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Important Bird and Biodiversity Area Conservation Assistant – British Columbia

This is a summer position lasting 12 weeks. The position is for 30 hours a week and pays $12.65 an hour. Job will require working at least one Saturday or Sunday a week.

Working with the BC Program Manager and the Fraser Estuary Program Manager the successful applicant will be working to communicate the importance of the Fraser estuary and other IBA’s to the community and undertake monitoring and data entry activities related to bird conservation in BC.

Key Responsibilities and task will include:

  • Staffing a public education kiosk at the Vancouver Aquarium teaching visitors about the importance of the Fraser estuary as bird habitat;
  • Conducting weekly Tree Swallow and Wood Duck nest box surveys at the Alaksen National Wildlife Area;
  • Entering Marbled Murrelet survey data into Nature Counts;
  • Assisting Bird Studies Canada staff with activities associated with the International Ornithological Congress and Vancouver International Bird Festival.
  • Other activities and tasks as assigned by managers.

As a Canada Summer Job opportunity the successful candidates must demonstrate they:

  • Are between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • Were registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
  • Intend to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
  • Are a student in a secondary, post-secondary, vocational or technical program;
  • Are a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and;
  • Are legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

Additional desired qualifications include:

  • Willingness to travel to various locations in the Metro Vancouver region;
  • A commitment to environmental conservation;
  • Excellent customer service skills, outgoing and have the ability to communicate to a variety of audiences;
  • Proven ability to work within a team;
  • Self-motivated and able to work well under minimal supervision;
  • Ability to learn and adapt in a constantly changing environment;
  • Ability and maturity to deal with a wide variety of ages and personalities;
  • Strong verbal communication skills;
  • Strong decision making skills;
  • Second language an asset.


For more information and a full job description visit Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to by May 25, 2018.

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.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


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