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The Town of Yarmouth seeks a self-driven individual to join our Public Works Department team in our Engineering Division.
This position performs supervisory and professional civil engineering work relating to the plan, design, construction and maintenance of assigned engineering and land survey projects.
Performs other duties normal and customary for an engineering office including supports in reviewing commercial, residential and subdivision plans and permits for compliance with local regulations and gives approval to most engineering matters. When the Town Engineer is not available, attends Site Plan Review committee meetings as a representative of the Engineering Division.
Immediate opening for a grade 8 science teacher in Falmouth public schools.Learn More
The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS), a nonprofit institution dedicated to the understanding and protection of our coastal environment and marine ecosystems, is seeking a seasonal Right Whale Ecology Program intern from January 02 - May 30th, 2024. This long-term project focuses on documenting the abundance, distribution, and behavior of North Atlantic right whales and their food resource in Cape Cod Bay and adjacent Massachusetts waters. The intern will assist the habitat research associate in the collection and processing of zooplankton in the field and lab. Fieldwork responsibilities include zooplankton collection through tow and pump techniques, marine observer, and environmental data collector. Lab responsibilities include zooplankton species identification and counts, plastics analysis, archiving samples, data entry and maintenance, and maintaining field equipment.Learn More
The Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) seeks a college- or graduate-level intern to assist with our “State of the Waters: Cape Cod” project. The internship provides a paid salary but does not provide benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.
APCC is the region’s leading 501(c)3 nonprofit environmental organization working for the adoption of laws, policies and programs that protect and enhance Cape Cod’s natural resources and quality of life ( https://apcc.org ). Founded in 1968, the mission of APCC is to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of Cape Cod. Our vision is a carbon-neutral Cape Cod where waters are restored and protected, natural landscapes and wildlife habitat are preserved, and where growth respects the character of town centers and rural lands.
Background: In 2018 APCC initiated the State of the Waters: Cape Cod (SOTW) project (https://capecodwaters.org ). Project goals are to use water grades and an annual report to raise public awareness of water quality issues on Cape Cod, to identify opportunities for water quality improvement and restoration, and to promote action to improve water quality through a Water Action Plan. Objectives are to evaluate and grade the water quality of coastal waters, ponds, and drinking water throughout Cape Cod. Each year APCC analyzes and grades the most recent data available and provides an updated report via an interactive website and outreach.Learn More
The Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) seeks an experienced project manager to manage the sample analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results for APCC’s Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program ( https://apcc.org/our-work/science/community-science/cyanobacteria/ ).
APCC is the region’s leading 501(c)3 nonprofit environmental organization working for the adoption of laws, policies and programs that protect and enhance Cape Cod’s natural resources and quality of life. Founded in 1968, the mission of APCC is to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural resources of Cape Cod. Our vision is a carbon-neutral Cape Cod where waters are restored and protected, natural landscapes and wildlife habitat are preserved, and where growth respects the character of town centers and rural lands. For more information, visit https://apcc.org.
Our Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program goals are to:
- Raise public awareness of the health and ecological risks posed by harmful cyanobacteria blooms (HCBs);
- Help inform proper responses to cyanobacteria concerns in order to promote public health;
- Monitor priority ponds across the Cape; and
- Motivate public action to address the causes of HCBs by improving water quality.
