Seasonal Wildlife Field Technician on Nantucket Island
The Nantucket Conservation Foundation (NCF) is a non-profit land trust that holds approximately 9,000 acres of permanently protected land on Nantucket Island. Our Science and Stewardship Department seeks a Wildlife Field Technician to conduct wildlife-related ecological field work and stewardship activities for the 2023 field season. Candidates must have strong wildlife-related field work experience, and be motivated, enthusiastic, and self-reliant.
This is a full-time, temporary and seasonal position beginning in early April and ending in mid-November; exact dates are somewhat flexible. Hours are generally 40 hours per week with daily hours variable depending on particular projects: early-morning and late-night field work will be required depending on project, weather, tides, etc. Weekend work will occasionally be required for certain field projects and non-profit events.
Wage is commensurate with experience and ranges from $22 – 25 per hour based on a 40-hour work week. Housing is provided in a shared, employee house, wage is negotiable if housing is not needed. Work-related transportation is provided during working hours.
Primary responsibilities include beach nesting shorebird surveys and protection, spotted turtle population surveys and radio telemetry, bat mist-netting and acoustic monitoring, horseshoe crab counts, various other wildlife-related monitoring and surveys, data entry and quality control, data summarization and end of season report writing; Invasive species management; Creating maps using ArcGIS software and apps including ArcMap, Field Maps and Survey123; etc
Application deadline is Friday, February 10, 2023 by 5pm. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so applicants are encouraged to submit materials early.
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