Bird Studies Canada (BSC) is seeking 1 motivated and flexible assistant to work on our urban bird program in Toronto. The position is 3 to 4 months in duration and begins April 20th, 2016. The position is based out of the BSC Toronto office space at the Royal Ontario Museum, but events and other outreach work will take place around the entire GTA.
- Strong knowledge of southern Ontario birds (able to identify by both sight and sound) and their habitats
- Solid understanding of bird sampling techniques
- Experience conducting point counts
- High level of organization and record keeping
- Strong verbal communication skills and experience with public speaking and/or interacting with the public
- Able to work in a team
- Valid driver’s license (access to a vehicle is an asset)
- Valid First Aid certification (obtained before start date)
- Comfortable working early mornings
- Able to work independently with very little supervision
- Experience with orientation (GPS, compass, maps)
- Experience delivering stewardship or outreach programs
- Data management
- Working towards, or holds, a Bachelors degree in biology, education, environmental studies/science or a field related to the duties above.
- Meeting Canada Summer Jobs requirements is an asset
SALARY: $2,300 (CDN) per month based on experience, plus legal benefits
March 15th, 2017
To apply send a short cover letter, highlighting your qualifications, plus your resume, and three references to Emily Rondel (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications that fail to highlight relevant qualifications and experience will not be considered. As well, please indicate in your cover letter whether you meet Canada Summer Jobs eligibility criteria.