Reporting to the Tourism Manager you will be involved in all our activities with visitors. These will include, but are not limited to, leading night-time visits to nesting beaches, hatchling releases, kid’s clubs and daily presentations at the hatchery. You will be promoting our Adopt a Turtle scheme and selling merchandise to support the project. You will also be required to do occasional beach patrols with the other Rangers so that you can fully understand the project goals and methods. This job is a mixture of daytime and nighttime shifts. Please consider that you will be accompanying people on turtle walks six nights out of seven for as long as 14 weeks, sometimes without seeing a turtle. You need to be outgoing, resilient and cheerful to fulfill this job.
Previous experience with turtles is an advantage but is not necessary, as full training will be given. However, you need to have a strong desire to work in a conservation project and be able to communicate the project’s goals as well as having a belief in environmentally conscious living. Your job is to represent the project and you should be confident and outgoing. Previous experience in a sales or customer service environment is an advantage. You should be comfortable talking to large groups as well as individuals and recognize that contact with turtles is often a life changing experience for visitors. A large part of your job is making that experience the best that it can be. You must be fluent in English. Another language (Portuguese, French, Italian or German) is a definite advantage. You must be trustworthy, financially astute, organized and have computer skills.
Requirements for Tourism Ranger:
- Desire to work in conservation
- Outgoing personality and good communication skills
- Previous experience working with tourists
- Understand written and spoken English (another language such as Italian, German or Portuguese is an advantage)
- Driving License
- Good level of physical fitness
- High level of energy & flexibility
- Able to make presentations to small groups of people
- Ability to work and live with people of different backgrounds and nationalities
- Able to work independently and show initiative
- Organized & presentable
Benefits: Shared accommodation and a living allowance of €100 a month. Rangers normally cook dinner communally for €10 per person per week, other meals are prepared individually. Sal is not a cheap place to live so you should have sufficient money to support yourself. Your allowance may be increased if you take on additional responsibilities or show initiative that results in improvements in and development of the project. Expenses incurred on behalf of the project will be reimbursed but no other costs will be paid.
Timing : From mid June to mid December. We prefer candidates who can commit to the entire season but will consider shorter periods. Start dates 20 June/8 August/5 Sept.