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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Tourism Rangers (x2)

1. To start immediately, must speak French.
2. To start in September, must speak English (a second language is very useful).

Reporting to the Director, 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 plus another language (Portuguese, French, Italian, Dutch or German). 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 and another language
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 after successful completion of two week training period and written test. Your allowance may be increased if you take on additional responsibilities or show initiative that results in improvements in and development of the project. 

Timing :  Start immediately until approximately first week of December.

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