Advert ID: 20006415
Assistant Warden 2021 - Broome Bird Observatory
Broome Bird Observatory
Crab Creek Road, Broome, WA
Volunteer role (living allowance & free accommodation provided)
The Broome Bird Observatory seeks a volunteer assistant warden for an 8-9 month period between February/March (start date TBC) and October 2021.
The primary role of the assistant warden will be to support our ecotourism activities. They will also have the opportunity to engage with our research and education programmes and develop skills in ornithology and bird identification as part of our team.
BBO is a not-for-profit organisation under the auspices of BirdLife Australia. It was established in 1988 and is situated on the shores of Roebuck Bay, 25 km by road from the town of Broome. Roebuck Bay is a Ramsar site of international significance to migratory shorebirds, located on the East Asian and Australasian Flyway.
The BBO was established as a centre to promote the knowledge and conservation of the birds of Broome, with particular focus on the migratory shorebirds of Roebuck Bay. It has an international reputation as a base for research, education and social birdwatching. It has also developed a commercial ecotourism revenue base and has the potential to be an important component of Broome’s tourism network. The BBO provides accommodation and camping for the public. It conducts regular birdwatching tours as well as educational courses and research activities. We are currently developing a new interpretive centre on site.
The BBO is managed by a volunteer committee, mostly based in Broome. It receives no financial support for its operations, and is dependent on revenue gained by its tourism activities, donations and occasional grants.
The assistant warden will undertake a range of duties necessary to ensure that guests have the best visit possible - experience having shown that word-of-mouth is the best form of advertising. Working in a small team in a remote location can make this role challenging. It is however highly rewarding with many opportunities to interact with visitors, guests and researchers in a stunning and unique location.
The assistant warden’s role is to contribute to the effective operation of the BBO in accordance with the policies, procedures and directives set out by the BBO Management Committee and BirdLife Australia.
The following are key duties of assistant wardens, in order of priority.
Requirements of the incumbent assistant warden
Provisions for the incumbent assistant warden
The following criteria will be considered as part of the selection process:
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Applications should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 31st October, 2020.
Position Description - Assistant Warden PD 2021.pdf