Summer Internship: Youth and Environmental Intern, Lowell/Lawrence MA. Apply by March 22

Youth and the Environment Intern
Lowell/Lawrence MA

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) is seeking two summer interns to coordinate its EPA-funded Youth and the Environment Program (YEP), as well as other NEIWPCC Wastewater Division projects in Lowell and Lawrence MA. 

By offering summer employment with hands-on experience, YEP encourages disadvantaged inner city students to develop interests in the environment and potential environmental careers.  The YEP Coordinator is an important component of the program.  The Youth and the Environment Coordinators will work under the general supervision of the Environmental Analyst for the Wastewater and Onsite Systems Division at NEIWPCC to coordinate logistics for the youth summer job programs, develop lesson plans for the afternoon sessions, coordinate periodic environmental field trips, and coordinate transportation of the students to the wastewater treatment plants every morning.  In addition to the YEP, the interns may also support other Wastewater activities including our Massachusetts Wastewater Operator Training program and the Massachusetts Title 5 Soil Evaluator Certification training program.

The successful candidates must have a minimum of 2 years towards a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, or closely related field. Candidates will be expected to work 30 hours per week, with some flexibility; position anticipated to begin mid-May and to extend through the summer.

Refer to www.neiwpcc.org for full position description. To apply, submit cover letter and resume by Friday, March 22, 2019 to jobs@neiwpcc.org. In the e-mail subject line, please reference position number 19-Lowell-001. No phone calls please.Position posted on the Environmental Careers Opportunities webpage

 

Job: Natural Resource and Land Stewardship Manager, Hartford, VT (deadline to apply March 15)

Natural Resource and Land Stewardship Manager
Hartford VT

Position Summary:

Under the primary supervision of the Senior Regional Director-North, this position is responsible for providing leadership in land and boundary stewardship for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in the assigned region. The Natural Resource & Land Stewardship Manager facilitates collaboration and cooperation between Trail-maintaining Clubs and public-agency partners to achieve monitoring and management of tracts and boundaries that protect the Appalachian Trail. This position is responsible for supporting and coordinating regional land monitoring and maintenance programs, collecting, organizing and analyzing boundary data, conducting boundary monitoring and maintenance training, conducting and coordinating encroachment mitigation efforts, supporting natural resource stewardship efforts and supervising seasonal Boundary Technicians. The Stewardship Manager will work in a dynamic team environment with ATC staff, Trail volunteers, the National Park Service, the National Park Service Land Acquisition Office for National Scenic Trails, the US Forest Service, numerous state agencies, and other land management partners to address priority Trail resource management goals.

See the Environmental Careers Opportunity webpage for more details
Apply by March 15

Jobs: New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) (Apply by March 22)

NEIWPCC offers competitive compensation including excellent benefits for eligible employees; we are committed to the professional development of our employees which allows employees to increase their skills, abilities, and work experiences and enables promotion from within.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@neiwpcc.org. Your application will be reviewed by our human resources department to determine if your qualifications possess the right match for the position; your application is only complete when you have submitted a cover letter and resume; without both, your application may not be considered.

Shortly after submission, you will receive confirmation of receipt of your application in the form of a card or email. You will be contacted directly if we would like to schedule an interview. Due to the high volume of resumes received for our positions, NEIWPCC is unable to respond to individual status update requests. We respectfully request no calls about a position or the status of your application. We thank you for your understanding and interest in employment at NEIWPCC.


New York State Source Water Protection – New York State Department of Health

The primary goal of the next generation of source water protection in New York State is to develop, update, and implement source water protection measures for public drinking water systems throughout the State. Source water protection strategies are most effective when implemented at the local community level. As such, New York State is committed to updating its Source Water Assessment and Protection Plans (SWAPPs), as funded in the 2017 NYS budget, and has utilized this funding for NEIWPCC to provide New York State Department of Conservation and the New York State Department of Health with critical staff to work with NYS professionals, public water suppliers, and local entities to develop an updated public drinking water source water protection program.

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Department of Health are seeking candidates for the following positions:

 

Environmental Analyst – Drinking Water Specialist
New York State Department of Health – Source Water Protection Program
Albany, New York

The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Bureau of Water Supply Protection (BWSP) are seeking highly organized and detail-oriented candidates for an Environmental Analyst – Drinking Water Specialist to implement various source water and drinking water assessment, protection, sampling and treatment programs, including support to public water systems and local municipalities for developing Source Water Protection Programs and updates to existing Source Water Assessment Plans (SWAPs).

