Field Technician, South and Midwest U.S. Monarch Butterfly Habitat Monitoring (3 positions)

Monarch Joint Venture

Join the growing team of the Monarch Joint Venture, a nonprofit dedicated to conservating the monarch butterfly migration across North America. We are hiring three field technicians to study monarch butterfly breeding habitat on conservation lands in 2021. Positions will be offered upon finalization of a funding agreement that supports this work.

• Project 1: Upon hire – approximately May 24, 2021. Technicians may transition into Project 2 after Project 1 completion if desired. Includes fieldwork in the south-central US (e.g., Texas, Oklahoma). Extensive travel will be required, and overnight stays will be primarily camping, with occasional hotels or short-term rentals.

• Project 2: Approximately May 24 – Sept. 24, 2021. Includes fieldwork in the Midwest (e.g., Wisconsin, Minnesota). Field housing will be provided, mostly likely in southern Minnesota, and overnight travel (primarily camping) will be required multiple nights each week.

Positions are full time, seasonal, approximately 40 hours per week. Field technicians must be able to commit to the timelines described in Project 1 or 2 above, drive long distances, and live away from home during project dates.

Responsibilities: Monitor restored conservation lands, train others in the Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program.

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