Vacancy: Wildlife Monitor
The Two Oceans Aquarium Foundation has a contract position available for 6 months only, in its Marine Wildlife Management Programme. This position ideally requires a water-wise, compassionate and energetic person. The ideal candidate must be capable of interacting and communicating with members of the public. Candidates must have strong organisational skills, be decisive and have excellent oral communication skills.
The primary purpose of this position is to monitor the movements of the Waterfront family of Cape Clawless Otters. This will include forewarning members of the public utilizing water areas of the otters' presence. Education regarding otter biology and behaviour will form a large part of the position. There is also a requirement for gathering basic movement and activity data. Otter-related training will be provided in-house.
Main responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Following otters through the day.
- Educating public.
- Recording otter movement data
- Cleaning of otter platforms
- Ability to swim and kayak/stand-up paddleboard
- An excellent command of the English language is essential, as well as fluency in Xhosa and/or Afrikaans.
- Lifesaving, tourism or conservation training will be beneficial.
- The ability to work independently without supervision.
- Be available to work 5 days per week, flexible hours between 7am and 7pm including weekends, public and school holidays.
Reporting to: MWMP Co-Ordinator
Starting date: 15 November 2023
Salary: To be discussed at interview
Preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organisation. The Aquarium reserves the right not to make an appointment in the event that no suitable candidates apply for the position as advertised. Interested applicants must email a maximum 2-page CV with a covering letter of motivation to email address: Brett@aquariumfoundation.org.za
Closing date for applications: 5 November 2022.
If no response is received within 14 days after the closing date, candidates should regard their application as unsuccessful.