Job Summary: Tracy Aviary’s Conservation Science Program helps conserve birds and their
habitats through community science. Focusing on key local habitats and pressing regional
conservation issues, our goals are to gather novel information about local avian ecology, inform
habitat restoration and stewardship, and engage a diverse community in scientific data
collection. Tracy Aviary is offering a 2-month seasonal Motus Technician position which will
assist in Motus Station installations in the Salt Lake Valley and help teach Motus tagging to local
bird banders and students.
Tracy Aviary ( www.tracyaviary.org ) is an AZA-accredited institution located on eight acres in the
heart of Salt Lake City, UT. In early 2020, we opened Tracy Aviary’s second campus, the Jordan
River Nature Center ( https://www.jordanrivernaturecenter.org ), which furthers our mission to
inspire curiosity and caring for birds and nature through education and conservation.
Position Dates: Early to mid September-October 2023 (2-month position, exact start and end
dates flexible). Approximately 40 hours per week.
● Assist with the logistical planning and implementation of Motus station across Salt Lake
● Assist with physical installation of Motus equipment multiple days a week
● Travel regionally across Salt Lake Valley as well as other sites in Utah
● Assist with teaching Motus tagging skills to bird banders and students
● Assist with other duties related to Tracy Aviary’s Conservation Science Program as
● Prior experience with or understanding of radio telemetry or the Motus Wildlife
Tracking Network a plus
● Experience and comfort using power and non-power tools, working at heights,
and operating heavy machinery
● Effective verbal and interpersonal communication skills
● Proficiency in use of Google Office Suite
● Frequently required to bend and walk, and to lift and/or push or pull in excess of 60
Stipend: $2,000/month, housing available in shared intern house
Disclaimer: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of
work performed by an employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be
interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications
required of an employee assigned to this job.
To apply: Send a cover letter describing relevant experience and skills, a resume, and contact
information for three references to Tully Frain (email@example.com). Applications will be
reviewed as they are received.
At Tracy Aviary, we value the beauty and diversity of birds and nature. In the same spirit, we are
committed to providing a safe haven for people in all their diversity to engage, learn, and
connect with nature at our facilities and through our programs. We strive to be increasingly
respectful and responsive to this broad diversity of people and partner with the community to
co-create opportunities to connect with nature and each other. We see diversity, equity,
accessibility, inclusion, and justice as requisites for institutional excellence. We aim to create an
environment in which staff can bring their whole selves and are supported through mentoring,
growth opportunities, and recognition of their value as part of our organization. It is our
aspiration that our staff, partners, and volunteers embrace our core values and that we extend
these values to our guests and community.
By diversity we mean the quality of being different or unique at the individual or group level.
This definition encompasses all people including but not limited to people of different ages,
languages, ethnicities, gender identities, nationalities, immigration statuses, parental statuses,
abilities, learning styles, races, religions, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, education
levels, and more.