VOLUNTEER AVICULTURE TECHNICIAN - needed for 8 months to assist in an ongoing conservation program of the critically endangered Mariana Crow on the island of Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. The position starts as soon as possible. Volunteer responsibilities include regular husbandry duties such as diet preparation, feeding, cleaning, and aviary and facility maintenance. Volunteers are also responsible for collecting native food items for crows and conducting regular behavioral observations to ensure they are gaining the social and foraging skills needed to succeed in the wild (release is planned for August/September 2020). Applicants should be physically fit, self-motivated, enjoy working and living with others in close quarters, and have a good sense of humor. Those applicants with experience in avian husbandry and carpentry will be given priority. Benefits include round-trip airfare to Rota plus reimbursed travel expenses, housing plus utilities, shared vehicles, and $800/mo.
Exceptional volunteers will have the opportunity to extend their stay through the egg and chick rearing season and will be provided in depth training in those skillsets.
To apply, e-mail a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for 3 references to Phil Hannon (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please combine all application materials into one PDF or Word document and include your full name in the title of the document. Please indicate the earliest date you would be available to travel to Rota and your preferred length of commitment in your cover letter.
Attention to detail, background in wildlife biology or related field, previous experience in animal husbandry, basic carpentry skills. Applicants must be US Citizens or green card holders. Applicants from the Mariana Islands are strongly encouraged.
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