Monday, August 6, 2012

Job offers for The Nature Conservancy on Palmyra Atoll

from the Nature Conservancy website
Looking for seasonal work?  Come work for The Nature Conservancy on
Palmyra Atoll.

Please see the Nature Conservancy on Palmyra Atoll website here

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working
globally to protect ecologically important lands and waters for people
and nature.  Located 1,000 miles south of Hawai'i, Palmyra Atoll is
one of the most spectacular marine wilderness areas on Earth.  Palmyra
is a 680-acre atoll with 480,000 acres of lagoons, coral reefs, and
submerged lands, and is a US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Refuge
out to 12 miles and a Marine National Monument out to 50 miles. The
Nature Conservancy owns Cooper Island, and manages the atoll in
partnership with the USFWS.

Palmyra's research station supports scientific research by the
world-renowned research institutions making up the Palmyra Atoll
Research Consortium (PARC) (see  Staff is
hired on a seasonal basis for approximately 3 months at a time to run
the research station and camp facilities.  Board and lodging are
provided while on-island.

The Field Station Manager is responsible for the overall management,
supervision, and safety of Palmyra Atoll operations and staff.  The
FSM is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the field station
facilities and equipment including generators, boats, and aircraft
runway, and the oversight of galley and housekeeping services.  The
FSM must lead and manage staff, and act as the primary liaison with
researchers, guests, and visiting vessels' crew and passengers.

The Chief of Marine Operations is responsible for all marine
operations on Palmyra Atoll.  Primary responsibilities include safe
navigation and operation of a 25' Dive Boat, a 24' rescue boat, and
three16' skiffs; coordination and oversight of marine activities for
and with all visitors, including but not limited to offshore and
lagoon boating, SCUBA diving, and fishing trips; and safely deploying
and retrieving SCUBA divers during drift dives.

The Galley/Housekeeping Manager is responsible for the management and
daily operation of the Palmyra Atoll research station galley and
housekeeping departments.  Accountable for developing and implementing
a plan that ensures:  timely preparation and delivery of high quality
meals at least twice a day to a variety of audiences; creating menus
for special dietary restrictions and special events; on-going
maintenance and cleanliness of station accommodations and all
facilities to include galley, cabins, bathrooms, showers, and common
areas; maintenance and cost effective control of food, beverage and
other operational supply inventories.

The Assistant Cook/Housekeeper is responsible for meal planning and
preparation of high quality breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Responsible
for stocking and rotation of all kitchen inventory, as well as general
galley and kitchen clean-up including dishes, floors, storage areas,
refrigerators and freezers.  Responsible for assisting with set-up and
intense cleaning of all field station cabins, associated living areas,
bathrooms, showers and recreation areas.  Responsible for laundry

The Mechanic/Boat Captain is responsible for the maintenance of skiffs
with outboard motors, a 25' Dive Boat, and a 24' rescue boat.  This
position is also responsible for the routine maintenance and repair of
all marine equipment (boats, outboards, SCUBA compressor and SCUBA
gear), and other gasoline and diesel powered equipment and vehicles at
the field station (diesel generators, tractors, and a variety of heavy

The Maintenance Technician is responsible for field station
maintenance and supports field station operations.  This full-time
position is responsible for upkeep and repairs of all field station
facilities including buildings, roads, and runway; maintenance of
water, waste, plumbing and electrical systems; maintenance of
generators; assists with vehicle maintenance including boats, trucks,
& tractors; trouble-shooting including rust abatement and painting;
assists with maintenance and repairs for diesel, gasoline and outboard
engines, as well as all motorized and non-motorized equipment.

Please complete an online application at<> and upload a
resume and cover letter as one document.  Cover letter should explain
how you meet the basic qualifications listed.  Review of applications
will be on-going, as assignments are seasonal and filled on an as
needed basis, year round.

The successful candidate must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid
Passport with an expiration date later than your term of employment,
proof of a physical examination showing good physical health, and a
current tetanus vaccination.  In addition, TNC requires staff to
obtain a membership in an Emergency Evacuation Service.

1 comment:

  1. Maintenance is the most important task in handling your boat. As owner should learn the do's and don't in handling boat. Engine is the best part to be check well from time to time or before using them.

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