Owl Moon Environmental Inc. (OMEI; www.owlmoon.ca) together with The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP; www.birdpop.org) is seeking an Assistant Bander for the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program (http://www.birdpop.org/maps.htm). The position extends from May 14 through August 8, 2018. Prior banding experience and an ability to identify birds by sight and call are required. The Assistant Bander will be an employee of OMEI and will receive payment of between CA$2,600 and CA$3,350 per month, depending on experience and field housing arrangements. Upon completing the season adequately and responsibly and adhering to all required safety protocols, the Assistant Bander will receive a lump-sum bonus of CA$2,500 at the conclusion of the program. Accommodation will be provided. No health or other benefits beyond those described herein will be included.
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, zoology, environmental studies or equivalent will be an asset; a completed Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or zoology (or equivalent) will be necessary for U.S. citizens to meet requirements for entry into, and working in Canada. Applicants from other countries must possess the required work visas. The successful candidate will be tolerant of long and sometimes difficult field days that begin before dawn and help maintain a healthy team atmosphere. The Assistant Bander will adhere to safety and industrial site requirements for working in this region. Applicants must hold a current, valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s licence (or equivalent), allowing them to drive (4x4 truck) in Alberta. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, driver’s abstract, and the name and contact information of three persons as references. Applications will be received until the position is filled.