#1. Deckhand / Naturalist (2 positions)
#2. Deckhand/ Naturalist / Lead Conservation Communicator (1 position)
Type: full-time summer/seasonal (see dates below)
Organization: Stubbs Island Whale Watching & Discovery Marine Safaris
Locations: Campbell River & Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island, BC (staff accommodation may be available)
General job description:
Stubbs Island Whale Watching and sister company, Discovery Marine Safaris are seeking highly motivated “ambassadors of the ocean” who are able to relay their rich knowledge of the marine environment to our passengers while guarding their safety and comfort. Outstanding communication skills and a deep commitment to sustainability are needed to ensure that the wildlife viewing has strong conservation and educational potential. This includes amplifying messaging through a variety of communications projects, including writing daily trip reports and contributing social media posts. Applicants must understand that there are also a considerable amount of manual and repetitive tasks involved in this position i.e. preparing, cleaning and maintaining the vessels.
This posting is for:
Position #1: Two x Deckhand / Naturalist: One will be more often working from Campbell River and the other will more often work from Telegraph Cove.
Position #2: One x Deckhand / Naturalist / Lead Conservation Coordinator: This position will be based out of Telegraph Cove and involves guiding and coordinating team members with regard to scheduling, enacting a communications plan, guarding the accuracy and quality of information provided by colleagues, coordinating data collection for science, and ensuring further team tasks are carried out optimally. Thereby, this position requires more education and/or experience with digital communications, BC’s marine life and more background in successfully liaising with colleagues.
The same applicant pool will be used for both positions.
Established in 1980 as the first whale watching company in British Columbia, Stubbs Island Whale Watching has set the standard for ethical whale watching. Under new ownership since 2011, the company’s goals remain to provide guests with an experience that is highly enjoyable, as well as having high educational and conservation value. Stubbs Island Whale Watching is based in Telegraph Cove. Sister company, Discovery Marine Safaris was established in 2006 and is based in Campbell River.
It is a great privilege to be in areas that are frequented by members of the northern community of fish-eating Orca known as “Northern Residents”; mammal-eating Orca known as “Bigg’s Killer Whales” (aka “Transients”); Humpback Whales; Minke Whales; Pacific White-Sided Dolphins; Dall’s Porpoises and Harbour Porpoises, Steller Sea Lions, Pacific Harbour Seals and an absolute wealth of sea birds. The life below the surface is also awe-inspiring.
Discovery Marine Safaris: Campbell River on central Vancouver Island, BC, CANADA.
Stubbs Island Whale Watching: Telegraph Cove on Northern Vancouver Island, BC, CANADA.
More remote location and a 30-minute drive from Port McNeill, the nearest center for groceries, etc.
For both locations, group staff accommodation may be available.
Knowledge of an additional language
Completion of the Marine Education and Research Society's Marine Naturalist Workshop
Experience using Wordpress, Adobe Lightroom and Final Cut Pro
Salary: Starting wage is dependent on qualifications and experience. Pay range begins at $15/hour for Position #1.
Work term: Staggered start and end dates. Start date: Mid May to early July. End date: Late August to late September.
Application format: Must include a cover letter specifically addressing position requirements and indicating period of availability. Resume to include 3 references (name, position and email address)
with a minimum of 2 being employment contacts.
Application deadline: Midnight February 25th, 2018.
Apply to: Jackie Hildering, Education and Conservation Advisor; firstname.lastname@example.org .
References of short-listed candidates contacted.
Short-listed candidates interviewed via telephone.
Final interviews will be held before March 10, 2018.
Only applicants considered for interviews will be contacted.
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GoodWork ID: 44145 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Feb 14 2018
Ethical, responsible whale watching
Ocean / marine conservation jobs