Small Eco Shop Manager (Roatan)

Ecodivers Roatan,  

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   is looking for a young, enthusiastic and relatively experienced PADI instructor to take on an exciting new challenge to further their career.

 

What you will find:

 

Ø  Free Apartment (  

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Ø  Free Groceries (

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Ø  Plus set salary once training phase is complete

Ø  Experience working with one of the largest and most recognized Environmental

    Research & Expedition organization in the world ( 

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Ø  Gaining great managerial experience at a small, friendly dive center

Ø  Involvement in meaningful marine conservation efforts

Ø  Engaging with marine researchers and Marine Park authorities

Ø  Driving eco-projects, such as REEF.org fish ID survey dives and training, transect surveys of     Diadema sea urchins, Lionfish hunts and in-water turtle identification

Ø  Diving on some of the best reefs in the Caribbean

Ø  Tranquil island life

 

Required qualifications and/or experience:

 

Ø  In-status PADI OWSI with at least two years experience / 100 certifications

Ø  Bachelor´s Degree (preferably in marine biology or associated disciplines)

Ø  Fluent in English, with a basic grounding in Spanish or willingness to learn

Ø  Minimum six-month commitment

Ø  No drugs and No alcohol (Looking for someone who respects the craft & loves nature)

 

Highly beneficial qualifications, skills and/or experience:

 

Ø  Experience in marine ecology, marine biology or marine conservation

Ø  Team player, open-minded and interactive personality

Ø  Willingness to work hard

Ø  Friendly and positive attitude with all the guests

Ø  Flexibility, reliability and patience

Ø  Fluent English is a must. Good Spanish, French and Italian is a plus.

Ø  No drugs, alcohol or excesses of any kind, respect the craft.

 

The successful applicant will come in initially on a volunteer basis (food and accommodation rovided) for the first month of their stay. During this time they will work as assistant manager, shadowing the shop manager in his daily duties.

 

We are looking for a minimum six-month commitment, pending an evaluation after the first month at the dive center. If both parties are happy to continue with the relationship, the applicant will take over as Manager of the dive center with food, accommodation and set salary provided. (Note: June – August Manager will be running marine operation in Roatan for  

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  Expedition). Following the completion of the expedition season, the arrangement will be reviewed again to see if there is the potential for a more long-term relationship.

 

As our name suggests, we are committed to driving marine ecology on Roatan and as such, we aim to work hand-in-hand with Roatan Marine Park authorities, as well as other researchers, to contribute important data concerning the Roatan reefs (part of the extensive Mesoamerican Barrier Reef system). For this reason it is VITAL to have a passion for marine ecology and preferably a background in marine biology/ecology.

 

The manager is also responsible for driving ecological projects for the dive centre, overseeing our Divemaster conservation internship, recruiting new staff, managing our busy school expedition season between June and August and ensuring all maintenance and equipment servicing is completed as per scheduling.

 

Please send your applications, with your CV and head and shoulders photo, as well as a short motivation letter to  

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high number of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard back from us within a week, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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