viernes, 21 de octubre de 2011

Field Instructor- Galapagos

Field Instructor
Galapagos Islands Ecology Program
Application period closes November 4th, 2011

Ecology Project International (EPI) is hiring instructors to teach and lead 5 to 12 day field ecology courses in Galapagos Islands Ecuador. Our programs introduce students to real-world scientific study, raise cultural and ecological awareness, and promote international conservation efforts. During the Galapagos Islands Ecology Program, local and international student groups (primarily from the US, from 15 to 18 years old), spend time in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island monitoring biodiversity, collecting data for a Galapagos Tortoise rearing project and eradicating invasive species with the Galapagos National Park. Additionally, international students explore the islands while living aboard a boat in addition to participating in a cultural exchange with a local high school. Instructors may also lead day field trips and outreach activities for local Galapagos students. For more detailed information on our courses and organization, please visit our website:

• Provide and lead a positive experience for EPI participants in the field.
• Promote and ensure a safe learning/living environment.
• Plan, lead, and instruct quality experiential environmental education programs to a diversity of high school students in both English and Spanish.
• Plan, lead, and instruct courses based on the group’s expectations.
• 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 in 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.

• Desire to make a difference in the world;
• 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; and a
• Minimum 21 years of age.
• Master’s degree in related field;
• Experience working in remote Galapagos, Ecuador or Latin American settings;
• Knowledge and familiarity with the Galapagos Islands; and a
• Wilderness First Responder certification.

Compensation: Lodging in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Ecuador during field season, room and board while on course, work related in-country travel, and $50-80/day (including season completion bonus). Instructors who have a current Wilderness First Responder certification will receive an additional $10 per day.

Dates: The program season is early March through the end of July 2012. Instructors will participate in a required unpaid training session to be held in late February – early March in the Galapagos Islands.

To apply send cover letter, resume, and completed EPI application (be sure to save the PDF to your desktop first, then fill in the application, then save the document and attach it to an email or print it, fill it in by hand and scan and email or mail.)

Galapagos Instructor Hiring
Ecology Project International
315 South 4th Street East
Missoula, MT, 59801 USA
(406) 721-8784 phone / (406) 721-7060 fax

For more info, contact:

Colin Millar

Galapagos Instructor Hiring
Ecology Project International
315 South 4th Street East
Missoula, MT, 59801 USA
(406) 721-8784 phone / (406) 721-7060 fax