Job: The Wilds Wildlife Ecology Associate (Part-Time)

The Wilds is hiring a part-time, year-round Wildlife Ecology Associate who will support the activities and conservation projects within the wildlife ecology department at The Wilds.  The Wilds is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) conservation center in southeastern Ohio that has nearly

10,000 acres of reclaimed mineland and remnant forest patches and presents multiple opportunities for field research and restoration of wildlife populations. The Wildlife Ecology department at The Wilds has four focal

priorities: Eastern Hellbender head-starting and conservation; American Burying Beetle reintroduction; Inventory and monitoring of native wildlife across The Wilds; and Conservation genetics and environmental DNA for wildlife populations. The associate will be responsible for assisting in all four of these focal programs and will also design and manage projects within at least one of the priority areas. The position will also participate in the development and implementation of outreach and training programs within The Wilds Conservation Science Training Center and will help mentor wildlife ecology apprentices. The position is under the supervision of the Director of Wildlife Ecology at The Wilds and is a 0.7 FTE part-time position. The position is available immediately upon hire with the exact start date to be determined.

For a full list of job duties and qualifications and to apply, please go to Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their interest in the position and a CV/resume with contact information for 3 professional references. For full consideration, please apply by January 17th, 2020.  Please direct questions to Stephen Spear, Director of Wildlife Ecology,