Job Opportunities

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology offers many opportunities for students, professionals, and volunteers.

Job Openings at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is the world's leading resource for conservation, research, education, and citizen science focused on birds. The Lab is a vibrant unit within Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), where twelve world-class, mission-driven programs are directed by full-time faculty and other renowned professionals. Lab staff teach undergraduate courses, advise graduate students, collect and disseminate world-famous digital resources on biodiversity, and engage with partner organizations and citizens around the world to conduct scientific research and conservation actions. Our management and staff are committed to the highest standards of ethics and excellence in all areas of our work, and our Board leadership includes faculty from Cornell and other universities, successful entrepreneurs and managers from the business and non-profit sectors, and conservation-minded citizens from the United States and beyond.

To apply for the positions below, please refer to the Jobs at Cornell website unless otherwise specified. For more information on the positions listed below, please contact Sue Taggart; (607) 254-2470.

For more jobs in ornithology, see listings from the Ornithological Societies of North America.

Application Programmer

The Information Science and Technology (IS) Program develops and maintains data information, management, and distribution applications that are broadly used for engaging the public in citizen-science and education projects that collect, archive, analyze and disseminate information about birds and the environments where they exist. IS also maintains the data network infrastructure for the Lab by providing Internet access to all personnel, and maintaining an array of web, application, database servers, and disk storage devices. Current projects consist of eBird, BirdCast, Birds of North America, and Neotropical Birds.

The Information Science Program at the Lab of Ornithology is seeking a BigData Engineer. Specific duties include:

  • Serve as a programmer who will develop, test, code, and maintain data resources that are provided for data intensive analysis processes that run on high performance computer systems.
  • Work with a dynamic team of biologists, statisticians, computer scientists, application developers, and data base administrators within a collaborative development environment.
  • Develop software and data products to insure the data collected by eBird are available and appropriately used to the maximum extent possible by conservationists and researchers.
  • Manage, update, and run data analysis workflows and scripts that perform Big Data spatiotemporal analyses within high performance and cloud computing environments.
  • Utilize software development tools including, R, Hadoop, Eclipse-based IDEs, team code repositories, and open source libraries.
  • Software produced by the Information Science and Technology Program generally uses R, Java, JSP, JavaScript, and an Oracle backend.
Annual term appointment with possibility of extension dependent on performance and available funding. Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years relevant experience or equivalent combination.
  • Thorough understanding of object-oriented programming and knowledge of statistics, Hadoop and the R software environment for statistical computing is essential.
  • Demonstrable skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and written and verbal communication.
  • Proven experience writing application requirements, architecting applications, managing and automating big data analysis workflows within high performance computing (HPC) or cloud computing environments and documenting code.
  • Ability to design and construct substantial computer software, to work effectively on a team, and to learn technical material quickly.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to establish realistic goals and deliver work on schedule.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in data science field (e.g. computer science statistics).
  • 3-5 years of experience working on substantial computer software, developing, automating, and running R and/or Python statistical applications within a HPC environment, such as Hadoop and/or Spark, and collaborating with a team of programmers on software projects is desired.
  • Experience designing and implementing interfaces, APIs, and web services.
  • Experience with GIS data and server software (GeoServer).
  • Experience implementing rich internet applications using AJAX and JavaScript.
  • Experience with XML manipulation: parsing, XSL transformation, and schema design.
  • Experience managing Linux-based Java application servers.

Data Service Developer

Do you have software development experience and you want to build expertise with traditional and NoSQL database administration? Want to be a part of a new team that focuses on building and operating infrastructure underpinning web and mobile applications which have global reach? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative environment? If so, you might be the right person to come work for the world leader in the scientific study and conservation of birds—and enjoy life in Upstate New York's gorgeous Finger Lakes!

The Data Service Developer will create and administer data services using traditional and NoSQL data sources within the Information Science and Macaulay Library programs of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This position will collaborate with world-class experts and development teams to advance science and conservation. This is an opportunity to learn sophisticated database practices and explore new approaches.

Core job responsibilities include working under the guidance of Senior Infrastructure Team Data Base Administrators to :

  • Administer billion-record primary and warehouse database systems.
  • Collaborate with team members (DBAs, DevOps personnel, web service developers, software architect) to design and implement data services using both relational and NoSQL frameworks in both traditional and cloud environments.
  • Analyze metrics to improve efficiency.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of web services for consuming data and updating database systems. Design data schemas and warehouses to back data services.
  • Automate deployment, monitoring, and scaling of data services.

About the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation with a mission to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and biodiversity to protect the planet. Founded in 1915, the Cornell Lab is a nonprofit organization supported by 78,000 friends and members. Our vibrant community includes 200,000 citizen-science participants from all walks of life and 16 million friends online who connect with us at All About Birds. The Lab has a strong entrepreneurial spirit. We are guided by the belief that science points the way to effective conservation of the planet's birds and broader biodiversity. This organizational mission critically depends on our technical teams.

Projects include the Macaulay Library (ML) and eBird. The ML is the world's largest (over 250,000 media assets) and oldest (started in 1929) scientific archive of biodiversity media recordings (audio, video and photos); it is the most heavily used archive of its kind in the world. ML assets are media-based biological specimens, much like the specimens in more traditional biological collections, but that uniquely capture the behavioral traits of living organisms. eBird (ebird.org), one of the world's largest, fastest growing biodiversity databases, currently holding over 250 million observations of birds, with contributions from every country across the globe. More than one million users use eBird web sites and mobile applications to submit data, share experiences, and explore the world of birds. Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references.

