Summer Field Employment in Forest Ecology The University of Montana¹s Forest Ecology lab (http://www.cfc.umt.edu/forestecology) is hiring field research assistants for the summer of 2017 in western Montana. Work will be conducted in the Flathead and Kootenai National Forests. The research focuses on forest stand development in second growth western larch-mixed conifer forest and snowshoe hares. Work will include (1) installing and measuring vegetation plots, (2) sampling relative abundance of snowshoe hare, (3) learning about the effects of forest management on forest stand succession and wildlife habitat, and (4) learning about sampling techniques. Work will include moving through rough terrain with bulky and/or heavy gear. This project requires extensive travel and camping in remote locations. Qualifications: Previous experience collecting vegetation and wildlife data, working effectively and safely as a team in challenging environments, and following complex data collection protocols are required skills. Candidates must be detail oriented, be able to demonstrate problem solving skills and be able to work independently or in small groups. Candidates also need to be in good physical condition and be able to work long hours in adverse weather conditions. Other requirements include a valid driver¹s license with a clean driving record and first aid training, but applicants with Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification are preferred. Salary: $8.50 to $15.00 per hour depending on experience. Housing is not provided. Duration and Schedule: Late May through August with a flexible work schedule that includes up to eight consecutive 10-hour day work trips. Apply: To apply assemble into a single PDF file and email to email@example.com: (1) a one-page cover letter describing your reason for applying, specific dates of availability including any potential mid-summer absences, your qualifications and any relevant coursework; (2) a resume or CV no longer than 2 pages; (3) contact information (name, phone, and email) for at least two references with firsthand knowledge of your work experience (no need to send letters). Hiring preference will be given to applications received by February 12, 2016. Final hiring decisions will be made by February 28th. Exceptional candidates will be selected earlier. For more information please contact David Wright at the above email address.
Two Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) positions are available at
the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) for the summer of
2017. The REU students will design and conduct studies that contribute to
the larger Coastal Waters Consortium (http://cwc.lumcon.edu) collaborative
effort studying the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Louisiana
salt marshes and coastal environments. Over the past 5+ years CWC
researchers have been studying the impacts of the spill at paired oiled-
unoiled marshes across the southeastern Louisiana coast. The REU students
will be expected to work with a team of researchers (under the supervision
of Dr. Brian Roberts (http://robertsresearchlab.weebly.com/) and/or Dr.
Nancy Rabalais) to develop studies which address aspects of the larger
effort. We are particularly interested in students interested in conducting
projects on wetland biogeochemistry and ecology, plant ecology, microbial
ecology, sediment microalgae and/or subtidal benthos. The REU students
will be involved in both the field and laboratory components of their project as
well as a variety of related projects and experiments being conducted by
other LUMCON and CWC researchers.
Candidates must be available for a ten week period beginning in early June
2017. We will provide a $500/week stipend, room and board at the Marine
Center in Cocodrie, LA (http://www.lumcon.edu), and support for their
The ideal candidate should be interested in pursuing a career in ecology or
biogeochemistry, creative, hard-working, detail orientated, dedicated, and
comfortable working as part of research team. Experience with field or
laboratory research in these areas in a plus but not necessary. Background
or at least one course in ecology, chemistry, biogeochemistry, or
environmental science is required. To be eligible you must be returning to
an undergraduate degree program in the fall (e.g., if you will graduate in
May or June, you are NOT eligible).
Application deadline: March 15th 2017.
Applications should include: copy of unofficial transcripts, contact
information for two academic references, CV/resume, and a one page
statement that describes your interest in the REU position, academic goals, and any
previous research experience.
Applications should be sent to Dr. Brian Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org
with “2017 REU application” in the subject line. Please feel free to contact
me if you have any questions.
Summer 2017 Research Job Opportunity in Northern Alaska
We are seeking undergraduates or college graduates interested in
research to understand ecosystem function in soils, streams, and lakes,
and how arctic tundra will respond to climate change.
