|Location||Worldwide, United Kingdom|
|Date Posted||9th January 2020|
In the field
Operation Wallacea is a network of academics from European and North American universities who design and implement biodiversity and conservation management research programmes across 13 countries worldwide.
We are funded by, and rely on, teams of student volunteers who join expeditions for the opportunity to work on real-world research programmes alongside academic researchers.
We are currently recruiting field staff for vacancies from June and early August 2020, lasting between 4 and 8 weeks.
In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food onsite, current and future research opportunities, networking and skills development, flight bursaries for more experienced candidates, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts.
The positions will be filled as and when we find suitable candidates so if you are interested please apply as soon as you can to give yourself the best chance. The positions involve working with minors so if successful you will be asked to complete a background check.
Camp managers are responsible for the day to day running of field camps, including maintaining regular communications with the main base camp, ordering supplies and ensuring the science teams have the guides and equipment needed to run surveys.
Applicants should have experience of working in the field, good communication and organisational skills and preferably a biological background. Some field sites are remote, facilities are basic, and the environments are challenging so experience of similar conditions are favourable. Please highlight any relevant outdoor leadership qualifications. The ability to speak Spanish is necessary for some of our site locations, please let us know if you have this skill.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://jobs.opwall.com/job/camp-manager-2/
The position will involve working with teachers and 16 – 18-year-old students in the field to create and ensure schedules are implemented, assist in explaining various survey techniques and the aims and objectives of Operation Wallacea at that research site, be a main point of contact for any questions and queries and provide a degree of pastoral care.
Applicants should have experience of working in the field, good communication and organisational skills and preferably a biological background. This role is ideal for a recent graduate looking to build upon their field experience.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://jobs.opwall.com/job/schools-coordinator-2/
Worldwide locations available including Fiji, Indonesia, Croatia, Malawi, Dominica, Ecuador, Guyana, Honduras, Madagascar, Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Transylvania)
Contracts are for 4-8 weeks (June 2020 – August 2020). Positions are voluntary but include full accommodation and food onsite, current and future research opportunities, networking and skills development, flight bursaries for more experienced applicants, and the opportunity to contribute towards long-term conservation efforts
We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.