Key qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, and more than one year subsequent programming experience or equivalent combination.
  • One year experience with software design and development, preferably with an object-oriented language OR one year experience working with databases (RDBMS or other).
  • Experience collaborating on and maintaining source code using version control.
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities, situations, and demands.
  • Ability to work with others to solve problems and achieve common goals. Ability to express highly technical terms in everyday language.
  • Experience collaborating with a team of software developers and stakeholders. Adhere to confidentiality practices when necessary.
  • Ability to work weekends or evenings when participating in the 24-7 on call duty rotation.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • RDMBS or NoSQL database administration.
  • Experience writing PL/SQL; Experience designing and implementing web services using REST or other approaches; Experience designing and implementing software for microservices or SOA architectures; Experience with linux server system administration; Experience installing and configuring open source and commercial enterprise software.
  • Knowledge of or interest in birds, conservation, and natural science.

Digital Production Assistant

The Development and Philanthropy Program at the Lab of Ornithology is seeking a temporary Digital Production Assistant. Specific duties include:

  • Provide production support to the Digital Fundraising Manager. The Cornell Lab has seen tremendous growth in online fundraising and marketing in the last few years, and this role is meant to help execute and conduct quality assurance of online fundraising and marketing communications in the form of emails, landing pages, and engagement activities.
  • The position will require use of MailChimp and Hubspot for email deployment and landing page creation.
  • Import and export email lists and user data, set up email queries, test emails, create landing pages and emails, and update copy and links on pages and emails.
  • Conducting quality assurance will include testing links, reviewing layouts in various browsers and email clients, and proofing copy in email campaigns and landing pages.
  • Create process documentation, respond to ad-hoc requests, and provide technical support to others.
Position is temporary, up to 19.0 hours per week. Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references.

Requirements:

  • Formal training beyond a HS Diploma of 1 to two 2 years, two years of college coursework, or Associate’s degree or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 6 months to 1 year job related experience working with email service providers and content management systems preferred.
  • Ability to proof copy, be detail- and process-oriented, and familiar and comfortable with digital platforms; MailChimp and Hubspot; for sending emails and creating landing pages.
  • Interest in digital marketing.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and attention to detail skills are a essential.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a fundraising team and deliver work on schedule.
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality is a must.
  • Must be dependable.

Director of Membership and Annual Giving

The Lab of Ornithology is currently seeking a Director of Membership and Annual Giving. The Director of Membership and Annual Giving reports to the Sr. Director of Development and Philanthropy and is responsible for leading the growth of the Lab's direct response program, which currently generates more than $7 million annually. The Director must have a deep understanding of direct response programs, including digital marketing, direct mail and telemarketing efforts. Must be knowledgeable of current trends in the membership and annual fund fields, working to bring the latest in best practices to the Lab to increase net revenue and number of supporters.

Key responsibilities will be to:

  • internalize the Lab's mission and strategic initiatives, to understand and strengthen all essential components of the Lab's membership and annual fund;
  • partner with Lab leadership to ensure that direct response efforts are meeting the needs of the Lab broadly and creating a sense of commitment to shared goals;
  • set near and long-term goals for the Lab's direct response programs, implement a plan for achieving those goals, analyzes and disseminates results;
  • manage multi-faceted annual fund and/or membership programs that maximize annual revenue using a mix of strategies and tactics;
  • oversee direct response program, including vendor selection, segmentation, creative testing and analytics;
  • plan and oversee digital marketing campaigns to achieve aggressive fundraising, membership acquisition and retention, and lead capture goals;
  • develop and track department operating and project budgets along with the financial specialist. Create and review financial contracts with vendors and approve expenditures;
  • foster and maintain relationships with key Lab consultants and vendors;
  • provide direct supervision, direction, and mentorship to staff within the Membership and Annual Giving Team; which includes digital fundraising and data processing team leader (with an overall team of 5 to 6).
Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, communications, fundraising or related field

  • required with at least 3 years related experience in the non-profit sector, preferably in a membership or annual fund role.
  • Must have proven history of direct supervisory role and be comfortable with working with an experienced team.
  • Experienced in collaborating with and managing budgets and tasks of external vendors to achieve organizational goals.
  • This is a data driven position and candidate must be adept with fundraising databases (the Cornell Lab uses Blackbaud Raisers Edge), Excel and generally comfortable with statistics.
  • Must possess a strong data-driven focus on growth, efficiency and increased net revenue to support the Lab's operations.
  • Proven understanding of direct response programs, including digital marketing, direct mail and telemarketing efforts.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with all internal and external stakeholders, including the public.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, with minimal supervision.
  • Highly capable of working with computer software: database, spreadsheet (such as Excel), graphing and charting, word processing (such as Word) and presentation (such as Power Point), Internet.
  • Self-starter who takes lead on initiatives while proactively involving peers and managers to achieve common goal.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expert knowledge of Raiser's Edge.
  • Knowledge of internet usability, e-commerce, and Internet-based promotional strategies.
  • Knowledge of birds, nature and/or conservation highly preferred.
  • Prior development or fundraising experience at an environmental or higher education organization is preferred.

Donor Relations Manager

The Lab of Ornithology is currently seeking a Donor Relations Manager. The Donor Relations Manager serves as an integral member of, and provides important support to, the Lab of Ornithology's Development team. Key responsibilities will be to:

