Position Description: One biological technician needed to monitor and manage endangered least terns, piping plovers, and other coastal birds on beaches in Southern Maine during the 2019 field season.
Duties include: Locating nests, erecting fencing, tracking nest success and fledglings, conducting educational outreach programs, monitoring predation, and conducting shorebird surveys.
Interest in conservation biology and shorebird ecology
excellent observational skills
effective, engaging, and diplomatic communicator
experience working in the field with birds preferred
able to walk extensively on soft substrates (sand beaches)
able to lift and carry heavy equipment of 50 pounds or more
ability and willingness to work outdoors on beaches in all weather conditions
clean driving record last 5 years
Details: Position runs from approximately mid-April through end of August. Some weekend and evening work required. Stipend $420/week pending expected funding. EOE. Housing not available through Maine Audubon, although we can assist in finding options elsewhere.
How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org with PPLT in the subject line.
Status: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis; interview process to begin February 4th.