Position: Shrike Recovery Field Intern (2)
Eligibility: between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) (see below)
Project: Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery
Organization: Wildlife Preservation Canada
Location: Carden Alvar or Napanee Limestone Plain, Ontario
Type of Position: Full-time (37.5 hr/wk), temporary (4 months)
Rate of Pay: $14.00/hr (plus 4% vacation pay). Housing to be provided by WPC
Anticipated Start: 4 – 18 May 2020
Hours of Work: Flexible daily and weekly schedule to suit project needs and weather conditions. Working weekends will be required.
**NOTE: These positions are dependent on external funding yet to be received by WPC, so start date and duration of contract may be adjusted as funding is confirmed**
Wildlife Preservation Canada is seeking two summer interns to assist with the implementation of the Loggerhead Shrike (LOSH) Recovery Program in Ontario. The Loggerhead Shrike is critically endangered with only 18 known pairs breeding in eastern Canada in 2019. The Carden and Napanee Alvars are the two core areas where LOSH continue to breed, though sightings still occur in Smiths Falls, Pembroke/Renfrew, Grey-Bruce and Manitoulin, and some work may occur in those regions. Wildlife Preservation Canada has been managing this unique recovery program since 2003; activities include wild population surveying and monitoring, captive breeding and release, and habitat stewardship.
Under the supervision of the Area Shrike Biologist, interns will be responsible for monitoring the wild population in their designated core area, and the care and soft-release of groups of captive-hatched juveniles (transferred to release sites from one of the program’s breeding facilities over July-August); this offers a unique opportunity to work first-hand with an endangered species and the chance to gain experience in animal care and population recovery techniques in a field setting.
Specific duties will include:
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
This position may be funded in part by the Canada Summer Jobs program. Each intern must meet the following requirements to be eligible for this position:
Please indicate in your application if you meet these requirements.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to: Hazel Wheeler, Lead Biologist – Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery, hazel[at]wildlifepreservation.ca . Please submit your application as a single PDF or MS word file and include the email subject heading “Shrike Recovery Field Intern Application”. Applications will be assessed as they are submitted, and the positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are found. Applications will not be considered after midnight (EST) Apr 5, 2020.
We thank all who apply, but only individuals considered for an interview will be contacted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 3 2020 ID: 56286