  • sustain positive and mutually rewarding relations between the Lab and its supporters, partnering with MGOs, faculty and staff to plan and implement personalized stewardship activities for major-gift-level donors and sponsors (individual, foundation and corporate) to the Lab.
  • collaborate closely with the Lab's leadership (both staff and volunteer) to track and facilitate donor and prospect engagements; create stewardship, cultivation and solicitation collateral, Letters of Agreement, briefing materials, correspondence and talking points; coordinate donor recognition and engagement events and trips; and spearhead other personalized activities.
  • serve as the primary liaison between the Lab's team and AA&D on donor and gift stewardship and accounting (resolving questions of gift crediting, account establishment, etc.), as well as oversee the documentation process for all donor/prospect activity in the various donor databases.
  • maintain current knowledge of and information on the Lab's prospect pool; conduct prospect research to determine giving potential of donors and prospects; and provide guidance on potential prospects for donor events, trips and other activities.
  • initiate and prepare sensitive and confidential correspondence and other documents with a high level of discretion.
Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent; 3 but less than 5 years' experience or equivalent.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and strong customer service skills.
  • Must display ability to work well under pressure and handle all personnel and financial matters with discretion.
  • Ability to handle situations with a high degree of confidentiality, discretion, and diplomacy while fostering excellent working relationships.
  • Demonstrated respect and sensitivity for cultural differences and the ability to foster relationships with current and potential donors.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proven skills in narrative and persuasive writing.
  • Demonstrated experience with proof reading and editing materials.
  • Strong planning and project management skills; ability to balance competing priorities and work well under deadlines.
  • Work well in group problem solving situations.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Must be able to change direction/tasks quickly.
  • Must take initiative and have the ability to work independently.
  • Highly capable in working with database software, spreadsheet software (such as Excel), FileMaker, graphing and charting software, word processing software (such as Word) and presentation software (such as Power Point), internet software, Word Press, and others.
  • Must be able to complete background and informational research, analyze and report findings for use by leaders and management.
  • The ability to learn and understand the Lab's priorities and its accounting and financial processes is required.
  • Support may be required at times throughout the 7 day week and is not limited to the normal 5 day work week thus must be able to work weekends and evenings.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree with 4 or more years collaborating with a development team and project management preferred.
  • Knowledge of Cornell AAD Peoplesoft, Raiser's Edge, Cornell online systems, and Cornell's accounting procedures helpful.
  • Basic understanding of the concepts and principles of donor relations (including gift and grant stewardship).
  • Fundraising and/or volunteer management experience, in a university setting is preferred.
  • Events management experience.
  • Prior experience conducting background and informational research, analysis and reporting is helpful.
  • An appreciation of birds and conservation is preferred.

Major Gifts Officer

The Lab of Ornithology is currently seeking a Major Gifts Officer. Duties include:

  • The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) within the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology is a front-line fund raising professional responsible for development and maintenance of relationships with approximately 150 (households) having giving potential of $100,000 or more.
  • Research, develop, and implement appropriate solicitation strategies for prospects (current or prospective Lab Members) while proactively advancing the mission of the Lab, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Cornell.
  • Collaborate with Lab Program Directors and Lab staff, AA&D, and regional staff and colleagues in areas across the division especially: Gift Planning, Donor Relations, and Principal Gifts.
  • Reporting to the Senior Director of Development and Philanthropy, develop personal relationships with new prospects and collaborate with individuals who can help foster prospects' relationships with the Lab and Cornell.
  • These natural partners, whom we call "prime" and "secondary," may be Lab directors or staff, Lab administrative board members, friends and peers of the prospect, or vice presidents, vice provosts, deans, directors, faculty members, trustees, presidential councillors and major gift committee members of Cornell University.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge of the Lab's annual and strategic priorities within the context of the university's priorities, and inspire the respect and confidence of the executive, academic, administrative, trustee, and volunteer leadership of Cornell.
This position is located in Ithaca, New York and will require extensive travel. Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, with at least 3-5 years of experience in major gift fundraising, comprehensive campaign fundraising, and estate planning.
  • Willingness and ability to travel 100+ days a year.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate donor prospects and to establish and maintain personal relationships with these prospects.
  • Excellent and proactive written, interpersonal, and telephone communication skills are required.
  • Must be a collaborative problem solver and bring an entrepreneurial approach to designing creative donor engagement strategies.
  • Must be friendly and adaptive.
  • Position requires comfortable personal interaction with many unique, varied, and accomplished donors.
  • Aptitude for computer software applications, relational databases, and the internet, including their uses as research and management tools.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from across the university, as well as key alumni, volunteers, and executive staff.
  • Abilities to learn and understand the Lab's and the University's priorities and to articulate these clearly to donor prospects.
  • Must be able to exercise sound judgment and leadership, and to operate in a collaborative, professional, and ethical manner.
  • Ability to work in a time-sensitive, goal oriented, and deadline driven environment.
  • Must be able to work with highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Must have valid driver's license and the ability to travel.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active commitments to science, conservation, nature, and higher education.
  • Fundraising experience in a university setting and/or with conservation organizations is preferred.
  • Volunteer management experience would be beneficial.

Postdoctoral Associate, Quantitative Ecologist/Applied Statistician

The Lab of Ornithology is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Associate, Quantitative Ecologist/Applied Statistician. Specific duties include:

  • Lead the development of hierarchical models that reconcile multiple data sets, to answer questions focused on the seasonal mechanisms of songbird populations.
  • In addition to model development and validation via simulations, the postdoc will apply the model to help further conservation efforts led by the Tricolored Blackbird Working group- a multi-partner group whose members include California Audubon and U.C. Davis.
  • This applied component of the research will be carried out in close collaboration with Dr. Marcel Holyoak and Dr. Bob Meese (Department of Environmental Science and Policy- U. C. Davis).
  • Use different data sets for Tricolored Blackbird populations, which include predicted abundance, mark-capture-recapture records for multiple sites, breeding observations, and other count records for California.
  • Present results at professional meetings, conferences, and popular seminars. Prepare peer reviewed papers and other research products, including reports and relevant information to conservation partners.
This is a full-time one year appointment, with reappointment conditional on satisfactory performance and available funding.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in quantitative ecology, computer science, applied mathematics, or a related field with strong background in statistics and model development.
  • Experience with R and other statistical languages.
  • Ability to apply quantitative methods to answer ecological questions or hypotheses.
  • Strong record of success conducting research and scholarly activities, including publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Experience related to dynamic models in population ecology, including estimation of demographic parameters.
  • Experience in ornithology is a bonus, but not required.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send a single pdf file containing a letter of application outlining qualifications and experience for the position, curriculum vitae, one example publication and appendix code, and the names and contact details for two references. Email to set2@cornell.edu or in hard copy to Susan Taggart, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, 291A Johnson Center for Birds & Biodiversity, Ithaca, NY 14850. Inquiries about position specifics can be directed to Dr. Viviana Ruiz-Gutierrez (vr45@cornell.edu) or Dr. Evan Cooch (eg@cornell.edu). Review of applicants will begin February 29, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Principal Web Service Developer

