Field Technician- Spadefoot Toad Conservation Project – Part Time

Location: Falmouth, MA
Sanctuary: Long Pasture

We are seeking a qualified individual with biological field experience and commitment to rare amphibian conservation biology to carry out seasonal responsibilities for the Spadefoot Toad Conservation and Wetland Restoration Project. Under the direction of the Sanctuary Director and Project Coordinator, the Field Technician will conduct a variety of field surveys and monitoring efforts involving Massachusetts state listed Scaphiopus holbrookii, from native and translocated populations on Cape Cod. This is a part time hourly position running from April through October with hours averaging 10 per week (greater during spring and fall and less in summer).


Bachelor’s degree or higher in biological science, earth science, environmental studies, natural resource management, wildlife biology, or equivalent, and preferred experience conducting rare wildlife field surveys. Successful candidates will have field biology experience and enjoy working outdoors, often under inclement weather conditions after dark. Knowledge of basic principles of Cape Cod ecology and natural history, and preferably some experience in amphibian conservation biology are preferred. Candidates should possess a strong attention to detail and be able to work independently at times with minimal supervision. The position requires a valid driver’s license and daily access to a vehicle. Candidates will need to pass a background records check (CORI, SORI and driver’s). Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diverse experience and points of view.

Compensation and Benefits

Rate of Pay: $13.50/hour. This is a part-time, seasonal position without benefits.

Additional Comments

Candidate will work independently and should expect flexible or irregular hours as this position will require early morning and nighttime work often in heavy rain. Weekend hours are sometimes required.

How to Apply

Please no phone calls.

Please send cover letter and resume by email to:

Jay Cordeiro, Project Coordinator
Job# 3319

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