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JOB ID: 1533
JOB TITLE: Temporary Field Assistant
DESCRIPTION: SPRING BANDING ASSISTANTS (2): are needed to band passerines during spring migration (April - May) at the Powdermill Avian Research Center in the mountains of western Pennsylvania. Powdermill is the field station to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Pittsburgh) and has a rich history (55 years) of being a leader in bird banding. The assistant will learn the latest in advanced methods in ageing (with the emphasis on using molt limits) and sexing landbirds. Banding will occur 6 days a week and begin 1/2 hour before sunrise (approximately 6:00AM). Other responsibilities will include assisting with workshops, public education, data entry, and net maintenance. Pay is $10/hr for 40 hrs per week plus housing. To learn more about the banding program at Powdermill visit our website (http://www.powdermillarc.org).
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Prior experience extracting and banding songbirds. Ability to identify eastern birds by sight and sound and track birds via radio telemetry are strongly desirable.
Please include an approximate number of birds extracted and banded in cover letter. If you have any questions on the application process please do not hesitate to contact Luke DeGroote (EM: degrooteL AT CarnegieMNH.org). Applications will be taken until January 20th but interviews may begin as soon as suitable applicants are found. EOE
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