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Roots Eco Resort Assistant
Fuze Ecoteer

Location: Ipoh, Peninsular Malaysia

Category: Tourism & Community Engagement

Job Type: Internship

Contract Length: 9 Months

Application Closing Date: 15th December 

Start Date: 2019

Outgoing, love working with people and have a keen interest in outdoor education? Completing the outdoor education group leader internship with Fuze Ecoteer will give you the chance to learn new skills and work with trained professionals as you facilitate university, school and corporate groups at our project sites around Malaysia. 

Whats in it for you?

Live in a stunning eco resort in Ipoh, one of the food capitals of Malaysia, with a swimming pool and river at the end of your garden. Gain experience in resort management and receive on the job training from our team. There’s a loads of additional benefits too:

Skills for your CV:

  • Experience working in sustainable tourism
  • Excellent communication skills, delivering activities to a diverse range of participants
  • Problem solving and using initiative to overcome challenges that may arise
  • Exceptional organisation skills to plan and prepare for group activities
  • Excellent customer service

Benefits

  • Accommodation included in the admin fee (if applicable) at the Roots Eco Resort
  • Access to communal staff food at each project site
  • Free Wifi! The resort has wifi so you can keep your Instagram up to date
  • 8 days off per month, either one day off per week plus a block of four days off each month or two days off per week
  • Additional allowance of RM250 from the 7th month of internship to encourage longer duration internships
  • All work related expenses (Unfortunately this doesn’t include your travel to or from Malaysia)
  • Written reference letter upon completion of internship. We’ll do our best to help you land your dream job

What we need from you

To apply for this role you’ll need to meet a few requirements and most importantly be willing and committed to get stuck in. You can also find out a bit more about the role itself by reading about the duties you’ll be completing throughout the internship.

Requirements

  • Outgoing person comfortable interacting with people from differing backgrounds and cultures
  • Experience working outdoors is preferred with a good level of fitness
  • Confident communicator and comfortable public speaking
  • Passionate about conservation and community issues and research
  • Knowledge of rainforest species and good level of rainforest safety awareness
  • Highly organised and ability to work to a schedule
  • Team player but also comfortable working independently
  • Willing to learn new skills and flexible and adaptable to challenging situations
  • Efficient time management skills and able to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of all Fuze Ecoteer projects in Malaysia
  • Fluent written and spoken English. Ability to speak Bahasa Malay is desirable but not essential
  • IT competency

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Housekeeping: room cleaning, changing and washing bed linens, cleaning shower/toilet block, sweeping the resort, as directed by the resort manager
  • Ensure the safety of all participants when using the pool and river/kayaking activities following water safety training lead by the management team
  • Take guests trekking alongside a guide and deliver relevant safety briefings. Enable the guests to identify signs of animal presence and what this information means. Take suitable safety precautions to ensure the safety of guests whilst trekking
  • Provide details of any snares, traps or poaching camps located to the Wildlife Crime Hotline
  • Facilitate and assist with educational group visits and corporate team building as and when required
  • Lead presentations for guests and deliver educational games to enhance their environmental and rainforest knowledge and promote sustainable practices
  • Collect feedback from guests when appropriate in order to improve our facilities and service
  • Assist with daily chores (cleaning, cooking etc) for your own living area
  • Report to your supervisor and collaborate with other teams where necessary, maintaining open communication at all times
  • Follow agreed timetables to deliver work in a timely fashion
  • Display a professional example to local community members, volunteers and colleagues
  • Follow instructions as delivered by project managers when on site
  • Adherence to all safety measures, risk assessments, protocols, procedures and budgets as directed by Fuze Ecoteer
  • Any other duties that may be required including; cover for colleague’s leave and illness, providing adequate notice of travel arrangements (work related or personal)
  • Ensure the safety of all participants when using the pool and river/kayaking activities following water safety training lead by the management team

How To Apply

Please submit your CV and Cover Letter to contact@ecoteer.com

For more information or if you have any further questions about the role please email contact@ecoteer.com

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