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Kennebec Land Trust

Stewardship Assistant (part time)


The Kennebec Land Trust is seeking a permanent, part-time, 20 hour a week seasonal Stewardship Assistant. The Stewardship Assistant’s responsibilities include: management activities on protected properties, leading volunteer efforts to build trails and care for preserved lands, and office administration.  

Candidates should have a demonstrated background in land stewardship and excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills. The employment period is flexible but is projected to run from approximately early October to mid-December. There will also be potential for additional part-time employment from April-June 2019.

Candidates should be capable of multitasking, able to perform physically demanding outdoor work, be comfortable navigating off trail, and have excellent GPS skills. Carpentry skills are a plus.

KLT values a collaborative work place culture. The hourly rate is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. We are looking for an individual to grow with the organization. There will also be potential for advancement within the job and within the organization 

The Stewardship Assistant will be supervised by KLT’s Stewardship Director and will report to KLT’s Stewardship Director and Executive Director.

Responsibilities Include

  • Completing monitoring visits on KLT preserves and conservation easements and incorporating field data and monitoring reports into stewardship files in accordance with recordkeeping policy.
  • Maintaining boundaries of preserves and conservation easements.
  • Trail maintenance and invasive species control
  • Working cooperatively with Kennebec Land Trust landowners and volunteers.
  • Assisting with small community service projects - eg. Scouts, school service days
  • Preforming hand tool and small motor equipment maintenance as needed.
  • Assisting with management plan updates

Required Skills

  • An associate’s degree or equivalent experience in biology, natural resources, land planning, land surveying, conservation biology or a related field.
  • Experience with trail maintenance and invasive species management.
  • Trail maintenance and experience with hand tools and chain saws
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, ArcGIS.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; dependable and flexible personality.
  • Ability to work independently, in a team setting, with partners, and with the public.
  • Good physical condition, including ability to work in varying field conditions as required for site inspections, trail work and other stewardship assignments.

Hourly rate is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience.   

To Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, and list of three references to:

Jean-Luc Theriault Director (
Kennebec Land Trust
P.O. Box 261
Winthrop ME 04364 

Applications are due by Monday, September 17, 2018. Interviews will be held from September 24 - September 28

About the Kennebec Land Trust

The Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) works cooperatively with landowners and communities to conserve the forests, shorelands, fields, and wildlife that define central Maine. KLT protects land permanently, offers opportunities for people to learn about and enjoy the natural world, and works with partners to support sustainable forestry and farming.

Established by citizens in 1988, KLT has partnered with landowners in 21 communities to protect more than 6,200 acres on 69 properties through land donations, fee purchases, and conservation easements. We have constructed 45 miles of trails on KLT land, and developed informative brochures and maps of our properties that encourage visitors to learn about and enjoy Kennebec County's natural landscape.

KLT is also a founding partner, along with the Maine Forest Service, of the Kennebec Woodland Partnership and Local Wood WORKS, which promotes private and public woodland stewardship, forestland conservation, and local wood economies