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Thermal Video Technician

Bat Conservation International
Job Field:
Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Van Wert, OH
Job Description:

Bat Conservation International ( is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as a Thermal Video Technician from approximately 1 June through 1 December 2017. In general, the video technician will be responsible for deploying and maintaining thermal video cameras in the field, organizing and managing video files, and using advanced video analysis software to post‐process video files using established protocols. 

Successful applicants will be expected to install, maintain, and, if necessary, troubleshoot thermal video cameras in a field setting. In addition, they will use advanced analysis software, such as Matlab, with established procedures, prepare video files for computer analysis, review and interpret video sequences for biologically relevant data, tabulate and manage large volumes of imagery data, transfer data and communicate effectively with remote staff, and prepare daily progress reports. Successful candidate will be provided work computers and other hardware and software for the duration of employment.


Applicants must be willing and capable of managing and troubleshooting sensitive video equipment with minimal supervision during atypical hours in moderately rugged terrain. Can live and work well with a research team.

Applicants must also possess a valid Driver’s License.

A Bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, wildlife management or a related discipline is required.

From approximately 1 June to mid‐October housing will be provide near Van Wert, OH. From mid‐October to 1 December the individual will be allowed to work remotely from most locations that have fast, reliable internet connection, with the expectations to meet established goals and objectives in a timely manner.

Must have some experience managing large datasets and be familiar with advanced analysis and video software. In addition, having good organizational skills, attention to detail, and work ethic is a must.

Preferred experience working with video imagery, analysis software such as Matlab, and an understanding of methods and procedures associated with 3D mapping of video observations.

$13/hour. Housing, utilities, internet, and vehicles provided through mid‐October.
How to Apply:

Please submit (electronic submissions only) a letter of interest, resume, and names, addresses, email, and phone contacts for three references to 
   Michael Schirmacher 
   Bat Conservation International 
   Please include “BCI Thermal Video Technician” in the subject line