following:

  • Directing and producing livestreaming underwater video broadcasts
  • Editing and delivering finalized videos in support of education andresearch programmes
  • Investigating new and interactive video technology to reduce barriers toscience education
  • Creating supporting video and graphics content for live lessons
  • Maintaining and updating RGL equipment

You will also support CCMI media activity by:

  • Creating project videos for social media
  • Editing photos and creating graphics/presentations
  • Helping to develop the storytelling via excellent visual representation


  • Underwater videography and photography experience
  • Video production and editing
  • Versatility and flexibility. CCMI interns should be capable of working with minimal supervision, under strenuous conditions, and be willing to step in to help the team.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (unless the internship qualifies for a year in industry work experience requirement at your college)
  • Experience with Teradek, Olympus, Canon and Nauticam equipment and maintenance a plus
  • Scuba diving skills, preferably rescue diver level with 60+ dives, full facemask, Nitrox and other specialties a plus
  • Excellent communications skills, well organized, enthusiastic and capable of prioritizing
  • The ability to work to a deadline, via self motivation and hard work
  • Ability to thrive in a small, remote island environment. This position is based in Little Cayman, the smallest and least-populated of the Cayman Islands.

If you would like to experience being part of a dynamic comms team, and if you are comfortable being an all-around support team member, we encourage you to apply. The successful candidate will receive free room and board at CCMI’s Little Cayman Research Centre and a USD$500 per month living allowance.

Learn more about Reefs Go Live HERE. Applications (cover letter, CV including links to samples of work and contact details for two referees who will not be contacted without your consent) should be sent to by 15th February 2023. Internship to start 15th March 2023.


  • To assist with research programmes conducted under the direction of the Research Director
  • Assist in all logistical planning, preparation, execution, and clean-up efforts of research programme activities under the guidance of the Research Technicians and Research Manager
  • To be a resource to any and all visiting research scientists
  • Assist with education, operations, and advancement/communications programmes as required
  • Internship will focus on the resilience of corals to climate and will include assessing thermal performance of corals across life stages and improving coral restoration success.
  • This project is in collaboration with Hollie Putnam (URI), Yvonne Sawall (BIOS) and Samantha de Putron (BIOS). Selected intern will travel with Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley to Bermuda to assist with thermal performance projects at BIOS for 2 – 3 weeks in August. Selected intern must have a valid passport that enables open transit between the US and UKOTs.


Your internship will entail working with a vibrant and dynamic group of educators and scientists. Your responsibilities include the following:

  • Selected intern will be expected to complete a project report on a portion of the work conducted during the internship with the goal of publishing results in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
  • Assist with execution of a 12-day field course taught by Goodbody-Gringley and visiting scientist, Tali Mass (Univ. of Haifa).
  • Assist in the delivery of research programme activities, including field and laboratory activities, all research related scuba dives, and coral restoration activities.
  • Enter data and organize spreadsheets
  • Attend weekly meetings with research team and station staff
  • Analyse data when necessary
  • Give at least one public presentation on focus research area
  • Conduct tours of the station
  • Contribute to the successful operation of a busy, remote field research and education station
  • Contribute to outreach when needed and provide relevant imagery to the advancement team for publications and social media


  • Preference given to Caymanian applicants or those with qualifying residential status
  • Applicants must be certified to dive, Advanced diver preferred. Preference given to applicants that are currently AAUS scientific divers.
  • Applicants must have completed some undergraduate education. Completion of bachelors degree or higher preferred.
  • Experience with data handling required, including some experience with statistical analyses, R preferred.
  • Must be versatile and willing and interested in assisting with a variety of tasks.
  • Must be comfortable in and on the water, particularly on boats.
  • Experience in coral reef ecological research and reef surveys preferred.
  • Good communication and analytical skills required.
  • Experience in coral and fish identification, environmental awareness, interest in conservation all a plus.


Position is for 6 months, beginning June 19, 2023. Compensation towards travel to the Cayman Islands (if relocating) will be provided as well as room and board at the Little Cayman Research Centre provided plus living expenses up to $500 USD/month.


A complete application, consisting of cover letter, a full CV and contact details for two referees (who will not be contacted without your consent) should be sent to no later than 15 April 2023, with the position, “Research Intern” indicated in the email subject. Applications will be reviewed and notified of selection by May 1.

CCMI’s key strategic goal is to become the premiere research institution in the region, unlocking the clues to coral reef resilience and bringing relevant science to society. We seek extraordinary employees to help us bring to focus the positive changes that can occur when we reduce human impact on the planet.  With this in mind, we seek to hire a mature, experienced professional to lead fundraising campaigns for CCMI over the next 6 months, with potential for the role to become permanent in the future.


The primary responsibility is to lead fundraising campaigns and manage CCMI’s research and education grants.
Lead the Coral Fund Campaign by:

  • Developing and project managing a $3 million campaign from 2023-2024
    • Identifying new high net worth donors and revenue opportunities
    • Managing the communications/outreach calendar for VIPS and Navigators
    • Raising the profile of organization and growing new relationships
    • Managing all donor administration for the Coral Fund
    • Delivering a communications plan for the Coral Fund
  • General Advancement and Outreach:
    • Assist with planning and execution of the annual fundraising gala
    • Support all other outreach events on Grand Cayman
    • Assist with development of a company-wide coherent communications strategy


  • More than 3 years event or fundraising project management experience.
  • The ability to design and deliver a fundraising strategy.
  • A confident and clear public presenter, for large audiences and one-to-one meetings.
  • Be able to communicate effectively on the topic of marine sustainability, to a range of audiences.
  • Manage a project budget.
  • Be able to work independently, working with a wider team (within CCMI and externally), to help progress your project.
  • Have a good knowledge of the Sister Islands, especially Little Cayman.
  • Have a good professional network established in the Cayman Islands.
  • You must be proficient in word, excel, powerpoint, adobe and understand print process. It will be beneficial to be experienced in word/press, newsletter software (such as Constant Contact), and fundraising management software such as Donor Perfect and Classy (or similar).
  • You must be able to write copy to a professional standard, with examples of print and digital written work.
  • You will need to be a team player, who can work with a range of different stakeholders in a positive and passionate way.


USD$50k per annum plus benefits, pro-rated for this interim role.


The role is based on Grand Cayman and will be working from home.
Applications from Cayman Nationals will be prioritized.
Please send a CV and cover letter, including examples of work, to Kate Holden:
Application deadline is 24th February 2023.