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Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a 13,000-acre sanctuary with 2.25 miles of boardwalk, the Blair Audubon Center, Nature Store and Gallery Cafe, as well as education, research and resource management programs. More than 100,000 people visit Corkscrew each year, and Corkscrew enjoys the support of nearly 200 regular volunteers. The Sanctuary serves as an anchor for Audubon Florida’s policy advocacy in the Western Everglades and is a living laboratory for the study and restoration of Southwest Florida’s freshwater wetlands. In the next two years, Corkscrew will likely undertake a facilities expansion; this position will have a critical role in shaping the future of this jewel of the National Audubon Society and RAMSAR Wetland of International Significance.
Reporting to the Sanctuary Director, the Associate Director, Blair Audubon Center is primarily responsible for the oversight and management of staff, volunteers and budgets supporting Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Blair Center visitor experience programs. They will provide leadership, ensure visitor and education programming and support Audubon’s mission and goals for the Sanctuary and greater Corkscrew, Big Cypress and Everglades ecosystems. They will plan budgets, project revenues and manage expenses associated with all programs related to visitor experience. Additionally, the Associate Director will play a lead role in marketing the Corkscrew experience to attract visitors and program participants, all while embracing and advancing Corkscrew’s mission which aims to influence conservation of the Greater Everglades.
Audubon’s coastal program is offering university credit for this internship opportunity in Washington, DC, for an individual interested in coastal resilience and marine conservation policy. The intern will work on various research, outreach, and creative projects to advance our coastal program’s goals, which include education, outreach, and influencing decision makers.
The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will provide crucial staff support across a suite of programs focused on volunteer-based restoration of native habitats in San Francisco Bay (mostly on/near RBACS) and engagement of community members in the work of the Program and Center. This position reports to the RBACS Center Director (CD) and will work closely with the San Francisco Bay Conservation Program Manager (CPM) in fulfillment of the following functions. The general schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.
Candidates should include a cover letter when applying to this position.
The GreenStart Intern will assist in the daily operations of the Randall Davey Audubon Center and the conservation activities of Audubon New Mexico; including the delivery of school and community education programs, habitat restoration projects, bird surveys and monitoring, projects to improve the facilities at RDAC, hydrological data management, grassroots organizing, and a variety of others.
This paid position is seasonal and hourly scheduled for 20-30 hours per week. The educator will be supervised directly by the Director of Community Education at the Randall Davey Audubon Center. Projected start date is September 9, 2019 and projected end date is December 6, 2019. Weekday, some evening, and some weekend work may be required.
Audubon’s chapter members, online advocates, and community activists are the key to our ability to influence decision makers on the biggest conservation challenges of today. Audubon’s Conservation Organizer will be tasked with strengthening and broadening our political power in this region, recruiting new advocates, and identifying members who can effectively participate in more active policy advocacy campaigns on Everglades Restoration and Climate Change. These positions will report to the Director of Everglades Policy and coordinate with the Director of Legislative Affairs. The Conservation Organizer is highly energetic, adaptable, relationship-oriented, and a results-driven team player who effectively engages volunteers, partners and nontraditional allies to achieve Climate Change Solutions and Everglades policy outcomes. They will be responsible for a number of activities, to include volunteer trainings, lobbying days, field trips, sign-on letters, opinion media, gathering signatures, regular statewide travel, and more.
We are looking for this person to be located in or around the West Palm Beach area.
This is a seasonal, full-time position that reports to the Field Supervisor and comprises the ‘field crew.” This position exists to do the work of upland exotic control and rare habitat restoration. All work at the Starr Ranch is non-chemical (no herbicides used) and is guided by the research that is executed on-site.
The Field Assistants are required to reside on-site in housing provided by Audubon as a condition of employment. Residing on-site allows the Field Assistants to properly perform the essential functions of the position that begin during early morning hours (5AM) to avoid occasional high afternoon temperatures that may be in excess of 90 degrees. Living on-site will also afford the Field Assistants the opportunity to develop a first-hand understanding of the operation of a large conservation sanctuary.
Housing will be provided in the “Main House” located at 100 Bell Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679. The dwelling is in excellent condition and is the former lodging of the Starr family. The lodge-like building, built in the 1930’s, has a fireplace, redwood interior and five bedrooms. It is fully furnished and linens are provided. There are three bathrooms, two with a shower. Each field assistant has his/her own room. The Field Crew Leader has a room with a double bed and a bathroom. Double beds are provided in all but the smallest room that has a single bed. The house is professionally cleaned before the crew arrives and again in late spring. All bedrooms are occupied by one staff, no minors are allowed. Up to five adults can live in this residence. Utilities are paid by Audubon.
