Volunteer Research Assistant – Alaska

Agency
Institute for Seabird Research and Conservation
Location
Middleton Island, Alaska
Job Category
Volunteer Openings
Salary
$5/day per diem
Start Date
05/03/2020
Last Date to Apply
04/15/2020
Description
VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANTS for Alaska seabird research, early-May to mid-August 2020. Availability for the whole interval is important—please indicate as much in your application. Study site is Middleton Island, a remote location in the north-central Gulf of Alaska with large populations of kittiwakes, cormorants, murres, puffins, and gulls. Crew of 6-8 people will live in close quarters and work together in conducting population studies of several species. Duties include censusing, banding and band resighting, blood sampling, deployment of bird tracking and monitoring devices, daily observation of breeding biology, and supplemental feeding of birds in artificial nest sites. Enthusiasm and willingness to work long hours under sometimes messy or inhospitable conditions essential; prior experience in field studies of birds or other wildlife a plus, but not essential. Receive round-trip airfare (on or about 3 May) to Anchorage from lower 48, food and lodging on Middleton Island, plus $5.00 per diem (~$500 for the season). Current First Aid/CPR certification desirable before arrival in Alaska. Special Note: A side project (sort of “after hours”) during the 2020 field season will be development of a web site for sharing program attributes and results of Middleton seabird research with the public. We are looking to recruit at least one crew member with skills and recent experience using one or another of the commonly available web site development tools. Applicants should highlight qualifications in this area as applicable. International applicants probably cannot be considered unless already in possession of a suitable visa. Please send CV and two references, with contact information, to Scott Hatch (shatch.isrc@gmail.com). This project is jointly sponsored by the Institute for Seabird Research and Conservation, GulfWatch Alaska, and McGill University.
Qualifications
Enthusiasm and willingness to work long hours under sometimes messy or inhospitable conditions essential; prior experience in field studies of birds or other wildlife a plus, but not essential. Send CV and two references, with contact information, to Scott Hatch (shatch.isrc@gmail.com).
Contact Person
Scott Hatch
Contact Phone
9073016555
Contact eMail
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