RESEARCH COORDINATOR (AVICULTURAL COORDINATOR), HAWAII ENDANGERED BIRD CONSERVATION PROGRAM / SAN DIEGO ZOO INSTITUTE FOR CONSERVATION RESEARCH
As part of that team, responsibilities include the continued development and implementation of protocols for the captive management of endangered passerines, to include daily husbandry, aviary management, avian nutrition, artificial incubation, hand-rearing and veterinary care.
Key responsibilities will also focus on the establishment of resources and leadership of activities at remote locations, including egg collections, artificial propagation and releases. Another important responsibility will be the mentorship of fellow staff and the provision of regular training sessions, including presentations. A significant proportion of the Avicultural Coordinator’s time will be spent working alongside Research Associates and interns, carrying out daily husbandry, aviary maintenance and artificial propagation, while simultaneously providing mentorship and training. The Avicultural Coordinator will also act as studbook keeper for all birds within the program and take a leadership role in converting bird records to ZIMS (when appropriate). Whenever appropriate, the Avicultural Coordinator will also participate in working group meetings and recovery teams.
This position is ideally suited to an experienced and expert bird-keeper who is interested in developing their career with unique avicultural challenges and the application of hands-on techniques as crucial components of species recovery programs. Although this position will not be a direct supervisor of program staff, the Avicultural Coordinator will demonstrate high levels of dynamic leadership and mentorship within the program. Due to the nature of the position, the Avicultural Coordinator will be expected to travel regularly between the Big Island, Maui and Kauai, spending considerable time at each location.
Representative qualifications include Bachelor's degree in biological science or a related field, or equivalent specialized training; extensive expertise with captive husbandry and propagation of birds; experience in field research and species recovery programs; communication skills; record-keeping skills; ability to use and maintain research equipment; ability to use word processing, database, spreadsheet, and graphics systems; ability to collect biological samples; ability to show leadership skills and work effectively with others; ability to prepare and make presentations. An ability to assist in the preparation and administration of grants, as well as develop, administer and monitor budgets, is also desirable.
Salary commensurate with experience. With benefits.
Applications must be submitted on-line at https://www.hrapply.com/
Application closing date: 16th November 2014.