We are currently recruiting a forest skills instructor to work at our terrestrial research sites in Cusuco National Park, Honduras. Positions are between early June – early August.

The role will involve spending up to 6 consecutive nights staying at isolated camps within the forest whilst supervising and teaching a number of survival skills to University volunteers.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in the field, good communication and organisational skills. The main responsibility will be teaching a course on basic forest skills including practicals on fire lighting, putting up a hammock and how to use a compass. Previous experience in any of these areas is beneficial but not essential. Other responsibilities include maintaining contact with Base Camp and ensuring health and safety procedures are followed at all times.

As the Honduras role involves working closely with Spanish-speaking local guides in isolated working conditions, the candidate must be able to speak a level of Spanish where they can communicate efficiently in an emergency situation.

In return, successful applicants receive full accommodation and food on-site, networking and skills development, a flight bursary is available but will depend on the level of experience, and of course the opportunity to contribute towards a once in a lifetime experience for the volunteers.

The position will be filled as and when we find a suitable candidate, so if you are interested, please apply as soon as you can to give yourself the best chance. The position does involve working with minors, so if successful, you will be asked to complete a background check.

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