The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.
Coastal Mississippi’s beaches are a popular destination for tourists, fishermen, and beachgoers. Several species of birds (including Least Terns, Black Skimmers, and Snowy Plovers) nest on these beaches, creating the potential for disturbance by recreational users. We are seeking two (2) Seasonal Coastal Bird Technicians to help buffer beach-nesting birds against the threats of human disturbance, offer outreach and education to visitors, and survey and monitor nesting areas. The program will have a strong bird monitoring component, which will involve surveying coastal areas, resighting banded birds, counting breeding colonies, as well as tracking nests, chicks, and their fates. Supervised by the Field Operations Associate, the Seasonal Coastal Bird Technician will have opportunities to intimately monitor and protect charismatic beach-nesting bird species as well as gain skills in outreach and education. We will hire two full-time seasonal position based in coastal Mississippi (Jackson, Harrison, or Hancock County). The position will start in 3 April 2023 and terminate in end of July (~17 weeks). Occasional weekend and holiday work will be required, including Independence Day. A valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle are required (mileage will be reimbursed at the current federal rate).
$15.00 / hr
The Seasonal Coastal Bird Technician will work with full-time Audubon staff, volunteers, and partners to help protect and monitor the breeding of beach-nesting species on mainland beaches and the nearby islands.
Duties will include:
Exact combinations of responsibilities may vary among positions but will require working during early mornings and sometimes evenings and weekends, on holidays, and in the Mississippi summer heat. Working on the 4th of July holiday weekend is required. Work weeks will average 40 hours per week across the term of employment but may vary and be unpredictable each week, depending on program needs.
Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.
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