Job Description: Paid research assistants will collect and analyze
field samples at sites located in the foothills of the Brooks Range in
Northern Alaska. Job duties include sample collection, field
measurements, and lab analyses at the Toolik Lake Field station.
Fieldwork involves hiking in remote areas while carrying heavy packs of
field equipment. Additional responsibilities include chemical analyses
and data processing. This position offers an excellent opportunity to
gain research experience in ecology and meet outstanding research
scientists from around the world. Room and board are provided. This
position is associated with the National Science Foundation Arctic Long
Term Ecological Research (LTER) program.
To apply: Please send 1. your resume, 2. a 1-page description of your
background (include relevant course work, field experience, academic and
career goals), 3. the names and contact information of 3 references to:
Dr. George Kling, email@example.com. Experience in ecology, chemistry, and
microbiology is desirable. Employment will be approximately June 10 –
August 30, 2017.
Additional information about the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research
(LTER) project is available at http://arc-lter.ecosystems.mbl.edu/ and
information about Toolik Field Station is available at
We will begin reviewing applications on 1 February 2017 and continue
until all positions are filled.
Field technicians needed for work on wild horse and burro ecology,
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Colorado State University
(CSU) are conducting scientific research to assist the BLM in management of
free-roaming wild horses and burros on public lands. The research projects
are led by Dr. Kate Schoenecker (USGS/CSU) and Dr. Sarah King (CSU). We are
seeking field technicians for help with projects involving radio telemetry
and behavioral observations of wild horses and burros in remote sites in
Utah and Arizona. These positions provide a great opportunity to learn and
polish wildlife monitoring techniques and assist with research on wild
horses and burros. More information about our research projects can be found
Field work in 2017 will be part of a five-year study examining the
demography and behavioral ecology of wild horses and burros in three
different Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in Utah and one in Arizona. The
successful applicants will use radio telemetry to locate wild horses or
burros to determine demographic parameters, and/or to conduct behavioral
observations. Positions available will focus on behavior and demography of
either wild horses or wild burros. There is potential for exemplary field
technicians to continue work as graduate students at CSU, pending successful
admittance to the university.
Field work will be rigorous, requiring extended hiking across all
terrains in remote areas, frequently off-trail on high slopes. Work will be
conducted under variable weather conditions at elevations above 6,000 feet,
with the potential for both extreme heat and temperatures below freezing.
Independence and a tenacious work ethic are essential. Behavioral
observations require a great deal of patience and ability to spend many
hours watching animals simply graze or rest. The positions are located in
remote field sites, necessitating excellent teamwork and flexibility, good
communication skills, and a positive attitude. Housing will be provided at
the field sites, and will consist of shared trailers, or tents. No internet
service is available in the housing, and cell service is patchy in most
We have openings for up to 6 field technicians that can commit for the
entire field season: mid-March through September 2017. There may be some
ability to truncate the season, so please state your availability in your
application, as well as your desire to work with wild horses versus wild
burros if you have a preference.
Field technicians will be employed by Colorado State University at a
salary of $14/hr. This is an hourly position based on a 40-hour work week,
although due to the nature of field work longer work hours may be incurred.
No over time compensation is provided, and the positions are not eligible
for paid sick leave, or paid vacation.
– Familiarity with use of GPS and/or map and compass.
– Maintaining and safeguarding personally assigned and project
– Assisting in routine maintenance of housing.
-Ability to drive 4WD vehicles across varied and rugged terrain.
-Completion of necessary CSU or USGS safety courses and
– Excellent communication skills required to remain in contact with
remote supervisor during protracted fieldwork.
– One year of laboratory or field research, or any equivalent
combination of experience, training and/or education.
– A state driver¹s license valid during period of employment (any US
-Ability to hike in backcountry covering 4-5 miles each day while
carrying a 35lb pack.
Preferred qualifications (in addition to above):
– Bachelors degree in wildlife science, biology or related discipline.
– Experience with radio telemetry in field conditions.
– Experience with behavioral observations of mammals under natural
– Understanding of animal behavior and ecology.
– Ability to manage and maintain a computer database.