The incumbent will coordinate directly with regional NEIWPCC staff based in the four NYSDOH Regional Offices (Metropolitan, Capital, Central and Western) on these matters. Incumbent may also provide technical assistance to water suppliers, regional environmental health staff, and local health department staff on source water protection strategy implementation and water sample collection and analytical testing for physical, biological, radiological and chemical contaminant.  Will develop written materials to provide guidance and training for local municipalities, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and local health departments (LHDs) on source water protection strategies and implementation. Will provide support for associated programs by implementing procedures and performing sampling and testing to evaluate compliance and will develop concise and coherent multi-media documents for communicating program activities and accomplishments.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, environmental health, natural science, toxicology, or public health and must have knowledge and understanding of state and federal environmental regulations. Knowledge of Safe Drinking Water Act and SWAP programs, as well as groundwater and surface water hydrology required. Candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and have demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Excellent computer skills including Geographical Information Systems (GIS) required.

Send cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample by March 22, 2019 as indicated at top of page. Please reference 19-NYS-SW-DOH-002 in email subject line. No phone calls please.

Job: Ecology Educator at The Ecology School, Poland, ME

Ecology Educator
Poland  ME

The Ecology School provides residential and day environmental education programs for elementary and middle school students. We are a community-oriented organization that works hard to practice what we teach and to teach with intention. We are committed to making every program empowering, informative and fun for our students and pour our hearts, energy and time into our work. Our overnight campus is based in Poland, Maine, just a short trip away from the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire and the thriving city of Portland, Maine.

Qualifications

  1. Experience in K-8 education and/or environmental education.
  2. BS or BA degree or, in the case of interns, several terms of undergraduate courses and experience.
  3. Ability to work long hours outdoors (often physically strenuous) managing groups of children.
  4. Trained in CPR and First Aid

Compensation

College graduates receive a starting salary of $320 per week, post-graduates receive a starting salary of $340 per week. Each educator is provided with room and board, which includes weekends.

Responsibilities

  1. Plan and teach lessons to a group of approximately 10-12 students generally between 3rd and 8th grade.
  2. Attend and participate during meals (usually sitting at a student table to share the meal and to engage students).
  3.  Help set up the site for the week on Monday and clean-up the site on Friday.
  4. Attend all scheduled meetings, including all Staff Meetings, Teachers Meetings and other meetings called as necessary.
  5. Participate in pre-lesson educational skits and dinner theater.
  6. Assist in developing curriculum, skits and program materials for The Ecology School.
  7. Consult with classroom teachers and Ecology School Directors to make decisions regarding students’ conduct.
  8. Develop good rapport and positive relations with students, teachers and other educators.
  9. Perform various duties (3-5 per week) such as breakfast or lunch dishes, dorm clean-up with students, recreation or dorm supervision, and put-to-bed.

10. Live on-site in staff housing co-workers.

To apply: Use application form on the jobs page of our website, http://www.theecologyschool.org/, and send resume, cover letter and completed application to Alexandra Grindle, Director of Programs, alex@theecologyschool.org.

Volunteer Opportunity: Museum Interpretation Internship @ Maine Maritime Museum 8-10 hrs/ wk summer ’19

Museum Interpretation Internship @ Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME

Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) seeks a motivated and dedicated Interpretation Intern for the summer 2019 season.

Maine Maritime Museum
MMM is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage and culture through gallery exhibits, an historic shipyard, educational programs, a research Library, and narrated excursions along area waterways. Founded in 1962, the Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in Bath, “The City of Ships”, and provides a unique experience to visitors of all ages from around the world. Our collection features over 20,000 objects, including paintings, sculpture, maritime artifacts and ephemera.

The Opportunity
The Interpretation Intern will assist the Manager of Interpretation in facilitating in-gallery programming and developing/ implementing visitor feedback assessments. Responsibilities include assisting with the museum’s new family summer program, Seabase Delta: Aquanauts Academy. This immersive, hands-on program lets visitors of all ages explore diving history and technology through games and collaborative learning. Responsibilities will also include but are not limited to managing visitor feedback interviews and surveys and assisting with the daily operations of the Public Programs Department. The ideal candidate will have an interest in innovative museum interpretation and working with the public.

This internship is ideal for those wanting a hands-on experience in museum education and will serve as a comprehensive introduction to museum and non-profit operations. The intern will attend staff meetings, participate in program implementation and evaluation, and have the opportunity to meet and work with staff across all museum departments. Under the supervision of the Manager of Interpretation, the intern will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience assisting with and leading innovative and creative public programs. Over the course of the internship, the intern will build skills valued by employers, such as practical experience in museum education, program design and management, collaborative problem-solving, and effective communication.

A maritime knowledge or background is not required. The museum welcomes students with career interests in Museums, History, Public History, Art History, Education, Maritime Studies, Environmental Studies and Sciences, Communications, Non-Profits, and/or Tourism and Hospitality.

Qualifications
• Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a college or university. Recent graduates are also invited to apply. (Course credit for internship is optional.)
• Time Commitment: 10 weeks (between June-August) for 8-12 hours a week
• This is a temporary and unpaid position.

