[MARMAM] URGENT - Bottlenose dolphin research assistants required

CBMWC info at cbmwc.org
Wed Apr 21 03:09:29 PDT 2010


Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay, Wales

 

www.cbmwc.org

 

Two positions have unexpectedly become available for bottlenose dolphin
research and wildlife centre assistants at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife
Centre, Wales, UK.

 

The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre is a non-profit organisation
dedicated to promoting public awareness of the marine species, habitats and
conservation of the marine wildlife in Cardigan Bay through research and
education.

 

We are looking for committed volunteers available between now and 18th July
for a minimum of 4 weeks.  

 

Volunteers need to be reliable and enthusiastic people to help with our
ongoing research, education and interpretation programmes concerning the
marine wildlife of Cardigan Bay. We primarily study the bottlenose dolphins
through photo-identification, and also monitor harbour porpoise and Atlantic
grey seal populations.

 

Volunteers play a vital role in the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre’s
work. The centre relies on the generous help of volunteers to undertake its
work and greatly appreciates your time. Please note enthusiasm for our work
and the marine environment is as valued as experience, since training is
provided.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to make a positive contribution to
marine wildlife conservation and to gain knowledge and experience of the
species and habitats in Cardigan Bay. It’s also a great chance to gain
experience of field work, research methods and public awareness and
education programmes, equipping you with essential skills for a career in
the environment or conservation. There are also opportunities to develop
your fundraising, interpersonal and data processing skills as well as
meeting and socialising with people who share your interests.

 

Accommodation is available in a shared house for £55/week

  
Volunteers are required to assist with: 
 
Boat-based work:

*	Photo identification surveys
*	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: 

*         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

*         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

*         Assist with analysis and cataloguing of photo identification of
the bottlenose dolphins

*         Assist with research and production of our education programme and
interpretational materials

 
 
Essential skills/qualifications: 

*         Fluency in English

*         Ability to work in a conscientious, responsible and reliable
manner

*         Enthusiastic and hard working

*         An interest in wildlife and conservation

*         Experience working with the public

*         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

*         IT skills

 

Desirable skills/qualifications:

*	An interest and knowledge of British cetaceans 

*         A background in biology, particularly marine biology/environmental
science

*         A background in environmental interpretation or education and
experience working with children  

To apply: 
 
Either download an application form from our website or email us at
volunteer at cbmwc.org to request a form. Completed applications should be
returned to volunteer at cbmwc.org or post to: 
 
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre 
Patent Slip Building 
Glanmor Terrace 
New Quay 
Ceredigion 
SA45 9PS 
West Wales (UK) 
 
For more information please visit our website www.cbmwc.org
<http://www.cbmwc.org/> , call Laura on +44 (0)1545 560032 or email
volunteer at cbmw.org 

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________

 

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

Patent Slip Building

Glanmor Terrace

New Quay

Ceredigion

SA45 9PS

West Wales, UK

 

Ffon/Phone: 01545 560032

E-bost/E-mail:  <mailto:info at cbmwc.org> info at cbmwc.org

Website:  <http://www.cbmwc.org> www.cbmwc.org

 

www.cbmwc.org

http://twitter.com/CBMWC

 

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre is supported by the Cardigan Bay Marine
Wildlife Group, a Marine interest group of the Wildlife Trust of South and
West Wales.

 

Helping to conserve Cardigan Bay's Marine Wildlife through education,
interpretation and research.

Cynorthwyo i gadw Bywyd gwyllt Moral Bae Aberteifi trwy addysg as ymchwil.

 

__________________________________________________________________

 

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From: marmam-bounces at lists.uvic.ca [mailto:marmam-bounces at lists.uvic.ca] On
Behalf Of CBMWC
Sent: 11 January 2010 15:05
To: Marmam
Subject: [MARMAM] Marine Wildlife and Conservation Volunteers required

 

Please post the following advert for volunteers:

 

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay, Wales

www.cbmwc.org <http://www.cbmwc.org/> 

 

Marine Wildlife & Conservation Volunteer opportunities

 

Are you planning a career in the marine environment or conservation?

 

Volunteer positions are available at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife
Centre.

 

Volunteering is a great way to develop skills and gain essential experience!

