Species at Risk Project Field Assistant

Island Nature Trust is Prince Edward Island’s oldest private charitable land trust, protecting natural lands and waters for wildlife and people in perpetuity. We are a membership-based organization directed by a volunteer board and supported by a small contingent of dedicated staff. There is currently an opportunity to join our team as a Species at Risk Field Assistant.

About the Position

The successful candidate will assist in all aspects of Island Nature Trust’s Piping Plover program for the 2020 season. This project works to conserve the endangered Piping Plover on provincial beaches. Occasional work on other species-at-risk programs may be involved over the course of the summer.

The successful candidate will be supervised by the Piping Plover Program Coordinator and under the direction of the Executive Director. They will assist with all aspects of Species at Risk monitoring, including field work, public outreach and education, data entry, and reporting.



  • Post-secondary training in a wildlife-related discipline


  • Experience in conducting field work
  • Experience working with environmental non-government organizations would be considered an asset
  • Experience monitoring species at risk and/or birds would be considered an asset


  • Basic word-processing and spreadsheet/database management skills
  • Should be comfortable and able to work long days in the field with extensive beach-walking
  • Must be able to swim and should have experience reading tide tables

Knowledge & Personal Attributes

  • An outgoing personality and a comfort with public outreach    
  • Must be willing to work extended hours outside in all kinds of weather
  • Must have a valid PEI driver’s license

Term of employment

  • Full-time summer seasonal position based in Charlottetown, PEI
  • Position will begin in May and will be from 12 to 15 weeks
  • must be a Canadian citizen and resident
  • criminal record check required (upon offer of a position)

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and name and contact details for 3 references to Island Nature Trust by Monday April 27th at 5 pm via:

Mail: P.O. Box 265 Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K4

Email: exdir@islandnaturetrust.ca 

While we will only be contacting those candidates selected for an interview, we do greatly appreciate your interest in the work of Island Nature Trust.