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Seasonal Agroecology Technician - Ipswich, MA

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The Opportunity.

The Trustees is seeking a qualified individual to assist with monitoring, research, and management activities for our agroecology grassland management program based at Appleton Farm in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The Agroecology Technician is part of the Inland Natural Resources team, responsible for the stewardship of grassland and other habitats on Trustees properties. The focus of this position is on monitoring grassland birds, documenting key vegetation characteristics including invasive plants, and collecting soil and other ecological data to support the agroecology program at Appleton Farms and several other Trustees’ farms. This is a seasonal, full-time, 20-week position, expected to begin in May and continue through September.

 

In This Role You Will:

  • Conduct avian point count surveys for grassland nesting birds
  • Conduct territory mapping and evaluate breeding success of grassland birds
  • Map and assess invasive species populations 
  • Conduct vegetation surveys and measurements of structure before and after grazing
  • Document livestock use of pastures including dates within pastures and numbers of animals
  • Collect soil and water samples for chemical analysis
  • Map, enter into database, and analyze all data collected
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned, such as assisting with development of educational program content 


The Opportunity.

The Trustees is seeking a qualified individual to assist with monitoring, research, and management activities for our agroecology grassland management program based at Appleton Farm in Ipswich, Massachusetts. The…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Start Date
    May 31, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2021

Benefits

About The Trustees 

The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care. We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households. 

 

The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for six consecutive years. 

 

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission. 

 

The Trustees is a signer of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and a Member of the Boston College Center for Work and Family. 

 

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. 

About The Trustees 

The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about…

Level of Language Proficiency

Qualifications:

  • Coursework in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, environmental science, or related field
  • The ability to identify birds by sight and sound, specifically grassland birds (bobolinks, meadowlarks and savannah sparrows)
  • Ability to identify Northeast grassland plant species
  • At least 3 months of previous field experience
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work closely with other staff and the public

 

Preferred Applicants will have Experience with:

  • Experience performing grassland bird and/or vegetation surveys
  • Ability to identify Northeast invasive plants
  • GIS mapping

 

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must provide their own transportation to job sites
  • The ability to work outdoors daily, and at times, under rigorous conditions
  • The ability to perform physically strenuous duties, such as hiking long distances.
  • The ability to work irregular hours (depending upon wildlife and weather)
  • A valid driver’s license, as well as a satisfactory driving record as outlined in The Trustees’ driving policy


Qualifications:

  • Coursework in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology, environmental science, or related field
  • The ability to identify birds by sight and sound, specifically…

Location

On-site
Ipswich, MA, USA

How to Apply

Please apply online via The Trustees website linked here.

Please apply online via The Trustees website linked here.

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