Shoals Marine Laboratory Hiring 2 Seasonal Seabird Technicians

Position Dates: May 8 – August 31, 2017 (end date may vary depending upon migration)

Number of open positions: 2 Seabird Technicians

Location: White and Seavey Islands, Isles of Shoals, New Hampshire

Stipend: $1,500 per month, plus room & board provided on White Island

Requirements: A degree in conservation biology or ecology, wildlife biology/management, environmental science or related disciplines. Experience working with birds (particularly waterbirds) is preferred.

Position description: Two Seasonal Seabird Technicians will work with a Program 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 re-

sighting, diet studies, productivity monitoring, and predator management. The applicants 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 shared housing in Portsmouth, NH will be provided on days off, which will be arranged under direction of the Program Manager.

To apply: Email a cover letter and current resume (please include 3 references in your resume) to Dr. Liz Craig (Tern Program Manager):

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, so do not delay your application!