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TELEMETRY TECHNICIAN at Audubon Society of New Hampshire. Website:
http://www.nhaudubon.org/ Location: Northern New Hampshire. Duration: 13
weeks. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 30 Mar 2012. Job
Description: We are seeking a highly motivated individual for a Rusty
Blackbird radio telemetry study, 4 June through 31 August. Job requires
daily location of telemetered birds in rough and densely forested terrain;
documenting detailed observations; off-trail hiking and navigation with map,
compass, and GPS; working alone under variable field conditions; commitment
to daily data entry; ability to live harmoniously in group housing; respect
for private property and forest management activities; willingness to
perform basic maintenance at provided housing. Qualifications: The
successful applicant will be passionate about avian field research; have
experience in tracking songbirds with radio telemetry, off-trail navigation,
and working alone in remote locations; be able to follow a standardized
protocol, document detailed observations, identify northern forest birds by
sight and sound, identify northern forest woody vegetation, and work well
collaboratively and independently. Applicants should be in good physical
condition, enthusiastic about rigorous fieldwork, tolerant of dense swarms
of blood-sucking insects, and comfortable driving four-wheel drive vehicle
and ATV. Applicants must have an insured and registered vehicle (4x4
preferred) and valid driver’s license. Salary of $500/week, mileage
reimbursed at $0.555/mile, rustic housing provided. To Apply:
Please email a short cover letter, CV or resume, and current contact
information (phone and e-mail) for 3 references to CAROL FOSS (EM: cfoss AT
nhaudubon.org and PATTI NEWELL (EM: pattijean.newell AT gmail.com), with
RUBL position in subject line.
TROPICAL NEST-SEARCHER at Location: Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí, Costa Rica.
Duration: 4 months. Job Type: Volunteer. Application Deadline: 10 Feb 2012.
Job Description: A position has opened on the Antbird crew!
One field assistant is needed from March 1 – July 1 2012 for a demographic
and forest fragmentation study of an understory insectivore, the
Chestnut-backed Antbird, in the vicinity of La Selva Biological Station,
Costa Rica. Expect to be immersed in work 6 days/week. Field duties involve
nest searching and monitoring, deploying video systems to identify nest
predators, and capturing/banding/resighting adults.
Non-field duties include data entry, transcribing video footage, and
maintenance. Work involves early morning hiking in a wet and hot environment
where you will encounter deep mud, venomous snakes, and mosquitoes. You will
also encounter diverse tropical birds and wildlife at 4 sites and have
opportunities for networking and cultural immersion.
Station fees, shared housing, and food will be provided, but applicants must
cover their airfare to San Jose, Costa Rica. Qualifications:
Assistants must be available for the entire season and have experience nest
searching and handling passerines. I am looking for dependable, hard
working, and enthusiastic people. A positive attitude (especially while
carrying heavy batteries) will be appreciated! The most competitive
applicants can speak Spanish, identify snakes, have knowledge of digital
technology, and can drive a standard-transmission car. To Apply: Please send
as one document: your resume or CV with references and a brief cover letter
that states your availability, language skills, and interests/goals to
DEBORAH VISCO, (EM: dvisco AT tulane.edu). Don’t miss this chance! I will
fill this position as soon as a suitable applicant is found.
Michigan State University
ANIMAL CARETAKER II at Kellogg Biological Station, Kellogg Bird Sanctuary,
12685 East C Ave., Augusta, MI 49012, Michigan State University. Website:
http://www.kbs.msu.edu/birdsanctuary Position is full-time, 100%. Basic
Function: Maintains and enhances facilities used to house birds on display
and in residence at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in support of
education/outreach programs. Care for captive semi-wild birds.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities: Animal Care Provides care and
maintenance of captive and semi-wild birds at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary;
**Feeding, cleaning and general care of animals for public display and
release **Maintains records with observations of animals in regards to
general eating habits, condition of fecal matter, etc.
