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CCMI seeks to hire innovative, creative, early career scientists who can make great discoveries. Please check back regarding additional positions available in the future.

Marine Operations Coordinator

Purpose:

  • Ensure that all diving activities are in line with PADI, AAUS and CCMI standards.
  • Captain CCMI vessels for both research & education department programme activities.
  • Conduct any and all dive training.
  • Conduct onsite maintenance including: dive equipment, boat engine, vehicles and physical plant.
  • Assist with education, operations and research programmes as required.

Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure that all diving activities occur in accordance with PADI, AAUS and CCMI regulations.
  2. Ensure that all visiting education and research groups have received, correctly completed and submitted all necessary diving paperwork.
  3. Complete all dive training required by both guests and staff.
  4. Conduct dive orientation briefings and gear distribution for new education and visiting research groups.
  5. Drive all CCMI Boats, including:
    – A 34-foot custom (hull) purpose-built dive boat with a capacity for 16 divers with 32 tanks, or 18 snorkelers.
    – A 12-foot Carolina skiff with a capacity for 2 divers with 4 tanks, or 4 snorkelers.
    – A 21-foot Mako dive boat has a capacity of 4 divers with 8 tanks, or 6 snorkelers.
  6. Assist in the delivery of the CCMI annual maintenance plan, which includes grounds, facility, dive equipment as well as boats and vehicles.
  7. Management of dive facilities and equipment including maintenance, cleaning, inventory and resupply.
  8. Compose and contribute to regular progress reports.
  9. Assist with training staff on boat handling and boat captain duties.
  10. Lead in-water activities including snorkels and dives.
  11. Represent CCMI in a professional manner when working alongside visiting education groups, visiting research groups and when interacting with the local community including the local dive operations.

Full position description available HERE. Applications, consisting of covering letter explaining why you feel you should be considered for this post, along with a full CV and contact details for two referees (who will not be contacted without your consent) should be sent to manager@reefresearch.org.

Please mark your application Marine Operations Coordinator, Little Cayman.

The closing date for applications is 21st January 2019.

Interviews: Interviews will be conducted via Skype between the 24th – 27th January 2019.

Reefs Go Live Technical Assistant

During 2018, CCMI’s education team developed a pilot project that transformed how we teach children about the ocean. The ‘Reefs Go Live’ programme uses the Virtual Live Experiences (VLEs) method in connecting students and the public to real-time coral reef activity. Scientists use high tech face masks and streaming equipment to deliver lessons live from the underwater world. Innovative technology enables VLEs to reduce barriers to learning by communicating interactive ‘real-life’ experiences in an informal, scalable science setting.

The RGL Tech’s purpose is to develop and direct the underwater videography and sound component of an RGL programme and to live stream it into classrooms on a national and international scale.

Responsibilities:

  1. Training all members of the RGL team on all necessary technical equipment, in order to deliver the programme safely and effectively.
  2. Ensure that production of all 6 RGL broadcasts occur in accordance with PADI and CCMI standards.
  3. Manage the full-dress rehearsals and broadcasts as the Producer, Topside Director, and Technical Advisor.
  4. Conduct RGL briefings and debriefings alongside the Science and Education Manager, from a technical and production side of the project.
  5. Deliver an updated Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documentation on the RGL Technical Assistant position before departure of post.
  6. Compose and contribute to regular RGL, Operations, and Education budgets and progress reports.
  7. Lead and manage in-water and topside RGL productions (full dress rehearsals and live broadcasts) with the Science & Education Manager.
  8. Provide any necessary live lesson content prior to production, this could be: vocabulary definition pop-ups, video inserts, photo inserts, etc…
  9. Editing of the final video and presentation to CCMI directors for sign-off.
  10. Production of additional introduction video and post-lesson question video.
  11. Conduct all RGL equipment maintenance including, but not limited to: dive equipment (OTS masks, specialised regulators, lights, etc…), camera equipment (Cameras, housing, lights, etc…), cable equipment (Audio, visual, connection, etc…), technical equipment (Teradek, internet modem, and computer systems, etc…).

Full position description available HERE. Applications, consisting of cover letter explaining your qualifications in relation to the job description, a 2-page CV and contact details for two referees (who will not be contacted without your consent) should be sent to manager@reefresearch.org.

Please mark your application RGL Tech, Little Cayman.

The starting date for the successful applicant is 20th February 2019.

The closing date for applications is 14th January 2019.

Interviews: Interviews will be conducted via Skype between the 16th – 20th January 2019.

We will respond to qualified applicants by the closing date. Unfortunately, if you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

CCMI is an equal opportunities employer. Employment is contingent upon approval of a Work Permit issued by the Cayman Islands Immigration Department.

Edmund F. & Virginia B. Ball Ocean Science Scholar:

Marine Education Intern

CCMI will award two prestigious scholarships to Caymanians or those with qualifying residential status, who are college-level students through the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Ocean Science Scholars programme.

  • Throughout this academic year, the programme seeks to recruit two Marine Education Interns to work at the Little Cayman Research Centre. The internship is designed to provide invaluable work experience that build skills for students at the entry level of a possible career in education, marine science, tourism, conservation, or related field of study.
  • The internship is an opportunity for students who have graduated from high school, who are attending college or who have graduated from college. Only applications from Caymanians or those with qualifying residential status will be accepted.
  • The purpose of the programme is to build local capacity among young Caymanian college-level students to become ocean stewards. The programme supports students interested in exploring careers in the marine sciences. Improving local capacity and capability to protect the ocean is at the heart of CCMI’s mission and is the ultimate goal of this programme.

Full position description available HERE. Applications, consisting of covering letter explaining why you feel you should be considered for this post, and a full CV and contact details for two referees (who will not be contacted without your consent) should be sent to manager@reefresearch.org.

Please mark your application Marine Education Intern, Little Cayman.

The closing date for applications is 18/01/2019.

Interviews: interviews will be conducted via Skype between the 20/01/19 – 22/01/19.

Start date: 06/02/19 (preferred)

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