Environmental Jobs in Ireland

Education & Activities Manager

by admin - October 12th, 2020.
Filed under: Admin, Botany, Communications, Conservation, Contract, Ecology, Environmental Education, Full-time, Marine Science, Zoology.

Employer: Sea Synergy
Location: Waterville, Co. Kerry
Job Type: Contract, full-time
Duration: One year with opportunity for renewal
Salary: €12.50 per hour at 32-48 hours per week
Closing Date: December 1st 2020 

Education and Activities Manager

Individuals will introduce clients of all ages to local flora, fauna, and marine heritage. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to share their passion for nature and conservation by connecting people with the environment and instil in them a desire to protect it.

This is a one year contract with 6 month probationary period and opportunity for renewal at the years end. It is a full time position beginning March 2021.


  • Degree in a relevant subject (BA/BSc in biology, ecology, marine biology, or related field) or equivalent experience in conservation or a related field
  • Demonstrable qualities and skills necessary to collaborate effectively and with people at all levels and a variety of partners and stakeholders
  • Be highly organised and self-reliant yet a good team player, responsive to the needs of colleagues
  • Previous experience in group leadership, preferably with volunteers or teams
  • Be confident managing monthly wages, and accounts
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Have own transport
  • Ability to work long hours outdoors in variable weather
  • Computer skills
  • Social media experience

Activities Leader Requirements

  • Previous experience snorkeling or scuba diving certificate
  • Previous experience or teaching/coaching certificate in kayak, SUP, or other water sports (ASI etc)
  • Life saving and Advanced First Aid skills
  • Previous experience in public speaking
  • Previous experience working with children (camps and activities)
  • Garda vetting


  • Field-based conservation experience
  • Previous experience in data handling
  • Previous experience with aquaria
  • Good understanding of marketing strategies and methods of social media marketing


The Education & Activities Manager will be required to manage all the activities delivered by Sea Synergy throughout the summer season and to undertake the following tasks:


  • Scheduling for activities
  • Leading Activities
  • Team scheduling
  • Weekly team meeting
  • Allocating tasks for interns
  • Promotion of activities
  • Possible Aquarium care – feeding, maintenance and cleaning if necessary, daily recording of temp and water quality.
  • Maintenance and cleaning


  • Accounts
  • Update online accounts management spreadsheets
  • Check gear for wear and tear
  • Update stock lists and inventories


  • Reprint of any promotional materials required
  • Check First aid kits and ensure all fully stocked and up to date
  • Risk assessments updated for sites and activities
  • Liability forms updated and printed
  • Thorough check of all water sports and seashore gear – maintenance and repairs or replacements to be ordered
  • Marketing for all upcoming events to be prepared


  • Thorough check on all water sports gear and seashore equipment, all gear to be stored safely in the trailer


  • End of year accounts – company year end March 31st
  • Iveragh Learning Landscapes in October is a place based outdoor education event that Sea Synergy co-founded in 2016 and has supported each year since then. (Lucy and Ellie spearheaded the event and IRD waterville also partner in it) Sea Synergy offer much support to the event as a base location for the weekend event and summer interns are encouraged to participate in the planning of the event and if present when the event is run receive free entry in exchange for providing support to organisers and feedback on individual workshops. There is always opportunity to participate in the organising committee for any Sea Synergy staff. The contact email address for the event is
  • Offer support or assist in organising local initiatives such as beach cleans/Clean Coasts, Tidy Towns, and Iveragh Learning Landscapes

Post Location

Waterville, Co. Kerry, Ireland (additional requirement to travel for Explorers Education Programme delivery from September-June). Work to be done from home office and from activities base at Lough Currane.

Particulars and Salary

The payment of salary, travel and any other matters relating to the financial administration of the post will be the responsibility of Sea Synergy Ltd.

The Education & Activities Manager will report to Sea Synergy Ltd. founder Lucy Hunt.

The salary rate for the position will be €12.50 per hour at 32-48 hours per week from March 2021 to March 2022 with potential to extend the contract at the end of the first year.

Any work travel undertaken by the Education & Activities Manager will be paid at approved Sea Synergy Ltd. Rates


If this opportunity interests you, please send your CV and Cover Letter to with the subject line “Education & Activities Manager Position 2021”. Applications submitted without a Cover Letter will not be accepted.

Deadline for applications is December 1, and interviews will be held in February.

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