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Lead Educator and Educational Assistants
Marion Natural History Museum
SUMMER POSITIONS WITH THE MARION NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
The Marion Natural History Museum is looking for a part-time lead educator for our summer nature series, Coastal Explorations. In this program we cover a variety of topics including vernal pools, food webs, salt marsh ecology, soils, local birds among other topics. Familiarity with the natural world is a big plus.We are also looking for a part-time educational assistant for our Coastal Explorations summer program. Responsibilities include helping the lead educator with the program topic, helping students with journals, and keeping students safe before and during programs until pick-up.
Summer Science Internship
Great Pond Foundation
Each year the Great Pond Foundation (GPF) engages college interns to assist with the Ecological Monitoring Program and other initiatives related to maintaining and preserving healthy coastal ecosystems. GPF is committed to scientific data collection, much of which involves assessing water quality and biodiversity in Edgartown Great Pond and Chilmark Pond, as well as other similar coastal ponds on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. In addition to the Water Quality Monitoring Program, interns will help with the Biodiversity Monitoring Program and the MV CYANO cyanobacteria monitoring program. The Summer Science Interns will spend 75% of their time in the field working directly with GPF scientists and staff to successfully implement these projects. Interns will also support occasional summer outreach activities hosted by GPF for stakeholders of all ages.
Field Crew Leader
Great Pond Foundation
Great Pond Foundation (GPF) seeks a Field Crew Leader to assist the Scientific Program Director in overseeing the Ecological Monitoring Program and other initiatives related to managing healthy coastal ecosystems. GPF is committed to scientific data collection, including the assessment of water quality and biodiversity in Edgartown Great Pond, Chilmark Pond and other coastal ponds on Martha’s Vineyard island. Additionally, the Field Crew Leader will assist with weekly sample collection and processing for the MV CYANO cyanobacteria monitoring program. The Field Crew Leader will spend 65% of their time conducting field work with the summer interns, with the remaining time spent focusing on MV CYANO and lab work, all while working directly with GPF staff to successfully execute these projects. The Field Crew Leader will also support summer outreach activities hosted by GPF for stakeholders of all ages.Learn More
"Girls Science + Nature Camp" on Penikese Island off Cape Cod, MA
Penikese Island School
The Penikese Island School (www.penikese.org) seeks 5 enthusiastic summer staff members for our 2023 Girls Science + Nature Camp season.
The goal of this program is to build the confidence of middle-school girls in the sciences by providing them with role models of women in STEM.Learn More
ASSISTANT COORDINATOR – BAYWATCHERS MONITORING PROGRAM-TEMPORARY (SUMMER 2023)
BUZZARDS BAY COALITION
The Buzzards Bay Coalition seeks an Assistant Coordinator to support the renowned Baywatchers Volunteer Monitoring Program, and to help facilitate additional watershed natural resource monitoring programs (stream flow, anadromous fish, etc.). The Assistant Coordinator position is a combination of fieldwork, lab work, working with citizen volunteers, and data entry. This is a part-time, seasonal position with a variable schedule averaging 30 hours per week between the months of May and August. TEMPORARY (SUMMER 2023)Learn More
Salt Marsh Research Technicians – TEMPORARY (SUMMER 2023)
Buzzards Bay Coalition
The Buzzards Bay Coalition is seeking two energetic, independent, and self-motivated technicians to carry out salt marsh monitoring for summer 2023. Technicians’ primary responsibilities will include conducting salt marsh vegetation, elevation, and invertebrate field surveys, data collection and data entry. Technicians may also have the opportunity to assist or independently conduct hydrology and soil characteristic surveys. This is a temporary position for approximately 35 hours per week for 10 weeks over the time period of June 12 to September 1, 2023, with exact start and end dates to be determined. Work schedules will vary from week to week according to tide and weather conditions.Learn More
Marine Animal Rehabilitation and Environmental Education Intern
National Marine Life Center
Animal Care Responsibilities: Depending on need, case load, and time of year, interns may assist with the care of the NMLC rehabilitation patients including seals, sea turtles, and a variety of native turtle species. Animal Care duties may include animal restraint; cleaning; disinfecting tanks, equipment, and environmental enrichment devices; diet preparation; administering feeds (including tube feeding); record keeping; facility maintenance; and water quality testing. Interns may also assist animal care staff with medical procedures, admission exams, animal necropsies, and release events.
Education Responsibilities: Interns may assist with environmental education programs, including on-site programs, off-site programs, fairs, and festivals. Programs will focus on marine animals, rehabilitation practices, conservation, and STEM activities. Interns may learn how to effectively interpret and educate guests of NMLC on marine animals and conservation. Interns may be asked to work in the gift shop and assist with various office projects such as fundraising and data entry. There may be opportunities to create different educational materials needed that are aligned with the Massachusetts State Frameworks and Ocean Literacy Principles.
Please note that the summer internship session offers the most opportunity for education experience. Fall and Spring sessions offer less opportunity given the time of year, focus may shift to operations or administrative tasks.
