Land Steward Intern
About Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.
About This Position
Mass Audubon is looking for a dedicated Land Steward with a passion for the environment. The Land Steward works closely with the Property Manager and property staff to maintain a ninety-acre environmental education center and wildlife sanctuary including trails, meadows, pond areas, gardens, tools, and equipment. The Land Steward will learn ecological management techniques, wildlife monitoring skills, and horticultural best practices
Duties & Responsibilities
- Patrol trails and assist in property maintenance
- Participate in invasive plant control and meadow and pond restoration projects
- Participate in wildlife and vegetation inventory and monitoring projects
- Assist in the care and moving of goats used for meadow management
- Assist in the care of gardens including pruning, planting, watering, weeding, and lawn care
- Assist with logistical set up for education programs and events
At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don't believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:
Applicants must be in good physical condition. Requirements include the ability to move materials and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds and walk long distances over wooded trails.
Nice to Haves:
Knowledge of plants is helpful but not required.
Compensation & Benefits
$15 per hour.
Benefits and Perks:
This position is eligible for health insurance benefits.
30 hours a week (including at least one weekend day)
This is a temporary position to start in July and end on November 30, 2022.
Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.
Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire. This should also include a booster shot if it has been 5 months since you were initially vaccinated.
Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.