On Campus Event: Artists’ Gallery Talk in Material Resources Exhibition, Tuesday, March 26, 12-1

Artists’ Gallery Talk in “Material Resources” Exhibition

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM
Museum of Art, Pavilion

Roux Center for Environmental Studies Scholar Stephanie Rothenberg and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Digital and Computational Studies Erin Johnson will discuss their engagement with the environment as practicing artists.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Material Resources: Intersections of Art and the Environment.

Illustration: installation view of Material Resources, including Trading Systems: Bio-Economic Fairy Tales, 2018, by Stephanie Rothenberg.

On Campus Event: Exhibit Opening – A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World, Tuesday 3/26 5-10 pm

Exhibit Opening – A Resounding Beat: Music in the Inuit World

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 5:00 PM — 10:00 PM
Hubbard Hall, Lobby 2nd floor

New Exhibit: March 26, 2019 though December 31, 2019

Music is a vibrant part of Canadian Inuit society. This exhibit explores traditional and contemporary music through Inuit prints, sculptures, and recorded sound. Contemporary Inuit music is featured at a listening kiosk.
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Studies Center

Funded by the Russell and Janet Doubleday Endowment.

On Campus Event: Lecture: “Called Upstairs: The Innuit Voice in Moravian Music, Tues. 3/26, 7PM (Kresge)

Lecture – Called Upstairs: The Inuit Voice in Moravian Music

Tuesday, March 26, 20197:00 PM — 8:30 PM,

Location:

Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Studies Center

Moravian missionaries used music when colonizing Labrador Inuit, who recast the music to express their own values. Professor Emeritus Tom Gordon, Memorial University of Newfoundland, will discuss working with Inuit musicians to document their unique musical heritage.

Free and open to the public, sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center.

On Campus Event: “A cross-scale approach to exploring global change in the ocean”, Thurs. 3/28 @ 4:25pm

Biology Seminar: Brian Cheng, Assistant Professor – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 4:25 PM — 5:30 PM

Druckenmiller Hall, Room 020

Dr. Brian Cheng is an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts in the Department of Environmental Conservation.  In his talk, he will provide three vignettes examining the impact of global change (planetary scale human alterations) on coastal oceans. Dr. Cheng will discuss the consequences of extreme climate events (atmospheric rivers) and non-native predatory species on Olympia oysters. He will also highlight recent work measuring predation intensity in marine protected areas. Dr. Cheng is a marine ecologist who uses laboratory experimentation, field observation, and data synthesis techniques to address fundamental and applied problems in ecology.

Dr. Cheng earned his bachelor of science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his PhD from the University of California, Davis.

Read more about his research at his website, https://bscheng.com

Job: Portland Water District Summer Job (apply by April 7)

 

 

 

 

 

Portland Water District Summer Job Opportunity
Watershed Protection Specialist

 The Portland Water District is seeking job candidates for a summer watershed protection specialist. PWD has an environmental source protection group that works on and around Sebago Lake, which is the drinking water supply for the greater Portland area.

The summer watershed protection specialist position includes such duties as: environmental sampling, field inspection work, laboratory analysis, and working with lake scientists and education staff to enhance our public outreach and classroom education programs. A primary responsibility of this position will be to organize and conduct PWD’s seasonal Sebago Lake Beach Monitoring Program.

Candidates for this position must have completed a minimum of two years of college coursework in environmental science or a related field and be comfortable and capable of interacting with the public in a respectful and professional manner. Please see the complete job description at our website.

This is a paid full-time position that will begin in mid-May and continue through mid- September.  It may include some weekend work as needed.

Please visit https://www.pwd.org/watershed-protection-specialist-summer-months

to complete an application and to submit a resume and cover letter. Application deadline: April 7, 2019

Summer Internship: Katahdin Woods and Waters

Good morning,

As the membership coordinator for Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters, I’m reaching out to connect with you about our internship program in case you have some students who would be interested in joining us for this summer or fall.

We are currently seeking one or two interns (fellows) for the summer and an additional one or two for the fall. We are open to fellow-proposed projects that align with the goals of our strategic plan, and we are particularly interested in increasing our capacity around development of the Katahdin Woods and Waters Junior Ranger Program and/or research and planning around place-based education in the Katahdin Region with our Katahdin Learning Project.