**Maintains weekly health checks and behavior records of all animals.
**Maintains and disinfects utensils, work tools and containers used on a
regular basis to maintain a healthy environment. **Completes daily
inspections of the animals and facilities in assigned areas.; **Resident
bird management and care: nest site preparation, egg collection, record
keeping (timely data entering on Nestwatch, etc.), hatching and rearing;
**Performs first aid as necessary on birds. Works with local veterinarians
when care is needed for more traumatic situations; **Conducts predator and
pest control as needed: Euthanasia for pest animals or mortally wounded
animals; **Obtain appropriate permits for displaying birds of prey, banding
birds, shipping specimens, and performing euthanasia of birds when
necessary; **Trains captive birds of prey for educational programs. Visitor
Interaction:; **Takes initiative to facilitate visitors appreciation of
animals and enjoyment of their visit; **Responds to public interest for bird
related information; **Monitors guests to ensure animal and human safety and
protection of Sanctuary property. Staff Support: Supports Education/Outreach
activities as needed including:; **Supervision and mentoring of interns;
**Training of tour guide and bird care volunteers; **Providing information
for Sanctuary newsletters and fliers; **Assists with open houses and public
events; **Provides live birds of prey programs as needed. Research: Assists
with new and ongoing research projects which includes, but not limited to:;
**Seasonal waterfowl and songbird banding; **Maintain records databases for
banding data; **Provides technical assistance as needed to visiting
researchers; **Approves site use for research and informs staff of on-going
research. Budget: **Works with Sanctuary Environmental Education Coordinator
to prepare strategic plans and annual facility budgets used in support of
education and outreach programs; ** Manages all aspects of projects:
defining scope, obtaining cost estimates and determining how work will be
done, including appropriate use of KBS Physical Plant resources; **Helps
create and maintain interpretive exhibits and signage. Work Environment:
Must enjoy working outdoors in all weather conditions. Manual dexterity
(working with small instruments or tools) and the ability to lift 50 lb.
To chest height required. Ability to work with potentially dangerous
animals, chemical and/or biological hazards safely. Ability to stoop and
kneel required. Education/Experience:; **Completion of a four-year degree
program in Fish and Wildlife, Zoology, or other biological sciences; **one
year of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work
experience managing or handling of facility projects, direct care of birds,
bird banding experience, and/or performing basic research techniques related
to birds and bird care, including the use and calibration of related
equipment; **Word processing, spreadsheet/database/desktop publishing
software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
**Background in interpretation or environmental education; **Experience
handling/training birds of prey for education; **Experience mentoring
Additional Requirements:; **Serves as a clerk in the bookstore when
required; **Valid vehicle operator license needed to perform some duties of
the position. To apply: Apply on-line at MSU jobs:
https://jobs.msu.edu/ posting #5777 Posting closes 14 Feb 2012.
PH.D. ASSISTANTSHIPS (2): Assessment of demographic and behavioral effects
of wind turbines on prairie grouse. The School of Natural Resources,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks applicants to begin a graduate program
in August, 2012. Successful applicants will pursue a Ph.D. in Applied
Ecology or Adaptive Management and will provide information to guide wind
energy development with regard to prairie-chickens and sharp-tailed grouse.
For further information:
ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR for the Shorebird Recovery Project. Would you
like to contribute your organization and Spanish language skills to the
recovery of the Western Hemisphere’s most at-risk shorebirds? Manomet Center
for Conservation Sciences has an immediate opening for a talented bi-lingual
Administrative Coordinator for the Shorebird Recovery Project (SRP), a
hemispheric initiative spearheaded by Manomet to recover our most imperiled
shorebird populations. Manomet is one of the nation’s oldest independent
sustainability research centers, based in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and
Brunswick, Maine. Position Summary: The Administrative Coordinator will
provide a variety of administrative support functions for the Shorebird
Recovery Project (SRP) team and its leadership. S/he will serve as liaison
with Manomet’s Business office, both for the SRP and for its project- and
site-partners in the Western Hemisphere and beyond. The SRP is one of three
principle programs at Manomet to achieve its mission of conserving natural
resources for the benefit of wildlife and humans. This position provides
crucial support to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the SRP team
toward achieving its goal of recovering and sustaining populations of
shorebirds in the Americas. About Manomet Center for Conservation
Sciences: One of the nation’s oldest and most respected conservation
organizations, Manomet is a 42-year-old research center dedicated to
creating a more sustainable world through unbiased science and
collaboration. Manomet convenes relevant stakeholders and decision makers to
evaluate and consider current scientific knowledge in relation to their own
goals and values. Manomet is skilled at building partnerships based on trust
that leads to action. In all its programs, Manomet uses science and civil
conversation, rather than polarizing advocacy, to create a more sustainable
world. Manomet has programs in climate change adaptation, species
conservation, agriculture sustainability, and market models for conserving
critical ecosystem services. Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of
35 dedicated professionals who support each other in a common vision of
creating a more sustainable planet. Its headquarters is located on a bluff
overlooking beautiful Cape Cod Bay, about 40 miles south of Boston.
