Field Instructor in Galapagos ~

28 de octubre de 2010

Field Instructor in Galapagos


Galapagos Islands Ecology Program

Application period closes November 5th, 2010


Ecology Project International (EPI) is hiring instructors to teach and
lead 5 to 12 day field ecology courses in Galapagos Islands Ecuador.
Our programs introduce students to real-world scientific study, raise
cultural and ecological awareness, and promote international
conservation efforts. During the Galapagos Islands Ecology Program,
local and international student groups (primarily from the US, from 15
to 18 years old), spend time in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island
monitoring biodiversity with Conservation International, collecting data
for a Galapagos Tortoise rearing project and eradicating invasive
species with the Galapagos National Park. Additionally, international
students explore the islands while living aboard a boat and participate
in a cultural exchange with a local high school. Instructors may also
lead day field trips and outreach activities for local Galapagos
students. For more detailed information on our courses and
organization, please visit our website:


* Provide and lead a positive experience for EPI
participants in the field.

* Promote and ensure a safe learning/living environment.

* Plan, lead, and instruct quality experiential
environmental education programs to a diversity of high school students
in both English and Spanish.

* Plan, lead, and instruct courses based on the group's

* Be sensitive to the health and welfare of all participants
and meet their developmental needs.

* Understand, model, monitor, and enforce EPI policies and

* Participate in all EPI staff development sessions
throughout the season, including staff training, staff meetings,

staff retreats, and complete feedback and evaluation

* Oversee and/or lead research activities in accordance with
local research protocols.

* Establish and maintain clear communication with teachers,
chaperones, participants, partners, co- instructor(s), and EPI staff.

* Effectively manage logistical challenges and emergencies
on course.

* Promptly complete and file paperwork associated with each

* Mentor EPI interns in the developing their skills and
completing their expectations.

* Show and maintain a positive attitude.



* Desire to make a difference in the world;

* Proven field teaching and outdoor leadership experience
with young adults;

* Enthusiasm for leading student groups in remote areas;

* Spanish and English fluency;

* Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, natural sciences,
or related field;

* Field research experience;

* Current Wilderness First Responder or Advanced First Aid &
CPR certifications; and a

* Minimum 21 years of age.


* Master's degree in related field;

* Experience working in remote Galapagos, Ecuador or Latin
American settings;

* Knowledge and familiarity with the Galapagos Islands; and

* Wilderness First Responder certification.

Compensation: Lodging in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos
Ecuador during field season, room and board while on course, work
related in-country travel, and $50-80/day (including season completion
bonus). Instructors who have a current Wilderness First Responder
certification will receive an additional $10 per day.

Dates: The program season is early March through the end of July 2011.
Instructors will participate in a required unpaid training session to be
held in late February - early March in the Galapagos Islands.

To apply send cover letter, resume, and completed EPI application
(available on-line at to:

Galapagos Instructor Hiring

Ecology Project International

315 South 4th Street East

Missoula, MT, 59801 USA

(406) 721-8784 / (406) 721-7060

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