Job/ internships: Maine Land Trust Network

Jobs & Internships posted on the Maine Land Trust Network webpage

Job title Posted by Posted Expires
Environmental Education Assistant Damariscotta River Association/ Pemaquid Watershed Association 03/11/19 04/15/19
Courtesy Boat Inspector Coordinator Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed 03/11/19 05/ 3/19
Invasive Aquatic Plant Survey and Remediation Team Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed 03/11/19 05/ 3/19
Youth Conservation Corps Coordinator Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed 03/11/19 05/ 3/19
Invasive Aquatic Plant Survey and Outreach Team Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed 03/11/19 05/ 3/19
Courtesy Boat Inspectors Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed 03/11/19 05/ 3/19
Land Manager Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire 03/ 6/19 04/30/19
Piping Plover/Least Tern Project Intern (Southern ME) Maine Audubon 03/ 5/19 04/ 1/19
Summer Associates (seasonal, part time) Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative 03/ 4/19 03/29/19
Donor Engagement Office (full time) Maine Coast Heritage Trust 03/ 4/19 04/ 8/19
Conservation Land Stewards Lakes Region Conservation Corps (Americorps), NH 03/ 1/19 04/ 1/19
Development Director (updated) Island Heritage Trust 02/28/19 03/15/19
Summer Camp Environmental Educator Position (full time, seasonal) Maine Audubon, Gilsland Farm 02/28/19 03/25/19
Summer Preschool Environmental Educator (full time, seasonal) Gilsland Farm Audubon Center 02/28/19 03/25/19
Gear Steward (temporary) Rippleffect 02/28/19 03/28/19
Island Steward (temporary) Rippleffect 02/28/19 03/28/19
Seasonal Wilderness Education Guide Rippleffect 02/28/19 04/ 1/19
Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator (year-round) Island Heritage Trust 02/27/19 03/13/19
Recreation Services/Seasonal Land Steward The Land & Garden Preserve 02/27/19 04/ 1/19
Education & Events Coordinator Downeast Lakes Land Trust 02/26/19 03/31/19
Nature Center Assistant Manager (seasonal, part-time) Maine Audubon 02/26/19 04/ 1/19
Nature Center Assistant (seasonal, part time) Maine Audubon 02/26/19 04/ 1/19
Store Manager (seasonal) Maine Audubon 02/26/19 04/ 1/19
Development Coordinator (full time) Harpswell Heritage Land Trust 02/25/19 03/15/19
Stover’s Point Preserve Monitor (part time, seasonal) Harpswell Heritage Land Trust 02/25/19 03/22/19
Membership & Outreach Associate (part time) Western Foothills Lands Trust 02/22/19 03/18/19
President & CEO Maine Farmland Trust 02/19/19 03/19/19
Island Caretaker (2 seasonal positions) Maine Island Trail Association 02/ 6/19 03/15/19
Nature Day Camp Assistant Leader Harpswell Heritage Land Trust 02/ 6/19 03/24/19
Summer Land Steward (full time, contract) Kennebec Estuary Land Trust 01/24/19 03/17/19
Trail Steward (6-month position) Maine Coast Heritage Trust 01/15/19 03/15/19
Executive Director Greater Lovell Land Trust 01/14/19 05/ 1/19
Development Director Midcoast Conservancy 01/ 8/19 03/15/19
Southern Maine Stewardship Assistant (seasonal, full time) Maine Coast Hertiage Trust 01/ 8/19 03/15/19
Assistant Trail Stewards Maine Coast Heritage Trust 01/ 8/19 03/15/19
Executive Director Friends of Merrymeeting Bay 08/ 7/18 07/ 1/19

 

Jobs and Internships: Information available through ebear (March Deadlines)

Policy Associate (16896)

Bay Planning Coalition – Oakland, California
United States
Position Type: Job
Posting Date: Feb 20, 2019
End Date: Mar 20, 2019

Program Assistant – Dirty Energy (16894)

Natural Resources Defense Council – Washington, District of Columbia
United States
Position Type: Job
Posting Date: Feb 20, 2019
End Date: Mar 20, 2019

Program Assistant – Peace Operations (16893)

International Peace Institute – New York, New York
United States
Position Type: Job
Posting Date: Feb 20, 2019
End Date: Mar 11, 2019

AmeriCorps FoodCorps Member (16862)

