Steward, Pensacola Beach

Job Locations US-FL
Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category


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

Audubon Florida helps to manage beach-nesting birds through much of the Panhandle, posting, stewarding and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better monitor and protect the nesting shorebirds along beaches and other nest sites in Pensacola, Audubon is hiring a seasonal Pensacola Beach Steward. The primary responsibility of the Pensacola Beach Steward is to survey nesting beaches, organize volunteers to conduct public outreach at seabird nesting sites, and monitor active sites along the nesting areas of Pensacola Beach.


This seasonal position is scheduled April – September, 2018 for 40 hours per week with a focus on weekend days and holidays, including Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.

Essential Functions

With the help of the Panhandle Program Manager, the Pensacola Beach Steward will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Contact and recruit volunteers
  • Conduct public outreach on nesting beaches
  • Organize volunteers for public outreach on nesting beaches
  • Survey nesting beach weekly
  • Post nest sites
  • Monitor shorebird nests
  • Timely data entry and reporting

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience and ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize, support and schedule volunteers.
  • Work well independently and with others.
  • Must be able to work in full summer sun, walk in sand, and lift 30 lbs.
  • A flexible approach to work and be willing to work some weekends and holidays.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and vehicle.
  • Familiarity with Santa Rosa and Escambia County beaches preferred.
  • Experience with shorebird identification and nest monitoring preferred.
  • Interest in conservation and passion for the mission of the National Audubon Society a must.


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