Manomet also has offices in Maine, Vermont, and Chile. For more information,
please visit our website at http://www.manomet.org.Essential Functions: 1.
Cooperate and coordinate with the Business Office at Manomet – Manage
contracts and, especially, subcontracts to partners to track and provide
follow-up with invoices, payments and deadlines, and to receive and
acknowledge reports from partners; and to review and track spending against
budgets to determine totals and balances / matching funds available 2.
Provide organization and support in planning, conducting and reporting
meetings, including meetings with participants from many nations. 3. Serve
as the interface between Spanish-speaking partners and English-speaking
staff at Manomet – Provide rapid “moderate quality” translation of
documents, presentations, news items and similar short pieces. 4. Assist
with travel planning and reservations. 5. Assist the Directors of the
Shorebird Recovery Project and of Shorebird Conservation Science at Manomet
with other administrative duties as needed. Qualifications: 1.
Fluency in written and spoken English and Latin American Spanish, including
business and scientific vocabulary required. Competency in Portuguese and/or
French a plus. 2. Proficiency in standard computer applications including
Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Facility with Skype desirable. 3.
Professional “get-it-done” attitude, combined with flexibility, excellent
interpersonal skills, and project coordination experience. 4. Ability to
work well with all levels of internal management and staff, and with a
variety of external partners from individual landowners to senior government
officials. 5. Experience in multi- / bi-lingual office settings working with
international partners a plus. 6. Understanding of and commitment to
Manomet’s mission highly desirable. Location: Manomet’s headquarters in
Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA preferred; other locations will be considered
for the right candidate. How to Apply Please email your resume and letter of
interest as attachments to: (EM: jobs AT manomet.org). Please reference the
job title in the subject line. The position is available immediately and
applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible.
Manomet offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a
comprehensive package of benefits. Manomet is an equal opportunity employer.
SEABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS – Two assistants required for long-term research
study of Atlantic Puffin, Razorbill, Common and Arctic Terns on Machias Seal
Island, New Brunswick from 8 May to ~31 Aug 2012. Duties include (but not
limited to): bird capture and banding, band resighting (from blinds), nest
checks, chick measurements, data entry, feeding observations (from blinds),
diet item collection, and gull and weather monitoring. Transport from
Fredericton, New Brunswick to field site in Bay of Fundy and back provided.
All meals and accommodations provided while in field. Salary $5000
(Canadian) for field work. If funding allows, one position may continue into
the fall to include administrative work and data consolidation back in
Fredericton. To apply please email with subject “SEABIRD ASSISTANT”
containing a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and resume with
two references to (EM:
kg.kelly AT unb.ca) before 19 Feb 2012. For more information about the work
on Machias Seal Island, feel free to read past progress reports on our
website (URL: http://www.unb.ca/acwern/msi.htm).
BIRD POINT COUNT CONTRACTOR at Klamath Bird Observatory. Website:
http://www.klamathbird.org/ Location: Southern Oregon and Northern
California. Duration: May and June. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of
Openings: 1-2. Job Description: Independent contractors needed for our
long-term landbird monitoring program in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of
southern Oregon and northern California. Contracted work will include bird
point count surveys and vegetation sampling following standard protocols,
and associated data entry. Work will involve surveying 10-25 points along on
and off road routes. Contractors will be paid $140 per completed point count
route (field surveys and completed data entry), plus additional mileage
reimbursement to cover transportation costs.
Qualifications: Independent contractors should have at least one full season
of point count experience and be in excellent physical condition.
