Position: Assistant Field Biologist
Organization: Pelee Island Bird Observatory
Job type: Seasonal. August 15 – November 15th
Remuneration: up to $4000 CDN per month minus deductions based on experience.
Location: Pelee Island, Ontario
Housing: During their employment, participants will live rent-free with other staff and volunteers at PIBO’s field station.
Job description: The Assistant Field Biologist (AFB) will assist PIBO’s Field Supervisor with all research, fieldwork, data management, volunteer supervision, field-station logistics, maintenance, and on-island educational programming from August 15 – November 15th. The AFB will also be responsible for writing biweekly migration summaries.
The Assistant Field Biologist will:
An experienced field birder able to identify 75- 95% of the majority of species found in the Great lakes region by sight and sound as outlined by the Observer Experience Code. Previous bird banding experience is a requirement. PIBO’s staff and volunteers must be prepared to sometimes work ten-hour days for up to 70 days in a row without a day off, in both cold, as well as hot, humid, buggy conditions. They must be able to spend long periods of time standing and walking over uneven terrain. Candidates must be good with the public, in good health, easy to live with, and willing to work hard.
Shared housing is provided; food and transportation to and from Pelee Island will be the responsibility of the assistant. The successful candidate will provide their personal field equipment such as binoculars, rubber boots, clothing for both warm and cold weather, etc. The island can be cold in the fall, and PIBO’s field cottage is not winterized. Conditions around the banding station are often flooded and will be extremely muddy. Biting insects, poison ivy, cockroaches, spiders, and non-venomous snakes are common. Internet and cellphone reception are limited at the banding station and at the PIBO field cottage.
Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and must be legally entitled to work in Ontario.
Number of openings: 1
Applications will be reviewed as they arrive; you are encouraged to apply early. The position will be open until it is filled.
Please send your resume, a cover letter describing your experience and interest in the position, and contact information for three references, to Suzanne Friemann at:
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jul 4 2022 ID: 65022