Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) is a charity organisation which operates a busy marine animal rescue and rehabilitation centre located in Courtown, Co. Wexford. As the only facility that fully rehabilitates seals within the Republic of Ireland, SRI responds to strandings nationwide. Most reports are for young grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) and common seal (Phoca vitulina) pups found sick, injured or orphaned across the Irish coastline. In addition, SRI pursues understanding and public engagement of ocean conservation and sustainability through education, community outreach and research programmes. SRI has a growing social media presence, and is gaining international recognition for its work.
SRI is currently accepting applications for their Marketing and Media Coordinator position. This high paced, full-time position is for a minimum of 6 months, but longer time commitments are encouraged. Compensation is provided in the form of all housing, food, utilities and basic necessities along with a €300/month stipend. After an initial 3 month period, we will review work performance. This is a position with opportunities for further growth and development.
Seal Rescue Ireland is searching for a candidate to fill this position in August. Applications will be accepted until the 20th of July. Due to Covid-19, this position is only open to applicants that are currently residing in Ireland.
Reports to: Operations Manager
Job Summary: This position will provide the candidate with work experience in all aspects of a rescue and rehabilitation centre with a primary focus on producing quality media content, digital design, written content, photos and video for use on our website, social media, monthly newsletter, adoptions programme, marketing, educational and fundraising projects. The coordinator will lead marketing and advertising projects, fundraising programs and events, and other administrative tasks. This position requires a skilled photographer who will be responsible for capturing consistent photographs and videos of the animals in care, daily activities at the centre, and events on and off-site (i.e. rescues, releases, educational talks, outreach events, etc.), as well as editing and developing content consistent with SRI’s message of ocean conservation and sustainability. Partial involvement in assisting in husbandry care of rehabilitation animals is an option if interested.
Create content and coordinate SRI’s social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and TikTok)
Develop a bi-monthly newsletter and blog posts
Represent SRI at fundraising, educational and networking events
Assist in design, development and maintenance of the SRI website and signage
Keep up-to-date photographs and video of the seals in care
Photograph events and daily tasks for use in media, marketing and promotional purposes
Develop educational and promotional written content
Participate in educational talks and tours and aid in overseeing the gift shop and visitor centre
Assist with clerical duties, admin and office work as needed
Provide assistance to the managers and rehabilitation staff as needed
(Optional)-Assist in the care and maintenance of the Center’s rehabilitation animals (feeding, medical treatment, daily care, routine cleaning of enclosures and work areas), and assist with rescue and release of stranded animals.
Application Deadline: 20th of July, 2020
Please visit our website at (https://www.sealrescueireland.org/marketing-and-media-coordinator/) to download the application form. Then send completed with your resume, cover letter, and examples of your writing and photography to: email@example.com
Attention: Marketing and Media Coordinator
Registered Charity: RCN 20108519