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BirdWatch Seasonal Posts 2023 (Subject to confirmation of funding)

Position Status : Closed

2023 Seasonal Posts:

Swift Fieldworker
(3 posts, May to August)

To survey Swifts and work with community groups to establish local Swift conservation projects. Two of the posts will be based in the Midlands and one in a border county.

Tern Wardens
(4-5 posts, late April to August)

To protect, monitor and study breeding terns. Applicants must be prepared to work in a remote location and in a small team.

Potential locations:

  • Rockabill Island (Co. Dublin)
  • Kilcoole (Little Tern) colony (Co. Wicklow)
  • Dalkey Island (Co. Dublin) (part time: includes public engagement events)

Tern project Conservation Gamekeeper/Night Warden
(1 post, late April – July)

Little Tern Protection Scheme at Kilcoole.

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Job Summary:

BirdWatch Ireland may be in a position to recruit for various seasonal posts for the 2023 breeding season (all subject to successful tender bids and/ or confirmation of funding). The roles will involve carrying out agreed programmes of bird surveys, habitat management, research work and / or species recovery work, alone or as part of a small team. Most posts are available between April and August and require previous survey or field research experience and excellent bird identification skills. Please click on the ‘Full Job Description’ to learn more about each post.

How to apply:

Please download and complete a BirdWatch Ireland application form by clicking the ‘Apply’ tab below the seasonal post descriptions.

Note that other opportunities may also arise throughout the year, so please indicate other areas of expertise, especially other field skills, when completing your application form.

Closing date for applications: noon on Friday 24th February 2022

Applications can be emailed to or posted to BirdWatch Ireland, Unit 20, Block D, Bullford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow, A63 RW83.

When submitting applications by email, you must include your name and position(s) applied for in both the subject line and the name of the file attachment. Interviews will generally be held during the two to three-week period after the closing date, or as advised, if you have been selected for interview. Please contact with any queries.