JOB TITLE: Natural Lands Stewardship Intern (1 Position)
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Natural Lands Stewardship Intern will learn about and gain experience implementing proper land management practices while working closely with natural lands staff to preserve and maintain Winterthur’s meadows, woodlands, waterways, and wildlife.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Natural Lands Management: Assist with environmental projects in meadows, woods, riparian areas, and streams and ponds, including management of wildlife and livestock. Activities will include identifying and removing invasive plants, maintaining native plants, enhancing habitat for native wildlife, maintaining trails, monitoring bird populations, and caring for Winterthur’s herd of goats. Use of large equipment (mowers, tractors, backhoes), small/hand held equipment (string trimmers, leaf blowers, pruners, handsaws), and systemic herbicides. 2. Land Stewardship: Develop awareness of the principles of best management practices and how they shape Winterthur’s philosophy towards environmental conservation. 3. Equipment Maintenance: Learn proper cleaning, sharpening, maintenance, and storage of job-related equipment. 4. Natural Resource Evaluation & Inventory: Document existing resources and explore new ones. 5. Continuing Education: Participate in a variety of trainings, plant identification classes, and field trips in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of the wider field of public horticulture.
JOB REQUIREMENTS Experience: Minimum of three months of practical, hands-on experience in environmental science, horticulture, or a related field. One year of practical, hands-on experience in environmental science or horticulture, with some time devoted to natural lands stewardship, preferred.
JOB REQUIREMENTS Education: At minimum, an enrolled student or recent graduate of an accredited college or university. One semester of completed coursework in environmental science, horticulture, or a related field. Two years of completed coursework in environmental science, horticulture, or a related field is preferred. At least one semester of study in natural lands stewardship, preferred.
JOB DETAILS: Dates of Employment: May 17, 2021 – August 27, 2020. Type of Position: Temporary, full-time, non-exempt, non-benefits eligible. Working Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 2:30 pm (35 hours/week plus optional 5 extra hours). Pay: $10.00/hour. NO Accommodation Available