The Audubon Florida Coastal Islands Sanctuaries Field Technician will be responsible for assisting with management of the colonial wading bird colonies along the central Gulf Coast of Florida and interacting with the boating and recreating public to prevent disturbance to nesting birds. This is a full-time, seasonal position that will begin approximately March 25, 2019 and last until the end of the nesting season (normally September 30th). The person in this position performs a spectrum of independent, bird nesting island conservation tasks with responsibilities that include:
•Posting sanctuary signs around bird island nesting sites and maintaining said posting;
•Patrol of nesting islands for evidence of disturbance or predation;
•Data entry as directed by supervisor;
•Protect sites from disturbance through stewardship activities, to include: training and coordinating with Audubon Colony Watch volunteers, educating the boating public about the nesting species and encouraging compliance with posted areas;
•Assist with restoration projects of the coastal sanctuary islands including non-native vegetation removal, native plantings and monitoring progress of offshore erosion control breakwater construction;
•Coordinate and assist with cleanups of the rookery islands to remove discarded fishing gear and other entangling debris;
•Interacting with boaters to avoid trespass on or closely approaching nesting islands;
•Additional Duties as assigned.
The Ranch Hand will report directly to the Bobcat Ranch Manager, who will often work alongside this individual as a team. They will perform various field projects primarily relating to livestock operations, ranch management and maintenance, and general operations. The position will interact with members of the public, partners from agencies and other non-profits, and the grazing lessee. While the position will primarily be in the field, there may be components of office administrative work. Work will generally occur Tuesday-Thursday, and occasional weekends during fire season, hunting season, and as needed for special events on weekends. They will work directly with the Ranch Manager, and will often work alone in remote, rugged locations, occasionally in hot and wet weather, and without cell reception. Applicants must be able to work independently. Housing is not provided and must have a reliable mode of transportation to get to Bobcat Ranch.
This ia a part-time position located at Audubon California’s Bobcat Ranch, near the town of Winters, in Yolo County, CA.
This paid 3-6 month internship will run from approximately September to January. The Restoration Intern (Marga & Peter Levy Intern) would conduct various restoration-related activities, centered around reaching long-term goals outlined in the Audubon Conservation Ranching Program Habitat Management Plan for Bobcat Ranch. Goals include, but are not limited to: increasing riparian vegetation in key areas to benefit bird focal species, and reducing non-native invasive species grazing and other weed control methods. Restoration projects will contribute to Bobcat Ranch’s ability to serve as a demonstration site under Audubon’s Conservation Ranching Program, showcasing resilient and regenerative conservation ranching methods. The intern will gain technical restoration skills; an understanding of basic ranch management; increased understanding of rangeland and fire ecology; and outreach, engagement and volunteer management experience The position will be supervised by the Bobcat Ranch Manager and will interact with programmatic staff including the Conservation Ranching Program Manager and Director of Land and Water Conservation.
This position will be located at Bobcat Ranch, outside of Winters, CA.
Position Status: Part-time 1-2 days a week
Position Schedule: Tuesday – Thursday, occasional weekend days
Reporting to the Audubon New Mexico Director of Freshwater Conservation and collaborating with the Audubon New Mexico staff, National Audubon staff, local water management agencies, and landowners, the Water Resource Associate will assist New Mexico’s efforts to develop and implement policy, market-based, restoration and strategic engagement strategies to protect and restore natural riverine ecosystems for birds and other wildlife and their habitats on New Mexico’s major rivers and tributaries, with a focus on the Rio Grande.
Audubon’s Western Water vision is to take actions to achieve a reliable water supply for birds and people throughout the West. With its partners, Audubon aims to stabilize and increase populations of priority birds in the West by advancing balanced water management policy solutions, implementing on-the-ground restoration projects, and involving our network of members, volunteers, and chapters in meaningful activities.
This is a full-time position providing field, analytic and outreach support for Audubon New Mexico’s conservation activities within the Rio Grande of New Mexico. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of hydrologic principals and ecologic processes, technical hydrologic and spatial skills, experience with water management and water management agencies, and a keen interest in developing creative solutions to challenging water resource problems.
**THIS POSITION WILL BE LOCATED IN ALBUQUERQUE NM