Job posting: Seasonal position at the Illinois Natural History Survey

Position: Plant Pollinator Technician (Hourly)

Description: The Plant-Pollinator Ecology Team is seeking several field technicians for statewide biological monitoring of grasslands, including monarch butterflies and milkweeds. Field technicians will be measuring the abundance of nectar plants, aiding with pollinator surveys, and observing monarch butterfly eggs and larvae. Duties will include; conducting field surveys of flowering grassland plants, planting of milkweed plants in the field, driving and navigating to study sites, data entry in an office setting, assisting with other office and field work as needed, and work and travel in small teams.

Availability: This position will begin during the last week of May 2020. Position will end during the first half of September. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible.

Salary: $13 per hour, 40 hour per week.

For more information on the position, please visit the official job announcement at An electronic copy of the announcement is attached to this email. Also, feel free to contact me at with any questions.