Application Requirements
To apply, send resume and cover letter by May 1st, 2019 to Sarah Timm at timm@maritimeme.org.

Date Posted: 2/25/2019

https://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/about-maine-maritime-museum/employment-opportunities/museum-interpretation-internship/

Sarah Timm, Manager of Interpretation
Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington St, Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-1316 x 350
timm@maritimeme.org
www.mainemaritimemuseum.org

Job: Innovative Science Educator: Chewonki Maine Coast Semester (Position Open Until Filled)

Seeking innovative Science educator to join the faculty of  Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki

History of Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki

Now in its 30th year, Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki serves academically ambitious high school juniors from across the United States and around the world. What draws this diverse student body to Maine’s Midcoast is an insatiable curiosity about the natural world; a commitment to environmental stewardship; and the desire to be part of a uniquely progressive learning community.

Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki has a “once-in-a-career” science teaching opportunity to join the faculty at one of the premier semester schools in the United States. Building on a scientific legacy that began with Roger Tory Peterson, the next teacher has the opportunity to integrate the very best of Chewonki’s natural history-based approach to studying the ecosystems of the Maine Coast with unique local resources and dynamic pedagogy available today.

Chewonki Mission

Chewonki is a multi-division school and camp, founded in 1915, that also partners with educational institutions to extend its mission:

Chewonki inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives.

To meet the promise of our mission, Chewonki strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization. ​Our legacy of thoughtful self-reflection and purposeful change guides our efforts to create a place where all participants and staff can flourish. We seek to hire, develop and retain talented people from all backgrounds. Individuals from non-traditional backgrounds, historically marginalized or underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


The ideal candidate has:

A high level of interest in teaching exceptionally motivated high school juniors in a semester school that values both intellectual pursuits, as well as building strong relationships with students and colleagues in order to foster a thriving sustainable community.

Is an excellent communicator who is comfortable using a variety of instructional strategies and enjoys working creatively and collaboratively to develop place-based curricula that includes field work and promotes interdisciplinary thinking.

A proven record of engaging students in place-based learning, fostering critical reading and writing skills, and inspiring a love of learning.

Responsibilities include designing place-based curriculum and teaching Maine Coast Semester’s honors natural history course that takes full advantage of our unique setting on the midcoast of Maine; advising a small group of students, serving as a member of the residential faculty and acting as a cabin parent (see below for a more detailed description of responsibilities).

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Ability to develop close working relationships with all constituencies including students, families, faculty, and administration.
  • Ability to allow for ambiguity; and to analytically and strategically solve complex educational problems; to work on teams and to participate effectively with colleagues from all parts of the Chewonki Foundation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt your message to students, families, faculty, and administration.
  • Willingness to embrace the lifestyle of working and living in a dynamic semester school by being a team-player, eagerly assuming many roles, and devoting the time required to model excellence in job performance.
  • Commitment to active collaboration while also possessing the internal, self-starter motivation to learn independently.


SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Maine Coast Semester co-disciplinary science teachers collaboratively teach three sections of a place-based honors natural history course that intersects with the program’s environmental science and mathematics courses.  Science is required for all students and is central to the program. The science teacher spends approximately five hours twice a week in the field, complementing the work in the classroom by visiting rocky intertidal zones, sandy shores, salt marshes, ponds, streams, bogs, and forests.  Science teachers also support students to develop an appreciation for the beauty, complexity, and interconnectedness of natural surroundings.

Position Title: Science Teacher
Permanent/Temporary:  Permanent
Reports to:  Head of Semester School
Exempt/Non-exempt:  Exempt
Benefits Eligible:  Yes

Learn more an apply:
https://chewonki.org/jobs/residential-science-teacher/

On Campus Event: Behold the Earth: A Cinematic Reply to Edward O. WIlson’s Appeal” (David Conover), Thursday 2.28 at 4:25, Druck 20

“Behold the Earth: A Cinematic Reply to Edward O. Wilson’s Appeal“ (David Conover)
Thursday, Feb 28, 4:25-5:30
Druck 20

Filmmaker and 2014-15 Bowdoin Coastal Studies Scholar David Conover returns to campus with an evening screening/ Q&A and an afternoon seminar.  In his talk, he speaks as a secular humanist about the interplay of film, biology, and Christianity.

He asks:  how do childhood experiences inform the study of -and the care for- life on earth?

How is a biologist’s way of knowing harmonious with a believer’s way of knowing?

In the course of addressing these questions and showing a few film clips, he will draw upon THE CREATION: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth by biologist and naturalist E.O.Wilson, and LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, by journalist Richard Louv.  David worked with both for the film BEHOLD THE EARTH.

David Conover majored in religion and earned a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin, and a M.Ed from Harvard University