Position: Reptile and Amphibian Field Technician
Organization: Georgian Bay Turtle Hospital
Location: Muskoka, travel across Ontario for other field projects
The Georgian Bay Turtle Hospital (GBTH) is a non-profit organization that will rehabilitate injured turtles, incubate recovered eggs, and conduct other activities related to the conservation of turtles, such as public education, population monitoring, and research. Our primary focus is expected to be the Georgian Bay watershed region, though we will accept turtles from the entire Lake Huron watershed. This is a large area that contains some of the best remaining turtle populations in Canada.
Duties will vary with the nature of each position, but will include:
Target species will include various turtles, snakes, salamanders, and frogs
Survey wetlands, water bodies, and along roads, day or night in all weather conditions
Capture turtles for data collection and radio-telemetry, set traps, install nest cages, monitor cameras
Survey for other species at risk (i.e. plants, birds) as appropriate
Supervise volunteers, perform public education programs about turtles and other herpetofauna
Assist with the operations and development of a turtle rehabilitation centre and related activities (educational resources, videos, etc)
Duration: Varies with position, extension up to one year internship is possible
Salary: Varies depending on the position
Ability to follow detailed protocols, stay highly organized, task switch and prioritize conflicting goals
Proven time management and leadership skills
High degree of indestructibility and perseverance despite a variety of environmental conditions (cold, heat, sun, biting insects, tired volunteers, etc.)
Strong swimming skills (position requires wading, swimming, and paddling in cold water)
Valid class G or G2 driver’s license and good driving record
Oral communication and people skills
Flexibility regarding scheduling
Ability to work and thrive as part of a close-knit team in challenging situations with a positive attitude
Internal motivation and the ability to work without supervision
Positive attitude and passion for reptiles and their conservation
Accommodations (shared) may be available on-site or in the field. Previous field and canoe/paddle experience is an asset.
To apply: Please complete the Google Form found here: https://tinyurl.com/2019SNPAPP. At the conclusion of the questionnaire, you will be prompted to upload a resume, cover letter, and references as a single PDF file, 4 pages or less. If you can’t upload this way, you may send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with “AQ complete, RAAFT” in the subject line. Do not send resume to both locations. Cover letters should be addressed to Kelsey Bedard.
Please apply by February 24, however late applications may be accepted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 10 2019 ID: 50198