Horseshoe Crab Field Coordinator

Location: South Wellfleet, MA
Sanctuary: Wellfleet Bay

This position is based at our 1100-acre coastal wildlife sanctuary and involves organizing, scheduling, and conducting horseshoe crab spawning surveys and button tagging, managing a few dozen volunteers, entering and managing all data, and producing season summaries. The coordinator also interacts with our program and education staff through conducting trainings and presenting occasional public and school tagging programs. There may also be opportunities to assist with other research projects, such as diamondback terrapin tagging and nest protection and coastal waterbird monitoring.


Bachelor's Degree in marine biology or related field.  Field experience and an interest in marine invertebrates or marine biology. Willingness to spend long hours outdoors in the cold and/or sun and on tidal flats and in salt marshes and also willingness to conduct horseshoe crab surveys at night. Applicants should be in good physical condition, be able to work flexible hours, and have a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

Compensation and Benefits

Pay is $14/hour. Dormitory housing might be available at $30-35/wk. Local housing is a plus.

Additional Comments

Position runs mid-April through July, and possibly longer.

How to Apply

Please no phone calls.

Please send cover letter (including dates of availability), resume, and contact info for three references by March 15 to:

Mark Faherty
Job# 3332

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