crees stands for conservation research and environmental education towards sustainability. We imagine a world that values biological and cultural diversity, and understands the vital role that the Amazon rainforest plays in the life support system of our planet. Through the creation of unforgettable experiences, crees is able to fund conservation research, sustainable livelihood initiatives and local education schemes. These programmes undertake scientific research to ensure the long term protection of the Peruvian Amazon and empower local communities to lead sustainable and authentic lives.
22 May 2014
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We are looking for a passionate and experienced outdoor leadership and environmental educator, with rainforest experience, to lead and manag
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The Education Instructor (EI) is responsible for training and educating volunteers in crees’ work, core issues affecting the Amazon, and providing basic first aid and health and safety training. The EI will focus on building a team spirit, understanding individual volunteer motivations and expectations, and exposing volunteers to all aspects of crees’ work. The EI will implement the ideal crees volunteer experience, track and mentor volunteers throughout their stay, and ensure that educational and personal challenges are being met. Volunteers stay between 2 and 26 weeks and so the depth and focus of activity will vary.
This role requires a self-starter capable of adaptive thinking who has good structural planning and is highly organised. You will have excellent people skills and be a real team player. As part of the role you may be required to deal with complex situations in remote environments and therefore will need to work well under pressure, have superb leadership and people management skills and be a fluid communicator who can engage people.
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