The World Cetacean Alliance is looking for a volunteer to join a busy and dynamic team working across WCAs current art and culture programmes. Based at our Headquarters in Brighton, UK, successful candidates will assist with:

  • Developing our ‘Whale People’ arts project and WCA Manifesto 2020 – 2030.
  • Developing the programme for the 2019 World Whale Conference.
  • Assessing applications for Whale Heritage Sites.

The successful candidates will report directly to the CEO, receive in-situ training, and work closely with colleagues at WCA Headquarters. The roles are available from 15 July – 30 August 2019, and will take place at WCA Headquarters, Brighton, United Kingdom. The WCA is unable to cover personal expenses.


  1. Build relationships, and engage stakeholders and partners working across WCAs programmes.
  2. Encourage and support collaborations between experts, advisors, and participants from within and outside the World Cetacean Alliance.
  3. Communicate progress across the network through media, social media, and direct communication.
  4. Seek funding and work with artists to provide cetacean related artworks for display.
  5. Work alongside WCA staff to set strategy and guide current programmes.
  6. Liaise with WCA staff to ensure coordinated planning, collaborative work efforts, integrated programming and shared success towards agreed goals.


  1. Strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to advance the mission.
  2. Experience and knowledge of cetaceans and / or the arts preferred.
  3. Highly organized and detail-oriented with a strong ability to prioritize and deliver against responsibilities and duties.
  4. Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking, high energy environment.
  5. Ability to excite and engage stakeholders through meetings and personal outreach.


  1. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to multitask.
  2. A proven track record of communicating with different audiences.


  1. Gain experience of marine conservation projects.
  2. Learn about and network with WCAs 100 partners in 40 countries.
  3. Gain insights in community/arts practices and cetacean welfare issues.
  4. Learn new skills and techniques to deliver collaborative projects.
  5. Develop media and social media skills.
  6. Build on your network of contacts for career development / research or voluntary opportunities.
  7. Gain insight into the activities of our local research and outreach project – the Brighton Dolphin Project.

Timeline: ASAP
Duration: 6 weeks

TO APPLY: Please send your C.V. and a cover letter to: Dylan Walker: [email protected]

Applications must be sent in electronic form no later than Monday 15th July 2019.

For more information go to: http://worldcetaceanalliance.org/