If you’re willing, we’d love for you to share our internship description with your students, and we encourage them to reach out to us directly if they’re interested in an internship this coming summer or fall. A brief description is below, and more information–including what past fellows have worked on–is available on the Fellows page of our website:

The Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters (aka Friends) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for students to expand their education in non-profit management, program development, environmental policy, fundraising, and community development through hands-on experience. Fellows receive credit from an accredited higher-education institution as part of an internship with Friends. Before starting a fellows program, an interested student should reach out to Friends staff to set up a time to discuss interests, background, time commitment, and potential collaboration. Fellows work with staff to develop goals and activities that they can share with their academic advisor prior to beginning the program. Limited funds for stipend are available to fellows during their time with Friends.

If you are interested in pursuing a fellowship with Friends, please send an email to info@friendsofkww.org stating your name, affiliated school, the time period you’re interested in, and contact information.

–Thanks! Please feel free to reach out to us at the Friends office at info@friendsofkww.org with any questions.

Kind regards,

Meghan
Meghan Cooper
Membership Coordinator
c: (207) 944-4791
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Intern (6 month): Maine Geological Survey Coastal Marine Geology Intern 2019 (apply by April 5)

Maine Geological Survey Coastal Marine Geology Intern 2019 

Expected Intern Contributions:

The 2019 Intern will aid the Marine Geology Division of the Maine Geological Survey in the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry with field and office efforts. The Intern will support: 1) preparation for the Maine Beaches Conference and Beaches report; 2) field work for the Maine Beach Monitoring Program (MBMAP) and State of Maine Beach Profiling Program (SMBPP); 3) field work for tidal and nearshore mapping programs along Maine beaches; 4) field work for living shoreline projects in Casco Bay; and 5) other MGS project efforts. The prospective Intern must be in a physical condition to spend several days per week in the field (along beaches, dunes, bluffs, and salt marsh areas). Field work will be concentrated in York, Cumberland, and Sagadahoc Counties, but may include other counties. The prospective intern must be capable of walking several miles and spending long periods of time in the field carrying survey equipment, driving an MGS truck, and learning how to operate field equipment, including Real Time Kinematic GPS (RTK GPS) and the MGS Nearshore Survey System (NSS). The intern may be conducting field work alone at times, but will often be working with MGS’ Marine Geologists. The Intern will also process and analyze field data, including Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) data. The Intern will also aid MGS with a variety of data-development related efforts in support of ongoing resiliency efforts, including several different NOAA-funded projects.

Experience and Knowledge Gained:

The prospective Intern will gain experience and knowledge regarding MGS programs and work efforts, learn various coastal geologic field mapping, survey data processing and analysis techniques, and will become proficient in using a variety of different field equipment and software for field and office efforts, including:

  • In-depth knowledge of Maine’s beaches, their natural geology and anthropogenic features;
  • Surveying techniques using a network Real Time Kinematic Global Position System (RTKGPS) and data processing
  • Water-based survey techniques using the Nearshore Survey System (NSS), a PWC-based survey platform
  • Displaying and analyzing GPS, beach profile, and other survey data within ArcGIS
  • LiDAR data processing, analysis, and interpretation
  • Knowledge of tidal elevation data and analysis using NOAA VDATUM software
  • Living shoreline project design, construction and monitoring
  • Working as part of a large, multi-agency project team
  • Data analysis and presentation using Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint,

Minimum Requirements:

The prospective Intern will have the following minimum requirements:

  • Completed college with a major in geology, GIS, or closely related earth-sciences discipline
  • Experience using ArcGIS software
  • A valid driver’s license free of violations

Duration and compensation:

We expect an extended, maximum 24-week (6 month) internship with somewhat flexible start (typically in early to mid- May) and end dates. The intern will receive, based on qualifications, a range of $12-$13/hour for a 40-hour week. Any field or work-related expenses will be reimbursed by the Maine Geological Survey. Please note that there are no relocation expenses, health insurance, vacation, or state retirement benefits associated with this position. 

Application:

A cover letter describing relevant experience, a resume, and contact information for at least one reference, and your available start and end dates must be received by 5 pm on April 5, 2019 – digital application materials are preferred and encouraged.  We will notify the prospective intern by April 12, 2019.

