[MARMAM] Bottlenose dolphin Photo-id Catalogue Officer

CBMWC volunteer at cbmwc.org
Sat Apr 1 07:28:13 PST 2006

Bottlenose dolphin Photo-id Catalogue Officer - Volunteer position with the
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

We require a dedicated, responsible volunteer to help manage the Bottlenose
dolphin photo-identification catalogue for 2006. This will involve analysing
and comparing a large number of photo-id images and matching these to our
existing database. This position is available from mid/late April until
October 2006, a commitment for a minimum of 5 Months is preferred for this

. Main responsibility will be to oversee the cataloguing of the bottlenose
dolphin photo-id catalogue and matching individuals to previous year's

(Our 2005 catalogue is available to download off our website by following
the link, (http://www.cbmwc.org/current_res/photo-idcatalogue.htm). 
. Be involved in the creation of the 2006 season catalogue. 
. Conduct talks on the photo-identification work conducted at the CBMWC to
interested parties.


You will work closely alongside other research volunteers at the CBMWC and
you will also be involved in the following: 
Boat Based Work 

. Assist with boat based photo identification surveys. 
. Assist with collection of data on marine mammals & other wildlife in
Cardigan Bay
. Act as a marine mammal "lookout". 
. Educate passengers about the wildlife in Cardigan Bay. 
. Assist with other ongoing projects at our centre including opportunistic
jellyfish surveys and sunfish surveys amongst others. 
. Help crew research vessel, Sulaire. 
Land-based work 
. Assist with the day-to-day operation of our Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife
visitor centre, including staffing the front desk, taking boat bookings and
answering enquiries. 
. Advise visitors to the centre and the public about the Marine Wildlife in
Cardigan Bay and the work that is being conducted. 
. Help develop the facilities at the Marine Wildlife Centre.  
. Creation and regular updating of our website pages with sightings and
other information. 
. Conduct land based surveys from New Quay in conjunction with Ceredigion
County Council. 
. Record sightings information, update sightings boards in our centre and
central database with information gained from our boat and land based
research surveys. 
. Develop ideas for refurbishment of the CBMWC, what materials etc. could be
displayed in the centre, including interactive materials, touch tanks,
interpretation boards etc. 
. Develop ideas for articles for other publications including CBMWC
newsletter & website. 
. Train new volunteers in collection of data and survey work. 
. Help develop Fundraising ideas 
Desired skills/qualifications: 
. Fluency in English (essential). 
. Willingness to work in a conscientious, responsible and reliable manner.
. Enthusiastic and hard working. 
. An interest in wildlife and conservation. 
. An interest and knowledge of British cetaceans would be an advantage. 
. A background in biology, particularly marine biology/environmental
. A background in environmental interpretation or education and experience
working with children is desirable. 
. Experience working with the public, and public speaking would be useful. 
. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
. IT skills. 
This position is available from mid/late April until October 2006,
commitment for a minimum of 5 Months is required for this position.
Accommodation can be arranged for committed volunteers (approx 45 - 50GBP
per week).  
Volunteers are responsible for their own food, travel and accommodation

For further information about the work we do please visit - www.cbmwc.org 
To apply: 
Please contact us by email at volunteer at cbmwc.org and include a copy of your
CV detailing your background and relevant experience together with a
covering letter indicating when and how long you are available to volunteer.

Alternatively post your application to: 
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre 
Patent Slip Building 
Glanmor Terrace 
New Quay 
SA45 9PS 
West Wales (UK) 
Tel: +44 (0) 1545 560032/ (0) 7796135490 

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