Marine Naturalist, Stewards of Nature (Seasonal Consultant)

Application Deadline: 
16 Feb 2018

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. In addition to its global conservation programs across 60 countries, WCS manages five zoos, including the Bronx Zoo, and the New York Aquarium. WCS’s Marine Conservation Program works in over 20 countries and all five oceans to protect key marine habitats and marine wildlife. In 2018, WCS will bring educational programming and scientific lectures onboard the m/s Paul Gauguin, a luxury cruise ship in French Polynesia, in partnership with Paul Gauguin Cruises (PGC). Stewards of Nature (SON) is an environmental educational program onboard and ashore for children and teens (ages 7-17) and their family members. SON will engage and encourage youth and families to discover and value nature through hands-on, interactive learning, connect passengers to the environment, and foster stewardship of the oceans through education. 

Job Description:

The primary objective of the Marine Naturalist will be to co-lead the SON program and teach children and families about the oceans, science, nature, conservation and Polynesian culture onboard the m/s Paul Gauguin during select summer and holiday sailings in 2018. WCS will enter into a Services Agreement (consultancy) with a passionate individual, with a strong interest and experience in education, to implement the SON curriculum, teach children and families in interactive and fun ways about marine wildlife and habitats, lead games and activities, coordinate with a diverse group of people, and connect with local experts and conservation practitioners. 

To Apply:

To express your interest for this position, please email your CV and cover letter to Please use the subject line: WCS Naturalist - [your name]. Applications received prior to February 16, 2018 will receive priority, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If selected, please note that a background check will be conducted.