Job Opportunities

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument is seeking qualified applicants for a contract position through the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF)/Research Corporation of the University of Hawaiʻi (RCUH).

Science Communications & Outreach Associate

For more information, please visit the RCUH Website at www.rcuh.com, click on "Employment," select "Apply" and navigate to "See Job Announcements and/or Apply for a Job."

Kure Atoll Seabird Sanctuary

Kure Atoll is a part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) and is located 1,400 miles northwest of Oʻahu. Kure Atoll occupies a unique position referred to as the ‘Darwin Point’, which is the northern extent of coral reef development, and the atoll is estimated to be 29.8 million years old. Kure is an important breeding site for a sizable and diverse population of wildlife, with several rare or endangered species. Eighteen species of seabirds nest on Kure Atoll, including Mōlī or Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis), Kaʻupu or Black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), and ʻEwaʻewa or Sooty tern (Sterna fuscata). There are currently 15 native and 28 introduced plant species known on Green Island. Native plants are an integral resource for seabird nesting habitat and dune stabilization. Invasive plants are a significant management concern because they displace native plant habitat and seabird nesting areas, entrap seabirds in dense vegetative mass and out-compete native plants. Check back periodically for volunteer opportunities at Kure Atoll.

Current positions:

Job Type: Habitat Restoration Worker - Volunteer Positions
Location: Kure Atoll Wildlife Sanctuary, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI)
Duration: 7 months (Approximately March 2017 to October 2017)
Position closed: Applications reviewed upon receipt until positions are filled
Inquiries: Email Matt Saunter or Naomi Worcester at kureatoll@gmail.com

See full posting here.