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We're hiring Butterfly Conservation Field Assistants!

Positions: Butterfly Conservation Field Assistants
Type: summer job
Organization: University of Guelph, Norris Lab
Location: Rice Lake Plains, Ontario (accommodation provided)
Dates: late May to mid-July 2021

Details: The Mottled duskywing is an endangered butterfly in Canada and our research examines the demography and viability of remaining populations in southern Ontario. We are seeking enthusiastic, up-and-coming field ecologists to join our 2021 field team (late May to mid-July). Assistants will work closely with a graduate student and help conduct butterfly mark-resighting and vegetation surveys at various sites in the Rice Lake Plains area. Accommodation provided.


  • Assist in daily butterfly mark-resighting surveys in rare prairie and savanna habitats
  • Record data efficiently and accurately in the field
  • Communicate effectively with members of the public and employees of partner agencies


  • A strong interest in butterfly ecology, entomology, and/or conservation
  • An affinity for being outdoors and working well within groups
  • Transportation to and from accommodation site at beginning and end of contract
  • Preference will be given to candidates currently enrolled at a Canadian university or college who qualify for the Eco Canada Student Work Placement Program

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references in a single PDF file to: by February 28, 11:59 PM. The file should be named as follows: “SURNAMEfirstname_MODU2021” with an email subject heading of “2021 Butterfly Field Technician Application”. We look forward to hearing from you!

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We are dedicated to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 3 2021    ID: 58527