Summer Field Position in BVIs

Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:17:42 -0400 (EDT)
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Subject: [Coral-List] Summer Field Position in BVIs with MANTA
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Dear Coral Listers,

MANTA is hiring staff for our 2017 summer cruise in the British Virgin

Job  Description/Environment:  This is a study abroad coral reef field
studies program for college (offered through the College of Charleston) and
high school students.  It is a live-aboard course conducted aboard a 58 ft
cataraman, and immerses students in lectures, labs, and field experiments to
introduce coral reef taxonomy, biology, conservation, and field methods.
This includes daily scuba diving, snorkeling, and an independent research
project. Students also learn the nautical skills necessary to become a
proficient crew member on a research vessel, leadership, and team building.
This is a very physically and psychologically demanding job, and is also
extremely    rewarding.     For    more   information   please   visit
[1] , see a recent article published in the College of
Charleston Magazine
[2] ,
or contact Dr. Russell Day at [3]

Instructor responsibilities include:

1) Assisting with all aspect of program logistics, including operation and
maintenance of the vessel, and program setup and break-down.

2) Assisting in teaching marine science through lectures, labs, and hands-on
research and discovery

3) Certification and supervision of students in scuba diving and scientific
diving techniques

4)  Training  of  students in the nautical sciences including sailing,
seamanship, and navigation

5) Ensuring the safety and appropriate conduct of students at all times

6) Creating a positive, encouraging, and inspirational environment in which
to learn and live


The most highly qualified applicants will have a strong background in coral
reef science, as well as practical experience in scuba diving/supervision,
and maritime skills.
* Certified PADI SCUBA Instructor
* Strong nautical background including sailing and piloting yachts and
small boats
* Degree (graduate degree preferred) in marine science or related field
* Proficient  in  field  identification of Caribbean reef fishes and
* Experienced in underwater field research methods and research
* Prior experience teaching and working with high school and/or college
* Exceptional organization and interpersonal skills
* Positive  attitude, commitment to education and research, and good
physical stamina and strength
* First Aid and CPR or Wilderness First Responder Certification

Duration:    July 8 – August 12.  This is a part-time position for summer
2017 for our 15 day high school and College of Charleston) courses

Compensation:     Instructors will receive a $500 stipend to reimburse
airfare, full room and board, and a salary of $2500.

Closing date:       May 3

Application:          Please  send  your  resume  and  cover letter to

Rusty Day, PhD

Executive Director, Marine science And Nautical Training Academy (MANTA)

Adjunct Faculty, College of Charleston

417 Planters Trace Dr

Charleston, SC 29412

(843) 817-7791