St. Mary’s Nutrition Center – Lewiston, Maine
United States
Position Type: Job
Posting Date: Feb 18, 2019
End Date: Mar 15, 2019

Community Conservation Technician and Field Crew Leader (17047)

Downeast Lakes Land Trust – Grand Lake Stream, Maine
United States

Position Type: Internship

Posting Date: Mar 04, 2019

End Date: Mar 24, 2019

Organic Fruit & Vegetable farmer training program (16987)

Wolfe’s Neck Center – Freeport, Maine
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 27, 2019
End Date: Mar 27, 2019

Stover’s Point Preserve Monitor (part-time) (16994)

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust – Harpswell, Maine
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 27, 2019
End Date: Mar 22, 2019

Summer Intern (16990)

College Guild – Brunswick, Maine
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 27, 2019
End Date: Mar 27, 2019

Drones & Spatial Storytelling (Belize and Orlando) (16915)
Citizen Science GIS – Multiple Locations
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 21, 2019
End Date: Mar 15, 2019

Interdisciplinary Research in Changing Coastal Environments (16912)

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) – Cocodrie, Louisiana
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 21, 2019
End Date: Mar 15, 2019

Intergovernmental Affairs Bureau Summer Internship (16890)

Office of the New York State Attorney General – Buffalo, New York
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 20, 2019
End Date: Mar 20, 2019

New York City Public Service Corps (16865)

The City Of New York – New York, New York
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 18, 2019
End Date: Mar 18, 2019

Strategic Communications and Outreach Internship – UNHCR (16827)

UNHCR- The UN Refugee Agency – Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 14, 2019
End Date: Mar 14, 2019

RESEARCH EDUCATION INTERN (16802)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Massachusetts
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 13, 2019
End Date: Mar 13, 2019

Damariscove Island Stewards (16694)

Boothbay Region Land Trust – Boothbay Harbor, Maine
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Feb 07, 2019
End Date: Mar 15, 2019

Industry Report Intern: Evaluation, Research & Behavior (16567)

Consortium for Energy Efficiency – Middleton, Massachusetts
United States
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Jan 30, 2019
End Date: Mar 29, 2019

Summer Law Internship (15631)

Office of the New York State Attorney General – Multiple Locations
Position Type: Internship
Posting Date: Oct 19, 2018
End Date: Mar 15, 2019

Job: Education & Events Coordinator: Downeast Lakes land Trust (Deadline to apply 3/31/19)

Education and Events Coordinator, Downeast Lakes Land Trust

The Downeast Lakes Land Trust (DLLT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Grand Lake Stream, with a mission to contribute to the long-term economic and environmental well-being of the Downeast Lakes region through the conservation and exemplary management of its forests and waters.  DLLT sustainably manages the 55,678-acre Downeast Lakes Community Forest for wildlife habitat, forest products, and public recreation.

We have built an outstanding outdoor education program, and our goal is to maintain the excellence of this program.  In addition, we are always seeking to build stronger connections between local residents, visitors, and the natural resources that sustain the economy, all while educating future generations and building their appreciation for the natural environment and sustainable use of forest resources.  We seek an energetic, motivated individual to fill the role of Education and Events Coordinator (EEC).

The EEC will lead DLLT’s education program and assume substantial responsibilities for event planning. The EEC works under the supervision of the Deputy Director.  This is a full-time position which will require some work on weekends, holidays, and during non-traditional hours.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

Education Program Development & Implementation:

  • Under the direction of the Deputy Director, the EEC will develop and lead education programs that support DLLT’s mission and initiatives.
  • Foster partnerships with local schools, camps, and other organizations.Evaluate and report program outcomes.

Outreach and Event Planning:

  • Under the direction of the Deputy Director, the EEC will assist in developing print, online, and social media outreach materials and donor communications.
  • Plan and coordinate outreach and special events, and will provide information on and promote DLLT programs, plans, and policies to the DLLT community.
  • Represent DLLT at public events and communicate DLLT’s work to broad audiences.
    Contribute to DLLT’s ongoing efforts to develop relationships with diverse donors and supporters.

Committee Support:

  • Prepare reports to the committees and board and participates in the Education Committee meetings and other meetings as needed.

Volunteer Development:

  • Assist in development of DLLT’s volunteer program, including recruitment and acknowledgement of volunteers.
    Manage volunteers working in the EEC’s areas of responsibility.

Administrative Support:

  • Assist other staff as needed to promote DLLT’s mission and achieve objectives related to all of DLLT’s diverse programs and projects.

