JOB VACANCY

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND MONITORING OFFICER (Marine)

POSITION OVERVIEW
Position Title: Environmental Education and Monitoring Officer (Marine)

Reports to: Tobacco Caye Marine Station Manager
Employment Type: Contract, Full Time, Seasonal.
Work Schedule: December 1st, 2024 – August 15th, 2025. Typically, 5 days per week, variations determined by the reservation calendar. (internship / orientation session in July 2024) **
Duty Station: Tobacco Caye Marine Station, Tobacco Caye, Stann Creek District, Belize
Department Mission: Tobacco Caye Marine Station’s mission is to offer bespoke academic experiential learning opportunities centered on marine conservation for a wide range of clients, and to immerse program participants in Caribbean reef ecology and local marine conservation projects which have positive impacts in the South Water Caye Marine Reserve.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Collaborate in a team of three to deliver TCMS’s study abroad calendar, ensuring high-quality service and immersive educational experiences for participants.

• Lead TCMS environmental education and monitoring activities including invasive lionfish, marine trash and coral bleaching surveys.
• Communicate and coordinate with customers, students, staff, service providers, local experts and community members to implement academic study abroad itineraries and service-learning programs.
• Assist with the gift shop sales and inventory management.

• Shared responsibilities with the team to host groups, including picking them up from Dangriga, leading the island welcome and orientation talk, assisting with educational excursions and activities, guiding research project activities, and hosting day trip groups
• Envision, create, and publish media content including videos, pictures, infographics, and other relevant content to social media outlets and the organization’s website.
• Act as an ambassador for TCMS and marine conservation on the Belize Barrier Reef.
• Possess excellent customer service abilities and be available to answer any questions from visitors to Tobacco Caye.
• Helping with daily maintenance tasks including but not limited to: watering the garden, sweeping the classroom, cleaning snorkel kit, and restocking the gift shop.
• Become familiar with the company’s clients and their specific needs and program requirements.
• Any other incidental tasks that may arise from time to time.

Required Qualifications
• Degree in Biology, Marine Biology, Natural Resources Management, or a related field.
• Working knowledge of Belize’s marine ecosystem – tertiary marine biology training and teaching experience is preferred.
• Must be a very strong swimmer. Lifeguard training or advanced first aid training is preferred.
• Must be able to communicate clearly in verbal and written formats with people of different ages, marine knowledge, and backgrounds.
• An outgoing personality with a genuine passion for Marine Conservation is a plus.
• Experience with photography, videography, video editing, social media management, and infographic development are assets.
• Experience with or ability to learn basic bookkeeping skills.
• Highly organized with the ability to prioritize workload – a balance is needed to assist with hosting groups and keeping up to date with the financial and administrative side of the station.
• Experience conducting marine based research activities.

• Able to share knowledge of the island and personal experiences surrounding the local marine environment with visitors to the island including study abroad groups, day trip groups and tourists.
• Self-motivated with very good time management.
• Willingness to try new things and the ability to adapt to different situations.
• Working at TCMS is a lifestyle, the hosting season can mean consecutive busy weeks hosting multiple groups and socializing with a lot of people during mealtimes and throughout the day, talking repeatedly to tourists about the marine station’s mission, attending to student medical injuries, snorkeling on
educational excursions, conducting an early morning bird walk – working at TCMS is very diverse and interesting! The quieter weeks are a time to catch
up on outstanding jobs such as financial and administrative duties.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
• Salary, paid weekly; negotiable based on qualifications and experience
• Free accommodations and utilities on the island.

HOW TO APPLY:
Send Required Documents TO:
info@monkeybaybelize.com
cc: t.c.marinestation@gmail.com

•Resume / Curriculum Vitae
• (2) professional references including contact information
•Cover Letter
•Copy of diploma and relevant certificates.
•Police Record

(only required for candidates selected for interview)
APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

30th June 2024