Avian Field Technician

Location: Lincoln, MA

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.

About This Position

Avian field technician (1) needed for approximately May 24-July 16 to complete point count surveys in Bartlett Experimental Forest (NH) and the Quabbin Reservoir watershed (MA).  The successful applicant will have significant point count experience and be able to identify the forest birds of Massachusetts and New Hampshire by sight and sound.  They will also be able to navigate off-trail, including on steep terrain, using maps, a compass, and a GPS unit. An ability to work early mornings and independently while following a strict and specific protocol is also required.  Surveys will begin in the month of June following a few days of training. Technician will also be responsible for data entry, which can be done after field days, but also during the month of July.  

Compensation & Benefits

Pay is $17.00/hour.  Technician will use their own vehicles, but mileage reimbursement is available.  Reimbursement for short-term housing may be provided as necessary.  

COVID-19 Considerations

Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire.

Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice

Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How To Apply

Please send a resume and brief cover letter to:

Jeffrey Ritterson, Field Ornithologist
Job# 3406