*Job Posting: Field Research Technicians with the Cariveau Native Bee Lab*
The Cariveau Native Bee Lab is looking for qualified applicants to fill
multiple technician positions, May through October 2020.
*Salary*: $12-17/hour based on experience, Work-Study students encouraged
– Prairie restoration projects that examine establishment of pollinator
friendly seed-mixes for bees. Technicians will collect data on plant
establishment and identify native prairie plant seedlings while sampling
wild bees and soil. Prior experience with identifying tallgrass prairie
species greatly preferred. Full-time position. Location: Twin Cities metro
area. No housing provided.
– Minnesota Agriculture for Pollinators Project (MAPP) where technicians
will conduct native bee sampling and plant surveys throughout southwest
Minnesota in pollinator plantings among agricultural lands. Full-time
position. Location: southwestern Minnesota, field housing provided.
*Dates*: May – October (flexible end date)
*Location*: Some positions based in Twin Cities metro and others based in
southwest Minnesota near Slayton, Minnesota with field housing provided.
*Responsibilities*: Technicians will conduct field work, observe and
collect wild bees via vacuum and pan traps, conduct native plant surveys,
process, pin, and label bee and plant specimens collected during the 2020
field season. Technicians will also enter and check data. This work
requires attention to detail and an eagerness to learn. Both independent
and group work required.
– Valid US driverÃ¢Â€Â™s license and legally able to work in the US
– Coursework in Entomology, Ecology, Evolution, Conservation, Plant
Sciences, Botany, or other experience with insect and plant identification.
– Effective communication skills with supervisors and small teams.
– Dependability, punctuality, and ability to complete high quality work
during tedious tasks.
– Ability to work in hot outdoor conditions and carry up to 30 pounds over
– Experience entering data with attention to detail and a commitment to
– Understanding of basic bee biology with experience handling and
identifying wild bees.
– Prior experience with identifying tallgrass prairie species or other
– Familiarity with dichotomous keys.
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your resume, cover letter, and references. Application review will begin
immediately. *Applications due by 5:00 PM CST February 28, 2020*. Please
contact Kiley Friedrich (email@example.com) with any questions or concerns.
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