Paid Field Research Opportunity, Monarch Wings Across America

Paid Field Research Opportunity 

Deadline to Apply: January 17, 2018 by 3PM PST

Overview: The Pollinator Partnership (P2) seeks to hire a motivated, detail-oriented Field Researcher in Northwest Arkansas.

The Field Researcher will provide programmatic support for P2’s Monarch Wings Across America (MWAA) program.

MWAA involves a multi-component campaign to addressing the recent alarming decline in monarchs and the fragmentation of the annual migration through research, ground-truthing, technical guidance and outreach. MWAA supports the spectacular migration through monarch habitat planting.

The Field Researcher should be comfortable working outside and willing and able to work across various habitat settings.

Duties include: 
–  Study site evaluations and plant establishment assessments.
–  Primary plant-pollinator interaction data collector; including richness and abundance data 
gathering, and site characteristic monitoring (plant lists and photographs).
–  Weekly data transmissions to the Program Manager.
–  Participating in data collection and habitat monitoring training.
–  Coordinating site visits with the Program Manager and MWAA Partners.

Required Qualifications: 
–  Access to a dependable vehicle and personal vehicle insurance coverage
–  Proactive
–  College degree (or proof of current enrollment in an accredited university)
–  Plant and/or pollinator identification skills
–  Dependable, well-organized, and detail-oriented
–  Computer literate (MS Office programs)

About the Pollinator Partnership:

The Pollinator Partnership (P2) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to protect and restore populations of pollinator species. As world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to the preservation of the birds, bees, butterflies, beetles, and bats, P2 plays a key role in preserving terrestrial ecosystems, promoting agricultural productivity, and enhancing local communities through pollinator-centered work.

P2 has been actively supporting the conservation and protection of pollinators throughout North America since 1996. A multifaceted approach using original science; habitat preservation and creation; policy outreach; and public education has helped us achieve our goals in pollinator conservation. 22 years of success include the institutionalization of pollinator policy into government and industry practice, the creation of habitat across North America in urban areas and key wild land landscapes, providing local citizens and school with educational materials, and working to increase our scientific knowledge of pollinator populations.

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Location: Springdale, Arkansas.
Deadline to apply: January 17, 2018 by 3PM PST.


The Field Researcher will be required to conduct monthly data collection visits to the study site between March and October 2018 with increased visitation during peak monarch migration.

This is a contract position. $125.00 per day. Mileage to and from the project site will be reimbursed dependent on the researcher’s location and will not exceed a set amount.

How to Apply: 
Interested candidates should email the following information to Mary Galea at
– Resume
– Cover letter describing why you are a good fit for the position
– Attach the resume and cover letter as 1 PDF
– Please name the email subject and attached PDF “Arkansas Field Researcher – Last Name”

An inability to follow the instructions above will result in an automatically rejected application.

No phone calls or emails (after application), please.

Amber Barnes
Wildlife Biologist and Program Coordinator,
Great Lakes Region
Pollinator Partnership
423 Washington Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111