Project: Community support for Marae Moana, the world’s largest marine park
Location: Cook Islands
Duration: One year with potential renewal option
Languages: English and Cook Islands Māori
Start date: Immediately
Schedule: 20 hours per week (flexible hours)
Seacology is a nonprofit organization devoted solely to the preservation of island environments and cultures worldwide. Seacology is based in the United States, but we work closely with island communities in more than 60 countries to protect terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
Seacology’s Marae Moana project aims to help make the biggest multi-use marine park in the world a success by solidifying support for the marine reserve with a public outreach program. It includes using
traditional and social media, special efforts for schoolchildren, and participation by traditional leaders in
the outer islands. Seacology is working with the Cook Islands Voyaging Society, which sails beautiful
Cook Island vakas and teaches children about history and navigation.
Contract Position Description
Seacology is looking for a part time public outreach coordinator to:
• Create engaging and frequent posts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter regarding Marae Moana
• Send content to print media outlets
• Provide community outreach via CITV and Radio Cook Islands
• Create and execute plan for distribution of Marae Moana-themed merchandise
• Coordinate production and dissemination of short videos and advertisements regarding Marae Moana
• Create and post regular content to the Marae Moana website
• Coordinate school visits and talks to engage youth regarding Marae Moana
• Create other innovative ways to generate pride and knowledge about Marae Moana among children and the public
• Work with the Cook Islands Voyaging Society to explore collaboration on Marae Moana education projects and to insure the timely submission of invoices
To apply for this position, you must:
• Live in the Cook Islands
• Be enthusiastic about Marae Moana and ocean conservation
• Have experience with social and traditional media
• Have excellent writing skills
• Be able to travel throughout the Cook Islands to meet with officials and community members
• Be comfortable speaking to the public, media representatives and youth.
• Have reliable access to email and video conferencing.
Compensation is NZD $1,800 per month for 20 hours of work per week. The person retained for this position will be an independent contractor, not an employee. Seacology does not provide office space, but does provide reimbursement for Seacology-related expenses, including travel. This person will collaborate closely with Cook Islands government officials and representatives of the Cook Islands Voyaging Society, but will report directly to Seacology, which is funding this work.
Please send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to:
Duane Silverstein, Seacology Executive Director,