[MARMAM] Job announcement - seasonal aerial survey observers

Cynthia Taylor taylor at wildlifetrust.org
Fri Aug 31 07:43:39 PDT 2007

Wildlife Trust

Right Whale Aerial Survey Observers

Job Announcement


Wildlife Trust, a non-profit international research and conservation
organization, is seeking temporary, seasonal aerial observers for marine
mammal surveys for the period November 15, 2007 through April 15, 2008, and
additional observers for the period December 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.
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 be
provided at no cost to the observers 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 withstand 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 by September 15,


Email:  <mailto:taylor at wildlifetrust.org> taylor at wildlifetrust.org


Right Whale Observer Positions

ATTN: Cyndi Taylor

Wildlife Trust

522 SE 12th St.

Ocala, FL  34471




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