Field Research Assistant - (Hawaii) - Conservation Science

San Diego Zoo
Hawaii, Hawaii, US
Aug 01, 2021
Aug 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Are you inspired to be a part of an organization committed to protecting wildlife around the globe? San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a mission-based, non-profit wildlife conservation organization with two world famous front doors where we unite our passion for wildlife, expertise in wildlife care, and conservation science to save species from the brink of extinction. Our commitment is to provide visits to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park as opportunities to learn about and engage with best-in-class conservation work, and how that work is changing outcomes for wildlife everyday. HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION The Field Research Assistant performs all job assignments with a positive attitude and supports San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance's mission and vision of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for wildlife and leading the fight against extinction. The Research Assistant is responsible for assisting with conservation breeding and husbandry at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center in Hawaii, and reports to the Senior Research Coordinator. WHAT YOU WILL DO * Maintain aviaries, facilities, equipment, and grounds * Prepare and provision food * Clean and maintain aviaries * Focus on helping produce the most behaviorally competent birds in preparation for birds to thrive in the wild after release * Observe and record reproductive and social behaviors * Collect data in a detailed and accurate manner * Other duties as assigned WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR? San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is seeking an individual who is passionate about preparing endangered Hawaiian birds to exhibit behaviors essential for high survival and reproduction in the wild. Candidates must be willing and available to work any seven days of the week, particularly throughout the spring and summer, and outside under various weather conditions. EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS * A degree which could be in any of the sciences such as biology, wildlife sciences, and environmental studies. * Valid driver license in good standing SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE * Facility maintenance * Ability to identify diverse colored identification bands on birds SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER * Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park * Family Passes * Complimentary Tickets * Local and In-House Discounts * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Program IMPORTANT DETAILS * Location: Conservation Science - Hawaii * Duration: Year round * Non-Union position: Salary will be $17.84 * Candidates must be available for an interview if contacted. Full job description available upon request THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE IS AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance makes every effort to ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals and abides by EEO and nondiscrimination provisions of all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to and provide the job title and location to which you are applying. Join our team and build a career protecting wildlife around the globe with your passion for wildlife! Apply Now * Hawaii, USA