[MARMAM] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Internship Opportunities with Cetus' Robson Bight Warden Program

Robson Bight robsonbight at cetussociety.org
Wed Apr 4 21:12:59 PDT 2018

*Summer Internship with Cetus’ Robson Bight Warden Program!Cetus is a
non-profit, marine conservation society, which operates in the waters
around Victoria and Alert Bay, British Columbia, Canada. Since 2005 we have
worked to reduce disturbances to marine mammals on the British Columbia
coast and promote respect for our marine environment through on-the-water
and land-based education, outreach and direct monitoring activities. The
Robson Bight Marine Warden Program operates in Johnstone Strait, in the
waters around the Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve. The
ecological reserve is designated for the protection of critical habitat of
the Northern resident killer whales. This is a unique area where the whales
often come to rub their bodies along the underwater beaches. Our marine
wardens monitor vessels and marine mammal populations, and educate boaters
and kayakers about the reserve and their impacts around it. The Robson
Bight Marine Warden Program is comprised of a water based monitoring and
educational component and a land based monitoring station called Eagle Eye,
situated on a cliff opposite the ecological reserve.Cetus has extended the
application deadline and is looking for enthusiastic and hard working
individuals to fill Robson Bight Marine Warden Program Summer Internship
positions:Internship positions will be based out of a rustic field camp in
Boat Bay on West Cracroft Island located near Alert Bay, British Columbia,
Canada. Positions will be offered between June 27th and September 7th 2018.
We require a minimum 3-week commitment. Preference will be given to those
who are able to stay for the full 11 weeks. Successful applicants will have
the opportunity to be involved with a variety of possible tasks ranging
from community outreach and education to marine mammal response and data
collection. Our programs focus on protecting British Columbia’s marine
mammal populations and encouraging others to do the same. Interns may also
have the opportunity to spend time on our monitoring vessels in which case
they will participate in data collection, data entry and on-the-water
boater education. Responsibilities include: - Educating boaters, kayakers,
park visitors, and members of the public about the marine mammal viewing
guidelines, marine species at risk, the conservation issues they face and
the boundaries of the Robson Bight (Michael Bigg) Ecological Reserve-
Collecting and entering data on marine mammals and vessel activity  -
Public interpretation in the form of dock talks and participation in
community events - Potentially helping to respond to injured, sick or dead
marine mammals in support of the BC Marine Mammal Response Network-
Observing and recording cetaceans in support of the BC Cetacean Sightings
Network- Assisting with general administrative duties  - Camp duties, which
includes cooking, cleaning, general maintenance and heavy lifting What
skills and experience will interns gain?: - Experience educating the public
on important conservation issues- Experience with field data collection and
entry - Interpretive skills and techniques- Potential for experience in
marine mammal response - Experience with fundraising and community outreach
- Experience working with Microsoft AccessEssential Requirements: - Fluent
spoken English- Interest in marine wildlife and conservation (experience
using theodolites for marine mammal surveys is a plus)- Flexibility-
Ability to work long hours, outdoors, in all weather conditions- The
ability to live & work comfortably in a remote coastal wilderness camp
setting with staff & volunteers- The physical ability to carry 40lbs of
gear to and from the vessel to base camps (this varies from across the
street to down a rocky shoreline). In addition to this volunteers are
required to hike, 3km (each way), from the base camp to the observation
site on alternate days, which takes approximately 1 hour (one
way)Additional Information: These positions are unpaid and carry a cost to
the interns of $125/ week to cover accommodations, extra fuel and dinners
(volunteers will be responsible for their own breakfasts and lunches).
Warden interns will need to bring their own tent and sleeping bag. Tent
pads and tarps will be provided as will camp cooking equipment etc.  How to
apply: Please forward your cover letter, resume and the contact details for
two references via email by April 18th, 2018.  Please indicate your
availability. Only successful applicants will be contacted. Contact: Erin
Parsons, Cetus Research & Conservation Society, Email:
robsonbight at cetussociety.org <robsonbight at cetussociety.org>For more
information please visit our website www.ProtectOurWhales.com

* -- Erin ParsonsRobson Bight Warden Program SupervisorCetus Research and
Conservation SocietyPO Box 90, Alert Bay,
BCV0N1A0erin.parsons at cetussociety.org
<erin.parsons at cetussociety.org> www.ProtectOurWhale
<http://www.cetussociety.org/>s.com <http://s.com/> *

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