We are always looking for people to join our cause that demonstrate integrity, ability to work with others, enthusiasm, and the courage to lead.

Paid Positions  (Updated February 17, 2017)

  1. Swimming Instructors
  2. Marine Science Instructors
  3. Coral Reef Ecologist
  4. Coral Reef Aquaculture Manager
  5. Accountant/Admin Support
  6. House Manager

1. Swimming Instructors (Summer season: March – June, 2017, 3 days per week Friday to Sunday)

Every day 16 Filipinos die in drowning accidents most of which could be prevented with basic  survival swim lessons. The Emanta floating school will be going to coastal communities in Western Batangas  to teach all 6th graders how to swim. So, get out of the traffic and pollution of Manila on weekends and get paid to teach kids how to swim in clear warm ocean waters!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 1. Provide competent, safe instruction for survival to beginner swimming using recognized lead-up skills as established by Akiko Thompson Swim Schools. (Instructor training provided)
  • 2. Plan and effectively organize class time for maximum practice. This is accomplished through weekly lesson plans.
  • 3. Primarily to teach 6th graders in a shallow water ocean environment  with encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • 4. Provide for consistency in instruction by working each assigned period.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • 1. Facilitate the certification process with the swim lesson supervisors. 
  • 2. Promote good public relations by talking with parents before and after class, not during. 
  • 3. Dress appropriately for all classes. 
  • 4. Turn in required paperwork. 

Benefits 1. Leadership Role 2. Flexible Hours 3. Php2,500-P4,000 per weekend (depending on experience) 4. Great Experience/Résumé builder 5. Increased Social Opportunities 6. Future employment references/recommendations

2. Marine Science Instructor (Summer season: March – June, 2017, 3 days per week Friday to Sunday) 

The Emanta floating school will be going to 12 coastal communities in Western Batangas in a program to provide experiential marine science learning for middle school student. Instructors are responsible for planning, preparing, teaching and/or leading general and/or specialized activities for program participants. So, get out of the traffic and pollution of Manila on weekends and get paid to teach and snorkel with kids in clear warm ocean waters!

Supervision Received & Exercised
This position receives direct supervision from the Program Supervisor, limited supervision from the Program Coordinator and may exercise lead direction over other employees.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • May prepare/assist in the preparation of course outlines and written lesson plans to meet stated objectives.  Prepare for, develop, coordinate, instruct, and supervise services for assigned program area. Provide a program/class atmosphere that promotes and encourages inclusion and satisfaction of all participants.
  • Assist in developing, coordinating, instructing and supervising services for assigned program area.
  • May supervise program participants in both classroom and outdoor settings, on and offsite.
  • Assist in the limited direction of part-time staff, including: assigning and directing work, monitoring and motivating part time employees; may provide input for performance evaluations.
  • Greet the public; provide information and assistance regarding schedules, registration, program descriptions and other general information over the phone and in person.
  • Provide excellent internal and external customer service.  Create a positive experience for patrons through professional and courteous behavior.
  • Ensure all participants are registered and maintain accurate attendance records. Assist in evaluating program success and make recommendations. Distribute program evaluation forms to participants.
  • Ensure the safety of program participants, co-workers, and the general public by following  policies.  If necessary, provide first aid.  Report all incidents/accidents to the Supervisor, immediately.  Complete and submit appropriate accident/incident records and forms.
  • Perform set-ups for program activity area and ensure classroom and/or activity area is safe for use. 
  • Determine program equipment and supply needs.  Assist with the procurement, distribution, care, use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.  Maintain supply and equipment inventories.
  • Clean up floating classroom and/or activity area and return equipment to proper storage areas, turn off all equipment, lights, etc. and properly secure classroom area at the end of work shift.
  • Enforce policies and procedures, resolve day-to-day problems as they arise and assist supervisors with resolving major issues.
  • Practice safe work habits and contribute to the safety of self, co-workers and general public.
  • Respect diversity in the workplace.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Attend staff meetings, as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices and rules related to assigned/specialized area of instruction.
  • Principles and practices of planning, and implementing assigned program.
  • Principles of group dynamics and group interaction.
  • Basic principles and practices of leadership and group organization.
  • Emergency procedures and accident site management.

Ability to:

  • Teach and lead groups of various ages and ability levels in the area of assignment.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate assigned program area
  • Promote interest and enthusiasm in recreational activities.
  • Interpret, explain, follow and apply  policies and written instructions.
  • Follow written and oral instructions; speak clearly and concisely, in English and Tagalog
  • Keep accurate records.
  • Work in a group or as an individual with minimal supervision
  • Identify and prevent hazards, implement solutions, maintain safe environments.
  • Communicate courteously and cooperatively with other staff and the general public, on the telephone or in person, including handling difficult or irate people.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, other staff members, program participants and the general public.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including: copy machine, phone system, computer, fax and adding machine.
  • Maintain a neat, professional appearance.

Licenses, Certificates, and other Requirements

  • Current First Aid and CPR/First Aid and CPR/AED certifications for infants, children, and adults.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Bilingual skills (Tagalog/English)
  • May be required to maintain a Driver’s License and good driving record.

Experience and Training Guidelines

Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that would likely provide the applicant with the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be through:

At least one-year related work experience


Specialized training in assigned program area.

