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

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Job Location: 
Dorado, Puerto Rico

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.



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
  • 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
  • Stocking and selling retail products
  • Enhance and improve existing programs
  • Any job requested by management
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