Location:
The position is based in Grand Lake Stream, Maine.  This is a small, rural community (winter pop. 100) with a traditional natural resource-based economy focused on outdoor recreational tourism and the timber products industry.

Qualifications:
Must have demonstrated educational experience, including teaching in both classroom and outdoor settings.
Outstanding interpersonal skills with children and adults of all ages, and a demonstrated ability to form partnerships with individuals, agencies, and organizations are required.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are critical. Experience with public speaking both with, and without, the use of audiovisual aids.  Must be comfortable living and working in a small community in rural Maine.  Experience and comfort with outdoor recreation activities including hiking, boating, and winter sports are preferred.  Current wilderness medical certification (WFA or higher), or willingness to obtain certification within 3 months of employment, is required.  Knowledge of natural sciences such as ecology and natural resource management a plus, and a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a closely related field is preferred.

Compensation: Salary and benefits (including health, vacation, and retirement) commensurate with qualifications and comparable to similar positions.

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.

Other, Program/Project Management, Teacher
Full-Time
Down East – Northern
Grand Lake Stream

Application Details

Send resume, cover letter, and contact info for 3 references in a single document by email to search@downeastlakes.org, ATTN: Education & Events Coordinator. For more information on the Downeast Lakes Land Trust, see www.downeastlakes.org. DLLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applications must be received by Sunday, March 31st.
3/31/2019

Job: Environmental Education Assistant, with Damariscotta River Association

Environmental Education Assistant

Damariscotta River Association/Pemaquid Watershed Association

Position Reports to: Director of Education and Environmental Monitoring

Mission:  Since its founding in 1973, the Damariscotta River Association (DRA) has worked to promote the health of the Damariscotta River Estuary and the human communities that rely on it by conserving and creating access to cherished properties and islands, monitoring and promoting water quality, and providing opportunities for learning about the region’s rich natural, cultural, and historical heritage.

Impact: DRA-PWA currently provides experiential ecology and natural history programs for more than 3,800 people of all ages annually. The water quality monitoring and other environmental monitoring programs provide science-based information to the community and engage citizen volunteers.

Position Summary:  The Environmental Education Assistant works directly with the DRA-PWA Education Director on a year-round, half-time basis to create, schedule, promote, teach, and evaluate a wide variety of school group and public programs for people of all ages. Program topics include natural history, ecology, Wabanaki culture, raising oysters, invasive species, outdoor living skills, and water quality. This position requires the candidate to be proficient in natural sciences and be an excellent teacher.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate summer nature day camp in collaboration with Education Director. This may include; developing curriculum, scheduling contract instructors, managing registrations, conducting programs in the field, managing a councilor-in-training program for young teens and evaluating all aspects of the program.
  • Teach school group and public programs (preschoolers to adults) on a wide variety of natural history and cultural history topics in both indoor and outdoor settings and in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Work with Communications Manager to promote programs in printed schedules, press releases, website and Facebook.

Additional Functions:

  • Assist with the maintenance of equipment and supplies.
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with other non-profits, universities, and government agencies to support educational goals.
  • Participate in staff meetings, education committee and related meetings, as well as DRA-PWA events as needed.
  • Assist in coordinating education program volunteers. This includes volunteer scheduling, training, and communication to ensure quality programming.
  • Translate science for the general public both orally and in writing, with a focus on watersheds, water quality and estuary ecology.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or Masters (preferred) Degree in a natural science, environmental education or related degree
  • At least two years conducting related work.
  • A demonstrated ability to teach, work independently, write effectively, and work as a team player within a group are required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Hold a Wilderness First Aid certification or be willing to obtain one.

Language Skills:
Excellent oral communication and presentation skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general science periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to take meeting notes, edit reports, and conduct related correspondence by email and other electronic and written methods. Ability to effectively respond to requests and questions from DRA-PWA staff, representatives of participating schools, and the general public.

Technical Skills:
A demonstrated the ability to use appropriate technology to process, store, and retrieve data. This includes appropriate software skill levels for word processing, spreadsheets, visual presentations, and telecommunications.

Physical Demands:
Must be able to swim, walk 3 miles at a rigorous pace, and lift up to 50 lbs.

Additional Helpful Skills 

  • Captain’s license, lifeguard certificate and/or Maine Guide license
  • Grant-writing experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to interpret water quality and ecological population data

Work Schedule
Approximately 18 hours weekly. Flexibility in hours will be essential as some evening and weekend hours are occasionally required.