Required qualifications include ability to identify western birds by sight
and sound, estimate distance to individual birds, hike in rugged off-trail
conditions, follow standardized protocols, collect and record meticulous
data, possess good communication skills, and work well independently.
Contractors must possess good map reading, GPS and orienteering skills, be
willing to work long days in the field in possibly inclement weather, and
camp out on a regular basis. In addition, contractors must have a field
worthy vehicle, a valid driver’s license and insurance, and have a computer
with Microsoft Access, in order to enter data either while in the field or
by the end of July. To
Apply: To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information for
three references to FELICITY NEWELL (EM: fln AT klamathbird.org, PH:
541-282-0866). Please include dates of availability and vehicle type in your
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK RAPTOR INTERNSHIP – Acadia National Park is currently
accepting applications for the Raptor Interpretation Internship. The raptor
internship runs from mid May to mid October.
There is a possibility of two shorter internships, one in the summer and one
in the fall. However, priority will be given to applicants who can commit to
the full season. From mid May through mid August the raptor intern observes
and interprets the activities of peregrine falcons at Champlain Mountain, a
falcon nesting site since 1991. From late August to mid October the intern
counts and identifies migrating raptors from atop Cadillac Mountain at 1,530
feet. The raptor intern engages thousands of visitors at these two sites,
interpreting the natural history and conservation measures regarding
raptors, as well as monitoring and collecting resource data. Candidates
should demonstrate proficiency in public speaking, computer skills, and
knowledge of raptors. In return for 32 hours of work each week, the intern
receives a uniform, housing, and a $100 weekly stipend. The Raptor
Interpretation Internship is made possible through the generous support of
Friends of Acadia. For more information about this and other internships in
the park, contact Park Ranger CYNTHIA OCEL (EM: cynthia_ocel AT nps.gov, PH:
207-288-8812.) To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact
information (phone, postal address, and/or email) for three references to
Raptor Internship, c/o Cynthia Ocel, P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME
04609 or send electronically. Applications must be received by 5 March 2012.
COMMON MURRE – BALD EAGLE INTERACTIONS in Oregon: Two summer interns needed
for seabird studies at sites on the north and south coast.
Position extends from May 1 – August 15, 2012 (start and end times
flexible). The primary duties for this position include studying
reproduction of common murres and disturbance events at breeding colonies.
Interns will be trained to work independently and with graduate students who
study seabirds and bald eagles as part of the Seabird Oceanography Lab at
Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center. This study is in
collaboration with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service. Many additional educational and recreational opportunities exist
for interns on the Oregon coast. Duties: Field data collection and
observation periods of
3-8 hours often in inclement weather (including wind, rain and cold
temperatures) and early morning hours; interaction with the general public
while also observing seabirds and recording data from busy public viewing
areas; ability to carry up to 50 pounds and work from high, exposed
locations; data entry, organization and management in field notebooks and
Microsoft Excel; analysis of video footage and ability to record parameters
of disturbance events described in protocol; proper use and care of
binoculars, spotting scopes, digital cameras, remote video set-ups and other
field equipment (we will train you); possible travel to additional sites on
the Oregon coast for field observations and data collection Qualifications:
Student or recent graduate in fisheries and wildlife, natural resources,
biology, or a related field; experience working with seabirds, birds and/or
collecting field data; proficiency with Microsoft Office programs; valid
driver’s license. The ideal candidate will be: well organized, punctual and
reliable; display a positive attitude and desire to learn; work well both
individually and as part of a team ; possess good inter-personal skills when
interacting with the public. Compensation: $500 per month and shared
housing, Deadline to Apply: February 27, 2012, Application: resume, cover
letter and contact information for three references to CHERYL HORTON, (EM:
hortonc AT onid.orst.edu)
FIELD INTERN needed for a monitoring program of high-elevation songbirds in
the Northeastern U.S. Mountain Birdwatch is a citizen-science monitoring
program targeting montane breeders, including the Bicknell’s Thrush.
Volunteers will adopt most of our 130 survey routes in the U.S., and the
intern will work with a technician to conduct point counts along routes that
volunteers do not adopt. All routes are trail or road-based and access to
most routes involves strenuous hikes or 4WD driving on remote logging roads.
