CALL for a MARINE BIOLOGIST (German speaking)

to work with GERMAN SCHOOLS in ITALY (part-time job at “UNIMARE”)

from May to Mid-July and from September to Mid-October 2024

DEADLINE: 28th of January 2024

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UniMARE is a Marine Biology School located in the South of Italy close to the city of Naples, in the Marine Protected Area of Punta Campanella. It offers a unique experience to German-speaking Schools that book intensive marine biology programs (1 to 5 days) to learn basic principles of marine life and ecosystems through lectures, marine explorations, labs and hands-on activities. The school was founded in 2013 by 2 Austrian marine Biologists, and at the moment it is managed by a team of a local marine Biologist, environmental Communicators and outdoor Experts. 


LOCATION

Camping Nettuno

Massa Lubrense NA, Italy

Via Amerigo Vespucci 79

80067 Nerano NA, ITALY


UNIMARE is located at a campsite (Villaggio Camping Nettuno) overlooking the beach made of pebbles and rocky cliffs, in the small village of Nerano - Marina del Cantone at the end of the Sorrento Peninsula, between the Gulf of Naples, the island of Capri and the Amalfi coast. The territory, reach in natural resources, transformed from a fisherman village to a very touristic site, especially during the summer season and since 1997 it is part of the MPA of Punta Campanella. The MPA aims to protect marine ecosystems like seagrass meadows, hard substrate communities and underwater caves. 


The JOB

We are looking for 2 part-time marine Biologists able to work in German language to lead marine biology classes on local Mediterranean fauna and flora, including lectures and laboratory activities, hikes and snorkeling trips. The job duration lasts 4 months and is split into two parts: beginning of May to Mid-July and beginning of September to Mid-October 2024 (since UNIMARE is closed in between).

TASKS

A typical working day consists of 7 working hours (5hr of activity with students + 2hr of preparation/logistics):

· Morning Session

  • Preparation of the classroom (projector, laptop, microscopes, education material etc.
  • Welcoming the group of students
  • Holding a lecture on one of the chosen topics
  • Guiding a first snorkeling trip with the class (about 10 participants per underwater guide)

· Afternoon Session

  • Laboratory activity on one of the chosen topics
  • Guiding a second snorkeling trip with the class (about 10 participants per underwater guide)

Candidates will run these activities under the supervision of UNIMARE lead team, and with the help of universitary practicants. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent command of German (C1 or C2 level). Additionally, English and/or Italian is an asset;
  • An accomplished Bachelor/Master degree in marine biology, marine science or related fields;
  • A Life guard certification;
  • Commitment to work for the entire duration (beginning of May to Mid-July and beginning of September to Mid-October);
  • Flexibility to alternate busy weeks (with 6 working days) and calmer weeks (1-2 working days) [for the impact of this alternance on your salary, see below]
  • Motivation to share your knowledge in an interactive and creative way, and to adapt your pedagogical methods to the situation. Previous experience in pedagogical work with youth is an asset;
  • A positive attitude and patience to work with school classes (20-30 adolescents aged 15-19);
  • A particular interest and love for nature, the ocean, marine biology, environmental education and outdoor activities.

WHAT WE OFFER

Travel reimbursement – arrival and return to and from the Sorrento Peninsula (for both periods, before august and after august);

Accommodation – We provide free accommodation in a house located uphill in the village of Nerano, which is about 2km from Marina del Cantone. You will share the house with your team. Around 500 people live in Nerano. There are few shops and bars in the village. Busses connect Nerano to Sorrento several times per day. The area offers plenty of opportunities for snorkeling and hiking.

Training – the team will benefit of a winter on-line training session to learn about UNIMARE, the program, method, lectures and activities that will be deepened during an intensive on-site training session (5 days during Easter holidays 2024 – to define).

Mentoring – the team will take part in weekly meetings with UNIMARE lead team to improve the program and to reflect on the work done.

Salary – a minimum amount of 1500€ per month (net income) is guaranteed (with a monthly commitment of 12 days of work). For each exceeding day of work, we will cover an extra wage of 150€/day;

HOW TO APPLY 

Send a mail to mareapplication@gmail.com with your Curriculum Vitae and a motivation video of 1 minute through WeTransfer (or similar platforms) in which you briefly explain who you are and why you believe to be the right person for UNIMARE team 2024. Successful applicants will be invited for an online interview by the beginning of February 2024.

 

DEADLINE: 28th of January 2024

 

For further information, contact us with your questions at:

email: mareapplication@gmail.com 

phone: +39 3382350941