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Volunteer Camp Manager

Hiring Organization:
The Kasanka Baboon Project

Date Posted:
2013-03-18

Position Description:
Seeking a Camp Manager for an ongoing long-term project of Kinda baboons in Kasanka National Park, Zambia. The manager will be in charge of monitoring one troop of Kinda baboons, collecting behavioral data and collecting and processing fecal samples for hormones, daily data entry and weekly communication when the project director is not at site. The manager must also manage scouts and camp assistant, ensuring the arrive on time, get paid on time etc….
The manager will also be in charge of an element of community work run by the Kasanka Baboon Project. This will entail attending a young womens’ science club meeting once a month and periodically visiting the local basic school to work with the science and conservation clubs.

Qualifications/Experience:
Associates or Bachelor degree (preferably in science or related field), have a positive, open attitude, be able to remain composed in frustrating situations, have the ability to live alone without other researchers, and work well with local team members.

Preferable Skills: Field work and/or data collection experience

This position is ideal for a person looking to learn animal behavior and field laboratory techniques, wanting experience before graduate school or for a paid camp manager position.

Salary/funding:
None

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Food and lodging will be provided as well as a camp assistant who will cook, clean, heat showers etc…

After 12 months of successful work air travel will be reimbursed. Cost of travel to and from the research site will be provided monthly to acquire supplies, ship samples etc…

Term of Appointment:
August 25th 2013 - August 25 2014

Application Deadline:
June 1, 2013

Comments:
Please contact the Project Director for details on how to apply

Contact Information:
Anna Weyher
6300 Northwood Ave Apt 3E
St. Louis, MO 63105
USA

Telephone Number:
314-623-5663

Website:
http://www.kasankababoonproject.com

E-mail Address:
kasankababoonproject@gmail.com

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