Do you have expertise as a web service developer? Want to be a part of a new team that focuses on building and operating infrastructure underpinning web and mobile applications which have global reach? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative environment? If so, you might be the right person to come work for the world leader in the scientific study and conservation of birds—and enjoy life in Upstate New York's gorgeous Finger Lakes!

The Principal Web Service Developer will help create a robust web-service tier for web and mobile applications for the Information Science and Macaulay Library programs of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This position will collaborate with world-class experts and development teams to advance science and conservation.

Core job responsibilities:

  • Design and implement REST-based web services and transform existing software and systems into a service-focused architecture.
  • Automate deployment, monitoring, and scaling of services, incorporating cloud technologies as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with other team members, including DBAs, DevOps personnel, and system architects, to design and implement an operational infrastructure that supports automated testing, deployment, and scaling.
  • Analyze metrics to improve efficiency.

About the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation with a mission to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and biodiversity to protect the planet. Founded in 1915, the Cornell Lab is a nonprofit organization supported by 78,000 friends and members. Our vibrant community includes 200,000 citizen-science participants from all walks of life and 16 million friends online who connect with us at All About Birds. The Lab has a strong entrepreneurial spirit. We are guided by the belief that science points the way to effective conservation of the planet's birds and broader biodiversity. This organizational mission critically depends on our technical teams.

Projects include the Macaulay Library (ML) and eBird. The ML is the world's largest (over 250,000 media assets) and oldest (started in 1929) scientific archive of biodiversity media recordings (audio, video and photos); it is the most heavily used archive of its kind in the world. ML assets are media-based biological specimens, much like the specimens in more traditional biological collections, but that uniquely capture the behavioral traits of living organisms. eBird (ebird.org), one of the world's largest, fastest growing biodiversity databases, currently holding over 250 million observations of birds, with contributions from every country across the globe. More than one million users use eBird web sites and mobile applications to submit data, share experiences, and explore the world of birds. Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references.

Key qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, and more than 3 years subsequent programming experience or equivalent combination.
  • At least two years' experience with software design and development, preferably with an object-oriented language.
  • At least one year experience writing SQL.
  • Experience integrating multiple system components into a coherent software system.
  • Experience collaborating on and maintaining source code using version control.
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities, situations, and demands.
  • Ability to work with others to solve problems and achieve common goals.
  • Ability to express highly technical terms in everyday language. Experience collaborating with a team of software developers and stakeholders.
  • Adhere to confidentiality practices when necessary.
  • Ability to work weekends or evenings when participating in the 24-7 on call duty rotation.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience building web applications or other software utilizing middle-layer services; Experience optimizing SQL; Experience designing and implementing web services using REST or other approaches; Experience designing and implementing software for microservices or SOA architectures; Experience with linux server system administration; Experience installing and configuring open source and commercial enterprise software.
  • Knowledge of or interest in birds, conservation, and natural science.

Systems Administrator - IT Lead

The IT Team at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology supports research, administrative, and outreach functions at the Lab by providing a wide set of core IT services.

The Lab of Ornithology is currently seeking a Systems Administrator (IT Team Lead). Specific duties include:

  • Serve as primary architect and systems administrator for the Lab virtual server and storage infrastructure, and oversee the technical work of the IT Team. Some services require 24/7 on-call support by the IT Team Lead.
  • Use a broad base of IT knowledge to backstop the entire Team as they support Lab IT services and is the ultimate technical resource for the IT Team.
  • Oversee cross training of team members, with a focus on system administration tasks routinely performed by only the IT Team Lead.
  • Responsible for diagnosing and troubleshooting high level technical problems, gathering and analyzing operational data, securing, and providing both tactical and strategic advice for all services.
  • Recommend upgrades, updates, and purchases based on best practices, capacity planning, and cost-effective approaches to providing IT services.
  • In conjunction with the IT Team, facilitate utilization of services by creating end-user documentation and performing training. IT Team members maintain awareness and support implementation of Lab and Cornell IT practices; represent the Lab to campus committees and organizations.
  • Contribute to development of local Lab practices and recommends new services.
The IT Team Lead has responsibility for the following Lab IT services:
  • Virtual servers and infrastructure – VMware host management including operations, upgrades and patching, load balancing, storage integration; VMware guest management including capacity planning, provisioning, conversion, migration (20%)
  • Storage administration – Storage Area Network allocation management; connectivity; cross platform accessibility; capacity planning; performance metrics; disaster recover support; replication (30%)
  • Server administration – Windows and Linux Server administration; file and print services; database and services; provisioning; patching and upgrading; VMware integration; storage infrastructure integration (20%)
  • Network administration – coordination with CIT network services; DHCP, DNS, VPN, and firewall administration; wall jacks; connectivity and performance (10%)
  • Active Directory management – integration with Cornell Active Directory; file sharing including access control and group management; print sharing including hardware and drive management and maintenance; group policy management including implementation of institutional policies (10%)
  • Client computer administration – manage software and patches for Macs and PCs with Casper and Configuration Manager 2012 (10%)
Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years' experience in systems administration or equivalent.
  • At least two years' experience in a technical lead role.
  • Must have proven diagnostic and problem-solving skills solving computer server hardware, software, and network issues.
  • Must have practical experience in the following areas: virtual server infrastructures; SAN and NAS administration; Windows server administration; Active Directory management, including access control and group policy management; network and firewall administration; automated Windows and Mac client computer configuration and management.
  • Effective, proven customer service skills.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical information in non-technical terms.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and assignments under pressure and meet critical deadlines.
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities, situations and demands.
  • Ability to work independently to resolve most problems and work primarily under general supervision.
  • Ability to maintain professional atmosphere in busy setting.
  • Must be able to work well with diverse people, including but not limited to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends when required.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technologies, or related field.
  • Relevant professional certifications (e.g., Microsoft, VMware, Cisco).
  • In-depth expertise in: virtual server infrastructures; SAN and NAS administration; Windows server administration; Active Directory management, including access control and group policy management; network and firewall administration, including DHCP, DNS, VPN; automated Windows and Mac client computer configuration and management.

