Decoy Production Manager

Seasonal, Part-Time
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Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).



Position Summary

The decoy production facility is housed at Audubon's Todd Wildlife Sanctuary, located at 12 Audubon Road, in Bremen, Maine. This is also the location of the Seabird Restoration Program’s seasonal office and residences. The Decoy Production Manager will prepare the workshop space for the Seabird Restoration Program’s (SRP) new restoration decoy venture. Decoy production planning and supply chain management will be closely coordinated with the Project Manager.

This part-time, seasonal position runs from November 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018, but may be renewed annually with start and end dates to change. Work schedule will vary based on order production schedule.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain Decoy Production shop space, materials, tools, and machinery.
  • Produce Decoy blanks and conservation products as dictated by received orders.
  • Maintain current understanding of industry technology and investigate and apply (as directed by Project manager) improvements on current designs, materials, processes, products and production efficiency.
  • Develops and tests new products for the social attraction line of products.
  • Supervises and directs the work of the Decoy Production Assistant.
  • Other duties as agreed upon by Production Manager and Project Manager.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2-4 years’ experience in light industry, maintenance, and/or plumbing trades required.
  • Demonstrated experience with carpentry, plumbing and electrical tools.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, as well as be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • A deep appreciation for wildlife conservation a must, as well as interest in and commitment to the mission of the National Audubon Society.


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