Benefits 1. Leadership Role 2. Flexible Hours 3. Php2,500-P4,000 per weekend (depending on experience) 4. Great Experience/Résumé builder 5. Increased Social Opportunities 6. Future employment references/recommendations

3.  Coral Reef Ecologist
The Coral Triangle Conservancy Inc. seeks to hire an outstanding Ph.D. or post-doctoral candidate with field experience and expertise in Indo-Pacific coral reefs for the position of Coral Reef Ecologist. The successful applicant will serve as one of the core members of the scientific team involved in the Hamilo Coast Marine Sanctuary Program (HCMS) and will play a senior role in the analysis of data collected on coral reef resilience and development of key conservation products.
Position Overview:
The Coral Reef Ecologist has primary responsibilities to: 1) conduct benthic  and coral assessments to characterize coral reef community structure and coral reef resilience during the HCMS, 2) compile data, photos and information collected  during the program and maintain databases for each location, 3) conduct statistical analyses of  datasets collected by the HCMS scientists, and 4) develop products based on these data that will assist managers in conserving their coral reef resources.  The Coral Reef Ecologist will be based at the Program headquarters in Nasugbu, Batangas and is expected to accompany the team during each of the research missions undertaken during the HCMS.  The HCMS is a multi-year research and education program of the Coral Triangle Conservancy Inc. (a Philippine non-profit no stock corporation headquartered in Batangas, Philippines with approximately 3 new project locations per year; each with a minimum target NEOLI MPA of 2,500 hectares.
Goals and Objectives:
As Coral Reef Ecologist, your primary responsibilities are to conduct quantitative coral reef assessments using SCUBA, assist in coordination of research missions, compile and analyze data and images collected by the science team during expeditions, develop and maintain databases,  and develop products that will be useful to our constituents, the public, and key stakeholders of coral reefs in the countries we visit during the HCMS.  Working in close coordination with the Coral Triangle Conservancy staff, the Coral Reef Ecologist will advance our priority coral reef conservation issues by characterizing the status and trends of coral reefs, threats affecting these ecosystems, and factors and processes that enhance global coral reef resilience.  The successful applicant will have the unique opportunity to conduct reef assessments from a state-of-the art research platform (M/Y Emanta) and study and explore coastal coral reefs.

Duties and Responsibilities
*        Conduct quantitative field assessments to characterize population dynamics and condition of corals, benthic communities and resilience of reefs assessments using a standardized approach;
*        Assist other scientists in collection of oceanographic data and data relevant to coral reef resilience;
*        Compile data, photographs and other information from HCMS scientists, enter relevant information into spreadsheets, and develop databases;
*        Analyze data and photoquadrats using appropriate programs and statistical analysis;
*        Develop reports, informational tools and publications from the data collected during the HCMS;
*        Assist the Director of Communications and other staff in developing effective messages on priority coral reef research and conservation issues based on the research results for communication through news releases, website articles, blogs, proHCMSss reports, film, and other publications;
*        Assist the LOF GIS Technician in the development of maps and other GIS products.


*          Ph. D. in marine science with a focus on coral reefs;
*        Knowledge base in coral reef conservation issues and coral reef resilience;
*        Field expertise in coral reef assessments in the Verde Island Passage;
*        Knowledge of coral identification for Indo-Pacific reef building corals;
*        Proficiency in word processing, database and spreadsheet applications and use of statistical analysis tools;
*        Excellent and proven English written communications skills (peer-reviewed publication record);

*        Conversational proficiency in Tagalog;
*        Ability to take initiative, work under pressure with limited supervision and work comfortably in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects, multiple stakeholders and frequent deadlines;
*        Ability to conduct extensive field work up to 50% of time and physically qualified to be aboard ships and small vessels;
*        SCUBA certified as an advanced open water diver; Scientific Diving certification preferred;
*        Training and certification in first aid, CPR, Oxygen administration.

Compensation:  We offer a competitive salary based upon level of experience and minimal benefits package. The Coral Triangle Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To Apply: Send a cover letter, CV, and three professional references to the attention of the Coral Reef Aquaculture Manager:  info@ree.ph

4. Coral Reef Aquaculture Manager


The full-time, non-civil service position would be located at the Hamilo Coast Marine Sanctuary Program located the Barangay of Papaya in the Municipality of Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines near the Pico de Loro Bearch Club. The position would serve as an on-site Coral Nursery manager, who oversees and conducts lab and nursery operations to assist the municipality in raising native corals for restoration and mitigation activities, adhering to DENR standards and protocols. Supervises four contract hires. Primary actions would include conducting coral nursery andcoral mitigation activities, including coral husbandry, coral restoration, and maintenance of both indoor and outdoor coral and live rock cultures and colonies. Assists the DENR in the assessment of coral in Nasugbu relative to mitigation and restoration activities. Work would involve coral fragmentation and grow-out, and outdoor microcosm pools and raceways, in addition to maintaining all lab facilities and equipment. Perform minor aquaculture facility repair andfabrication duties associated withaquaculture and husbandry of live corals.  All positions require the ability to work outdoors, in/around seawater for extended periods, and coming in contact with corals and other marine organisms. Prefer applicants with experience maintaining live stony coral and saltwater
systems for extended periods for public aquariums and aquaculture facilities. Positions requires the applicant to be SCUBA-certified (NAUI, PADI, etc.) and meet the standards established by DENR diver
certification process (which meets the standards set by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration) and hold current certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen Administration. All positions require the successful applicant to maintain saltwater aquaria, outdoor aquaculture tanks, and raceways in a manner that ensures the maintenance, growth, and reproductive viability of the contained marine life.

We are seeking to fill this position by March, 30 2017.  Applications will be reviewed as received. Candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.  Please include “Coral Reef Aquaculture Manager” in the subject line of the email submission. The Coral Triangle Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To Apply: Send a cover letter, CV, and three professional references to the attention of the Coral Reef Aquaculture Manager:  info@ree.ph