NATURALIST

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Naturalist with specialized knowledge in glaciology, geography, flora & fauna, topography, history, geology, culture, marine biology, wildlife and current issues of the area traveled. Create and present public narration on deck, by sharing their knowledge in a friendly and easily understood manner. Encourage guests to spend as much time on deck exploring and experiencing the natural surroundings. Educate guests on the eco-system and environment in a non-condescending manner. Share your passion of science and nature with guests.

Reports to the True Alaskan Guide. Helps with printing and distributing Adventure Updates and coordinating the ShoreEx program and other tasks as assigned.

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WORKING CONDITIONS:

Duties and responsibilities are generally performed in a Marine Operations setting, primarily onboard a vessel but also pier side on turn-around-days. You may be required to share a cabin with one to three other shipmates of the same gender and will be required to be courteous of your movement in and out of the cabin while shipmates are sleeping.

You must be physically able to work a 12- hour workday. On any given day hours could be more or less. You may be required to wear protective clothing/eyewear for activities including handling of chemicals and cleaning agents. Some of your work will involve engaging guests and may include talking on a PA system. Physical demands include lifting up to 50 pounds repetitively, and passing along to other crew such as in loading ship’s stores, luggage, linen, etc. Also must have the ability to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.

Working aboard ship can be very demanding but at the same time very rewarding, which is driven by the guest’s appreciation of your efforts to deliver our unsurpassed True Alaskan Hospitality.

NOTE:

This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.

 

 

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