Systems Engineer

The Bioacoustics Research Program (BRP) within the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Lab) collects and interprets sounds in nature by developing and applying innovative technologies across multiple ecological scales to inspire and inform conservation of wildlife and habitats. BRP is involved in a complex mixture of organized and departmental scientific research, commercial, outreach and educational activities.

The Bioacoustics Research Program at the Lab of Ornithology is currently seeking a Systems Engineer who will be responsible for designing and developing embedded software systems used to acquire and process marine and terrestrial acoustic data. Specific duties include:

  • Design, develop, integrate, test, and implement complex software used to analyze acoustic data and communications systems used to transmit information from remote field locations to centralized computing systems.
  • In collaboration with other BRP staff, define project specifications and requirements, manage project plans, schedules, and milestones.
  • Ensure that project team members are informed of project goals, plans, and schedules by attending project meetings and providing regular status reports.
  • Collaborate with research partners to ensure seamless systems integration.
  • Design, develop, and implement interfaces between hardware and software subcomponents of often complex acoustic real-time systems.
  • Collaborate with engineers from institutions developing other components on complex interfaces.
  • Design, develop, and test sound analysis tools to support ongoing and future bioacoustics research.
  • Integrate system subcomponents into a modular package for inclusion on a deployment platform ensuring that the project technical requirements are met.
  • Provide consultation and training to collaborating scientists, research analysts, faculty, students, and colleagues on bioacoustics technologies developed at the Lab.
  • Test and analyze the performance of the real-time bioacoustics systems, which includes unit testing, systems testing, and functional testing.
  • Collaborate with internal and external researchers and data collection technicians to troubleshoot problems with existing and new hardware and software systems.
  • Coordinate with field support staff to ensure that systems are deployed properly to meet research goals and project objectives.
  • Provide technical support and training as needed sometimes in the field.
  • Coordinate and perform on-site system testing before equipment deployment.
  • Review software, hardware, communications, and algorithm performance as compared to system requirements.
  • Collaborate with research analysts on the development and evaluation of detection algorithms for real-time systems.
  • Collaborate with scientists and engineers on technical reports and scientific manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication.
  • Present research findings, methods, and engineering innovations at scientific conferences.
  • Attend trainings and workshops as required.
  • Assist with the development of grant, contracts, and project budgets.
  • Research and report ways to use existing or emerging technologies to further BRP's needs.
  • Occasionally, assist with recruiting, interviewing, and training new staff members.
One-year term appointment with possibility of renewal based upon performance, funding, and available work. Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field with a minimum of three years relevant experience.
  • Experience integrating hardware, firmware, and software components.
  • Experience with single-board computer programming.
  • Experience with Python, Django or equivalent RDBMS-backed web application development.
  • Web API design and basic front-end web development, HTML, CSS, javascript, and jquery experience.
  • Experiences with MATLAB, Numpy and/or Octave programming.
  • Good understanding of Apache/nginx configuration and experience with Tornado/web sockets.
  • Experience interfacing with a variety of communications systems (cell-phone modules, Iridium modems).
  • Proven ability to learn new programming languages quickly.
  • Must be able to communicate technical information to nontechnical users.
  • Demonstrable skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and written and oral communication.
  • Must have very strong project management skills and the ability to work with others in a project team.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Experience with Linux server administration preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of circuit design, electronics, software design, and structured programming.
  • Experience writing software in C and C++.
  • Ability to develop Linux audio APIs, ALSA, pulse, JACK.
  • Experience with socket programming.
  • Knowledge of software analytical and statistical tools, as well as general tools for graphing and figure drawing.
  • Experience performing independent literature searches and scientific research.
  • Experience with grant writing and budget development helpful.
  • Experience developing software systems for image and sound analysis.
  • Experience applying signal and image processing techniques and theory to visual and acoustic pattern recognition problems.

Web Application Developer - Android Apps

The Information Science Program designs, develops, and maintains applications and services for citizen-science and education projects. These projects engage the public to collect, archive, analyze and disseminate information about birds and their environments. Maintains the supporting web, application, database servers, and associated storage devices, which support a number of the Lab's web applications.

