Job no: 231551-TE
Work type: Temporary
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Computer Science, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum is 1200 acres of restored and remnant ecological communities and horticultural gardens. Journey North is a crowdsourced citizen science program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum that engages a wide audience across North America in tracking wildlife migration and seasonal change to foster scientific understanding, environmental awareness and the land ethic. For close to three decades, Journey North has combined education with data collection to become one of North America?s premier migration tracking programs. Today over 100,000 volunteers submit close to 55,000 observational reports annually to Journey North via a data entry web portal. Observational reports are mapped in real-time to display waves of migrating species as they move across the continent.

This position reports to the Arboretum Journey North Coordinator. The main responsibility of this position is to ensure that all data (comments, images, observations) submitted is complete and accurately uploaded to the correct reporting category in a timely manner. Verification tasks are carried out for all active Journey North projects including hummingbirds, monarchs and milkweed, robins, tulip test gardens, bald eagles, habitat, signs of spring/fall, symbolic migration, sunlight and seasons.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, databases and query-based systems, Google shared drive, filetransfer protocol, Photoshop, Canva or similar software.
Knowledge of conservation biology and/or wildlife migrations.



Work Schedule:

sporadic, seasonal

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 12 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $16.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Begin the online application process by clicking the "" button. Applicants are asked toupload a cover letter outlining your qualifications as related to the position and a current resume.


Denise Westphal
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Temporary Employment

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Applications Open: Feb 16 2021 Central Standard Time
Applications Close: Mar 16 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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