Biological Technician/Educator ~

9 de octubre de 2004

Biological Technician/Educator

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The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation
( has one full time position opened. We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible.
Please send your resume and references to:
The Riverhead Foundation for
Marine Research and Preservation
Attention: Julika Wocial
467 E. Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
tel. 631-369-9840
fax. 631-369-9826
Job description:
Biological Technician/Educator
A candidate for this full time position should have a bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related fields, be able and willing to work long and flexible hours and be on 24 hour call. The candidate should be able to lift at least 50 lbs and work in the field under various weather conditions. In addition, the candidate should be self motivated, have a strong knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Additional computer skills are a plus. This position also requires strong leadership and communication skills, an ability to follow directions well and the ability to work within a team setting, as well as independently. Previous educational experience is a plus but not necessary.
A person hired for this position will perform the following tasks:
Conduct public lectures and educational programs with elementary, high
school, and college age students
Conduct beach walk, beach clean ups, seal walks and seal cruises
Assist with grant writing
Perform daily animal husbandry tasks
Maintain the equipment and water quality of the tanks
Respond to calls about stranded marine mammals and sea turtles (requires
driving on the beach)
Assist with fundraising activities
Work with digital stills and video footage to create educational
displays and PowerPoint presentations
Assist with aerial, ship, and land based surveys on seals, sea turtles,
whales, dolphins and porpoises
One full-time position available. Health benefits after 6 months of full-time employment. Starting salary $22,000 - $25,000 a year depending on experience.
The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation is a 501 (c)
(3) not for profit organization that operates the Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program in New York State. The primary mission of the Riverhead Foundation is to preserve and protect our marine environment through education, rehabilitation, and research.
The Riverhead Foundation is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of seals, sea turtles, whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Some of these species are critically endangered and may become extinct in our lifetime. All are protected under N.Y. State, Federal and in some cases, International Law. We are the only organization authorized by New York State to carry on this important work in conserving the marine environment. The Riverhead Foundation's Rescue Hotline is a 24-hour phone line the public may call when they discover an animal in need of our care.
The Riverhead Foundation's educational efforts are dedicated to informing the public about our marine environment and how they can aid in its preservation. The Riverhead Foundation engages in tours of the facility, after school programs, lectures, seal cruises, ecology walks, and beach cleanups to foster good stewardship of the environment.
In addition to rehabilitation and education, the Riverhead Foundation engages in research. We are currently conducting an extensive marine mammal and sea turtle abundance study throughout the coastal waters of New York State. The study encompasses aerial, shipboard, and land-based surveys. The goal of this project is to establish baseline populations for several species of marine mammals and sea turtles.
Julika Wocial
The Riverhead Foundation for
Marine research and Preservation
467 E. Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
tel.: 631-369-9840 x 32
fax: 631-369-9826
hotline: 631-369-9829

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