[Coral-List] MANTA Live-aboard Summer Instructor Job

Dr. Rusty, Day rusty.day at manta-online.org
Wed Apr 3 12:16:57 UTC 2019

Hello Coral-Listers,


MANTA is a hiring a full-time temporary position to help teach and supervise
undergraduate and high school students in our study abroad field course in
the Virgin Islands for our summer 2019 programs.  For the right candidate,
this position has the potential to become a permanent position with expanded
duties and responsibilities.  The job details are below.  Thanks for







MANTA is hiring staff for our 2019 summer cruise in the British Virgin

Job Description/Environment:  This is a study abroad coral reef field
studies program for college (offered through the College of Charleston) and
high school students.  It is a live-aboard course conducted aboard a modern
yacht, and immerses students in lectures, labs, and field experiments to
introduce coral reef taxonomy, biology, conservation, and field methods.
This includes daily scuba diving, snorkeling, and an independent research
project. Students also learn the nautical skills necessary to become a
proficient crew member on a research vessel, leadership, and team building.
This is a very physically and psychologically demanding job, and is also
extremely rewarding.  For more information please visit
<http://www.manta-online.org/> www.manta-online.org , see a recent article
published in the College of Charleston Magazine
http://today.cofc.edu/2016/11/02/marine-science-british-virgin-islands/ , or
contact Dr. Russell Day at  <mailto:rusty.day at manta-online.org>
rusty.day at manta-online.org.  

Instructor responsibilities include:

1) Assisting with all aspect of program logistics, including operation and
maintenance of the vessel, and program setup and break-down.

2) Assisting in teaching marine science through lectures, labs, and hands-on
research and discovery

3) Certification and supervision of students in scuba diving and scientific
diving techniques

4) Training of students in the nautical sciences including sailing,
seamanship, and navigation

5) Ensuring the safety and appropriate conduct of students at all times

6) Creating a positive, encouraging, and inspirational environment in which
to learn and live



The most highly qualified applicants will have a strong background in coral
reef science, as well as practical experience in scuba diving/supervision,
and maritime skills.

*	Certified and insured PADI SCUBA Instructor (required), MSDT and
extensive teaching experience (preferred)
*	Strong nautical background including sailing and piloting yachts and
small boats. (U.S. Coast Guard Captain's License preferred)
*	Degree in marine science or related field (graduate degree
*	Proficient in field identification of Caribbean reef fishes and
*	Experienced in underwater field research methods, data collection
and analysis, experimental design, research techniques
*	Prior experience teaching and working with high school and/or
college students
*	Exceptional organization and interpersonal skills
*	Positive attitude, commitment to education and research, and good
physical stamina and strength
*	First Aid and CPR or Wilderness First Responder Certification

Duration:    June 14 to July 23, 2019.  This is a full-time temporary
position for summer 2019 for our 15 day high school (June 16 - 30) and
College of Charleston (July 8 - 22) courses

Compensation:   Instructors will receive a stipend up to $500 to reimburse
airfare, full room and board, and a salary of $2500. 

Closing date:       April 30

Application:         Please send your resume and cover letter to
<mailto:rusty.day at manta-online.org> rusty.day at manta-online.org.








Rusty Day, PhD
Executive Director, Marine science And Nautical Training Academy (MANTA)
Adjunct Faculty, College of Charleston
520 Folly Rd, Ste 25 PMB 290
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 817-7791
 <mailto:rusty.day at manta-online.org> rusty.day at manta-online.org 



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