AVIAN EDUCATION SPECIALIST
at The Teton Research Institute of Teton Science Schools
Begins: May 20, 2015. Ends: August 14, 2015
Begins: May 20, 2015. Ends: August 14, 2015 (may be extended to August 28). Compensation: $520/week. Job Description: The Teton Research Institute of Teton Science Schools is seeking an education specialist to work with our avian research program. Research goals include: quantify landbird population trends along riparian corridors in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; understand the effects of human development on landbird populations; and improve understanding of field research by engaging participants in hands-on bird banding demonstrations. Bird banding stations are operated according to sunrise. Nets are opened 15 minutes after local sunrise and close 6 hours later. Some days may begin as early as 4:30 AM. The Education Specialist will need to be at the appropriate site on time to assist the banders with station set-up. Low-cost employee housing may be provided depending upon availability. Specific duties include: *Serve as education liaison for research team monitoring avian productivity and survivorship*Manage visitor logistics; serve as host for Feathered Fridays (open family banding program)*Station set-up and break-down*Facilitate bird banding demonstrations for participants of all ages*Teach about the birds of Jackson Hole and applications of avian monitoring data *Develop educational materials for demonstrations*Track # of participants that attend banding demonstrations. Employer Summary: Teton Science Schools’ Teton Research Institute was formed in response to the growing need in Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for responsible conservation and land stewardship. In our work, we seek a reasonable balance between wildlife and people to develop resource management strategies and models that other western communities can follow. For more information, visit (URL: http://www.tetonscience.org/teton-research-institute/home/)
Teton Science Schools is an equal opportunity employer with a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. Successful applicant(s) will be required to pass a background check, driving check and drug screening. To Apply: Complete an online application here: http://www.tetonscience.org/index.cfm?id=employment Please be sure to attach resume and cover letter to the application.
**BS in wildlife ecology, natural resource management or related field **Willingness to work early mornings and long hours during untraditional work weeks **Good communication skills; teaching experience preferred **Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team **Wilderness First Aid certified (required); must be completed prior to start date