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Bird Conservation Careers

Find bird conservation-focused career opportunities in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.
Wyoming BioBlitz staff and attendees. Photo: Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Wyoming BioBlitz staff and attendees. Photo: Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Help Birds

Bird Conservation Careers

Find bird conservation-focused career opportunities in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.

Are you starting or continuing a career in bird conservation? Bird conservation is a rewarding career opportunity and one of the best ways you can support birds and the places they need in the Rockies region. Browse bird-focused conservation jobs available in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.

Available Positions

Audubon Careers

Search careers across the Audubon network here.

Western Rivers Program Specialist, Audubon Rockies (Colorado)

Reporting to the senior manager of the Western Rivers Program at Audubon Rockies, the program specialist is responsible for overseeing Western Water on-the-ground project management, implementation, grant coordination and proposals, internal and external communications, and coalition collaboration with a principal focus on water and freshwater habitat issues in Colorado. Learn more and apply 

Program Director, Great Salt Lake Watershed Enhancement Trust, National Audubon Society (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Great Salt Lake Watershed Enhancement Trust (GSLWET or Trust), Program Director, GSLWET, will be a key member of the growing GSLWET and the National Audubon Society Saline Lakes Program team, working in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy of Utah, the State of Utah, and the Community Foundation of Utah, to launch the Trust. Learn more and apply

Environmental Educator, Evergreen Audubon (Evergreen, Colorado)

Evergreen Audubon is hiring a part-time environmental educator to lead programming, staff the new Evergreen Nature Center, and work with their incredible volunteers. Learn more and apply

Executive Director, Denver Audubon (Littleton, Colorado)

The executive director (ED) for Denver Audubon will be directly responsible for leading the strategic, operational, financial, and legal affairs of the organization. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the ED will provide strategic leadership and will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to build and implement a shared vision for Denver Audubon’s future. The ED will ensure the coordination of all programs and activities to maximize their effectiveness. The ED will possess a collaborative style that respects staff and encourages them to develop and flourish.  The ED will share Denver Audubon’s commitment to grow and diversify its membership and staff while expanding programming to reach throughout the Denver metropolitan area. Learn more and apply

Assistant Facilities Manager, Tracy Aviary (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Join Tracy Aviary in their mission to inspire curiosity and caring for birds and nature through conservation and education by becoming a steward of our buildings and grounds! The assistant facilities manager, with support from the facilities manager, will provide supervision and leadership over the custodial and maintenance departments when the facilities manager is on and off-site. The Facilities department is responsible for performing maintenance, horticulture, and custodial projects to promote a clean, healthy, safe, and pleasant environment for guests, staff, and exhibit birds. Learn more and apply

Avian Field Technician, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah)

Experience a season of adventure counting birds every morning with the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program! You’ll travel across the state visiting many different geographies. This position will have you birding every morning with the possibility of observing well over 100 bird species as well as many other species of wildlife. Learn more and apply for positions in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah

Intern, Flying Diamond Ranch (Kit Carson, Colorado)

Flying Diamond Ranch, an Audubon-certified bird-friendly ranch, is seeking an intern to aid in all aspects of their ranching business in Cheyenne County, Colorado. Duties will include calving, branding, fencing, grazing management, equipment and facility maintenance, and more. Learn more and apply

Intern, Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park and Grand Lake, Colorado)

The Rocky Mountain National Park Partnerships and Intern Engagement program offers opportunities for early-career individuals to learn from and contribute to the expansive world of National Park Service operations. The 2024 Recruitment Board is open now and positions include Fish & Feathers Intern, Science Communication Assistant, Vegetation Resources Manager, and more. Learn more and apply

Mexican Spotted Owl Monitoring Seasonal Crew Leader, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (Colorado)

Spend two and a half months coordinating a monitoring project on the Arapahoe-Roosevelt National Forest in Colorado! All fieldwork will be conducted with appropriate federal permits. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking one crew leader who will steer a small team of three technicians to conduct Spotted Owl surveys. This position will build leadership, management, and mentorship skills while working on a charismatic federally-threatened species on the edge of its range in Colorado. Learn more and apply

Mexican Spotted Owl Monitoring Seasonal Technician, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (Boulder, Colorado)

Experience a season of adventure surveying for Mexican Spotted Owls on the Arapahoe-Roosevelt US National Forest near Boulder and Ward, Colorado! All fieldwork will be conducted with appropriate federal permits. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is hiring three field technicians who will travel with a small team to conduct Spotted Owlplayback surveys. Technicians follow a strict protocol of broadcasting Spotted Owl calls and listening for responses, as per USFWS, adding to a monitoring dataset that informs on the presence of the owl within forest management areas. Learn more and apply

Passerine Bird Bander, Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation (Jackson, Wyoming)

Bird banders will operate two Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) stations. Banders will extract and process songbirds according to MAPS protocols and complete data entry and proofing for approximately 2.5 days each week. Banding station operations also include a heavy component of volunteer management and visitor engagement. Banders will also
manage a Mountain Bluebird nestbox monitoring project. During the summer, banders may also assist with banding operations at a third MAPS station, ride along as lead birder on Snake River Float trips, and band nestling and adult Mountain Bluebirds. Learn more and apply

Wildlife Habitat Biologist, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies (Montrose, Colorado)

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is hiring a wildlife habitat biologist (biologist) to deliver wildlife habitat conservation projects in western Colorado. The biologist will help agricultural producers improve wildlife habitat and achieve their management objectives by developing comprehensive conservation plans, including resource assessments, habitat treatments, and coordinate implementation. Learn more and apply

Additional Career and Internship Resources

The Wildlife Society Career Center

US Fish and Wildlife Service Careers and Internships

To submit a position for posting, please email ashley.meadows@audubon.org. Submitted positions should advance bird conservation and be located in Colorado, Wyoming, or Utah.

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