martes, 16 de septiembre de 2008

Galapagos Field instructor

Submitted: 2008-08-29 11:37:14Contact: Galapagos Hiring info@ecologyproject.orgWWW Link:
March 16 - July 15, 2009
Galapagos Islands
Background Information
Field InstructorGalapagos Ecology Program Application period closes October 3rd, 2008Description:Ecology Project International (EPI) seeks instructors to teach 5 to 14 day field ecology courses to high school students in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Guided by local scientists, EPI introduces students to authentic scientific study, raises cultural and ecological awareness, and promotes international conservation efforts. EPI offers residential ecology courses to Galapagos and U.S. student groups from March through July 2009. Students visit field sites and collect data for local scientists, and spend time on different islands within the Galapagos archipelago working on additional service-learning projects. For more information please visit
Responsibilities: • Provide and lead a positive experience for EPI participants in the field.o Promote and ensure a safe learning/living environment.o Plan, lead, and instruct quality experiential environmental education programs to a diversity of high school,middle school, or university students in both English and Spanish.o Plan, lead, and instruct courses based on the group’s expectations. o Be sensitive to the health and welfare of all participants and meet their developmental needs.• Understand, model, monitor, and enforce EPI policies and protocols.• Participate in all EPI staff development sessions throughout the season, including staff training, staff meetings, staff retreats, and complete feedback and evaluation forms. • Oversee and/or lead research activities accordance with local research protocols.• Establish and maintain clear communication with teachers, chaperones, participants, partners, co- instructor(s), and EPI staff.• Effectively manage logistical challenges and emergencies on course.• Promptly complete and file paperwork associated with each course.• Mentor EPI interns in the developing their skills and completing their expectations. • Show and maintain a positive attitude.
Qualifications: Required: • Proven field teaching and outdoor leadership experience with young adults. • Enthusiasm for leading student groups in remote areas.• Spanish and English fluency. • Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, natural sciences, or related field. • Field research experience. • Current Wilderness First Responder or Advanced First Aid & CPR certifications.• Minimum 21 years of age.Preferred: • Master’s degree in related field.• Experience working in remote Latin American settings. • Knowledge and familiarity with Ecuador, especially the Galapagos Islands.• Proven research experience with tortoises and desert ecosystems.Dates: Program dates are March 16 – July 15, 2009. EPI instructors will participate in a required unpaid training session to be held early March 2009.
Compensation: Lodging in Puerto Ayora, Galápagos during field season, room and board while on-course, work related in-country travel, and $50 - 80/day. Instructors who have a current WFR certification will receive an additional $10 per day.
Additional Contact Information
To apply send cover letter, resume, and completed EPI application (available on-line at to:Galapagos Instructor HiringEcology Project InternationalP.O. Box 9192 Missoula, MT, 59807 721-8784 phone / (406) 721-7060 fax