The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) was founded in 2014 for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of captive and wild sloths through research and educations and to collaborate with Toucan Rescue Ranch to assist with the care, rehabilitation and release of sloths. TSI accepts up to 6-8 Sloth Technician 1's in a given year; with a rolling application process. Given extenuating circumstances, we are currently seeking a Tech 1 post ASAP! TSI is a legal non-profit in Costa Rica and fiscally sponsored by a US 501(c)(3) tax deductible non-profit. Our headquarters and projects, are located in the Manuel Antonio rainforest maritime zone property at Tulemar Resort a short distance from Manuel Antonio National Park.
TSI has a three part mission.
1) RESEARCH of reintroduced sloths, captive rescued sloths and of wild sloths in the Manuel Antonio area.
2) COLLABORATION with other institutions around the world that work with sloths.
3) EDUCATION promoting responsible and balanced information about sloths to the public.
The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) accepts up to 6-8 Sloth Technician I's a year to support the Wildlife Director in daily fieldwork activities at the TSI field station. We are looking for an active, passionate individual to help us elevate both our sloth release and research programs.
The Sloth Technician absolutely must have the ability to work long days (12+ hours) with very little time off. In addition, because most of this work will occur at night, this person will need to be able to work when tired and basically become nocturnal.
This person must be extremely dedicated to sloth conservation and willing to forgo personal comfort for the benefit of the animals. You will to be hot, sweaty, wet, cold, eaten by mosquitos, sleepy, sore, and tired but you'll still feel that there is no other place in the world that you would rather be than watching sloths in the jungle. The ideal person will eat, sleep, breathe and dream about sloths! This is rigorous fieldwork with limited hands on interactions with sloths.
Research and fieldwork
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Salary/Funding: This is a voluntary self-funded position. You will be responsible for all travel expenses/flights and immigration expenses. Room in shared tent or shared apartment accommodations and basic meals will be provided. WIFI, electricity and running water will be included.
Term of Appointment: Must be willing to stay at least 3 months with an option for extension upon review. Position begins as early as possible in 2017.
To apply please send you letter of interest and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
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