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Espaço Talassa is recruiting :


Another way of discovering our activities is to join our team via work experience. We welcome non-paid students or students with allowances (such as Eurodysseia, L or T trainees) from a variety of fields such as: Marine biology, Environmental & Eco-tourism management, Hotel & Catering trades or Multimedia & Communications.

We will also soon be recruiting an Administration Assistant (L Trainee).
Trainees are hosted for a minimum of 4 – 5 months.
Work experience is the best way to gain a foothold in an establishment, understand what the job entails and why not kick-start a career in an Ecotourism company.


A chambermaid position is vacant at the hotel "Whale's come ao Pico".
- English language skills and previous experience are preferable
- 4 or 7 month contract between April and October

Waiter / waitress

A position is vacant on the hotel "Whale'come ao Pico" bar and restaurant team. The position involves:
- Serving meals and helping in the kitchen
- Daily installation & cleaning of the restaurant
- Stock organisation
- Guest check-in
- English language mandatory, other languages appreciated
- 2, 4, 6 or 7 month contract between April and October

Checkout assistant

A Sales position is vacant at the Espaço Talassa base. The position involves:
- Selling Azorean crafts & Espaço Talassa merchandising (T-shirts, books, posters, postcards etc.)
- Selling whale watching excursions and outdoor activities
- Welcoming & checking-in hotel “Whale'come ao Pico” guests
- Welcoming & co-ordinating clients at the pre-excursion cetacean briefings
- Stock organisation
- Keeping the base clean
- English language mandatory, other languages appreciated
- 6 or 7 month contract between April and October

Assistant Outdoor guide

A position is vacant to assist the Espaço Talassa Tour Guide. The position involves:
- Welcoming & greeting Espaço Talassa clients at the airport/port
- Providing Espaço Talassa clients with information concerning the history, geography and culture of Pico Island, including the whaling tradition
- Accompanying clients on discovery excursions of Pico Island (Hiking, museum tours, cave visits, etc.)
- English language mandatory, other languages appreciated
- 6 or 7 month contract between April and October
- Candidates should be confident and at ease handling animations and giving presentations or demonstrations etc.

Guide/Second skipper

A Guide or Second skipper position is vacant on the Espaço Talassa sea team.
The position consists in briefing and debriefing our clients before and after excursions, and animating the cetacean observation boats.
Candidates must be trained in environment or ecology, or marine biology and at ease with giving power-point presentations.
- Recreational boat license mandatory
- English language mandatory, German appreciated
- First aid training preferable
- Knowledge of mechanics appreciated
- 2,4, 6 or 7 month contracts between April and October

  • Employment in the Azores is governed by the Portuguese labour law, which also applies to foreign employees. Salaries are fixed according to the official Portuguese minimum wage, approximately €530/month (as per 01/11/2015), and in function to each candidate's experience.
  • Non Pico residents will be provided with accommodation.
  • Successful candidates must be fluent in English.
  • Fluency in other languages, such as Portuguese, German or French is preferable. Priority will be given to Azorean candidates.

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