Vacancy Notice: Education and Outreach Coordinator

Posted by The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO)

Job Title: Vacancy Notice: Education and Outreach Coordinator

Location: Flemmings, Montserrat
Salary: EC$70,896.00 PA
Expiry Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Posted by The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO)

The Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) is the agency responsible for monitoring the Soufrière Hills Volcano (SHV) on Montserrat. MVO advises local authorities on volcanic activity and its associated hazards and risks.  MVO has a diverse education and outreach programme working with the government, media organisations, schools and the general public.

The Education and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for managing all the education and outreach activities at the MVO. This includes monitoring public perception of the MVO and its role in order to better coordinate public education, as well as promoting the work of the MVO.


  1. Manage all aspects of MVO’s media activities. Including its radio program ‘Volcano Vibes’.
  2. Develop and maintain an effective multimedia campaign aimed at continued education about the SHV and living with an active volcano.
  3. Collaborate with scientists and technical staff to develop relevant and engaging information material for public dissemination – with special emphasis on audio-visual material.
  4. Work with the education system in Montserrat to strengthen the teaching of earth science and geologic hazards.
  5. Manage MVO’s website with the goal of making it the destination of choice for those seeking current and historical information about SHV and the MVO.
  6. Develop and maintain an effective educational campaign including, for example, MVO tours, field trips and school visits.
  7. Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders such as the Disaster Management Coordination Agency, the Premier’s Office and the Office of the Governor.
  8. Develop, maintain and update the MVO archive of audio-visual material on the eruption of the Soufriere Hills Volcano. 

Skills and Qualifications:

  1. University degree (or equivalent experience) in Earth Sciences, Mass Communications or a related field is required. A post-graduate degree would be an asset.
  2. Experience or a background in education is desired.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential. The candidate should be able to present scientific information in language appropriate for public dissemination. A working knowledge of Spanish would be an asset.
  4. The candidate must be experienced in the use of office, Content Management Systems and graphics software, as well as a good understanding of Social Media platforms. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite would be an asset.
  5. The candidate’s ability to work both independently and in a team is vital. The candidate would be expected to initiate new projects.
  6. The candidate should have strong attention to detail.
  7. The candidate should have a proven ability to meet deadlines and to work in a fast-paced working environment.
  8. The candidate should be people-oriented and enjoy working with different age groups, tailoring outreach material accordingly.

Salary will be up to EC$70,896.00 annually.

Candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae, including the names and addresses of two referees, and a covering letter outlining their experience. The deadline is 31st May, 2021. Applications should be sent to:

The Operations Manager
Montserrat Volcano Observatory
P.O. Box 318, Flemmings
Montserrat, West Indies
Tel: 1 (664) 491-5647