Peter A. Slovinsky, Marine Geologist Maine Geological Survey

93 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0098 peter.a.slovinsky@maine.gov

Summer Internship: Recycling Interns needed, Towns of Falmouth, Scarborough, Windham & S. Portland (Deadline: April 1, 2019)

Recycling Internship
Towns of Falmouth, Scarborough, Windham, and City of South Portland

Internship Overview

The Towns of Falmouth, Scarborough, Windham and the City of South Portland seek motivated and qualified individuals to work on a new, collaborative public outreach campaign about proper recycling. Each community seeks to hire a minimum of two part-time, seasonal interns to take part in this innovative program. Interns will have an opportunity to impact municipal recycling programs as well as receive training and professional development.

The first two weeks of the internship will be dedicated to a comprehensive training program developed by ecomaine in partnership with member communities and USM. The training program will include a thorough introduction to the recycling market, ecomaine facilities, and recycling dos/don’ts. Ecomaine will also equip interns with community outreach and education tools and resources.

Over the remaining eight weeks, interns will spend the majority of their time in the community, delivering education and outreach, inspect recycling carts for non-recyclable “contamination,” tagging bins, and collecting data. Weekly cohort meetings will bring interns together to debrief about their progress and challenges and will cover material including the waste hierarchy in practice, community-based social marketing, and policy development. At the end of the pilot program, interns will present a summary of their work to the local municipal Council or relevant committee.

Overall this internship will advance interns’ understanding of waste management and reduction, a key strategy in the region’s effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Interns will gain valuable experience in community-based outreach and education, data collection and management, critical thinking and analysis, and public presentations. Finally, interns will take on a central role in shaping the development of a sustainable internship program out of the pilot phase.

The 10-week internship will start on June 3, 2019 and end August 16, 2019. Interns will be compensated for the training time and will receive the week of July 4th off without pay. Interns will be expected to work 20 hours/week including one to two mornings a week staring at 6am. Each intern’s set schedule will be determined by the individual municipality. Compensation is $12/hour plus mileage or use of municipal vehicle, as  determined  by the municipality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete two-week training program;
  • Tag recycling bins on collection mornings;
  • Catalog recycling participation and contamination rate through data collection and photo log;
  • Deliver outreach to residents to encourage proper recycling/waste disposal;
  • Educate residents at a local events and gatherings alongside ecomaine representatives;
  • Attend weekly cohort meetings;
  • Promote the Recyclopedia App;
  • Write a blog post and/or op-ed article sharing experiences and recommendations;
  • Present a summary report to municipal Council at the end of the internship, outlining completed activities and measured

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Most important skills of the position are reliability, integrity, initiative, and honesty;
  • Desire to learn more about local environmental issues and sustainability initiatives;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a clear and convincing manner, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to show up on time and work during early mornings;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to listen and respond courteously and empathetically to others;
  • Experience relating well to people of all ages from varied cultural, economic, and racial backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in collecting and managing data with the ability to think critically about results;
  • Self-directed and able to work both collaboratively and independently without supervision;
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation;
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 and stand/walk for extended periods of time.

To Apply

Send a letter of interest and resume to the contact person listed below for the municipality you are applying to. If you send multiple applications, please note this in your letter and indicate your preferred location.

  • Town of Falmouth

Kimberly Darling, Energy & Sustainability Coordinator kdarling@falmouthme.org 207-699-5337

  • Town of Scarborough

Complete online application at http://bit.ly/scarborough-jobs Direct questions to Jami Fitch, Sustainability Coordinator jfitch@scarboroughmaine.org 207-730-4035

  • Town of Windham

Complete online application at https://www.windhammaine.us/jobs.aspx

Direct questions to Gretchen Anderson, Environmental & Sustainability Coordinator gaanderson@windhammaine.us 207-892-1909

  • City of South Portland

Lucy Brennan, Sustainability Associate lbrennan@southportland.org 207-347-4147

The deadline to apply is Monday, April 1, 2019. All are EOE.

Background Information

Over the past year, ebbs and flows in the global recycling market have resulted in rippling effects on our local waste management practices. To address larger market changes, ecomaine is looking at new recycling importers and cracking down on contaminated loads of recycling. The only way to bring costs down and adjust to new standards is to ensure that ecomaine is getting clean recycling.

Amidst these tightening standards, cities and towns across Maine have been grappling with high rates of contamination in recycling loads. In response, Sustainability Offices launched robust outreach and education programming, often leveraging shared materials. Tabling displays, social media campaigns, tagging bins, and heightened enforcement are underway in an effort to reduce the amount of trash in recycling loads. These resources have started to foster a better community understanding of how to recycle properly.

