Work as a Young Ranger @ Kullaberg Nature Reserve, Sweden!
Kullaberg Nature Reserve, in cooperation with the EUROPARC Federation, is happy to present this unique opportunity for young people to work as a Young Ranger in the Protected Area during the summer of 2022.
Do you want to work in a Protected Area?
Then keep on reading! Kullaberg Nature Reserve and EUROPARC are pleased to launch a call to select a group of Youth+ from across Europe to work as Young Rangers in the Nature Reserve over the summer.
Beautifully located along the south coast of Sweden, the Kullaberg Nature Reserve has been successfully running the Junior Ranger program for many years and is now among the pilot parks engaged in the development of the EUROPARC Youth+ program.
This year we want to give the opportunity to a selected group of Youth+ and former Junior Rangers from the EUROPARC network to stay and work in the nature reserve for three weeks over summer. There will be two groups of 4 people:
- The first group will work from 4th to the 24th of July
- The second group from the 25th of July to the 14th of August
Please make sure you are available on one of those periods before applying.
You will be formally employed and ensured by the Nature Reserve during your stay. A salary, equal to the local summer workers, will be paid. Salary rate will start at a minimum of 11€ per hour and may vary up to 15€ depending on former experience. The working time will be 40h per week with the possibility to work on weekends, up to a maximum of 80h in a two week period of time. There will be at least one or two rest days every work week.
Please be ready to provide ample bank records upon agreement of employment and before arrival. Note that Non-EU citizens must check legal requirements and provide necessary work permits.
What will you be doing?
Although Kullaberg is a great place for a vacation, this offer is not a summer holiday! Instead, you will get hands on experience working in a Protected Area in a different country.
Young Rangers will be working in groups to support the Park and local Rangers in their daily missions. The tasks will include working in the visitor centre, informing the public, practical field work with nature reserve management crew and working with the young local summer workers and Junior Rangers / Youth+ for a shared experience.
As this is a working and learning experience, Young Rangers will also have the opportunity to visit the park, learn from each other and share their knowledge. There is the possibility to run workshops or organise thematic activities (like excursions, presentations of their home parks…) on specific areas of expertise and interest. Those activities might be held both for the public and/or for the summer workers.
During their stay, Young Rangers will also have the opportunity to meet and work with the Kullaberg Junior Rangers.
What are the requirements?
To be eligible you have to:
- Be between 18 and 26 years;
- Have good communication skills and fluency in English: those are essential requirements. Knowledge of other languages are welcome;
- Have the support of a Protected Area member of the EUROPARC Federation. A letter of support is required;
- Be passionate for nature, independent, enthusiastic, team-worker and have good leadership skills;
Additionally, we would highly value if you have:
- previous experience as a Junior Ranger, Youth+ or equivalent;
- undertaken relevant professional or volunteer work in Protected Areas;
- A EU Driving licence (manual shift);
What else do you need to know?
Accommodation and food during the stay will be financed by Länsstyrelsen (County Administrative Board) Skåne and a car will also be provided for the group. You will need to cover your own travel costs to and from the Kullaberg Nature Reserve.
The group will stay together at Kullabergsstugorna in a picturesque setting in the nature reserve and will need to cooperate and work as a team to shop for groceries, cook and care for themselves. Of course, there will be ample time to explore the area, go on porpoisesafari, snorkelling in the marine nature reserve, experience the beautiful south-west coast of Sweden and of course to sit around a campfire at Kullabergsstugorna and just enjoy the nature reserve.
How can I sign up?!
We hoped that’s what you’d ask after reading about this great offer!
- Deadline for applications: 25th of April.
- Application should be submitted using the online form here.
- Reference / letter of introduction and support from your home Park (e.g. from Park Director, Ranger or mentor from your home protected area) should be uploaded to the online form.
Candidatures will be assessed by an internal jury including representatives from the Kullaberg Nature Reserve and EUROPARC Federation. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed online.
For any information please contact Elena Bazhenova: firstname.lastname@example.org