Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wild Wednesday Job Post

Stick around. You've reached a vantage point. 

As a former field biologist who has worked her way around the country, I know where to "go for the goods" when it comes to employment opportunities, and I'd love to help you land a job you love. I'll round up new announcements each week, and I'll post 5 findings here every Wednesday. 

Whether you're a newbie technician or a seasoned professional, you're likely to find a lead worth following. 

Photo by Gary Kramer, USFWS


Job Title: Full-time Keeper / Antelope / Water's Edge Exhibit 
Employer: Saint Louis Zoo
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Basic Requirements:  
Bachelor’s degree in an animal-related field and previous zoo keeper experience preferred. Must have the physical ability to perform required duties as assigned, including standing for long periods of time, lifting, bending and working in all types of weather conditions. Good keeper safety record required. Diver certification a plus.  
Duration: Permanent
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Title: Education Coordinator
Employer: Endangered Wolf Center
Location: Eureka, Missouri
Basic Requirements:  
• Four-year degree in education or other similar field
• Minimum 2 years of applied working experience in developing educational programs
• A good knowledge of office practices, administration, and customer service skills
• Able to establish and maintain good working relationships with other departments and external communications
• Able to attend events and other off-site functions
Duration: Permanent
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Title: Lakeside Classroom Field Teacher
Employer: Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center  
Location: Bryant Pond, Maine
Basic Requirements:

  • Degree in environmental science, education, adventure education, or related field
  • Age 21 or older
  • First Aid and CPR training, WFR is preferred
  • Commitment to working long days with participants in a hands-on and high energy setting
  • Experience educating and managing children, grades 4-9 in an outdoor setting as well as the confidence to lead adult groups
  • Experience facilitating teambuilding initiatives, as well as low and high challenge course activities
  • Understanding of basic ecological concepts
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions while keeping participants safe 
  • Duration: 2 or 6 months
    Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

    Job Title: Senior Wildlife Biologist/Manager
    Employer: POWER Engineers 
    Location: Boise, Idaho 
    Basic Requirements: M.S. degree or higher in wildlife biology or closely related field. • Environmental consulting experience • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment • Proficient in navigation using topographic maps and GPS. • Able to travel for up to one week at a time, and be in the field for extended periods of time. • Have solid species specific (for one or more of the following; bird, mammalian, herp) identification skills. • Have species specific scientific collection and survey permits (state and federal ). • Comfortable meeting/working with company executives and federal agency personnel
    Duration: Permanent
    Application Deadline: August 13, 2012           

    Job Title:  Pollinator Program Assistant 
    Employer: Xerces Society
    Location: Portland, Oregon
    Basic Requirements: College Degree (ideally in biology, natural resource management, environmental science, nonprofit administration, etc.) or equivalent experience;
    •Background in nonprofit work (2+ years preferable), or background that provides similar experience;
    •Excellent computer skills, including strong familiarity with the following programs: MS Office Suite (Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook), Adobe Acrobat, and Internet;
    •Preferred experience with Adobe InDesign
    •Excellent written, communications, and time management skills;
    •Experience creating professional looking documents and correspondence;
    •Preferred experience updating WordPress websites and working with Constant Contact email and event marketing;
    •Ideal candidate will be technologically savvy

    Duration: Part-time (20 hours a week) 6 month position
    Application Deadline: July 16, 2012


    1. Jen,
      Thank you for this! Please keep posting listings.


    Thoughts, questions, suggestions? Please share them here.