 

Reliable and enthusiastic people are needed to help with our ongoing
research, education and interpretation programmes concerning the marine
wildlife of Cardigan Bay. We primarily study the bottlenose dolphins through
photo-identification and also monitor harbour porpoise and Atlantic grey
seal populations.

 

Volunteers play a vital role in the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre’s
work. The centre relies on the generous help of volunteers to undertake its
work and greatly appreciates your time. Please note enthusiasm for our work
and the marine environment is as valued as experience, since training is
provided.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to make a positive contribution to
marine wildlife conservation and to gain knowledge and experience of the
species and habitats in Cardigan Bay. It can be a great chance to gain
experience of field work, research methods and public awareness and
education programmes. Gain essential skills for a career in the environment
or conservation such as developing your fundraising, interpersonal and data
processing skills as well as meeting and socialising with people who share
your interests.

 

If you have any specific skills or experience such as in designing
environmental education programmes, website creation, fundraising, the
media, DIY skills, exhibition, interior or graphic design and would like to
help with project development, please contact us. 

 

We also welcome undergraduate and postgraduate students who need boat
support and office space to conduct their research projects. Please contact
us to discuss whether your project ideas are feasible.

 

For further information

To find out more about the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre and what
activities you would be involved in visit
www.cbmwc.org/volunteer/become_vol.asp. If you have any questions please
email volunteer at cbmwc.org with an appropriate subject line or call Laura on
01545 560032.

 

 

Volunteering at CBMWC

Desired skills

An interest in wildlife and conservation is most important, along with
reliability, enthusiasm and willingness to work in a conscientious and
responsible manner. As you will be dealing with the public on a daily basis
it is also important that you are fluent in speaking English. We welcome
people with experience working with children, the public or in environmental
interpretation or education, however this is not essential. Indeed this is a
great opportunity to gain skills in these areas. Good verbal and written
communication skills, IT, design and fundraising skills are likewise useful
but not essential.

 

Time commitment

Volunteers are needed from April until November 2010. We ask for a minimum
commitment of 4 weeks (due to training), ideally volunteers would be able to
commit longer. Volunteers living locally who are available on a part-time
basis are also welcome year round and are greatly appreciated.

 

Accommodation and expense arrangements

Basic accommodation can be arranged for committed volunteers (approx £55 per
week). Volunteers are responsible for their own food, travel and
accommodation costs.

  

How to get involved


It’s easy to get involved simply download a simple application form from our
website www.cbmwc.org/volunteer/become_vol.asp, complete it and email it to
volunteer at cbmwc.org with ‘Volunteer application 2010’ in your subject line
or alternatively post your application form. Please make sure you fill in
your availability. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Postal address:

FAO: Laura Mears 

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

Patent Slip Building, Glanmor Terrace

New Quay, Ceredigion

Wales, SA45 9PS

 

As seen on:

Iolo’s Welsh Safari, Autumn 2007
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/nature/sites/behindthescenes/pages/newquay.shtml

 & BBC Natures Calendar Summer 2007

http://www.bbc.co.uk/naturescalendar/summer/coast/cardigan_bay/cardigan_acce
ss.shtml

 

Laura Mears

Project Officer

__________________________________________________________________

 

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

Patent Slip Building

Glanmor Terrace

New Quay

Ceredigion

SA45 9PS

West Wales, UK

 

Ffon/Phone: 01545 560032

E-bost/E-mail:  <mailto:info at cbmwc.org> info at cbmwc.org

Website:  <http://www.cbmwc.org> www.cbmwc.org

 

www.cbmwc.org

http://twitter.com/CBMWC

 

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre is supported by the Cardigan Bay Marine
Wildlife Group, a Marine interest group of the Wildlife Trust of South and
West Wales.

 

Helping to conserve Cardigan Bay's Marine Wildlife through education,
interpretation and research.

Cynorthwyo i gadw Bywyd gwyllt Moral Bae Aberteifi trwy addysg as ymchwil.

 

__________________________________________________________________

 

The contents of this email are confidential and are soley for the use of the
intended recipient. If you receive this email in error please delete it and
notify us either by email or telephone. It is prohibited to copy, forward or
otherwise disclose the contents of this email.

 

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