ORCA’s unique Cruise Conservationist programme sees the charity partner with cruise lines around the globe, offering unforgettable wildlife experiences to thousands of guests at sea whilst collecting vital scientific data about whales and dolphins in some of the richest waters on the planet. We currently have over forty cruises across four oceans planned for 2020.
We are recruiting a new cohort of Cruise Conservationists with our next training programme, which is taking place from 24th October to 1st November.
The course will be taking place on the Fred.Olsen cruise ship Balmoral as it journeys from Southampton to Barcelona.
This intensive at sea programme will cover a variety of fundamental skills that will enable delegates to join ORCA’s Cruise Conservationist programme.
- Introducing ORCA, our history and exploring our high impact marine conservation work
- Discussing key conservation issues facing the marine environment and threats to whales and dolphins
- Learning science communication skills, covering strategies and techniques for communicating complex scientific concepts to a variety of different audiences
- Exploring ORCA’s different cruise programmes and understanding the array of activities delivered at-sea, including how to deliver exceptional wildlife experiences
- Understanding life on a cruise ship, including expectations, etiquette and key procedures for working at sea
The course fee is £600 which will cover a berth in a shared same-sex cabin, as well as food and refreshments throughout this residential programme. Delegates will also be responsible for travel costs to reach the departure port in Southampton, as well as transfers and flights to return to the UK from Barcelona.
This is a hands on, practical programme that will also give delegates the opportunity to put into practice some of the skills they cover during the programme.
After successful completion of the course, delegates will be eligible to participate in the ORCA Cruise Conservationist programme currently delivered with ten cruise lines across four oceans. These are paid opportunities that see ORCA Cruise Conservationists travelling to some of the richest wildlife hotspots on the planet, helping to inspire guests on board whilst collecting vital scientific data.
by 9.00am on 23rd September 2019.
A job description and person specification for the Cruise Conservationist role is available to download below.