Successful applicants will be eager to spend long summer days in the
beautiful mountain regions of Maine and New Hampshire with occasional visits
to the Adirondacks of New York or the Green Mountains of Vermont. The intern
must be comfortable backpacking and camping in pairs in remote locations and
must have some familiarity using GPS, compass, and topographic maps to
navigate. All applicants MUST have previous experience with backpacking (for
example, hiked the AT or PCT) and should have their own backpacking
equipment and binoculars. Familiarity with New England birds is preferred,
but training will be provided. Mosquitoes and black flies are prevalent at
this time of year. High-elevation weather is highly variable and can be near
freezing at night and in the 80s during the day; thunderstorms and muddy
trail conditions are inevitable. Applicants must be flexible to changes in
daily/weekly schedules due to weather. Intern will receive a
$1000 stipend. Dates: 4 June through 20 July 2012, with 6 weeks of field
work followed by 1 week of office work at Vermont Center for Ecostudies.
To apply, email letter of interest, resumé, and contact information for
three references to JUDITH SCARL (EM: jscarl AT vtecostudies.org) AND mail a
hard copy of these documents to Judith Scarl, Mountain Birdwatch Program
Manager, Vermont Center for Ecostudies, PO Box 420, Norwich, VT 05055.
Please explicitly document previous camping and backpacking experience
(duration of trip, terrain, average number of miles hiked per
day) in your resumé. Application Deadline: 29 February 2012, but
applications will be considered as they are received. For more information
about the Mountain Birdwatch program, please visit
Dates: 14 May through 6 July 2012, with 7 weeks of field work and 1 week of
Application Deadline: 29 February 2012, but applications will be considered
as they are received
Compensation: $1200 stipend
Field intern (1) needed for a Rusty Blackbird habitat occupancy study in
Maine and Vermont from 14 May through 6 July 2012. The first seven weeks
(14 May through 29 June) will be spent in the field, mostly in Maine; during
the last week the intern will enter and check data at the Vermont Center for
Ecostudies office in Norwich, VT. The Rusty Blackbird has experienced
declines more severe than almost any other North American species, and this
project investigates breeding habitat requirements for this vulnerable
species. Intern will assist a technician with field surveys, including point
count surveys, playback of Rusty Blackbird and predator calls, and
measurement of habitat characteristics. Rusty Blackbirds breed in boreal
forest wetlands and the intern and technician will spend long summer days
driving and hiking between beautiful remote wetlands. A successful candidate
will be comfortable in remote settings, undeterred by hungry blackflies,
physically fit, and possess a valid U.S. driver’s license with a clean
driving record. The team will drive around together and explore large areas
in Maine and Vermont with no permanent housing, and the intern must be
comfortable camping for the duration of the project and spending long hours
in the field. Previous field experience and previous hiking/camping
experience desired, as are familiarity using GPS and maps to navigate.
Familiarity with Northeastern vegetation and boreal wetland birds a plus.
Applicants must be flexible to changes in daily/weekly schedules due to
weather, and applicants should have their own camping equipment and
$1200 stipend will be provided for the duration of the internship.
Application deadline is 29 February 2012. To apply, email letter of
interest, resumé, and contact information for three references to JUDITH
SCARL (EM: jscarl AT vtecostudies.org) AND mail a hard copy of these
documents to Dr. Judith Scarl, Vermont Center for Ecostudies, PO Box 420,
Norwich, VT 05055.
PASSERINE BANDING VOLUNTEERS - Raccoon Ridge Bird Observatory in Sandyston,
Sussex County, New Jersey, seeks volunteer banders for the spring migration
season (late March through early June). We are seeking both volunteers with
previous banding experience and enthusiastic bird-lovers that wish for
banding experience but have none to date.
Volunteers can commit to as little as one day every other week and need not
be available the entire season. Duties include opening and closing nets, net
extractions, recording data, and assisting with banding passerines. We will
instruct you in proper bird handling, extraction, and banding techniques.
Banding begins at dawn and continues for 4-5 hours. Contact bander-in-charge
Cailin O'Connor Fitzpatrick (EM:
coconnor AT bergen.edu) for more information.
