Head Bird Bander – Utah

Agency
University of Utah
Location
Rio Mesa Center (~1 hour from Moab, UT)
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$2,000
Start Date
08/15/2017
Last Date to Apply
11/01/2017
Website
http://riomesa.utah.edu/_documents/research-pdf/rio-mesa-banding-overview-1.pdf
Description
Head bird bander for the fall migratory season at our study site near Moab, UT. The Sekercioglu Lab at the University of Utah operates a full-time MAPS banding station at the Rio Mesa Center ~1 hour from Moab, UT. As lead bander you will oversee daily operations of the banding station, train and manage two volunteers, ensure accurate data collection and record keeping, and engage with various visiting groups including university classes, outside researchers, and interested locals. The station consists of 16 mist nets that are opened 30 minutes before sunrise and remain open for 6 hours. The banding team will check these nets at 30-minute intervals and process all birds captured. The team is expected to work 10 days on, 2 days off. Banding will start in mid-August and end in late October/early November however the exact dates are flexible
Qualifications
Previous position as lead bander is preferred though not required. Applicants should have extensive experience in bird banding and living in remote areas. Applicants must be able to work for ~7 hours/day in hot, dry conditions. Public engagement experience is strongly suggested.
Contact Person
Joshua Horns
Contact Phone
801-750-4644
Contact eMail
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