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Ocean Explorations Zodiac Whale Cruises

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Whale Watching Assistant ** NOVA SCOTIA **
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  Tiverton - Bay of Fundy
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Once again this summer, we are looking for exceptional individuals; young adults,mature students or recent graduates for our whale-watching/giftshop operation in Tiverton, Long Island (Digby County).

We have two positions, one 3/4 to full time, the other 1/2 to full time depending on YOUR talents.

This job is a "jack/jane of all trades" position. You will be doing a lot of reservations, mostly on the phone, souvenir sales and all aspects of setting up, maintaining and running a high quality, very popular whale-watching business. Depending on interest, skill and other factors of staffing, one or more staff will be trained as "whale-guides" Whale-watching starts out as a benefit not part of the job! No one "sits around" here, you will also be responsible for a lot of "odd jobs", including renovations of staff house. Pay will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Performance bonuses will be assessed with/for dedication, motivation and overall success of the season.

Room and board is available here, in a shared situation (probably "private room"), but very simple. Start/end time is negotiable as well as pay. Preference will be given to any/all applicants who have any of the following: boat handling experience, own vehicle (brochure distribution & odd jobs), any naturalist or interpretation experience. Most important is genuine desire and/or dedication to the type of job as phone reservations is the most important part of the job (to the success of the business).

The waters at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy from the ledges off Brier Island right up the Digby Neck are important feeding areas for many species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises), seals and a wide variety of seabirds. Most common species seen are the Minke, humpback and fin whales, harbour porpoise and Atlantic white-sided dolphins. Right whales are frequently seen. Sperm, sei, and blue whales have also been spotted in the Bay of Fundy.

Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises is run by Marine Explorations and Research Ltd. Tour director, biologist Tom Goodwin, has overall training and experience in the fields of marine and wildlife biology and has undertaken graduate studies in environmental education.

Ocean Explorations are usually conducted in a Zodiac (or Zodiac-type) boat, similar to those used by marine biologists, whale-watchers, and charter operations all over the world (even Antarctica).



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If you are genuinely interested, please send a letter and resume describing your interests, experience and expected pay. Please indicate if you have any interest working part-time, pre-season, or volunteer?.. if you are not awarded one of the full-time jobs. ** I do NOT respond to "just" resumes sent from this site

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