Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities, who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes at 10 research sites worldwide.
We are currently recruiting for PADI qualified divemasters with marine biology backgrounds to assist in the marine element of our South African project. The role is based out of Sodwana Bay in KwaZulu Natal, and is for an eight week period from early June onwards. Smaller length contracts are also available.
This post will involve working with school and university students on a reef ecology course, doing in-water activities to supplement the course lectures. This can include a variety of tasks, from leading mock surveys underwater to helping with other learning activities. While we ask that all applicants are qualified PADI DM’s, all dives are accompanied by dive staff from our partner dive centre so this role is not one of direct in-water supervision, but is more of a teaching and education role.
The ideal candidate would have a BSc or above in marine biology or associated subject,
In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food onsite for the duration of their contract. More experienced candidates may also receive flight bursaries.
If you would like to apply for one of these positions, please fill in our online application form at www.opwall.com/jobs and send a CV or resume to Rachel Palfrey at firstname.lastname@example.org