Job– LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH FIELD ASSISTANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR

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LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH FIELD ASSISTANT AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR (1) needed
to aid Citizen Science Coordinator at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at
Tremont. Dates: April – early June. Come live and work in the amazingly
biodiverse Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Job type and benefits: Full
time seasonal. Salary TBD. Housing in a platform tent and some meals
provided. Job description: We are investigating the potential impacts of
Eastern Hemlock decline on streamside birds near our campus. Daily
responsibilities include Louisiana Waterthrush territory surveys, nest
searching and monitoring, re-sighting color-banded individuals, target
netting and banding individuals, supervising a group of enthusiastic
volunteers who come once a week, and conducting educational programs for
school groups. Tremont’s mission is connecting people and nature through
hands-on environmental education, so this research project is one of the
methods we use to educate our participants about the interconnectedness of
the aquatic ecosystem.
Desired qualifications: Committed, punctual, conscientious data collector
with proficiency in binocular usage. Ability to traverse steep, rocky,
slippery terrain in adverse weather conditions. Excellent people skills.
Previous experience with environmental education is preferred. Previous
experience with ground-nesting birds and bird banding is preferred, but not
required. To apply (or if you have questions about the position) contact
TIFFANY BEACHY (EM: tiffany AT gsmit.org). Please send a cover letter,
resume, and three references to the email address above. Please also send a
completed Volunteer application, which can be found on our website:
http://www.gsmit.org/volunteer.html.

 

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