AVIAN FIELD BIOLOGISTS (2) – Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) is
seeking experienced field biologists to conduct point counts throughout the
Kiowa, Rita Blanca, and Cimarron National Grasslands and the National Park
Service Southern Plains Inventory and Monitoring Network.
Surveys are located in Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The position will run from April 23 through June 30, 2012.
Technicians will attend a mandatory, paid training workshop prior to
beginning field work. Upon successful completion of training, the technician
will work independently conducting bird surveys. Field work covers a wide
range of habitats; including shortgrass and mixed-grass prairie, riparian,
pinyon-juniper, and eastern woodland-mixed-grass prairie. The standard work
schedule will be ten days on/four days off.
Technicians must be able to identify all bird species within the study area
by sight and sound upon completion of training, and should expect to hike
off-trail sometimes in rugged terrain or under difficult conditions.
Primitive camping, often without phone service or facilities, will be
required in some areas. Qualifications: Applicants should be enthusiastic,
physically fit, enjoy travel and expect to work long hours in the field.
Applicants must enjoy working independently with multiple days of solitude.
A valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance, binoculars, camping gear,
a strong work ethic and enthusiasm are required. Desired qualifications
include experience conducting bird surveys, especially point counts, with
the ability to identify western and some eastern bird species by sight and
sound, and experience with camping and long distance hiking. Compensation:
Monthly salary of $1,800-$2,500/month DOE plus mileage reimbursement for
project related driving, and up to $400 a month in camping and lodging
reimbursement. To apply please e-mail a cover letter including dates of
availability and a resume with at least three references to ROSS LOCK (EM:
ross.lock AT rmbo.org). Positions will be filled as suitable applicants are
Visit http://www.rmbo.org/v3/AboutUs/Employment.aspx for additional
WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST, Mid-Atlantic Baseline Studies Project – The Biodiversity
Research Institute (BRI) has an opening for a Wildlife Biologist with
experience in boat surveys for marine birds and/or cetaceans. BRI is a
growing non-profit based out of Gorham, ME. The mission is to assess
emerging threats to wildlife and ecosystems through collaborative research,
and to use scientific findings to advance environmental awareness and inform
decision makers. Duties will include species identification of seabirds,
cetaceans and other wildlife in aerial video footage; acting as an observer
on offshore boat surveys; and project administration responsibilities. This
is a full-time, one year position with possibility of extension. Approximate
start date is March 19, 2012. Weather and other factors determine the work
Position will be based in Maine, but the successful applicant must have
ability to travel. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The wildlife
biologist will assist BRI’s Marine Bird Program Director and Wildlife and
Renewable Energy Program Director on a three-year federally funded study of
wildlife in the Mid-Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
Lead a four-person team in analysis of large amounts of aerial survey video
footage, including identification of targets to species or species grouping,
quality assurance procedures, data management, and related administrative
requirements; Act as one of five observers on a 60’
survey vessel during boat surveys for birds, marine mammals, and sea turtles
(approximately 40 days at sea per year); Assist with report and manuscript
writing; Coordinate video analysis and assist in coordinating aerial and
boat surveys with project collaborators; and All other duties as directed or
assigned. Work Environment: Applicant will be based at BRI’s Gorham, Maine
office and conduct field work on a 60’ survey vessel offshore from Maryland
to Virginia. Job involves frequent travel to the Mid-Atlantic region,
including overnights in hotels and in communal bunk space on the survey
vessel. Vessel has limited galley accommodations.
Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience. Generous Benefits
Include: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Short- and Long-Term
Disability, Retirement Plan with company match, Paid Time Off and 12 Paid
Holidays. Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: **Master’s degree in
wildlife biology or a related field; **Must have prior seabird or marine
mammal identification experience and be thorough and detail-oriented;
**Skilled writer and have previously published scientific manuscripts;
**Prior experience in conducting scientific boat surveys; **Willing to
travel from Maine to the mid-Atlantic on a regular basis, including spending
overnights in cramped conditions on the boat, and be willing to work long
hours. Strongly preferred: **Specialization in marine bird ecology and/or
species identification **Previous data management and QA/QC experience.
