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Natural Habitat Adventures delivers exceptional and intimate nature and wildlife experiences to small groups of passionate explorers and nature lovers. We combine an innovative approach to travel, personal attention to every detail and industry-leading sustainability practices to provide face-to-face encounters with our planet’s wild places and creatures. On our journeys, our guests feel their most connected, inspired and alive.

If that description excites you, come join us!

Nat Hab Encourages Diversity in Conservation Travel

We believe that conservation is everybody’s business regardless of race, gender, age, religion, identity and life experience. To that end, we are committed to creating a fully welcoming work environment, and we encourage any and all who possess a passion for our planet to apply to join our team.

Current Job Openings:  2

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EXPEDITION LEADERS (WORLDWIDE)

Our Expedition Leaders are the best in the business. They are highly educated, passionate about the wild places they share with and interpret for our guests, and they exude an irrepressible enthusiasm that can’t help but inspire those who travel with them. As naturalists, biologists and environmental educators, their knowledge deeply enriches the experience of those who see the natural world through their eyes. While many of our Expedition Leaders have master’s or doctorate degrees, they are chosen for their good nature as well as their good grades. Many of our guests are veterans of global travel, sophisticated and independent, but they choose to travel with us because of our Expedition Leaders’ expertise. In the realm of nature adventure travel, great guides set us apart.

We are currently looking for guides in North America, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, England, Australia and New Zealand. Our preference is to hire guides who are from the regions we travel to. If you reside in one of these locations (other than North America), please indicate that in your email to us by noting it in the subject line—for example, "I am from Switzerland"—so we can quickly note this among the many inquiries we receive. 

Below, you'll find the important qualifications we look for when we hire guides. Please review the following list and apply only if you have the necessary skills and experience.

REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum of five years' experience leading multi-day tours with groups of 8-16 people, or a bachelor's degree with major coursework in the natural sciences or related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and passion for wildlife, ecology and natural history
  • Outstanding customer service and communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving ability and capacity to make independent decisions
  • Capable of working long hours for multiple consecutive days
  • High level of integrity, maturity, patience and enthusiasm
  • Current Wilderness First Responder certification or equivalent strongly preferred
  • Availability from June to September (North America and Europe guiding season)

CONTACT
To apply, please email a cover letter describing your interest and experience, and send a resume of your work and education history to elemployment@nathab.com.

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GREENLAND CAMP MANAGER

We are looking for a driven, passionate, highly capable and fun person to join our Base Camp Greenland team. This is a contract position that plays a critical role in ensuring the success of one of Natural Habitat Adventures’ most important programs.

TIME & SEASONALITY REQUIREMENTS
This is a field-based, seasonal contract position from early July through mid-September. Our Greenland Base Camp is located on a remote island where independent travel is not possible, and it could be the case that you are moving strictly between a small settlement (about 15 minutes away by boat) and the camp without any additional travel opportunities during the season.

While your hours will vary from day to day, you will need to work long hours every day in order to accomplish our goal of exceptional customer service. At times, very early mornings and late evenings will be required to accomplish our goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage and lead operations staff at Nat Hab’s Base Camp Greenland, which includes the Chef, Camp Assistant, Head Local Guide and Zodiac Driver, coordinating team meetings as needed and resolving staff issues if necessary
  • Welcome and host guests in a warm, open and friendly manner
  • Help build, develop and maintain camp systems and infrastructure prior to, during and immediately following the guest season.
  • Maintain and repair Zodiacs, engines, electricity/generators, water supply, wastewater discharge, toilets (including disposal), storage shed, fuel sources, showers and tents
  • Work with Nat Hab office and on-site staff to effectively manage communication and safety procedures including polar bear safety, first aid, and medical evacuation
  • Coordinate laundry, fuel, trash/recycling, and food deliveries/pick-ups with local staff and community
  • Assist with payments to local service providers and keep detailed expense-tracking documents
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and comfortable environment at camp for all guests and staff
  • Be available to assist and support clients with questions and problems in collaboration with the Expedition Leaders (ELs).
  • Arrange nightly meetings with ELs to plan the following day’s schedule
  • Communicate with the Grounds Operations Coordinator in Tasiilaq on camp needs and group timings
  • Assist with camp breakdown and inventory management at the end of the season
  • Provide regular communication with office staff throughout the season as needed
  • Help in emergency situations as needed and directed by the Expedition Leaders
  • Conduct end-of-season reviews for Camp Staff with the office

REQUIREMENTS

  • Three years or more of managerial experience in the field, with demonstrable success in managing people and teams
  • Three or more years of customer service experience
  • Proven leadership abilities, including a strong track record of dependability and strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Expert understanding of mechanical and electrical systems
  • Experience working in remote areas for long periods of time (Arctic strongly preferred)
  • Ability to competently operate a boat (Zodiac or dinghy), experience in polar waters preferred
  • Certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Advanced medical certification strongly preferred/recommended
  • Competency with firearms
  • Firearm experience (in polar bear country) strongly recommended/preferred

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Compensation is commensurate with experience. This position is paid on a daily basis. Work requirements/hours are subject to change.

Nat Hab provides housing and meals in-season, round trip transportation to/from Greenland for the in-field season, branded gear, and any work permits (if necessary).

CONTACT
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to employment@nathab.com no later than Dec 31, 2019. Please use “Greenland Camp Manager” in the subject line.
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