Want to work for Ecofieldtrips?
Do you crave working outdoors doing field work? Would you like to inspire children to connect with nature rather than their phones? If you answered yes to these questions this might be the job for you! At Ecofieldtrips we are always looking for qualified environmental scientists to join our team of field teaching staff.
Here at Ecofieldtrips, we value helping the next generation understand the complex environmental issues that surround them every day. Since 1997 we have reached over 3000 students per year, taking them into environments that they might never otherwise visit. Our staff come from all around the globe to share their passion for nature-whether it's helping IB students with rainforest survey techniques or introducing children to basic marine biology on a coral reef. At Ecofieldtrips we value our unique mix of employees, so if your specialty lies in geography, biology, environmental science, zoology or something different we would love to have you on our team!
INTERNSHIP intakes: August 2019 & January 2020
The primary aim of the internship is to provide unique opportunities for training in the field of environmental education programmes. Interns will learn how to competently execute all dimensions of field trips. The 6 months provide both challenging and rewarding work in which you will get out as much as you put in.
The role will include but is not limited to:
Teaching small groups of students (10-12 per intern) environmental science themes in a field setting or during interactive presentations.
Learning how to maintain student flow and programme fluidity.
Assisting with the safe and efficient organisation of large group movements in a variety of ecosystems such as coral reefs, rainforest, plantations, mangroves and freshwater streams or urban environments.
Management of client expectations in terms of professionalism and programme objectives.
Assisting in the logistics of school programmes (supplier contact for accommodation, food or transport).
What to expect from us:
In depth training covering the academic knowledge and logistical practices required to run fieldtrips in South East Asia.
Experience working with children and young adults in environmental education in a range of habitats and locations.
The chance to learn from and be part of the dynamic and multidisciplinary Ecofieldtrips team.
Experience of direct relevance to further education or careers in education, research or conservation.
The ideal candidate would have:
Must fit the criteria to qualify for a Singaporean Work Holiday Pass (visit www.mom.gov.sg for further details)
A university degree in a biology, geography, environmental science, outdoor education or related subject.
Environmental fieldwork in physical processes in nature, human tourism interactions or biological organism sampling.
First aid certification (or the willingness to obtain one prior to start date).
Up to date DBS/blue card or criminal background check (or ability to obtain one prior to start date).
Comfortable working with children ages 8-18.
Public speaking in front of large groups (50+).
A high level of swimming competency in the ocean.
Hardworking and enthusiastic attitude.
Good interpersonal skills and communication skills.
Ability to carry 40 lbs, outdoors, in all weather conditions and on difficult terrain.
High level of experience in outdoor activities, including but not limited to: hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting.
Firm grasp on statistical analysis.
Experience working with/teaching school groups, preferably outdoors.
An understanding of the ecology and environmental issues relevant to South East Asia.
Interns will be provided with food and accommodation for the duration of the internship as well as a stipend to cover additional expenses. Interns will be required to cover their return flights to and from Singapore as well as travel insurance.
To apply please send a 1 page cover letter detailing your experience and motivation for applying, a CV and any other relevant supporting documents to email@example.com. If you require any further information please send an enquiry to the same address or fill in the form below.