Seasonal Seabird Technicians
Position Dates: May 8 - August 31, 2017. (end date may vary depending upon migration)
Number of open positions: Positions filled for 2017.
Location: White and Seavey Islands, Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire
Stipend: $1,500.00 per month, plus room & board will be provided on White Island
Requirements: A degree in conservation biology or ecology, wildlife biology/management, environmental science or related disciplines.
Position description: Two Seasonal Seabird Technicians will work with a Project Manager to study and manage a breeding colony of Common, Roseate and Arctic Terns at Isles of Shoals. Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, banding and band resighting, diet studies, productivity monitoring, and predator management. The applicant should have experience in overseeing and participating in data collection and management, establishing a daily work schedule based on approved protocols, bird identification, and banding. Applicants must be in excellent physical condition (capable of climbing over rugged terrain and able to lift 50 lbs.), be comfortable living and working in close quarters for extended periods of time, and enjoy working independently and with others. The technicians will live in a historic and rustic lighthouse keeper's cottage (solar electricity, composting toilets, no running water). Mainland housing will be provided locally (Seacoast area) on days off, which will be arranged under direction of the Project Manager. This time off housing is shared with other Shoals Marine Laboratory staff.