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Midcoast Conservancy

Outdoor Adventure Intern

Midcoast Conservancy’s mission is to support healthy lands, waters, and communities in Midcoast Maine through conservation, outdoor adventure and learning.

The Outdoor Adventure Intern will support adventure based programming at one or more Community Outdoor Adventure Hubs. The Intern will assist with curriculum/lesson design, instruction, and gear maintenance/repair associated with adventure based programming and support adventure based events, such as our Winter Biathlon. The successful candidate will be supervised and work closely with the Director of Community Programs, community leaders and volunteers to ensure the success of the program. The position is part time $15.00/hr (20 Hours/week) and requires periodic work on weekends and evenings. The desired start date for the internship is January 8, 2018. A minimum commitment of 6 weeks is required, with an opportunity to extend the internship.

Tasks

Curriculum design & Instruction

        With help from staff, key volunteers, and partners:

  • Develop curriculum for various disciplines  (i.e orienteering, mountain biking, kayaking etc)
  • Instruct developmentally appropriate skill progressions
  • Design and implement lessons related to the specific discipline   

  Equipment Maintenance & Repair:

  • Assist the Director of Community Programs in gear inventory
  • Organize and prepare equipment prior to each program
  • Recover, clean and store equipment after each program
  • Repair broken or damaged items as needed

Trail Building

  • Work in partnership with community volunteers to develop trails at various hub locations
  • Aid with the organization of tools and gear associated with trail building
  • Assist Land Steward to ensure trails are marked and mapped appropriately at hub sites

Event Support

  • Course marking
  • Race timing
  • Preparation & Break down

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in adventure based programs
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, oral and presentation skills
  • Experience working with youth (5-17)
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of hand tools-training provided as needed
  • Willingness to conduct field work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to navigate using map/compass
  • Competence using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Flexible work schedule (some evenings and weekends required)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license

Position will be based out of the Midcoast Conservancy office in Edgecomb with a significant portion of time spent at our Nature Center in Jefferson and at other community centers.  Benefits include holidays that fall on regularly scheduled work days. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to kristin@midcoastconservancy.org.  

Deadline for applications is December 8th, 2017.