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).
Audubon Florida supports management of beach-nesting birds at many locations in St. Johns County by surveying, posting, stewarding, and protecting nesting areas from disturbance. To better protect nesting shorebirds Audubon is hiring a seasonal Beach Anchor Steward to work within St. Johns County. The principle responsibilities of the Anchor Steward are to steward shorebird colonies at Anastasia State Park and Fort Matanzas National Monument and organize volunteers to help with this work. Stewarding involves a variety of actions including the observation of birds and the public at nesting sites and educating the public when their actions may pose a threat to the birds.
This is a part-time, 20-hour-per-week seasonal position focused on weekends and holidays, including Memorial Day and Independence Day. The position will begin 04/06/2020 and continue through the end of nesting season. Nesting may persist into August or early September but can end early in the event of a catastrophic event or other total loss of nesting activity. Hours are generally between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. though they may vary depending on needs. 40 hours allowed on weeks with holidays.