Job: Conference organization assistant for Conservation Asia 2016 in Singapore (immediate to Jul 2016)

Conference organization assistant: Conservation Asia 2016

This is an opportunity to contribute to a landmark conservation conference in Singapore.

Conference introduction:
The NUS Department of Biological Sciences, along with the Asia regional chapters of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation and the Society for Conservation Biology, are hosting the Conservation Asia 2016 conference 29 June – 3 July 2016. This conference is expected to attract upwards of 500 conservation practitioners, academics and students from across the Asian region and beyond. The conference will be held at University Town on the NUS campus. This will likely be the largest conservation-oriented conference ever held in Singapore.

The conference is being planned by a Local Organizing Committee (LOC), chaired by Associate Professor Edward Webb (DBS) and with membership from several other organizations including NParks, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, Fauna and Flora International, BirdLife International, Wildlife Conservation Society, and the two scientific societies (ATBC, SCB). Conference organization is being accomplished by subcommittees of the LOC (e.g. scientific content, social, finance, marketing, logistics)

Position description:
The Local Organizing Committee is seeking to hire a motivated and organized person to assist with conference organization. The appointment will begin as soon as possible and extend through the end of July 2016.

The general terms of this position are to assist in the day-to-day activities of conference planning. The assistant will report directly to the Chair of the LOC, and will liaise with the subcommittees to facilitate their work. Examples of tasks include minute taking at monthly LOC meetings; website information management; conference advertising; communication with LOC members, conference speakers and conference attendees; spearheading environmentally-friendly conference policy (food, materials); logistical assistance to subcommittees; volunteer management; expenditure processing; and establishing realistic timelines for subcommittee actions.

The assistant will begin with an hourly rate ($8/hour) through December, with the possibility of a full-time contract for January – July 2016.

How to apply:
Interested applicants should email A/P Webb at Please provide a cover letter explaining your experience, a resume, and the names and contact information of two references. Please also indicate your general availability through July 2016.

Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately, with a start date to be determined with the applicant.

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