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Field Assistant


Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh


Rector, PA


United States

Last Date to Apply:

04 Jun 2017
Open until filled


BIRD BANDING ASSISTANTS: needed to assist with banding, Motus tower installation, photo catalouging, window collision and other research August/Sept (exact start dates flexible) to early November at the Powdermill Avian Research Center in the mountains of western Pennsylvania. Powdermill is the field station to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh) and has a rich history (55 years) of being a leader in bird banding. The assistant will learn the latest in advanced methods in aging (with the emphasis on using molt limits) and sexing landbirds. Banding will occur 6 days a week and begin 1/2 hour before sunrise. Other responsibilities will include assisting with workshops, public education, data entry, and net maintenance. To learn more about the banding program at Powdermill visit our website (http://www.powdermillarc.org).


To Apply: Visit http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/hr to upload your cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references. You can do so by clicking SEARCH JOBS to locate the FIELD ASSISTANT job posting. Once you've opened the job posting, click CREATE PROFILE. Please include an approximate number of birds banded in your cover letter. Applications will be taken until June 4 but interviews may begin as soon as suitable applicants are found. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the U.S.


Qualifications: Prior experience extracting and banding songbirds. Ability to bleed bird via brachial venipuncture and identify eastern birds by sight is strongly desirable.


Number of Openings: 3-5


Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.


The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:
• Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
• Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
• FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process. However, if you would like to apply for the documents on your own or for more information, please visit http://keepkidssafe....ances/index.htm

Carnegie Museums is an EEO-1 Affirmative Action Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.