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You might be just the person we're looking for to fill an open position. To apply for any of the positions listed below, send a resume and cover letter to the address listed for that position. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Position:          Interpretive Naturalist Interns (3 positions)
Department:   Cape May Bird Observatory
Location:        Cape May, NJ
Reports to:     Program Director, CMBO
Job Classification:  Fulltime Seasonal

Job Description: INTERPRETIVE NATURALIST INTERN(3) for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO), Cape May, NJ 1 Sept to 31 Oct.  Cape May is renowned as one of the world's great hot spots for bird migration.  NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.  

Duties:
Orienting and assisting visitors to the Cape May Hawkwatch. Over 500 people may visit per day during peak times.
Conducting mini-workshops on bird identification and migration phenomena.
Assisting visitors with bird identification, and assisting hawk counter when needed.
Maintaining records of visitor contacts.

Qualifications:
Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills.   
An enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player.
Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.
Familiarity with bird migration and birding.  Experience identifying raptors, passerines, and/or sea birds in flight is a plus, but learning on the job is possible and we will provide training and support.
All applicants must have their own vehicle (unless other arrangements are made prior to employment), and a valid, clean driver’s license.

Start Date: 1 September 2015 End Date: 31 October 2015
Salary: $ 900/month   Housing and gas reimbursement provided

Application Deadline:  July 15, 2015

Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references (including email and phone contact info)  to Mike Crewe, Cape May Bird Observatory, PO Box 3, 701 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ 08212, or email: mike.crewe@njaudubon.org

New Jersey Audubon (NJA) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJA is not connected with the National Audubon Society. 

NJ Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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Position: Migration Counters (4) for fall migration projects (Cape May Hawkwatch, Avalon Sea Watch, Cape May Morning Flight, and Swing Counter)
Department: Research and Monitoring
Location: Cape May County, NJ
Reports to: Program Director, CMBO
Job Classification: Fulltime Seasonal

Job Description: MIGRATION COUNTER for fall migration monitoring projects at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ.  Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country.  Specifically, we are hiring a counter for the Cape May Hawkwatch (1 September to 7 December), a counter for the Avalon Seawatch (22 September to 22 December), a counter for the Cape May Morning Flight Project (16 August to 8 November).  We’re also hiring a "swing" counter (16 August to 22 December), who will provide day-off relief at each of the 3 migration sites, and enter data.  NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.  

Duties:
Identify and count all migrating raptors, seabirds, or songbirds.
Maintain daily data sheets with appropriate weather and migration data collections
Keep appropriate records for rare sightings
Some data entry in MS Excel
End of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications

Qualifications:
Applicants should have experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills.   
An enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player
Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions
Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying raptors, seabirds or songbirds in flight (swing counter will need strong background in all three)
Careful data collecting skills a must. 
Swing Counter should be familiar with MS Excel.
All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, clean driver’s license.

Start and End Dates:
Start Date for Hawk Watch: 1 September 2015 Ending Date: 07 December 2015
Start Date for Avalon Sea Watch: 22 September 2015 Ending Date: 22 December 2015
Start Date for Morning Flight: 16 August 2015 Ending Date: 08 November 2015
Start Date for Swing Counter: 16 August 2015 Ending Date: 22 December 2015

Salary: $ 1,400 - $1,800/month, depending on experience.  Housing and gas reimbursement provided.
Application Deadline: July 15, 2015.

Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references (including email and phone contact info)  to René Buccinna, NJ Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Center for Research and Education, 600 Route 47 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210, or email: rene.buccinna@njaudubon.org

New Jersey Audubon (NJA) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJA is not connected with the National Audubon Society. 

NJ Audubon is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
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Position: Field Technician, Monarch Monitoring Project
Departments: Research and Education
Location: Cape May, New Jersey
Reports to: CMBO Program Director and MMP Director
Job Classification: Fulltime Seasonal

Job Description: FIELD TECHNICIAN for ongoing MONARCH MONITORING PROJECT at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, New Jersey September 1 to October 31. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's great hot spots for migration. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.  

Duties:
Daily road censuses of migrating Monarchs
Monarch tagging
Data entry
Educating the public about the project and Monarch biology

Qualifications:
Experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills 
Enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player
Familiarity with insect ecology a plus, but not required
Willingness to work irregular hours
Careful data collecting and entry skills
Must have own vehicle and a valid driver’s license

Start Date: September 1, 2015 Ending Date: October 31, 2015

Salary: $900/month; housing and reimbursement for gas provided

Application Deadline: July 15, 2015

Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references (including email and phone contact info) to Mike Crewe, NJ Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Northwood Center, 701 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ 08212, or email: mike.crewe@njaudubon.org

The New Jersey Audubon Society (NJ Audubon) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJ Audubon is not connected with the National Audubon Society.

NJ Audubon is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).