Position: Shrike Recovery Field Intern (2)
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: Wildlife Preservation Canada
Locations: Carden Alvar (between Orillia & Kawartha Lakes) or Napanee Limestone Plain (between Belleville & Kingston), Ontario
Type of Position: Full-time (40 hr/wk), temporary (18 weeks)
Rate of Pay: $2450 per month fixed salary, including 4% vacation pay. Housing to be provided by WPC
Anticipated Start: 1 May 2018
Hours of Work: Flexible daily and weekly schedule to suit project needs and weather conditions. Working weekends will be required.
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 26 known pairs breeding in Ontario in 2017. 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:
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) March 30, 2018.
Please note this position is only open to Canadian residents. We thank all who apply, but only individuals considered for an interview will be contacted.
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GoodWork ID: 44567 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Mar 9 2018