12/29/15 — Galapagos Islands Librarian
Charles Darwin Research Station, Galapagos Islands, Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Sarah P’s comments: Last night I posted this position as a volunteer job which this library offers in addition to a new full-time librarian position. Previously this position has always been volunteer but last year, with the completion of a new library, they advertised for a paid full-time librarian, local preferred. I am not sure whether this position was never filled.
Thank you David for writing to correct me. I assumed the listed position was the volunteer one…which proves I should never post at night after a long day…
Info about the volunteer position: a unique six-month volunteer position which offers a chance to visit an off-the-track place. I included this in the ‘Other Opportunities‘ section of my book as it is one I have watched for many years. However last year CDF completed building a new library and were advertising for a full-time (local) librarian so I was concerned they were doing away with this opportunity but since this is the second time they had advertised the volunteer position (last time 8/15) it would seem they are going continuing. It is really a cataloguing opportunity for those who speak Spanish well enough to converse and write and who have KOHA experience. FYI: International volunteers are responsible for paying their own travel costs, living expenses, and medical insurance. Lodging at the Research Station may be available for rental. Valid life & health insurance certification is required.
Blog post from a Canadian Volunteer Librarian
Note: Ecuadorian labor law and the Special Law for Galapagos require CDF to prioritize the employment of suitably qualified Galapagos residents and Ecuadorian nationals.
Closing Date: January 15, 2015
To find out more, please see the pdf.