Jump to content
Ornithology Exchange
  • Shorebird Steward

    Guest Meghan Kolk
    • Employer: The Wetlands Institute
      Location: Stone Harbor, New Jersey
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/17/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    The Wetlands Institute, located in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, is seeking qualified applicants for several positions to protect beach-nesting birds on two of the most scenic beaches in Cape May County, New Jersey. Primary responsibilities include acting as an overall ambassador for the conservation of beach-nesting birds by educating the public about shorebird conservation and beach regulations, preventing disturbance to beach-nesting birds and migratory shorebirds, and documenting and reporting disturbances. Training for position-related responsibilities and shorebird identification will be provided.

    Multiple Shorebird Steward positions and one Crew Leader position will be filled. These are temporary, hourly positions lasting from late May through early September, including Memorial and Labor Day weekends. Candidates should be available for the duration of that period. Part-time (12-24 hours/week) and full-time (usually 36-40 hours/week) schedules are available. The Crew Leader position is a full-time schedule. Early morning, evening, weekend, and holiday hours will be required.

    Applicants should have excellent communication skills and feel comfortable engaging the public; experience working with the public and/or teaching is preferred. Applicants should have an interest in shorebird conservation and some bird identification experience or an interest in improving skills. Applicants should be comfortable working independently in the field and recording data. These positions require walking long distances over sandy beach, sitting for several hours, and tolerating exposure to variable and sometimes harsh weather and environmental conditions (wind, heat, sun, biting insects), but if you love spending time at the beach this may be the perfect job for you! In addition to stewarding responsibilities, the Crew Leader will also be responsible for scheduling, data management, and report writing. Successful candidates will be required to undergo a limited criminal background screening. A valid driver’s license and personal transportation is required. Housing is not provided.

    To apply, please email 1) cover letter detailing interest, qualifications, and availability 2) resume, and 3) names and contact information for three professional references to Meghan Kolk at mkolk@wetlandsinstitute.org. Please include “Shorebird Steward” in the subject line. Please indicate your preference for a part-time or full-time schedule in your application, and whether you would like to be considered for the Crew Leader and/or Steward position. Applications will be reviewed as received and should be submitted no later than March 17, 2023; positions may be filled prior to the closing date by qualified candidates.

    The Wetlands Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.

    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
    Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • If the resources provided by the Ornithology Exchange are valuable to you,  please consider making a donation to support the OE,  through the Ornithology Council's PayPal Link. Thank you for your support!

  • Create New...