Naturalist; Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ambassadors of the Environment

Job Title: 
Naturalist
Job Location: 
Dorado, Puerto Rico
Duration: 
Full-Time
Description: 

PLACE OF WORK:             Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

JOB OVERVIEW:                Develop and lead programs for guests ages 4+, as well as family and group activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, underwater photography and videography, land excursions, sustainable living lessons, nature art & craft and much more. Using the local and cultural heritage and the learning center as their base, the naturalist will lead groups of 8-12 people on morning, afternoon and/or evening activities.

Naturalist will be responsible for preparing for each activity, ensuring that the co-naturalist is also prepared with any necessary materials, and guiding the group at all times.

SPECIFICATIONS:             Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

QUALIFICATIONS:            

Essential:                

1)    Bachelors degree in Marine Biology, Environmental Natural Sciences, Life Science, Life Science Education.

  • Working knowledge and experience in local natural environments (ecology of kelp beds, coral reefs, forests, mangroves, deserts, or other ecosystems) and environmental education
  • Ability to understand verbal instructions
  • Ability and desire to lead, organize, and supervise children
  • Ability to plan, originate, organize and carry out daily and special programs
  • Ability to relate to one’s peer group
  • Ability to maintain and organize accurate records
  • Ability to accept supervisor and/or director’s guidance
  • Strong, positive character, integrity, and adaptability 
  • SKILLS:            
  • Professional telephone skills
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to interact successfully with guests and clients
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments
  • Ability to interact successfully with hotel management / staff
  • ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Greet guests at reception area with a warm smile and using the guests name
  • Assist guests with program check in
  • Engage guests in pre-program activity until the desired module begins
  • Prepare for activity and prepare co-naturalist/attendant
  • Follow safety procedures at all times
  • Keep track of all guests at all times
  • Actively participate in all activities
  • Contribute positively to discussions and share information with guests
  • Replace and keep organized all program materials and equipment
  • Request materials from Supervisor when things are missing
  • Attend appropriate hotel meetings
  • Continually improve program and make suggestions
  • SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:
  • Stocking and selling retail products
  • Enhance and improve existing programs
  • Any job requested by management
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