[MARMAM] Voluntary Assistant Photo-ID Catalogue Officer needed, Wales, UK

CBMWC info at cbmwc.org
Wed Jan 27 07:01:50 PST 2010

The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (New Quay, West Wales, UK) is
seeking a Voluntary Assistant Photo-ID Catalogue Officer for the 2010 field
The primary purpose of our ongoing research, supported by Environment Wales
and the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, is to monitor the marine
mammal populations found within Cardigan Bay’s Special Area of Conservation
(SAC) and beyond. Using non-invasive photo-identification techniques, we are
endeavouring to establish the size and health of the population as well as
reproductive and survival rates.  
We need a committed volunteer to work at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife
Centre between April and October 2010. 
Post description: 
• Main responsibility will be to assist with the cataloguing of the
bottlenose dolphin photographs for the photo-ID purposes of the CBMWC,
including matching individuals to previous year’s images. 
• Giving talks on the photo-identification work conducted at the CBMWC to
interested parties. 
• Co-ordinate and organise other volunteers participating with the photo-ID
work at CBMWC, to tie in with the daily rota. 
• Be responsible for training new volunteers in the analysis of photo-ID
images, transferring images from memory cards to the Photo-ID computer and
ensuring that all images are stored in the correct folders on the computer,
e.g. week, date and trip folder and encounter folder if there is more than
one per trip. 
• Production of up to date procedures for all aspects of the photo-ID work
in order that other volunteers can use them in order to complete any
photo-ID tasks required of them. 
• Ensure that all 2010 images and data are backed up on a regular basis
throughout the season (external hard drive, DVDs or CDs) so that there is
more than one copy in existence in case of computer failure. 
• At the end of the 2010 season help to compile a photo-ID catalogue that
includes images from 2009 and 2010 and information and data on what, where
and when animals were seen. 
There will also be the opportunity to assist with the boat and land-based
dolphin surveys and help in the Visitor's Centre. 
Desired skills and qualifications: 
• Fluency in English (essential) 
• IT skills 
• Able to work well in a small team and independently without supervision 
• Willingness to work in a conscientious, responsible and reliable manner 
• Enthusiastic and hard working 
• An interest in wildlife and conservation 
• Experience working with the public, and public speaking would be useful 
• An interest and knowledge of British cetaceans would be an advantage 
• A background in biology, particularly marine biology/environmental science
would be useful 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
Time commitment: 
The Voluntary Assistant Photo-ID Officer role requires a commitment of at
least four months, including July to October. Preferably you would be able
to commit for the entire field season April-October. Volunteers living
locally who are available on a part time basis are also welcome to apply.  
Accommodation and expense arrangements: 
Basic, shared accommodation can be arranged for approximately £55 per week.
Volunteers are responsible for their own food, travel and accommodation
About the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre (Est.1996): 
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. The group is affiliated to the Wildlife Trust of South and West
Wales and supported by Environment Wales. The centre is in the heart of New
Quay overlooking the beautiful beach and harbour. It is used as a base for
our research and also includes our Visitor Centre.  
Further information: 
Contact Laura on 01545 560032 or volunteer at cbmwc.org 
Visit our website www.cbmwc.org  
How to apply: 
Please contact us by e-mail volunteer at cbmwc.org to request an application
form and further details.  
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

Patent Slip Building

Glanmor Terrace 
New Quay


Wales, SA45 9PS




Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre

Patent Slip Building

Glanmor Terrace

New Quay


SA45 9PS

West Wales, UK


Ffon/Phone: 01545 560032

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





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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