To apply send both a letter of interest and resume with contact
information for two references to Sarah King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clearly state how your experience qualifies you for this position, and your
availability. Deadline for receipt of applications is January 22, 2017.
- BA/BS degree with 2-4 years of experience; or 1-3 years of experience with MS/MA degree
- Experience or internship working in Congress or federal agency is a plus
- Scientific or environmental background is a plus
- Strong analytical, written, verbal skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to read, interpret, analyze, track, and apply legislation to ESA program policies, and make good decisions without daily oversight
- Willingness to develop relationships with ESA members, policy makers, scientists, and other stakeholders
- Ability to perform responsibilities with composure, accuracy, and quality under the stress of deadlines and/or fast pace
- Effective time-management skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and to plan for both short- and long-term projects
- Willingness to learn as needed and follow directions
- Demonstrated high level of initiative
- Must enjoy working effectively as part of a team
- Positive attitude in accomplishing tasks
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Travel: less than 10%; must be able to travel to the ESA Annual Meeting each August
Recruit instructors to implement workshops
Work with community organizations to promote the Teaching Kitchen program and recruit participants and volunteers
Schedule classes and coordinate the use of Daily Table¹s shared teaching kitchen space
Create outreach materials
Work with Daily Table¹s volunteer/outreach coordinator to schedule and train volunteers and instructors
Manage class registration
Manage ordering of food with Daily Table¹s Executive Chef
Source and order supplies
Prepare materials and stage supplies for classes
Organized and detail oriented
Able to work some nights and weekends
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel and Google forums
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from variety of racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds
Ability to balance multiple tasks
Volunteer or general management experience preferred
Ability to quickly problem solve
Able to lift 40 pounds
An interest or passion in cooking and nutrition preferred
Passion for Daily Table¹s mission is a must
Commitment to high standards and holds self-accountable
- Pasture raised beef, pork, meat birds, layers, lamb, and turkeys.
- Land management: hay, custom mowing, field maintenance of pastured animals/birds
- Small vegetable field and fruit orchard.
- Sales through on-site Farm Store, local area restaurants, and partnerships with other farm operations.
- Community garden plots
- Educational activities
- Barnyard animal pens for visitors
- Community events and private events
- Experience raising and caring for all manner of livestock
- Experience managing forage and livestock pastures
- Ability to safely and effectively operate farm equipment on/off road
- 2 years equipment operation preferred on 50+hp tractors.
- Tillage, mowing, loader work
- Safe driving record; ability to safely maneuver farm trailers of all types/sizes
- 2 years equipment operation preferred on 50+hp tractors.
- Experience setting up and managing portable electric fencing
- Experience using outdoor power equipment (riding mowers, chainsaws, etc.)
- Basic carpentry, plumbing and electrical experience a plus
- Haying experience a big plus
- At least 2 years of supervisory experience and/or experience managing volunteers
- Strength to lift 50+ pounds and handle large animals
- Ability and stamina to work hard all day moving poultry coops, livestock shelters, water, and grain over rough terrain
- Endurance, sometimes working 10+ hours per day and/or 6 days/week in all weather conditions (extreme heat, extreme cold, rain/mud, and/or high winds)
- Excellent communicator and enjoys interacting with public
- Ability to work independently and problem solve on the job
- Basic computer technology skills
- Reliable, responsible, observant, flexible
- Focused and detail-oriented
- Ability to work independently and maintain farm priorities
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a small team (a good sense of humor is a must!)
- Ability to follow instructions and ask clarifying questions
- Ability to use good judgment in raising animals safely and humanely; critical thinking a must
- Commitment to learning/improving sustainable farming practices centered around pasture raised methods and communicate such practices effectively to the public
- Ability and desire to positively engage with a diverse community of people
- Excellent customer service skills
- Enjoy working with and leading volunteers, as needed
- How does this position fit your personal and professional goals now and in the future?
- How would a past employer describe you?
- How would a co-worker describe you?
- What skills/experience do you bring to this position that you think would benefit the farm?