The Brunswick River River Warriors Project Coordinators will be responsible for managing our River Warriors kayak-based surveys. The role will include transporting our trailer and kayaks; running marine debris surveys with our volunteer team and members of the public; collecting debris; entering data into our spreadsheets; setting-up and packing-down kayak and campaign gear; photography and filming; being responsible for coordination and volunteer management of the program; as well as liaising with our media team to send public-facing updates on the campaign.

The position(s) will work closely with our Byron Bay Coordinator and the PCFML Engagement team.


  • Assisting with monthly kayak-based marine debris surveys and monitoring of the Brunswick River, including promoting, recording and reporting- back progress;
  • Coordination of the project including: managing volunteers and rosters; running OH&S safety briefings; and being responsible for all data recording and campaign gear;
  • An ability to articulate our River Warriors Campaign as well as the organisation’s larger campaigns, projects and direction to the broader general public;
  • Contribution to media releases, blogs and social media posts (in collaboration with our Engagement team and broader Byron Bay team);
  • Public presentations;
  • Being available for comment on the River Warriors program and our findings for local newspapers, TV and radio;
  • Working closely/sharing information with other organisations and partners in the region;

Ideal candidates will possess the following skillset and certificates:

  • Be self-motivated and self-reliant with a strong work ethic;
  • Be a strong swimmer and experienced kayaker with at least a medium level of fitness and an ability to lift at least 20kg;
  • Possess a current First-Aid certification recognised in NSW;
  • Have access to a 4WD vehicle and the ability to tow a trailer to and from storage location at Tallebudgera Creek to kayak launch and retrieval locations would be highly regarded;
  • Understand basic OH&S principles and abide by all of PCFML’s OH&S standards and guidelines;
  • Possess an ability to articulate marine conservation issues in a storytelling manner:
    • Relate issues to real people
    • Know target audience
    • Ability to articulate conservation efforts to general audience
  • Possess an ability to articulate sustainable alternatives to harmful marine practices (vision);
  • Network, build relationships and represent PCFML in a professional manner;
  • Have a strong passion for marine conservation;
  • Be personable, outgoing, friendly and respectful;
  • Be a good ‘team player’ that understands group dynamics and can attract volunteers and supporters to our Gold Coast projects;
  • Bring flair and innovation to PCFML and build the organisation’s supporter base within the region.

The role for each successful applicant will entail an average of 4 hours of work per week. 

The successful applicants should have strong organisational and personal skills with a desire to implement their own ideas and flair within the organisation. A background in the environmental sciences and/or outdoor adventure tourism is desired but by no means crucial to this role.

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to Daniella Pagano via d.pagano@pcfml.org.au stating clearly ‘River Warriors Coordinator – Brunswick River’ in the title of your e-mail.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 AT 5 PM (with interviews to follow and positions commencing immediately thereafter).