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Marketing and Ecotourism Hospitality Volunteer

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Sustainability Demonstration Center | Guacimal, Costa Rica
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Sustainability Demonstration Center


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Published 2 months ago

One time only
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Do you have a background and interest in marketing, hospitality and ecotourism ? 

Do you want to gain meaningful experience contributing to an environmental NGO committed to social and environmental justice in rural Costa Rica?

If you are, this position is ideal for you.


You will be:

Supporting the daily operations of the eco-tourism hospitality and marketing program of the Sustainability Demonstration Center, which directly funds our environmental and social justice projects.


As the main point of contact for visitors, you will contribute to creating a memorable experience through a professional, knowledgeable, efficient and accurate manner that adds value to the visitors’ understanding of environmental issues in Costa Rica. You will also be actively involved in branding and marketing the Center, for purposes of communication with existing Center supporters and expanding our outreach network. 


Your daily tasks would be:

  • Help us develop branding, communications, marketing, and social media materials
  • Work to actively expand the Center’s network outreach
  • Liaison with visitors in person, as well as via booking portals, emails, phones, and social media, as well as manage online reviews
  • Responsible for keeping track of cabin bookings, special requests, and when necessary, tour reservations
  • Serve as tour guide for Center visitors
  • Help us keep up to date with local tour guides and other service providers


We prefer long-term commitments of 3 months minimum. 

You will be part of a team of volunteers who will contribute to the environmental sustainability of a rural community an hour away from Monteverde. 


About the Sustainability Demonstration Center:

The Sustainability Demonstration Center is a non-profit community environmental center which aims to Alexander and Veronica are dedicated to making the world a better place and expect those who come to embrace the same value of service. They run the Center using their own funds from cabin rental income. Volunteers are responsible for their financial needs other than their lodging, which will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to view this as an opportunity to give back to the world.

Website: sustainablecostarica.org

Blog: sustainablecostarica.blogspot.com

Video about the Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN3SdOncMTU&feature=youtu.be

Look us up on Facebook as the Sustainability Demonstration Center!



We are looking for:

  • Knowledge and experience in marketing and communication 
  • Qualification in hospitality and tourism related discipline or practical experience in a work or voluntary capacity
  • Interest in environment and eco-tourism
  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional organisational skills
  • Ability to multitask and contribute to the wider team
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality and discretion
  • If English is your second language, you should have advanced speaking and written capacity.
  • While Spanish language is not required, it would be ideal to have an intermediate level of Spanish in order to interact with local staff as well as community members


Do you have a background and interest in marketing, hospitality and ecotourism ? 

Do you want to gain meaningful experience contributing to an environmental NGO committed to social and environmental justice in rural Costa Rica?

If you are…

Details at a glance

  • Fee Required
  • On-site Location
  • Housing Available
  • Language / Cultural Support Available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How to Apply

We invite volunteers interested in this assignment to submit an email letter of interest - about yourself, why you are interested in volunteering with us, any experiences and/or interests that are relevant to the position, and a summary of qualifications or resume - to sdccostarica@gmail.com

We invite volunteers interested in this assignment to submit an email letter of interest - about yourself, why you are interested in volunteering with us, any experiences and/or…

Location

Sustainability Demonstration Center

100m west of the Plaza de Deportes, Route 606, Guacimal 5655, CR

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