I am looking for 1 volunteer field assistant to join a research team that will assist with monitoring nesting seabirds. Fieldwork will focus on seven Procellariiform seabird species in Northern New Zealand.
Dates: early September to early November. Exact dates are weather-dependent.
Overall duties include:
-Monitoring study burrows of target species
-Capturing birds at nesting burrows and collecting data
-Vegetation and island surveys
-Assistance packing food/gear, camp chores, data entry, and site/gear clean-up
Work schedules will vary. Nesting chronology will dictate diurnal/nocturnal work, and field activities are weather-dependent.
Compensation for travel to/from New Zealand is not available, so ideal applicants will be New Zealand residents. Food and housing during fieldwork will be provided. Applicants should be comfortable working in a steep and wet environment. Applicants must be comfortable living at an isolated island with small research teams and be able to keep a positive attitude through long work days with challenging conditions. Previous field experience, particularly with handling and working with birds, is highly desired.
To apply, please send a brief cover letter (1 page max), CV/resume highlighting previous relevant field research experience (2 page max), and contact information for two references to Christy Wails (email@example.com) by 31 July 2019. Please include “Seabird volunteer application” in the subject line.