The Information Science Program at the Lab of Ornithology is currently seeking a Web Application Developer. Duties include:

  • Develop and maintain Android applications and related services for the eBird and Merlin projects. eBird, a real-time, online bird checklist program, is the world's largest and fastest growing biodiversity data resource, collecting millions of bird observations from the general public. Merlin is a bird identification system using eBird data, along with photos and recordings, to help novices identify birds. Upcoming projects include an 'in the field' data entry app for submitting bird observations to eBird, closely integrating native phone capabilities, including calendar, GPS, camera, and voice memos, and extending the Merlin Android app to add image-recognition functionality for identifying birds from a 'just taken' photo.
  • Work closely with a dynamic team of biologists, UI designers, application developers, database administrators, and computer scientists within a collaborative development environment.
  • Help guide overall Android development strategy and recommend best solutions for project requirements.
  • Utilize Android software development tools, team code repositories, and open source libraries and is expected to stay current with Android practices and processes (Java for Android, Android SDK, ADT, test distributions, Google Play submission, and analytics).
Annual term appointment with possible renewal based on performance and available funding. Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 3-5 years relevant experience or equivalent combination.
  • A thorough understanding of object-oriented programming and web applications.
  • Proven experience in java programming and Android application development.
  • Experience using Android device features such as location, camera, and internet access.
  • Experience integrating with APIs and web services.
  • Demonstrable skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and written and verbal communication.
  • Proven experience in documenting and testing code.
  • Ability to learn technical material quickly.
  • Must be able to work independently and function effectively as part of a larger team.
  • Ability to establish realistic goals and deliver work on schedule.
  • Proven experience in providing support to multiple areas.
  • Must be able to use sound judgment in decision making and in accomplishing tasks that are urgent or of a sensitive or confidential nature, balance conflicting priorities, and make decisions from a range of choices.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5 years of experience in computer or information science preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience working on substantial computer software and collaborating with a team of programmers on software projects is desired.
  • Experience designing and implementing responsive Android UI interfaces that accommodate multiple screen sizes, and degrade gracefully.
  • Experience with CBTs such as Titanium and PhoneGap.
  • Experience implementing rich internet applications.
  • Experience with relational database table design, SQL programming and performance testing.
  • Prior use and understanding of the eBird system.
  • An interest in birds, nature, biology, science, and/or conservation helpful.

Web Developer

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology seeks a full-time Web Developer to join our team in creating online tools for our Webby award-winning website AllAboutBirds.org, and a range of interactive applications to improve the understanding and protection of wildlife.

Specific duties include:

  • Work with our dynamic and creative teams that engage more than 20 million people annually through online and mobile platforms, including citizen science, lifelong learning interactives, rich media, and live Bird Cams.
  • Conceptualize, organize, implement, and provide growth for Communications and Marketing platforms, including web applications, hybrid mobile apps, content management systems, and server infrastructure for the All About Birds, Merlin Web app, and other data-driven projects.
  • Conceptualize, organize, and implement programming systems including web applications, APIs, content management systems, server infrastructure, etc.
  • Collaborate with the designer to implement/update designs in WordPress and other content managements systems.
  • Ensure cross-browser compatibility and mobile optimization for all projects.
  • Perform quality assurance based on existing procedures or project requirements.
  • Develop and implement DevOps scripts and procedures to increase deployment efficiency and consistency between server environments.
  • Create and maintain a content-access API with consistent standards so various Lab applications can share data and communicate with each other.
  • Evaluate and recommend new technologies and techniques.
  • Work with a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary team of developers, designers, and product managers.
  • Contribute to a clear mission to build solid development processes and healthy collaborations between teams and clients.
Annual term appointment with possible renewal based on performance and available funding. Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 3 years' experience or equivalent.
  • A thorough understanding of object-oriented programming and web applications is essential, as well as experience with the complete software development lifecycle.
  • Demonstrable experience in the following areas: 1) web application development using Asp.net, C#, Ruby, php, and/or other languages and frameworks; 2) interactive client-side website development – JavaScript, jQuery, AngularJS, HTML5/CSS; bootstrap or other responsive front-end frameworks, browser compatibility issues; 3) database-driven application development - MSSQL; object-relational mapping tools; 4) experience working with Bitbucket (Git).
  • Good interpersonal skills and diplomacy required with a variety of domain experts, as well as the ability to help establish realistic goals and deliver work on schedule.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently, and be equally capable of working with the supervisor to prioritize projects and to regularly communicate status and progress.
  • Ability to customize and maintain content management systems such as WordPress and experience in syndicating content to other websites with RESTful API, etc.
  • Experience integrating remote applications and third party utilities with resident web applications.
  • Ability to translate design and functional requirements into technology and web design options.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in relational database design, conceiving and implementing ecommerce applications, resolving access and security issues, GUI, navigation and some web site design experience.
  • Familiarity with QA/QC conventions.
  • Ability to balance interesting design and innovation with usability.
  • Appreciation of and attention to usability and accessibility standards.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in team environment.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked, team-based environment.
  • Must be able to manage multiple competing deadlines and be able to prioritize work with minimal input from supervisor.
  • Ability to build working relationships to solve problems and achieve common goals.
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities, situations, and demands.
  • Quality assurance and customer-service experience.
  • Prior training experience; ability to express highly technical terms in layman's terms.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in computer or information science preferred.
  • Experience with hybrid mobile app development, Java, Oracle SQL, RESTful API, Ruby on Rails.
  • Prior experience working on computer software and collaborating with a team of programmers on software projects.
  • Proven experience writing application requirements, architecting applications, and documenting code.
  • Experience working as part of a team.
  • Experience with search engine optimization, website analytics, and optimizing content for mobile devices preferred.
  • Passion for conservation, nature, wildlife, and non-profit mission is desirable.

Web Service Developer

Do you have some experience developing software, but want to become a web service developer? Want to be a part of a new team that focuses on building and operating infrastructure underpinning web and mobile applications which have global reach? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative environment? If so, you might be the right person to come work for the world leader in the scientific study and conservation of birds—and enjoy life in Upstate New York's gorgeous Finger Lakes!

The Web Service Developer will help create a robust web-service tier for web and mobile applications for the Information Science and Macaulay Library programs of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. This position will collaborate with world-class experts and development teams to advance science and conservation. This is an opportunity for a less-experienced developer to work with and learn from experienced team members.

