¿Hablas alemán? Trabaja este verano observando ballenas en Islandia ~ Bioblogia.net

17 de marzo de 2020

¿Hablas alemán? Trabaja este verano observando ballenas en Islandia

Special Tours Wildlife Adventures, a long-running boat tour operator in Reykjavík, Iceland, is searching for full-time German-speaking guides for Summer 2020! Our guides lead passengers primarily on whale watching tours, but there may also be opportunities to guide puffin watching cruises and sea angling tours.

The approximate dates of the contract are 15th May – 30th September, and high-performing guides may be invited to stay longer.

Applicants must be fluent in English and German.

Please note that in order for foreign nationals to live and work in Iceland, you must have a passport from an EEA member country, or an Icelandic residence permit. It is currently not possible to sponsor applicants for a residence permit.

The following STCW maritime safety courses are required to work on boats in Iceland. Applicants are not required to possess these certifications at the time of application, but those who already do will be given preference. At least one of the courses must be taken before starting with us, and Special Tours will pay 50% of the cost of the other course if needed and if taken in Iceland.
STCW10 A-VI/1: Basic Safety Training
STCW10 A-V/2: Crowd & Crisis Management

Important and Desirable Traits for Applicants:
An educational background in biology or a related field (such as environmental or marine science), with at least a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Knowledge of cetaceans, seabirds, and other marine life.
Comfort and confidence speaking to groups of up to 200 people.
Hardworking, outgoing, a positive attitude, and quick to try and learn new things.
Highly adaptable, even in the case of last-minute changes of plans!
Not susceptible to seasickness.
Good spotting skills for cetaceans and seabirds.
Overall in good physical health.
Willingness to work outside for long hours, including in poor weather.
Willingness to help clean up following each tour (including after seasick passengers).
Experience with digital photography and computers.
Tour guiding experience and maritime experience are pluses, but not required.

This is an hourly paid position; estimated average monthly pay after taxes is 350.000 – 400.000 ISK. Successful applicants will be provided with resources for finding housing and getting acquainted with day-to-day life in Iceland.


To apply, please send an email to the Head Guide, Jonathan Rempel, at jonathan@specialtours.is with the following:
Cover letter
Dates of availability for the summer season
List of 2-3 references who we may contact

Applications must be submitted before 31st March 2020. But be sure to apply early – this posting may be closed if sufficient applications are received earlier. All complete applications will be answered.

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