Position Description: A communication-savvy biological technician will work with the Coastal Birds crew to help educate the public about endangered Least Terns, Piping Plovers, and shorebirds on beaches in Southern Maine. The position will assist with bird monitoring and management but focus primarily on communicating with the public, landowners, municipalities, and others about the ecology and conservation of our endangered coastal birds. The position will use existing outreach efforts, such as setting up tables on the beach, along with new and expanded techniques (e.g. social media, blog posts).
Duties include: Training volunteers and municipal employees, communicating with partner agencies and stakeholders, conducting educational outreach programs, and creating content for Maine Audubon. Also locating nests, erecting fencing, tracking nest success and fledglings, monitoring predation and other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in wildlife or related field preferred
- Experience and passion for talking with and writing about science for the public
- Effective, engaging, and diplomatic communicator both verbally and in writing
- Good at creating and strengthening relationships with a variety of partners
- Excellent observational skills
- Able to walk extensively on soft substrates (sand beaches)
- Able to lift and carry heavy equipment of 50 pounds or more
- Clean driving record for last 5 years
Details: Position is full-time and runs from approximately early May through end of August. Some weekend and evening work required. Stipend $550/week. EOE. Housing not available through Maine Audubon, although we can assist in finding options nearby.
How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to [email protected] with CB Outreach Specialist in the subject line.
Status: Applications reviewed starting February 5.