Cape May Raptor Banding Project offers a unique opportunity for aspiring professionals in wildlife biology or related fields to gain valuable experience assisting in all aspects of our raptor banding activities as a Research Assistant. The appointment runs from the end of August through the end of November. The selected candidate receives free housing, a stipend for their time and a work experience that helps build an impressive resume.
Responsibilities include: setting up banding stations, including placement and installation of blinds, traps and nets; providing public programs and banding demonstrations; repair and renovation of equipment; data collection and reporting ; banding birds of prey; care of lures; assisting other cooperating researchers as necessary.
The technician must be in a degree program related to wildlife biology or have recently graduated from such a program. It is expected that the technician will be available for the entire season, end of August through December 1. The candidate must have personal transportation in order to move around to multiple banding stations. Some duties are strenuous and require good physical mobility and strength. The technician must be willing and able to speak to groups of people and conduct programs for the public. The technician must be able to handle live birds of prey.
Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2018. If you would like to apply or want more information, contact us at email@example.com