APCC’s Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program partners with officials at the town, county, state, and federal levels as well as local pond associations and residents to conduct cyanobacteria monitoring in Cape Cod ponds. Each year 120-140 freshwater ponds are monitored biweekly from late May through October. Monitoring results, interpretations, and recommendations are reported within 48 hours to local officials and the public through reports, emails, and our interactive map of monitoring results. Results are communicated as either “Acceptable,” “Potential for Concern,” or “Use Restriction Warranted” which describe the potential risks of exposure to cyanobacteria toxins corresponding to monitoring results. End-of-season reports are provided which summarize results for the entire season. RLearn More
OCT is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as its Director of Land Stewardship. The individual will work under the Executive Director and will serve as primary supervisor to the Land Stewardship Technician. They will oversee monitoring and stewardship of 500 acres owned by OCT and 160 acres under OCT Conservation Restrictions (CRs). They will oversee habitat management efforts and public access opportunities to OCT properties, including several walking trails. They will also manage relationships and neighbors with abutters to facilitate OCT’s stewardship work and further our mission. They will be the lead staff person in managing OCT’s Volunteer Land Steward Program and will recruit, train, and supervise volunteers. Willingness and availability to work occasional evenings and weekends required.Learn More
Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to restore and preserve clean water throughout Barnstable. BCWC is looking to fill a full-time leadership position for an Ecological Restoration Manager. The Ecological Restoration Manager will facilitate and coordinate restoration projects for improvement of water quality in the Three Bays watershed in Barnstable, MA, with a focus on nutrient reduction and climate change resilience.Learn More
The Weekend Naturalist works Saturdays and Sundays at Audubon’s Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol, Rhode Island. The Naturalist is responsible for leading birthday parties and teaching public programs, providing guided tours/nature walks, offering interpretation of indoor exhibit and feeding animals. This position also assists in the admissions and gift shop area, special events and facility rentals. This position is supervised by the Director of the Nature Center and Aquarium and works closely with other staff, volunteers and interns.
As a member of the Audubon Society of RI staff the person in this position is an ambassador for the organization, fostering a commitment to Audubon’s mission, values, and culture of philanthropy.Learn More
The Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC) seeks an intern to assist staff with our Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program (https://apcc.org/cyano).
APCC is offering a position that begins in mid-August and ends in mid-November. This is a paid internship with no benefits. The typical work schedule is a 37.5-hour work week over 4-5 days per week with an additional 30 min lunch break each day. The candidate must provide their own transportation and housing. Only candidates that have their own vehicle and driver's license will be considered. Often the work will require the candidate traveling to and from ponds across the Cape to collect water samples for analysis of cyanobacteria.
Save The Bay’s education program is a year round environmental education program
that aims to connect students and people of all ages and abilities to Narragansett Bay
through hands-on mission based programming. We work with 12,000 (K-12) students
annually through our school day and afterschool programming and an additional
50,000+ people through our public programs including our seal tours, lighthouse
cruises, summer camps and our Hamilton Family Aquarium in Newport (to open in Fall
Our Aquarium Education AmeriCorps Members, will be teaching marine science and
conservation concepts to Aquarium students and public guests. Members will be
responsible for developing and teaching education programs and content focused on
the Aquarium exhibits and in accordance with Save The Bay’s mission of “Protecting
and Improving Narragansett Bay.” Instructional assignments are held in a variety of
settings including; Save The Bay’s Hamilton Family Aquarium in Newport, inside school
classrooms throughout RI, and aboard one of our Coast Guard certified education
vessels. Participants range in ages from grades K-12 students, college students and
adults. Weekend work is necessary.
Position Reports To: Aquarium Program Manager
Location: Save The Bay’s Hamilton Family Aquarium, Newport, RI
Position Description: Save The Bay is seeking four full time (1,700 hour) AmeriCorps
Members to be part of our education team at our Hamilton Family Aquarium in Newport.
This position runs from September 5, 2023-August 31, 2024.
The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) is seeking a Data Manager and Aerial Observer for their Right Whale Ecology Program (RWEP). The CCS RWEP surveys Cape Cod Bay and adjacent waters in the Fall, Winter and Spring months to assess the abundance, distribution, and behavior of North Atlantic Right Whales in Gulf of Maine waters.
This is full-time salaried position with benefits for one year with the possibility of extension. Start date for this position is on or near September 1, 2023. The position requires aerial survey fieldwork and oversight of personnel. Rate of pay is $50k-$60k and will be commensurate with experience.Learn More
The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy seeks part-time staff for our new Shark Center Provincetown. Staff members will engage Shark Center visitors throughout the museum and assist in daily operations such as sales of merchandise and tickets. This position will require staff members to interact and educate visitors of a wide range of ages and backgrounds.Learn More