Northern Maine Stewardship Intern

The Nature Conservancy, Maine

Opening posted: 01/03/2022 | Expires: 02/13/2022

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The Northern Maine Stewardship Field Assistant assists with a variety of stewardship and management activities including recreation management, forest management and monitoring on Conservancy preserves within Maine. Duties include performing trail, campsite, boundary, and sign maintenance, ecological monitoring, mapping and controlling invasive species, maintaining equipment, enforcing preserve policies and monitoring visitor use, and maintaining cooperative relationships with preserve neighbors, agency partners, the general public, and partner organizations.

This is a full-time, 12 week, temporary position that begins in June 2022 and ends in August 2022. The position  is based in the Conservancy’s Millinocket, Maine office (flexible) with frequent travel to other northern Maine preserves.

Responsibilities and Scope

  • Works with stewardship staff and volunteers to perform preserve maintenance tasks (maintains signs and kiosks, clear and maintain trails, mark boundaries, control invasive species).
  • Interacts with preserve visitors by providing information, promoting the Conservancy, answering questions, and enforcing preserve policies.
  • Field collects natural resource information pertinent to the management of Maine Chapter preserves.
  • Deals with problems as they arise on preserves (may include timber and other forms of trespass, unauthorized vehicular use, camping, etc.).
  • Assists with  legal compliance monitoring and drafts compliance reports.
  • Assists stewardship staff with ecological monitoring in northern Maine.
  • Assists with maintenance of basic equipment such as hand and power tools, chainsaws, outboard boat motors, etc.
  • Engages in learning, practicing and sharing principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and using these principles in communication and decision-making.
  • Assists with special projects as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED and 1 year’s training in science-related field or equivalent experience.
  • Experience recognizing plant and animal species.
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications as required. (e.g. First Aid, CPR).
  • Experience with GPS units and mapping apps and interpreting mapped information.
  • Ability to perform physical work in an outdoor setting, sometimes under adverse conditions.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Salary: $19.50

Full position description available here

To apply for job ID 50795, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at by 11:59 PM EST on February 13, 2022. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact .

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.