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Bird jobs on a volunteer, intern and occasionally real pay basis throughout the US.

October 7

THE ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT IS ACCEPTING PROPOSALS to fill approximately 16 field technician positions on a contract basis for the Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program. Selected participants will be contracted to monitor breeding bald eagles at 8 to 12 breeding areas throughout Arizona's riparian corridors from February 6 thru a minimum of May 15, 2013. Contractors will collect bald eagle behavioral data, contact and educate recreating public, and help enforce closures around the breeding area. Previous birding and behavioral data collection experience preferred but not required. For more information on the Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program, visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department's web page (URL:, the Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee’s web page (URL:, email (EM: baldeagle AT, or call KENNETH JACOBSON (PH: 623-236-7575). Application information can be downloaded from (URL: by selecting “Open Bids”, selecting bid # “AGFD13-00002262”, and selecting “Proceed”. Download the 4 “Attachments” in the bid. Responses must be received by November 30, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. (MST).

EDUCATOR INTERNSHIP at Tracy Aviary, Salt Lake City, UT. One Position Available February 2013. Terms of Service: Position begins February 11th and ends April 12th 2013. This position requires a 35 hour a week commitment over a period of three months. Position requires availability for what will be primarily a Tuesday–Saturday schedule, as well as potential evening and weekend hours. Work hours require applicants to be freely available between 8am and 4pm during their designated work week for the entire duration of service. Duties for this position will
include: 1. Planning, developing materials and facilitating interactive experiences, tours, scout workshops and other educational programs for visitors at Tracy Aviary. 2. Planning, developing materials and teaching children’s spring break camp programs. Other requirements include assisting with events, completing administrative tasks associated with the informal education programs described above, attending routine organizational and departmental meetings and events, and participating in various training opportunities, as appropriate. Please note that this position does not involve any direct contact with animals. Compensation:
$1200 stipend for 3 months of service. Minimum Qualifications: Must speak, read and write English fluently. Experience: None required.
However, experience with youth and/or students or other experience related to the above duties is preferred. A desire to work within the field of education is strongly preferred. Education: A bachelor’s degree in education, natural resources, environmental studies, conservation, biology, zoology or related field from an approved college or university is preferred but not required. We are seeking individuals possessing a desire to work with audiences of all ages and to incorporate experiences that strengthen their connection to the natural world. Visit for more information regarding Tracy Aviary.
To Apply: Applications are being accepted immediately. No telephone calls please. Send a cover letter, resume and phone numbers for three references to JENN WATERHOUSE, Bird Programs Manager (EM: education AT

KUSHLAN CHAIR IN WATERBIRD BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION at the University of Miami. The Kushlan Chair's research is to focus on the biology and conservation of waterbirds (including marine birds), primarily at the organismal level. It is desirable that the incumbent use (or use in
collaboration) modern integrative approaches such as physiological, genetic, isotopic, or molecular methods. The research program is expected to be extramurally funded and at the cutting edge of important questions on the biology and conservation of waterbirds. The chosen individual will hold joint appointments at the University of Miami: 1) In the Biology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, an integrated biology department in which the Kushlan Chair will be the third of four endowed chairs to be held by an ornithologist, creating an outstanding opportunity for synergy. 2) In the Marine Biology and Fisheries Department at the renowned Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences which offers a rich variety of research venues.
Applications received by December 3, 2012 will receive the fullest attention. Send applications (Letter of interest, research and teaching statements, CV and referee names, as a single pdf file) to (EM:
kushlanchair AT Applications are particularly encouraged from women and minorities.



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