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  • Migration Bander Sept 1 - Oct 19, 2022


    Rocky Point Bird Observatory
    • Employer: Rocky Point Bird Observatory
      Location: Victoria, British Columbia
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 10/18/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    To work as a member of our team of banders, interns and volunteers at Rocky Point Bird Observatory (RPBO)
    in Metchosin, BC. (near Victoria). The Bander is responsible for banding, processing and censusing birds, as
    well as recording, reviewing and proofreading all data according to the migration monitoring protocol and any
    other protocols established for the RPBO sites. The Bander will be required to work at both of the two
    migration monitoring sites and complete a variety of related on- or off-site assigned tasks. The Bander will
    typically work five days per week, for approximately 7-8 hours starting about 45 minutes before sunrise. As
    such, actual start and end times change over the course of the season. Optional assignments may be
    available to offset closures or shortened work days due to bad weather or other circumstances.

    Expected dates are September 1, 2022 to October 19, 2022. If applicants can start earlier, that can be accommodated.
    (MAPS banders are encouraged to apply.) Terms of employment will follow the BC Employment Standards Act
    requirements.  

    RPBO has a dedicated group of volunteers to assist the banders, helping with extraction, banding, and
    scribing directly into electronic databases. Supervising and training volunteers and interns is a component of
    the Bander’s job.

    The Bander will be an employee of Rocky Point Bird Observatory. The 2022 rate will be $19.00 per hour. Accommodation is not provided, but a $400 per month housing/transportation allowance will be paid.

    For full information about this position, please visit our website: http://rpbo.org/2022_RPBO_Bander_job_description.pdf

    Please contact Ann Nightingale or Jannaca Chick at jobs@rpbo.org with your resume (including references).
    Short-listed candidates will also be asked to provide a sample of their written work. Lesser qualified
    candidates MAY be considered for an assistant bander position.




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