Station Manager

Station Manager

Institution Tobacco Caye Marine Station Discipline Type of position

Tobacco Caye Marine Station (TCMS) is an education and research facility on the island of Tobacco Caye within the South Water Caye Marine Reserve. The station manager is responsible for all aspects of the continuing operations of TCMS from scheduling and leading international and domestic students groups in the classroom and in the field to assisting visiting researchers collect data on the health of the Belize Barrier Reef System (BBRS) World Heritage Site (WHS).

Person specification: They are looking for an individual or couple with a strong background in marine science, environmental education and with experience of working in remote and challenging locations. They will also consider applications from couple where one partner has a marine science background providing that the other partner possesses a complementary skillset and there is an existing track record of having worked together in similar positions. One or both applicants should have extensive in-water experience, preferably a mixture of diving and snorkelling.

Role Responsibilities

  • Hosting and guiding domestic and international student groups participating in field study programs.
  • Providing education on the tropical marine environments of Belize through a mixture of classroom based learning and snorkel excursions to the reef, mangrove and seagrass habitats of the SWCMR and beyond.
  • Coordinating study group programming with supplier in Belize and abroad.
  • Securing continuing business for TCMS’s education programs through designing and marketing marine ecology field courses for new and existing clients.
  • Recruitment and management of volunteers and interns and providing sufficient opportunities for professional and personal development during their placements.
  • Development and implementation of funding proposals for new research projects and grants for further development of the Station.
  • Liaising with governmental, national and international departments and organisations.
  • Managing the station – administration, finances and budgets, general maintenance including the building and grounds, solar power supply, lab equipment and snorkelling gear.
  • Managing website, social media, email and developing promotional materials.


To Apply:   Apply with CV/resume, covering letter and details of two references to info@tcmsbelize.orgincluding the phrase ‘Application for Station Manager Vacancy’ in the title. Applicants invited to interview will be notified within a fortnight of the closing date. Interviews will conducted remotely via Skype.

Submitted by Leopold Staff
February 3, 2014
Deadline February 21, 2014