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Position: Reptile and Amphibian Field Technician
Organization: Scales Nature Park
Location: Based near Orillia, study area roughly Muskoka and Lake Simcoe watershed, travel to other project sites may be required

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: . 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 with “AQ complete, RAAFT” in the subject line. Do not send resumes to both locations. Cover letters should be addressed to Kelsey Moxley. Resumes will be reviewed beginning March 1. Applications will continue to be accepted after that date.

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Note about COVID-19: Due to our Covid-19 restrictions, for now we will only consider applicants who will live on site at our facility under our quarantine restrictions, which are stricter than government minimums. Outside visitors and/or trips outside our facilities are very limited. We’re a fun bunch to be quarantined with, though! Please do not apply if you would not be able to work within such restrictions.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 19 2021    ID: 58339