Starte Date: April 1, 2018
SUMMARY OF FUNCTION:
Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station (TTPBRS) Migration Monitoring Assistants work with the Coordinator to run the Migration Monitoring Program in spring from April 1 to June 9, and fall from August 5 to November 12. TTPBRS is a member of the Canadian Migration Monitoring Network and follows a set protocol. Weather permitting, bird banding is carried out daily during the migration periods for 6 hours after dawn.
NOTE: Volunteering at TRCA in this position is contingent upon the clearance of a Vulnerable Sector Screening. Candidates will be asked for a screening only when they have been selected as a successful candidate.
- Excellent visual and auditory bird identification skills for birds of Eastern North America.
- Previous bird banding and extraction experience an asset.
- Able to commit to a weekly schedule for the migration season.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
- Can work as part of a team.
- A 2-year commitment is requested.
SUMMARY OF MAJOR TASKS:
- Assist with the collection of scientific data: species identification, aging and sexing, morphometric measurements.
- Accurate recording of data.
- Bird handling (passerine, raptor, waterfowl, waterbird).
- Provide interpretation for park visitors.
- Daily housekeeping activities in TTPBRS.
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:
Are you willing to obtain VSS clearance?
Do you have bird banding experience?
Do you have bird extraction experience?
Do you have excellent bird identification skills?
*Applicants should indicate a start date and availability in their cover letter*
FORWARD COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO:
By: Sunday March 18th, 2018