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Employment at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through science, education and land stewardship. Our organization employs people who are passionate about our mission and vision. Whether you are a scientist, an administrator or an educator, at Bird Conservancy, you help connect people, birds and land.

Staff are based in our offices in Brighton or Fort Collins, Colorado, or western Nebraska, or they work remotely from partners’ offices or seasonal housing throughout the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains and northern Mexico. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies offers competitive wages and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off and a retirement plan.  Follow the directions provided in the job announcements below to apply for open positions.

Click here for information about internship opportunities.

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is an equal opportunity employer.


Current job openings:

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Nebraska Wildlife Education Assistant
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, in partnership with Nebraska Game & Parks Commission (NGPC), has outlined conservation and educational activities that will inform and educate students, teachers, landowners, and resource professionals about the shortgrass prairie and ponderosa pine ecosystems of western Nebraska. We work with a diversity of partners including organizations at the state, federal, and nonprofit level and private landowners. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is looking for a motivated, dynamic education assistant who will effectively bring wildlife conservation topics to a variety of audiences. Click here to download a complete job description.

Seasonal Bird Bander Positions
Bird Conservancy is hiring seasonal bird banders at several banding stations for this upcoming fall migration. Primary duties are bird capture and banding, but also include set up and dismantling of banding stations, including clearing net lanes, erecting and maintaining nets, and proper storage of nets at the end of the banding season. These are seasonal positions with varying locations, training/start dates, and duration of employment. Click the links below to view detailed role descriptions and requirements.

IMBCR Avian Field Technicians
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is seeking experienced field technicians to conduct point counts for the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program. These positions represent an excellent opportunity to explore some of the most wild and scenic places in the lower 48 states while advancing avian conservation at regional scales. Survey work includes long, physically-demanding days in the field, working independently and on a variable schedule. The ability to identify all avian species within designated geographic areas—by sight and sound—is required. These are term positions with varying locations, training/start dates, and duration of employment. Click the links below to view detailed role descriptions and requirements.

Seasonal Crew Leaders – Mexican Spotted Owl Monitoring  (Arizona & New Mexico)
Bird Conservancy is hiring seasonal crew leaders to participate in and lead technicians in research and fieldwork activities to estimate occupancy rates of Mexican Spotted Owls as well as other research projects pertaining to Mexican Spotted Owl population monitoring in Arizona and New Mexico. Fieldwork involves backcountry camping and navigating to established survey locations during daylight hours by driving on remote roads and hiking on- and off-trail, often in rugged terrain.  This is a seasonal position lasting approximately 16 weeks (Late March or early April into July).  Click here to download a complete job description.

Seasonal Technicians – Mexican Spotted Owl Monitoring  (Arizona & New Mexico)
Bird Conservancy is hiring seasonal technicians to participate in research and fieldwork activities to estimate occupancy rates of Mexican Spotted Owls as well as other research projects pertaining to Mexican Spotted Owl population monitoring in Arizona and New Mexico. Fieldwork involves backcountry camping and navigating to established survey locations during daylight hours by driving on remote roads and hiking on- and off-trail, often in rugged terrain.  This is a seasonal position lasting approximately 16 weeks (Late March or early April into July).  Click here to download a complete job description.

Internships – Mexican Spotted Owl Monitoring  (Arizona & New Mexico)
Visit our internship page for more information about this opportunity.


Board of Directors
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is looking for talented, energetic candidates to join its Board of Directors. Volunteers should have a commitment to and interest in conservation. Though headquartered in Brighton, Colorado, our reach includes the western United States and Mexico, so candidates within and outside the Front Range of Colorado are eligible. The Board meets quarterly, typically in the Denver-metro area. Remote participation is possible, although some personal attendance during the year is necessary for engagement and immersion in the mission.  Click here to download a complete Board of Directors role description.