Right Whale Aerial Survey Observers Wildlife Trust
Wildlife Trust, a non-profit international research and conservation organization, is seeking temporary, seasonal aerial observers for marine mammal surveys from November 2008 through April 2009.
These observer positions are in anticipation of research activities to be conducted in the southeast United States, specifically coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Anticipated research would require observers to fly up to four days per week, up to eight hours per day in a small, twin engine, high wing aircraft primarily to locate North Atlantic right whales in the Southeast U.S.calving ground.
Surveys will be flown every day, weather permitting, and observers must be willing to work weekends and holidays during the survey period.
Observers will be required to participate in aviation and marine safety and survival training.
This is a temporary, 40 hour/week position at a salary rate of $14/hr.
Health benefits are not provided with this position. Housing will beprovided for the duration of the project. These positions are contingent upon funding.
Applicants must be experienced in database entry and word processing and preferably other computer applications. The ability to live and work well in a team environment and with stand up to 8 hours per day in a small aircraft is required. Previous aerial or marine mammal survey experience and experience in photo-identification of large cetaceans is strongly desired. We are currently accepting applications from US citizens and permanent residents.
Application Process: Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 17, 2008.
Aquatic Conservation Program
Senior Research Scientist