Dear Marmamers, We would like to request applications for the role of Whale Heritage Sites Programme Assistant (volunteer internship); 30 April – 29 June 2018.
*Overview* An initiative of the World Cetacean Alliance, Whale Heritage Sites (WHS) are aimed at increasing the protection and conservation of cetaceans and their habitats while contributing to sustainable livelihoods, the arts, science and education. Whale Heritage Site status is granted to those places around the world where cetaceans are celebrated through art, education, research and cultural events; where sustainable practices and livelihoods are continually improved to ensure the health of cetacean habitats and the long-term economic health of human communities; and where respectful coexistence with cetaceans is supported through law, policy and cooperation. The person in this role will report directly to the CEO, receive in-situ training, and work closely with colleagues at WCA Headquarters. The internship will begin with a one week certified Responsible Whale Watching Guides training course, which will provide training on responsible cetacean tourism and marine education, both of which are key elements of the Whale Heritage Sites initiative. The role is available from 30 April – 29 June 2018, and will take place at WCA Headquarters, Brighton, United Kingdom. The WCA is unable to cover personal expenses. *Responsibilities* 1. Build relationships, engage community stakeholders working to meet the WHS criteria, and represent the WHS Programme. 2. Encourage and support collaborations between prospective WHS stakeholders and experts and advisors from within and outside the World Cetacean Alliance. 3. Develop and provide resources to assist stakeholders in applicant sites. 4. Further develop the charter of shortlisted sites. 5. Communicate progress across the WHS network through media and social media. 6. Work alongside WCA staff to set strategy and guide the programme. 7. Liaise with WCA staff to ensure coordinated planning, collaborative work efforts, integrated programming and shared success towards agreed goals. *Knowledge* 1. Experience and knowledge of cetaceans and marine conservation issues. 2. Strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to advance the mission. 3. Highly organized and detail-oriented with a strong ability to prioritize and deliver against responsibilities and duties. 4. Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking, high energy environment. 5. Ability to excite and engage stakeholders through meetings and personal outreach. *Qualifications* 1. Degree or higher qualification in environmental / biological / educational subject. 2. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to multitask. 3. A proven track record of communicating with different audiences. TO APPLY: Please send your C.V. and a cover letter to: dy...@worldcetaceanalliance.org Applications must be sent in electronic form no later than 20 April 2018. For more information go to http://whaleheritagesites.org/ Dylan Walker Chief Executive Officer *World Cetacean Alliance * *T *+44 (0)1273 355011 <+44%201273%20355011>* M *+44 (0)7900 471490 <+44%207900%20471490>* S *dylan.wca *E *dy...@worldcetaceanalliance.org* W *worldcetaceanalliance.org *W2 *whaleheritagesites.org *W3 *worldwhaleconference.org <http://www.worldwhaleconference.org> *A *Studio 3, Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1ET, UK *The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is a Partnership of over 90 non-profit organisations, whale and dolphin watching tour operators and individuals in 40 countries worldwide working collaboratively to protect cetaceans and their habitats. World Cetacean Alliance, the Secretariat to the Partnership, is a UK registered Charity no. 1160484. * *The content of this e-mail is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you have received this communication in error, be aware that forwarding it, copying it, or in any way disclosing its content to any other person, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the author by replying to this e-mail immediately.* *Please consider the environment before printing this email or it's attachments. *
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