Position Description: Two full-time seasonal biologists 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, supervising project interns and volunteers, and negotiating and implementing management agreements with both private and public landowners.
Bachelor’s degree in wildlife or related field required
excellent observational skills
effective, engaging, and diplomatic communicator both verbally and in writing
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: One full-time position runs from approximately mid-April through end of August. Another position runs full-time approximately mid-April through early August and part-time (16 hrs/week) through October. Some weekend and evening work required. Stipend $540-560/week when full-time, prorated for part-time (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 Biologist in the subject line.
Status: Applications reviewed on a rolling basis; interview process to begin February 4th.