We are hiring!

Tasman Bay Guardians are growing!

We are currently seeking expressions of interest to join our crew.
This is a dream job delivering ‘Whitebait Connection’ freshwater education in the field to schools and in the wider community.
Part time role at Tasman Bay Guardians.
Office work is home-based with visits to schools and field sites in Nelson & Tasman.
Growing Not-for-Profit Conservation Organization with plenty of opportunity for growth and working to your strengths in this new role.
Our team is growing, and we need more high-performance people with the right skill-sets who align with our values and want to be part of our journey moving forward.
If you have strong educator and ecology skills and a passion for empowering positive change within communities around Aotearoa / New Zealand for the oceans, stream, rivers and wetlands this could be the role for you!
The Opportunity:
Tasman Bay Guardians is growing, we need reliable, honest, and hardworking team-players to join the us!
We currently have openings for two Whitebait Connection Programme Coordinators in Nelson and Tasman Regions.
This hands-on role will require you to;
Deliver freshwater education taking a ki uta ki tai (Mountains to the Sea) approach to schools and the community in Nelson and Tasman District.
Lead classroom lessons, field lessons, and action planning sessions in our schools.
Work alongside our communities to look after streams and rivers in Nelson/ Tasman.
Conduct water quality monitoring activities and freshwater habitat assessments.
Lead field surveys for native fish spawning sites and conduct whitebait egg surveys.
Conduct riparian restoration projects along freshwater systems across the rohe.
Assist the Regional Manager with project planning, and community events.
Follow our Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.
Opportunity for growth and diversification into the EMR programme and working to your strengths within the organisation.
The programme can be delivered in English and Te Reo.
What we offer:
We have a great team culture where people do the work because they care about it and have fun.
An opportunity to contribute to conserving Aotearoa’s streams, rivers, wetlands and oceans and help to create opportunities for youth and future generations to experience healthy marine and freshwater environments.
Free annual registration and training at our national Mountains to Sea wānanga event.
What we need from you:
The ideal candidate will have:
A solid background in freshwater or environmental science, or environmental education or a four-year degree in relevant biological science.
At least 3 to 4 years’ experience in the field conducting science investigations.
Previous environmental consulting experience including professional report writing.
Experience with classroom and field delivery and education.
Capable of working within a team and based in the field.
Experience in project management, delivery, and budget management.
Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude.
Relevant teaching experience with adults and children.
A passion for the environment and for sharing this knowledge with other people.
Full drivers’ license and own vehicle.
Current First Aid Certificate or the willingness to get one.
Likes being out in nature, fit and able to carry out field work.
Comfortable public speaker.
Some weekend work is required to deliver community education freshwater events.
Excellent Health and Safety practices.
No criminal record and can pass police vetting.
Ability to follow established systems & processes but able to make suggestions of how to improve these when appropriate.
Strong verbal, written and presentation skills.
Strong relationship building skills with internal team and community members.
Ability to learn and work within online/inhouse systems.
A curiosity to learn new things.
Ability to work as an Independent Contractor in a home-based role using your own computer and your own vehicle when travel is needed (e.g. for field work, school visits, and meetings).
To be eligible for this position you must currently reside in NZ and have a legal right to work permanently in this country.
Want to know more about us and the role - Google search  whitebaitconnection.co.nz
Send your CV and cover letter directly to jude@whitebaitconnection.co.nz by the 10/11/2022.
About Tasman Bay Guardians
The Tasman Bay Guardian’s Trust recognizes Te Tiriti o Waitangi and will strive to honour the principles of this founding document.
The partnership between the cultures challenges us to learn from and respect the knowledge and wisdom underlying the tikanga (tradition) of indigenous culture.
Empowerment and restoration of the kaitiakitanga (guardianship) is a critical challenge and an even greater opportunity today.
We follow the three facets of Conservation, Collaboration and Education.
From small projects such as clean-ups, plantings, restorations and others we hope to achieve much greater things by creating positive interactions amongst the stakeholders in the marine space. Our strategy considers the needs of mana whenua. We work collaboratively with other conservation groups such as Tasman Environmental Trust, various catchment groups, Mountains to Sea Trust, Forest and Bird as well as stakeholders in various industries.
We love to explore rivers and seas, we want to share their magic with you. We want to enjoy a healthy environment and leave a positive legacy for our children and we want the Te Tai o Aorere (Tasman and Golden Bays) communities to thrive in the bounty of the seas.
The Tasman Bay Guardian’s Trust supports the community to develop environmental education that is based on experiential learning and engagement in real environmental challenges and opportunities facing communities.

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