Join Our Team

Thank you for your interest in working with Odyssey Marine Exploration. 


If your personality, background and experience meet our requirements and

attributes, listed below, send your resume and cover letter (including

salary expectations) to


Responsibilities/Success Factors:

The Contract Administrator is responsible for drafting, administering and

managing company contracts and advising on contract management and

policy compliance matters. This position will report to the President & COO.


The ideal Contract Administrator will be a self-motivated team player with

strong organizational skills and a keen eye for accuracy. He/She will have

demonstrable contract management experience and the ability to multi task

and prioritize effectively.  The successful candidate will be a quick learner and

have a comfort level working within a fast-paced environment and entrepreneurial culture.


Specifically, the Contract Administrator will be expected to handle the following:

  • Company contract management and contract support for standard corporate agreements, such as confidentiality/non-disclosure (“NDA”) and independent contractor agreements

  • Prepare and distribute information regarding contract status, compliance and modifications

  • Manage and organize all contracts pursuant to the company’s contract management policy and provide updates, briefs and revisions summarizing contractual requirements

  • Maintain processes that provide timely notification of critical contract events (renewals, termination, due dates, etc.)

  • Analyze contracts and other transactional documents to determine contractual rights and obligations and provide recommendations to management

  • Assist in the preparation of contracts, leases, corporate documents and other transactional documents

  • Provide general assistance including preparing reports, correspondence, updating company files/records, filing and research as required

  • Maintain and manage Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) compliance and audit file

  • Assist in the maintenance of audit files for contracts which will include relevant correspondence, changes/deviations, amendments, clarifications and payment schedules

  • Provide general support and assistance to lawyers working on the company’s behalf

  • Provide other administrative duties as needed



  • AA degree or equivalent certifications

  • 5+ years experience in a similar role

  • Experience with any of the following a plus: Maritime, Environmental, Mergers & Acquisitions, US Securities law

  • Experience in a corporate law environment preferred

  • Experience working for a publicly traded company preferred

  • Corporate Governance experience a plus

  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to read, comprehend and accurately present complex documents and material in summary and/or annotated form

  • Working knowledge of contract terminology and principles

  • Proven expertise in relation to contracts, service agreements and NDAs

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of legal requirements involved with contracts

  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office tools

  • Skilled in the use of legal and general research tools

  • Ability to identify issues, potential legal risks and potential liabilities

  • Ability to self-manage priorities and the development of various associated work products with little or no supervision

  • Ability to work well under pressure and on tight deadlines

  • Ability to handle highly confidential information


Ideal Personal Attributes:            

In addition to having appropriate work history and qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate that they are:


A Self-motivated, Adaptable, Problem solver

Natural ability to identify priorities and tackle projects as well as anticipate issues and institute preventative measures.  Ability to effectively deal with rapid and unplanned change. 


A Thorough, Detail-Oriented Team-player

Exhibits high-level attention to detail with the keen ability to quickly spot errors and inconsistencies.  The ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences from all over the world including employees, peers, internal and external clients, vendors, and senior management.

Physical Requirements:

  • Vision: Clarity of vision, with or without correction, to see and decipher printed materials, computer and computer related equipment and parts as well as data on a computer monitor.

  • Sitting: Remaining in the seated position for long hours in front of a computer.

  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to clients, vendors, contractors or other employees in person or on the phone.

  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.

  • Repetitive movement of hands and fingers: Consistently operate a computer and other office productivity machinery (i.e. a calculator, copy machine, computer printer).

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