Core job responsibilities include working under the guidance of senior Infrastructure Team to:

  • Design and implement REST-based web services and transform existing software and systems into a service-focused architecture.
  • Automate deployment, monitoring, and scaling of services, incorporating cloud technologies as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with other Infrastructure Team members, including DBAs, DevOps personnel, and system architects, to design and implement an operational infrastructure that supports automated testing, deployment, and scaling. Analyze metrics to improve efficiency.

About the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's hallmarks are scientific excellence and technological innovation with a mission to advance the understanding of nature and to engage people of all ages in learning about birds and biodiversity to protect the planet. Founded in 1915, the Cornell Lab is a nonprofit organization supported by 78,000 friends and members. Our vibrant community includes 200,000 citizen-science participants from all walks of life and 16 million friends online who connect with us at All About Birds. The Lab has a strong entrepreneurial spirit. We are guided by the belief that science points the way to effective conservation of the planet's birds and broader biodiversity. This organizational mission critically depends on our technical teams.

Projects include the Macaulay Library (ML) and eBird. The ML is the world's largest (over 250,000 media assets) and oldest (started in 1929) scientific archive of biodiversity media recordings (audio, video and photos); it is the most heavily used archive of its kind in the world. ML assets are media-based biological specimens, much like the specimens in more traditional biological collections, but that uniquely capture the behavioral traits of living organisms. eBird (ebird.org), one of the world's largest, fastest growing biodiversity databases, currently holding over 250 million observations of birds, with contributions from every country across the globe. More than one million users use eBird web sites and mobile applications to submit data, share experiences, and explore the world of birds. Applicants to provide cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 references.

Key qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field, and more than one year subsequent programming experience or equivalent combination.
  • One year experience with software design and development, preferably with an object-oriented language.
  • Experience integrating multiple system components into a coherent software system.
  • Experience collaborating on and maintaining source code using version control.
  • Able to adapt to changing priorities, situations, and demands.
  • Ability to work with others to solve problems and achieve common goals.
  • Ability to express highly technical terms in everyday language. Experience collaborating with a team of software developers and stakeholders.
  • Adhere to confidentiality practices when necessary.
  • Ability to work weekends or evenings when participating in the 24-7 on call duty rotation.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience building web applications or other software utilizing middle-layer services; Experience writing and optimizing SQL; Experience designing and implementing web services using REST or other approaches; Experience designing and implementing software for microservices or SOA architectures; Experience with linux server system administration; Experience installing and configuring open source and commercial enterprise software.
  • Knowledge of or interest in birds, conservation, and natural science.

Internships

Kristen Rupert and John Foote Undergraduate Research Fund

Rupert/Foote Scholars engage in paid semester or summer internships in collaboration with a Cornell Lab of Ornithology faculty or staff member. These internships are specifically designed to engage students from across the Cornell community, especially students whose interests and majors fall outside the traditional realms of ornithological research. Examples might include a mechanical engineering major who helps design a bird recording device, an English major who writes articles for our website, a computer science major who creates an algorithm for our bird ID app, or an art major who draws images for our outreach publications. Nominations for this program are initiated by a Lab faculty or staff member. Students potentially interested in this program should discuss it with their Lab-based mentor or supervisor, or email Myrah Bridwell mb252@cornell.edu for more information. We welcome solicitations from students who are hoping to bring their skills to the Lab. Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Philip H. Bartels ’71 Scholars Internship

Bartels Scholars engage in paid, eight-week summer internships in collaboration with a Cornell Lab of Ornithology faculty or staff member. Although Bartels Scholars most commonly focus on research, any Lab-related activity may be appropriate. Nominations for Bartels scholars are initiated by a Lab faculty or staff member. Students potentially interested in this opportunity should discuss it with their Lab-based mentor or supervisor. Applications for the forthcoming summer are reviewed in March and April of each year. Bartels Scholars have been appointed for the summer of 2016.

Bartels Science Illustration Internships

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology will offer at least one paid Bartels Science Illustration Internship each year, lasting from three to six months, 39 hours per week. Recipients will work on a project illustrating birds, wildlife, and/or plants for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's print publications, outreach materials, and web sites. We are seeking students (artists just starting their career) at least 18 years old who have previous experience and exceptional talent in illustration, painting, or drawing who are interested in advancing their skills in ornithological art. Interns will work on projects that help the Lab achieve its mission, and these projects often result in publication of the intern's work. For more information, please download this file. You may also contact Diane Tessaglia-Hymes, design director, by email at dianeth@cornell.edu, or call 607-254-2417 (work) or 607-342-4811 (cell).

Scholarships

The Francis M. Peacock Scholarship for Native Bird Habitat provides financial aid to a college senior or graduate student to study areas in the United States that provide winter or summer habitat for our threatened or endangered native birds. The award is given by the Garden Club of America and is administered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, see the proposal guidelines. If you wish to apply, you will also need to submit a personal information form.

Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers of all ability levels to assist with the programs and operations of the Visitor Center. If you love birds and want to be around others who share your interests, you are invited to join our new Visitor Center volunteer corps!

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, housed at the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity, offers opportunities for visitors to connect with the Lab and learn about its mission to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity. Birders, school classes, families, and nature lovers come to the Lab to walk the trails, watch birds, view the art, use the library, and learn from exhibits, tours, guided walks, seminars, and other types of programs.

Volunteer Opportunities
• Helping with youth education programs
• Leading guided tours
• Assisting with outreach efforts
• Helping out in the Adelson Library

Requirements
• Attend initial information session to be held on:

March 24, 7:00 P.M. at the Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850


• Complete the training for a specific volunteer appointment
• Commit to at least five hours per month (specific time commitments vary by appointment)
• Must be 18 years of age or older

Benefits
• Complimentary Cornell Lab of Ornithology membership
• 10% discount in Wild Birds Unlimited at Sapsucker Woods store
• Program discounts
• Training and continuing education opportunities


If you are interested in volunteering at the Lab of Ornithology please contact Lisa Kopp at lkopp@cornell.edu or call 607-254-2174.