With continued uncertainty in the recycling market, select communities have come together to work collectively towards improving recycling. This spring/summer, a team of interns will play a central role in continuing community outreach and education campaigns across member communities. Consistent personal outreach and education ensures local residents understand proper recycling/waste disposal and take appropriate action. Outreach will not only address contamination issues but also help communities work toward recycling and waste reduction goals.

Job: BikeMaine Event Coordinator (Position start Date 4/1, deadline to apply: Friday 3/15)

BikeMaine Event Coordinator

Bicycle Coalition of Maine
About Bike Maine

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Maine’s largest bike advocacy organization, offers as its signature event BikeMaine, an annual week long, 350-mile mass bicycle ride around Maine. BikeMaine promotes bicycle tourism, using a different cycle route each September to explore the inland and coastal regions of the state, with riders camping in a designated host community each of 7 nights. BikeMaine features Maine’s people, places, culture and food, and collaborates with other organizations where possible to move forward mutual goals of making Maine better.

Job Description

The Event Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, and improving upon the logistical and relationship components of this 8-day bicycling event. This position works closely with, and reports to, the Ride Director to guarantee the event’s success as measured by participant, community, volunteer, and sponsor satisfaction. This individual manages all logistical elements of the event, in addition to the overall implementation timeline. The Event Coordinator and Ride Director work in conjunction with the Ride Committee, which reports to the Coalition’s Board of Directors, to create and operate the event in a manner that serves the Coalition’s mission of making Maine better through biking and walking.

Successful experience in producing special events, particularly for not-for-profit institutions or charitable causes, is key, and familiarity with multi-day outdoor athletic events is a plus. Experience in organizing, coordinating, and motivating groups of staff, event participants, and volunteers is important. The position is based in Portland, but ability to travel throughout the state, including some overnight travel, is a requirement of the job.Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to organize effectively with proven attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including proficiency in managing and prioritizing projects with multiple and often competing deadlines, and ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience in developing and managing a budget.
  • Experience with developing, implementing, and overseeing a digital marketing plan using an array of Social Media properties.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, detail, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, to work under supervision, and to work in a team-based and goal oriented environment.
  • Proficient with MacOS, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Apps.
  • Ability to maintain schedules and timelines.
  • Ability to use considerable judgment and initiative required to establish work procedures.
  • Ability to travel as needed throughout Maine for required site and route scouting,  community and/or production meetings.
  • Ability to actively participate in the logistical and operational tasks of the actual Event, scheduled annually for the second full week in September, as well as pre- and post-Event activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as necessary. Must have valid drivers’ license and excellent driving record.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop guidelines and procedures to streamline the planning and operation of the event.
  • Manage vendors before and during week of BikeMaine (including obtaining quotes and securing contracts).
  • Manage BikeMaine’s emergency and medical protocols, working to keep up-to-date with industry best practices.
  • Work with the Ride Director to communicate with and manage Town Coordinators in the lead up to, and during, the event.
  • Work with the Volunteer Manager to identify the volunteer positions needed for the event, to assign volunteers to weeklong positions, to develop training for volunteers, and to create new volunteer positions as necessary.
  • Work with the Ride Director, Ride Committee, and consultants to plan marketing and sales promotions and marketing strategies.
  • Develop and manage event budget and expenses.
  • Manage ride registration process throughout the course of the year.
  • Manage all logistics leading up to and during the week of BikeMaine (both on route and in villages), including:
  • Purchase or rental of equipment;
  • Management, maintenance, and organization of all equipment;
  • Participation in the selection and planning of village site and rest stop and lunch stop sites.
  • Undertake continuous review of processes and procedures to refine and improve on the event.
  • Assist with other BCM events and programs as needed.

Please send resumé and cover letter to ride@bikemaine.org no later than March 15, 2019

Additional Job Information

Note that providing a salary range is not required, but is a practice that models transparency and is one recommended strategy for advancing equitable compensation.

Salary:
Category: Program/Project Management
Job Type:
Start Date: 4/1/19
Region Portland Area
Specific Location:

Application Details

How To Apply: Send resumé and cover letter to ride@bikemaine.org
Application Deadline: 3/15/2019