[MARMAM] URGENT - Bottlenose dolphin research assistants required for end September through October

CBMWC info at cbmwc.org
Thu Sep 2 01:44:03 PDT 2010


Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, New Quay, Wales




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


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


We are looking for committed volunteers available between 27th September and
the end of October 2010 for a minimum of 4 weeks.  


Volunteers need to be reliable and enthusiastic 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


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
*	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

*                                 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
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 
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 cbmwc.org 






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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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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