Compensation
Salary Range: $18-$22/hour, depending on experience

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.

$18-$22/hour
Other
Part-Time
Mid Coast – Northern
Damariscotta

Application Details

Submit a letter of intent, résumé, and three references to Sarah Gladu. At least one reference must be from someone who has observed you teaching children.

On Campus Event: April Ryan- Under Fire: Reporting from the Trump White House, Tuesday, March 5 @ 7:30, Kresge Auditorium

An Evening with White House Correspondent April Ryan
Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House
Tuesday, April 5 7:30 PM
Kresge Auditorium, VAC

April Ryan has served as a White House Correspondent for over 20 years. She is on the board of the prestigious White House Correspondents Association and is the only African American reporter covering urban issues from the White House. In 2017, the National Association of Black Journalists named Ryan “Journalist of the Year”.

She is the author of three books including, The Presidency in Black and White and At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White. Her most recent book Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House (2018), Ryan provides insight into the chaos and controversy of the Trump White House and how journalists have adapted to the current environment. Ryan is a graduate of Morgan State University.

This event is sponsored by the African American Society student organization.

On Campus Event: Stories from Earth, Rachel Beane, Thursday March 7 @ 7:30, Kresge Auditorium

Stories from Earth
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences Inaugural Lecture- Rachel Beane
Thursday, March 7 7:30 pm
Kresge Auditorium

Fiery-volcanic eruptions, earth-shattering quakes, and continents on the move have forged the planet we call home. Take a journey from mid-coast Maine to Russia and New Zealand with geoscientist Rachel Beane. She will share captivating photos from the field, and from the microscope, as we explore the processes that have shaped our planet for millions of years. In so doing, we also will learn how the tiniest of minerals record some of Earth’s biggest stories.

Dr. Rachel Beane is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Earth and Oceanographic Science. With support from the National Science Foundation and Bowdoin College, she has conducted research on volcanic rocks in New Zealand and the western U.S., subduction zone metamorphic rocks in Russia, Kazakhstan and Greece, and igneous and metamorphic rocks in Maine.

Prof. Beane is associate dean for Academic Affairs at Bowdoin College for which her primary foci are faculty development and mentoring, and faculty diversity initiatives. She leads national professional development workshops for science educators through the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and On the Cutting Edge, an NSF funded project focusing on geoscience faculty development. She is recipient of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers Neil Miner teaching award for “exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences” and the Bowdoin College Sydney B. Karofsky teaching prize for her “ability to impart knowledge, inspire enthusiasm, and stimulate intellectual curiosity.” She is also a fellow of the Geological Society of America.

Free and open to the public.

Off campus Event: 2019 Maine Land Conservation Conference, April 5-6 in Brunswick (student scholarships available)

Maine Coast Heritage Trust presents the Maine Land Conservation Conference for and with Maine’s robust land conservation community. We come together to train on best practices in all aspects of land trust work, connect with our peers, and grapple with the most pressing issues facing land conservation today.

  • Scroll to the bottom of this page for key documents, below our list of sponsors
  • Download the conference brochure
  • NEW THIS YEAR! This year we will offer roundtable discussions at the end of the day rather than a 3rd workshop session. Don’t miss this opportunity to both listen and share your own expertise in one of nine topical group discussions (Saturday workshop list). Be sure to sign up when you register.

Register here

Majora Carter – Keynote Speaker
Building Proud Communities

When New York City wanted to bring 40% of its trash to her neighborhood in the South Bronx, Majora Carter pushed back. Her goal of building a prouder community grew to include more than just green space.

In partnership with local government, businesses, and neighborhood organizations she has improved opportunities for transportation, fitness and recreation, nutrition, and economic development. Majora’s lessons learned will remind us that environment is just one component in building a stronger, healthier community.

Student Scholarships
Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, Maine Coast Heritage Trust is proud to offer free admissionto students with a Maine connection whose studies include an environmental, nonprofit, or sustainability focus. The scholarship covers the cost of registration Saturday only (though except for the evening reception, Friday events are free for all). To apply, write a short essay that briefly describes your course of study, what you think you might like to do when you graduate, and how you hope attending the conference will ehlp you with your goals. Send your application to Donna @ dbisset@mcht.org with the subject line: Conference Scholarship application.