Job Description: MIGRATION COUNTER (3) for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ. Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country. Specifically, we are hiring a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch (24 August to 7 December), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch (22 September to 22 December), and a counter for the Cape May Morning Flight Project (16 August to 7 November). NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.
• Identify and count all migrating raptors, seabirds, or songbirds.
• Maintain daily data entry into new digital platform, and follow backup data procedures as needed
• Keep appropriate records for rare sightings
• Provide daily summaries for post on various CMBO outlets
• Some data entry in MS Excel possible
• Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner to receive final payment
• Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills.
• An enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player
• Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions
• Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors, seabirds or songbirds in flight
• Careful data collecting skills a must.
• Ability to lift 25 lbs as necessary
• All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license.
Start Date for Hawk Watch: 24 August 2017 Ending Date: 07 December 2017
Start Date for Avalon Sea Watch: 22 September 2017 Ending Date: 22 December 2017
Start Date for Morning Flight: 16 August 2017 Ending Date: 07 November 2017
Salary: $ 1,400 - $1,800/month, depending on experience. Housing and gas reimbursement provided.
Application Deadline: June 20, 2017.
Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please be sure to indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying.
New Jersey Audubon (NJA) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJA is not connected with the National Audubon Society. NJ Audubon is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).