Other Responsibilities: Each intern is assigned to multiple projects in different areas of the organization, e.g. research, fundraising, rehabilitation, marketing, social media or education. A weekly chore will be delegated to each intern to assist with the upkeep of the facility and equipment. Each intern is required to attend regularly scheduled meetings throughout their time at NMLC. At the end of the internship, the intern will deliver a presentation about their experience and projects to staff and volunteers.
- Must be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from an accredited college or university; preference will be given to students or recent graduates working towards biology, environmental studies, marine science, education, or other related fields.
- Must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Must be adaptable, responsible, hard working, willing to learn, and have attention to detail.
- Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Must be willing to engage in a positive and informative manner with members of the public on a regular basis.
- Must be willing to participate in and receive constructive feedback.
- Must expect to work 40 hours per week, which can include early morning and/or late night seal feedings depending on the season.
- Interns may be required to work some holidays.
- Interns may be required to participate in fundraisers held by NMLC, which may occur outside of normally scheduled hours
- International applicants are responsible for their own VISA arrangements, etc.
- If an intern plans to receive school credit for an internship they must notify staff prior to the internship start date, and it will be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required paperwork is completed and submitted.
- Must be able to endure some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as medical equipment and boxes of medical supplies.
- The work may require specific but common physical characteristics and abilities such as lifting up to 50 pounds, above-average agility, and dexterity.
Intern positions are unpaid. Interns must have their own transportation. Housing is not provided, but NMLC will offer suggestions
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
The Facility Manager at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island is a full-time position with benefits, located at the Nature Center and Aquarium/Claire McIntosh Wildlife Refuge in Bristol, Rhode Island.
The Facility Manager is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the building and grounds at the Nature Center and Aquarium/Claire McIntosh Wildlife Refuge while paying special attention to the appearance and safety for visitors.
This position works closely with all members of the Audubon staff, volunteers, and Conservation team. The position is supervised by the Director of the Nature Center and Aquarium.
As a member of the Audubon staff the incumbent in this position is an ambassador for the Society, fostering a commitment to Audubon’s mission, values and culture of philanthropy.Learn More
Summer Internship with the University of Maryland Horn Point Oyster Hatchery
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Oyster Hatchery
The oyster culture program at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory is accepting applications for a 2023 summer internship.
Oyster aquaculture in Maryland is a rapidly growing industry with countless opportunities for innovative ideas and for those with a strong work ethic to make a meaningful difference. Since the revision of the lease laws in Maryland during 2009, the state has seen a strong increase in aquaculture operations. With this surge comes and increased demand for a workforce who is trained in unique aquaculture job skills.
Where: University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory Oyster Hatchery located at 2020 Horns Point Road in Cambridge, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
When: Candidates should be able to work for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks within the time frame of April 2023 and October 2023. Most work is conducted Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, occasionally irregular hours may occur. Weekend work is expected.
What you’ll do:
- Become part of the hatchery team and learn all aspects of oyster culture
- Complete rotations and become competent in all aspects of oyster cultivation
- Collect data
- Operate downweller, upweller and nursery systems
- Basic troubleshooting
- Give back to the Chesapeake Bay
- 18 years of age or older by the start of employment
- Able to lift at least 50 pounds
- Commitment to working in a wet, muddy, and humid environment.
- Able to work weekends
- Interest in aquaculture, fisheries, biology, environmental sciences or a related field
- Be prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for wet and muddy conditions.
- Commit to arrive on time
- Reliable transportation
- Positive attitude
Stipend: $15/hr, before taxes paid biweekly
Due to the rural nature of the campus area, personal transportation is encouraged for all participants.Learn More
Septic System Test Center Operator
Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment - MASSTC
Barnstable County department of Health & Environment is accepting applications for the full-time position of MASSTC (Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center) Operator.
Use your diverse skillset and join a team of dedicated professionals as a full-time Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator at the Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Technology Center. Located in the heart of Cape Cod, our unique organization is the nation’s premier third-party testing and research facility for cutting-edge innovative/alternative (I/A) onsite septic treatment technologies. You will be called upon to do everything from pump and treatment system operation and maintenance to taking samples daily to grounds maintenance to construction of research projects. Qualified candidates will hold an Associate Degree in engineering, biology or other natural science or 3-4 years of wastewater treatment system operation experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience and have or be able to obtain a Massachusetts Grade 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator’s License within six months from hire date.Learn More
Forest & Park Supervisor III
MA Department of Conservation & Recreation
The MA Department of Conservation and Recreation is recruiting for a full-time Forest and Park Supervisor III who will be responsible for leading facility maintenance and operations at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR). The Forest and Parks Supervisor is an integral member of the WBNERR team and works collaboratively with other Reserve staff to support the Reserve’s work in research, education, training, and stewardship, and in serving as a state Park.Learn More
Cape Cod Commission
GIS Analyst with at least 2 years experience in GIS computer applications; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Learn More