[Coral-List] Job advertisement

Carolina De La Hoz carolina.delahoz at fcdarwin.org.ec
Wed Nov 22 17:13:55 EST 2017


The Charles Darwin Research Station has a vacancy for a Diving Safety Officer Professional Volunteer : 

Diving Safety Officer Professional Volunteer 

Closing date: 15/12/2017 

Expected Start Date: January/February 2018 

The Charles Darwin Research Station is a not for profit organization based in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz in the Galapagos Islands. As a professional volunteer at the Charles Darwin Research Station you will be an essential member of different marine biology projects at the BIOMAR department. These involve environmental and biological monitoring, marine invasive species and shark research within the protected area of the Galapagos Marine Reserve and are aimed at creating research and conservation initiatives and projects to inform management. You will operate under the guidance of the Science Director and our Principal Investigators at BIOMAR. 

Your main role will be to implement health and safety measures and protocols and carry out the training for staff members involved in diving activities. Your responsabilities include, but are not limited to: Gear maintenance, training staff in emergency response procedures and First Aid, helping out with scientific field work and doing administrative work. As the lead diver on our projects you will be joining all dive-related field trips around the Galapagos, for example to the northern islands of Darwin and Wolf which feature the only coral reef within the Reserve. 

You will need to hold a qualification as a Divemaster or above, preferably hold a University degree in a related field and be proficient in both English and Spanish. You should have experience regarding dive gear maintenance, use and repair of compressors and tanks and ideally some other field gear such as outboard engines, zodiacs, etc. 

This is a professional volunteer position. The volunteer is responsible for their own travel costs to and from the island, but will be provided with accident, dive and life insurance, shared accommodation at the Research Station in Puerto Ayora, and a small stipend to cover basic living expenses. The volunteer is expected to work with us over a period of 12 months on a full time basis. 

If you meet the above criteria and have always dreamed of getting to know and spending time in one of the most famous places for biologal studies and diving in the world, this is your ideal destination. 

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity please refer to the attachment on our website: [ http://www.darwinfoundation.org/en/get-involved/volunteers/ | http://www.darwinfoundation.org/en/get-involved/volunteers/ ] . 

Application forms are available on our website: [ http://www.darwinfoundation.org/ | www.darwinfoundation.org ] . 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact: [ mailto:vol at fcdarwin.org.ec | vol at fcdarwin.org.ec ] 

The application package should include: 



Cover letter 

Two professional reference letters that include the names and contact details of referees 

Name and contact details of two referees that can provide a personal reference 

Copy of all valid diving licenses, health & safety certificates and maintenance certificates 

Thank you for posting, 

Kind regards, 

Carolina de la Hoz Schilling 
Shark Project Intern - Pasante del Proyecto Tiburones 

Charles Darwin Foundation/Fundación Charles Darwin 
Puerto Ayora, Islas Galápagos, Ecuador 
Tel.: +593 52 526 Ext 164 
Cellphone: +593 939630759 

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Misión de la FC D: Proveer el conocimiento y el apoyo por medio de la investigación científica y acciones complementarias para asegurar la conservación del ambiente y la biodiversidad del Archipiélago de Galápagos. 
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