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Last Mountain Bird Observatory/Important Bird Areas Summer Assistant

Nature Saskatchewan, Regina
Deadline: January 24, 2017 - February 20, 2017


Name: Marla Anderson



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February 20, 2017

Nature Saskatchewan has the following job opportunities for 2017. All positions are based in Regina, involve extensive travel in southern Saskatchewan, and start in early May, 2017.

General qualifications include a strong interest in conservation and environmental education, and studies in the fields of biology, ecology, geography, agriculture, or other related studies. Applicants should have strong communication, computer, and organizational skills; be self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team; hold a valid driver’s license (vehicle will be provided); and be willing to travel and work flexible hours, including outdoors. Applicants should also be able to hike to field sites carrying field equipment. First Aid and CPR certification is an asset.

Applications for all postings must be sent via email and will be accepted until 11:59 pm on February 20, 2017.

Position: 1 full time position for ~18 weeks @ $16-18/hr

Tasks and Responsibilities: The individual will assist with migration monitoring and banding activities at our Last Mountain Bird Observatory (LMBO) in May and August. Activities include daily bird censuses, checking and removing birds from mist nests, recording banding data, blog, and social media updates, and providing interpretation to visitors. In June and July, the individual will assist with our Important Bird Areas (IBA) Caretakers Network program. Activities include travel to IBAs throughout Saskatchewan, completing bird surveys and site monitoring at IBAs, assist and communicate with caretakers, update site summaries, promote the program through social media and delivering presentations, and other duties as determined.

Qualifications: Good to excellent bird recognition skills, and some bird banding and field experience is an asset. Willing to work flexible hours, and work outdoors for most of the summer.

Email a cover letter and resume in one PDF to Marla Anderson at Include in the subject line “LMBO/IBA Summer Assistant” and your name.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
For all positions, preference will be given to Canadian students whose studies include the fields of biology, ecology, geography, agriculture, or other related studies. All else being equal, Aboriginal students and students with disabilities who choose to self-declare as belonging to a group, will be given preference.

Nature Saskatchewan is a non-government charitable organization that engages and inspires people to appreciate, learn about, and protect Saskatchewan’s natural environment.
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