Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Program Organisation Supervisor - Elephantstay

Program Organisation Supervisor - Elephantstay

Job Title : Program Organisation Supervisor

Objectives : Elephantstay has been operating for over 4 years and although we have achieved alot in this time we need enthusiastic qualified and committed people to move forward and achieve an even better life for elephants.

We are looking for people who want to be a real part of elephant conservation at its best.

Duties and Responsibilities : Duties include cleaning, feeding, diet preparation, exercising and husbandry of elephants. Our primary concern is the elephant’s welfare and earning an income for them. You will have plenty of direct contact with the elephants. You will also be assisting with the people who participate in the Elephantstay program.

You will also be required to assist with the elephant painting project.

Qualifications and Requirements : A minimum of 2 years working with elephants or minimum 5 years working with other animals. (Training of elephants/animals would be an advantage)

A good work ethic.

Ability to follow instructions.

Ablity to give instruction.

Good communication skills.

Sense of humour.

Social skills.

Physically fit.

Ability to work in a hot tropical climate.

Ability to work in a small team with little instruction.

Fluent English speaker.

Culturally sensitive and aware.

Lines of Communication : Report to Operations Director and Communications Director

Orientation and Training : As part of your training, you will participate in the Elephantstay program for 3 days. Please check the website for additional information. After that you will be under the supervision and training of the Operations Manager.

Work Schedule: Successful applicants will be expected to work 6 days a week.

Commitment and Salary: Minimum commitment of one year.
Salary: 5,000 baht per month.

Accommodation and meals are provided on site as part of the salary package.

Work permits will be organised after one month.

Salary does not include airfares, visas, insurance, transfers.

Benefits : The work is free contact with elephants. At this stage we have ten elephants under our management, which will be the main elephants you will be getting to know and be working with. We have about 90 elephants on site so you will have exposure and contact with many of them including baby elephants still with their mothers, and bull elephants.

Elephantstay is situated in the heart of a working elephant village so there is also the advantage of learning about and interacting with people from another culture.

Special Considerations : Working with elephants in free contact can be a physically and mentally challenging experience. The work is physically hard and the hours are long. You should expect to start at 7am and finish often late in the evening.

Applicants must be able to lift a minimum of 25 kilos as well as be prepared to work in a hot tropical climate.

Inclusions : Housing is provided on site. Single air-conditioned room and western bathroom, Bedding and towels are provided. Drinking water, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and 3 meals a day are provided on site. Snacks, juices, sodas, alcohol, etc are not provided but can be bought on site.

Free wireless internet access for people with laptops

Application and Contact Details:Send a cover letter, resume and references via Email to elephantstay@elephantstay.com
The letter should cover your areas of interest, goals, and what you can offer Elephantstay by being a volunteer. Your preferred dates.

Applicants will be notified by email as soon as possible.

Please contact elephantstay@elephantstay.com  for availability and start dates

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