Our placements in Dubai would suit graduates of environmental related subjects such as geography, biology, environmental studies and geology.
The gap year student must be comfortable working with students from 8 to 18 years old and be passionate about the Outdoors. The Field Studies will be run from two main locations. Our Mangrove centre, where we utilise a large house boat as a teaching platform that takes students into the heart of the Mangroves. Overnight accommodation is in our field studies centre on the Umm Al Quwain coast.
For the desert field studies we have a centre in the heart of the sand dunes with tented accommodation with easy access to the study area.
The placement will run from the middle of September to the end of May. Graduates will receive shared accommodation, access to a vehicle to drive (if over 21), use of all centre equipment, all food provided while working on the placement and allowance of 2000 dirhams per month. (Gap year students 1000 per month)
Working hours are flexible but we are looking at a 5 day working week with a two week holiday over Christmas.
The placement is suited to a graduate who is truly conscientious about the environment and is keen to pass on their knowledge to students. An interest in Outdoor Ed Adventure is an advantage. The Graduates would need an up to date first Aid qualification as would the Gap Year students.
The placement, similar to the Adventure camps, is not suitable for an individual who is keen to "party hard". There are a number of restrictions as we are living in a muslim country.
If you are interested in finding out more about either the New Field Studies position or the existing Outdoor Education programme then drop me a line to: firstname.lastname@example.org and I can provide you with further information.