Student Jobs

Working just a few hours a week provides you with a multitude of benefits. You will meet new people and adapt more quickly to your new environment. You will develop new skills and improve existing skills while building a network of contacts and good references that will ultimately increase your marketability for summer and post-Cornell jobs. Working part-time also helps improve your time-management skills. Not to mention you'll earn money to help cover some of your Cornell expenses!

To apply for the positions below, please send a cover letter and resume to the contact person listed. Full-time registered Cornell students are eligible to be considered for these positions.

IT Team Student Assistant

The IT Team at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology supports research, administrative, and outreach functions at the Lab by providing a wide set of core IT services including administration and management of virtual server infrastructure, SAN/NAS storage, linux and Windows servers, printers, and desktops. The student assistant will work both independently and as part of the team to complete a variety of tasks and projects including: managing device and software inventories, building desktops with Casper and Configuration Manager, and developing scripts for monitoring and sysadmin.

This position will provide opportunities to work with a top-notch IT Team managing 250+ workstations, 50+ servers, and 500+TB of storage. This is a paid position 8-16 hours per week for Fall 2015 with possibility for Spring 2016 school year. We offer a flexible work schedule but time worked generally would need to be sometime Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. There is an on-demand bus route that serves the Lab (TCAT route 41). Free parking is available.

Required Qualifications

  • · The candidate must be a current Cornell undergraduate student, Federal Work Study preferred.
  • · Easily pick up new technical skills
  • · Attention to detail
  • · Dependable
Preferred Qualifications
  • · Familiarity with Windows and Mac operating system installations, updates, and upgrades
  • · Familiarity with Windows and linux scripting

Interested applicants should send a letter describing their interest and qualifications for the position along with a resume and contact information for at least two references to David Childs, IT Team Lead, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, dac388@cornell.edu.

Student Research Assistant, SFO

Spring Field Ornithology (SFO) is an 8-week intensive course taught by Dr. Stephen Kress, consisting of evening lectures and weekend field trips. The course attracts over 100 students from around the greater-Ithaca area each year.

We are seeking a creative and energetic undergraduate student with a strong interest in ornithology to work with staff and the instructor to update the media (photos and sounds) for the lecture portion of SFO. Primary job duties include:

  • Updating sounds for approx. 250 lecture slides using sounds from the Macaulay Library
  • Updating images for approx. 400 lecture slides using provided sources
Basic Requirements:
  • Interest in ornithology, particularly birds and birding in North America
  • Ability to identify by sight and sound most common birds in eastern North America
  • Web research
  • Experience with Excel
This is a paid position 5-6 hours per week for the fall of 2015, with the possibility of additional work in the spring. We offer a flexible work schedule but generally Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. There is an on-demand bus route that serves the Lab (TCAT route 41). Free parking is available. To apply for the position, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Marc Devokaitis
SFO Course Coordinator
mjd356@cornell.edu

Work Schedule: Flexible
Weekly Hours: 5-6
FWS Required: No
Positions Available: 1
Paid: Yes
Wage: $10.00
Employment Dates: 09/01/2015 - 12/15/2015

Summer Outreach Assistant

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a world leader in the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds. We are dedicated to engaging people of all ages in learning about birds and protecting the planet. The education program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is seeking a creative and dependable outreach assistant to help with our daily programs, operations, and communications across these exciting educational offerings.

The Lab's Visitor Center, located in Sapsucker Woods, offers opportunities for visitors to connect with the Lab and learn about its mission to interpret and conserve the earth's biological diversity. The Lab's BirdSleuth K-12 program aims to connect young people to their local environment via outdoor activities including citizen-science projects. We develop STEM curricula and professional development experiences for educators, both in person and online. A growing suite of online resources via Bird Academy allows the public to broaden their understanding of birds—from birding basics to college-level ornithology—through free and premium content.

The student assistant will work with these programs, both independently and as part of a team, to support our outreach efforts. With an on-going focus on providing the highest-quality visitor experience possible, the assistant will provide engaging programming for visitors and workshop participants via building tours, bird and nature walks, and during events and workshops. The assistant will also promote our resources and events via social media outlets, write blogs and science feature articles for a lay audience, develop online educational content, fulfill sales and workshop invoices, and provide general program support. Depending on your skills and interests, you may be asked to assist with special projects, such as writing tours, photography and video, and developing and designing flyers and displays.

This position provides experience in working with multi-generational audiences and offers an exciting opportunity for those interested in a wide range of majors and subject areas including biology, communications, education, ornithology, natural resources, and conservation. This position is a paid, full-time opportunity (Federal Work Study required). You will be expected to work 30-39 hours per week, mostly Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. There is an on-demand bus stop is in front of the building and free parking is also available. Background check required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in helping to expand the reach of educational programs
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic, flexible
  • Dependable
  • Ability to pack and lift boxes for shipping
  • Experience with social media outreach
  • Knowledge and interest in science, birds, and the environment
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Current Cornell undergraduate student with Federal Work Study
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Scientific literacy
  • Strong interest in birds and good bird identification skills
  • Experience with blogging or feature writing, especially experience interpreting science content for a lay audience
  • Familiarity with PowerPoint, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Experience working in educational settings and/or youth outreach programs
  • Photography/Videography skills or interest
Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 1. This paid position is available for Summer 2016, renewable as a part-time position into the Fall 2016 semester and beyond. To apply, please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, along with your resume and the contact information for at least two references to Lisa Kopp, Visitor Experience Manager at lmk266@cornell.edu.

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