Research Volunteer with the Mexican Caribbean Manta Trust

Mexican Caribbean Manta Project
Published
December 3, 2018
Location
Mexico, Mexico
Job Type
Closing date
2nd February 2019

Description

Research Volunteer with the Mexican Caribbean Manta Trust

Requirements for Volunteers 2019!

Months AVAILABLE:  June, August and September 2019!

Deadline for applications 03 February 2019 for June, August and September applicants!
Volunteer positions are limited to 10 individuals per month.

Key responsibilities:

• Follow your instructor indications at any time and procedures related with the task assigned to your person.
• Maintain and update the project’s database.
• Perform data analysis and assist with preparing scientific publications, grants applications etc.
• Create outreach materials for schools, and communities about marine megafauna and wider marine conservation.
• Maintain equipment and contribute to keeping accommodation facilities clean and in order.
• Conduct fisheries surveys.
• Conduct interviews with local community stakeholders connected with mantas and mobulas.

Requirements:
• Minimum 18 years old.
• Commitment of minimum 1 month of the program.
• Marine biology or similar background.
• Environmental or conservation previous work experience.
• Designers / Engineers / Marketing also welcomed.
• Excellent swimming and snorkeling skills.
• Willing to work sporadic and occasionally long hours on a boat (it is very sunny and hot during those months).
• Strong passion for marine ecosystems/ manta rays/ conservation/education.
• English with intermediate level minimum.
• We are in a Spanish speaking country. Applicants with some level of Spanish language knowledge will be given special consideration.
• Creative and innovative person.
• Computer skills (excel. power point, word, photoshop, graphs).
• Comfortable working long hours at a desk.
• Friendly and enthusiastic personality.
• Comfortable to share work, and housing with other people.
• Can relate with people of different backgrounds

Please send your application with your resume / CV, and a covering letter outlining your goals and motivations (max 2 pages) to : karen@mantatrust.org
Please title your email with the following reference: “NAME-Volunteer App Caribbean 2019”.

Cost $1,300 USD per month.

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