Bird Studies Canada (BSC) – Atlantic Region is seeking a skilled field biologist to assist with monitoring and outreach activities as part of BSC’s Aerial Insectivore Conservation Program. The candidate will liaise with landowners reporting swallows and Chimney Swifts on their properties, and will promote stewardship of nesting and foraging habitat at these sites. The candidate will also assist with planning and implementing outreach events to increase awareness of Aerial Insectivores and best management practices among target audiences. The position would begin May 1, 2019 and run for 8 to 10 weeks.
The candidate will be required to travel throughout Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to visit landowners hosting aerial insectivore nesting/roosting sites and to provide stewardship information to landowners/members of the public. The candidate will also be responsible for coordinating citizen scientists to search for Chimney Swift roost and nest sites. Other duties include: assisting with the delivery of educational presentations and workshops about aerial insectivores, and assisting landowners with Project NestWatch data collection. Rustic accommodation (field stations, campgrounds, motels), food allowance, and transport while in the field are provided.
$2,600 – $2,800/month based on experience, plus food, rustic accommodation, and transport while in the field.
To apply, please send a brief cover letter, highlighting your field experience, as well as your resume and the names and contact information for two references to Ally Manthorne at firstname.lastname@example.org Please send cover letter, resume, and references as a single file. Applications that fail to highlight relevant experience will not be considered further. We encourage all candidates with the required qualifications and skills to apply to the position(s). However, note that some preference may be given to those who meet Canada Summer Jobs’ eligibility criteria. While Bird Studies Canada thanks all applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
Bird Studies Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.