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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.