Published: May 31, 2024

Location: Bahamas

Type: PAID JOBS


Closing Date: June 30, 2024

Dive Operations Manager and Environmental Educator

About the organisation

International Field Studies, Inc. (IFS) is an educational and scientific non-profit organization established to promote and assist educators with field study programs. Established in 1970, IFS grew out of the increasing teacher interest in implementing field study experiences for their students with minimal organizational difficulty and expense. International Field Studies offers secondary schools, university groups, scientists, and other special-interest organizations field studies in four program areas 1) Forfar Field Station 2) Forfar Marine Science Program 3) Guided Tours and the 4) Continental & International Trips.

About the role

Dive Operations Manager

The Dive Operations Manager is in charge of IFS PADI dive shop, PADI course offerings and dive
instruction, and oversees any IFS dive professionals and is a part-time position. The manager is also in
charge of the following:
● Oversee the air compressor management which includes but not limited to: cleaning, air testing schedule, training for use, and maintenance schedule
● Keeping the gear is good working order, keeping the inventory updated, keeping track of tanks (hydro schedule), checking out gear for students, guests, and rentals for non-guests
● Oversees divemasters/rescue divers who may conduct or assist with dive course offerings or dives with guests
● Assist and work in conjunction with any contracted dive instructors brought in to assist with dive courses
● Provide dive training for staff as instructed by the Executive Director
● Provide dive training for students and guests at Forfar with our programming and keep an inventory of dive instruction materials and register students once certifications are completed with PADI

Environmental Educator Intern

  • Environmental Education: IFS employees’ supplement the group leader’s knowledge with local site information and topical lectures. The level of assistance with educational programming will vary according to the group leader’s expertise and experience. Must become knowledgeable in basic level local flora and fauna
  • Trip Facilitation: IFS employees are expected to stay in close contact with the group leader, transport the group to their desired sites, and monitor the group’s safety while doing so. Must become proficient with driving station vehicles
  • Field Station Operations: There are daily, weekly, and monthly tasks to be completed to maintain full operation of the field station
  • Maintenance: All employees participate in maintenance and repair of the vehicles, boats, buildings, and other equipment as needed

Requirements

  • BS in Environmental Education, Marine Biology, Outdoor Recreation and Leadership, Operations Management, or similar major
  •  Managerial experience or team leadership
  • Experience with diving (PADI Dive Instructor certification required), snorkelling, and driving boats
  • Experience with facilitation and leading trips
  • Experience creating and presenting educational programming (middle school to adult audiences a
    plus)
  • Experience with dive shop management
  • Key personality traits include: ability to live and work in a small group environment with limited
    personal space in rustic and rural conditions, flexible and adaptable, responsible and safety
    conscientious, relatable and personable with students/group leaders/visitors/locals, a team player
    with a good work ethic, leadership skills
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and be comfortable driving large vans on unpaved, rural roads
  • Must consent to and pass a Background Check
  • Physical requirements: Must be able to and desire to spend time diving, snorkelling, or driving boats
    for up to 8 hours a day, must be able to climb up and down ladders, must be able to lift 50 lbs, and
    must be able to drive a van for up to 1.5 hours at a time
  • Must be able to commit to a minimum of one year

Salary and benefits

A monthly stipend of $650.00 USD with lodging and food provided. Additionally, $50 USD paid per dive
certification completed, professional dive insurance, some travel expenses, work visa application fees
and renewals, and monthly health reimbursement stipend are provided.

How to apply

Send in a current resume, cover letter, and the internship application (found on the website:intlfieldstudies.org/employment) to mike@intlfieldstudies.org. All questions should also be emailed to mike@intlfieldstudies.org.

 

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