Physical Demands: Must be able to spend multiple days and nights at sea and
work outside for long periods in harsh conditions. Must be able to lift >50
Instructions: Send a resume and cover letter to (EM: jobs AT
briloon.org) no later than February 21, 2012 with "Wildlife Biologist"
in the subject line. Please include how you learned about the position.
Biodiversity Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
SEASONAL NATURALIST – We are seeking an experienced birder and enthusiastic
environmental educator to join our staff as a Seasonal Naturalist. Mass
Audubon’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is an 1,100-acre coastal
sanctuary on Cape Cod. Seasonal naturalists will lead informative birding
and natural history field walks and programs for adults and families at our
Sanctuary; conduct birding trips, marine life cruises, and other wildlife
tours within the Cape Cod National Seashore, Monomoy National Wildlife
Refuge, and other locations on Cape Cod; and provide visitor information and
general interpretation of the Sanctuary and coastal community. Successful
candidates must have (or be working
towards) a Bachelor’s Degree in biology, wildlife biology, environmental
studies or a related field; strong background in field identification of
birds (especially shorebirds); and knowledge of basic principles of ecology
and natural history. Knowledge of marine biology and coastal ecosystems is
preferred. American Red Cross certification in basic first aid and CPR is
preferred. Period of employment is June 18–September 3, 2012. Starting
salary: $10.00/ hour, 25-35 hours/week, shared housing available at $30 per
week. Please send resume and letter of interest to AMY FLEISCHER, Education
Director, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, PO Box 236, South Wellfleet, MA
02663 (EM: afleischer AT massaudubon.org).
INTERN AND HEAD BANDING ASSISTANT POSITIONS at University of Arizona.
Website: http://tinyurl.com/84kpxqy Location: Missoula, MT. Duration:
3-5 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 2. Job Description:
Work on an ongoing long-term study of the evolutionary ecology of bluebird
populations in western Montana. Gain invaluable experience in many aspects
of avian field techniques (e.g. banding, hormone sampling, mist netting,
morphological measurements, behavioral observations etc).
Must be comfortable working alone and be physically fit (capable of carrying
a moderately heavy backpack during mountain hiking). For Intern positions,
no experience necessary. For Head Banding Assistant position extensive
experience banding and handling adult passerine birds is required.
Self-motivation, enthusiasm for learning and strong work ethic a must for
both positions. Head Banding Assistant position starts ~April 1st and Intern
positions start ~May 1st. Start dates for both positions are flexible (+/-
two weeks) and both positions continue through July.
Intern position pays $9-10.50/hour, depending on experience; Head Banding
Assistant position pay $12-13.50/hour, depending on experience.
Will provide some reimbursement for travel to Montana and can also provide
help with finding reasonably priced housing in Missoula. Must have your own
transportation for the short (~5km) commute to and from the field site.
Application review will begin February 14th and will continue until
positions are filled. See Dr. Duckworth’s web page (URL:
http://www.u.arizona.edu/~rad3) for more information about the project.
For more info, contact DR. RENEE DUCKWORTH (EM: rad3 AT email.arizona.edu).
Qualifications: Intern–Background in Ecology, Evolution and/or Wildlife
Biology; Current Undergrads encouraged to apply. Head Banding
Assistant–Bachelor's Degree and extensive experience banding passerine
birds; experience hormone sampling a plus. To Apply:
To apply, visit the University of Arizona Career Track web site (URL:
http://tinyurl.com/84kpxqy), search for job #49412 and upload a cover letter
describing why you are interested in this position, a resume, and the names,
phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Be sure to make it
clear which position you are applying for in your cover letter by indicating
either "Intern" or "Head Banding Assistant" position.
BIOLOGICAL MONITORS at Bloom Biological, Inc. Website:
http://bloombiological.com Location: Southern California. Duration: 6 months
or longer. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of Openings: 15.
Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2012. Job Description: Bloom Biological is
seeking biological monitors, particularly those with experience searching
for and documenting the presence of bird nests, for two projects in southern
California. Positions begin immediately.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in the biological sciences. Previous
experience in consulting is not a requirement but helpful. To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to (EM: marcuscengland AT