Applications are accepted until April 30th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
Applicant will work with Arts Council director and Mystic Mural project director to coordinate and lead fieldtrips and explorations focused on the Mystic River and local environs. This contract work will provide experiential learning environment for teen-age youth participating in the Mural project. Applicant will lead trips and/or coordinator with other local environmental leaders to lead trips. Topics to address are: flora/fauna, environmental justice, invasive species, water quality, and historical commercial and industry uses of the river. For more information and images go to: http://www.somervilleartscouncil.org/mysticmural
Scope of Service:
• Present experiential workshops to youth about the Mystic River and its environs.
• Collaborate with Mural Artist to implement the environmental component of Mystic Mural program.
• Collaborate with other agencies and specialists to enrich the youth muralists’ experience and knowledge; help lead fieldtrips.
• Adapt and implement an existing 10-topic questionnaire/evaluation to use as a pre/post assessment for the program.
• Complete a program review narrative.
Seeking applicant who has environmental education experience working with youth. This is NOT a position to support the design and painting of the mural, but rather to support environmental education component of the summer project. Contract ideal for teacher or others seeking a fun, enjoyable short contract for July.
Teaching/On-site: 5 hrs/day x 8 days x $20/hr = $800
Plan/prep/evaluation: 10 hrs x $20/hr = $200
Total Compensation: $1000
2017 program year will start Monday, July10th and continue for 3- 4 weeks.
Please send short email letter outlining experience and attached resume. Send to: Gregory Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Medford Sustainability Intern
*Position open to undergraduate and graduate students
The Energy and Environment Office (E&E) is responsible for overseeing and implementing environmentally sound programs in the City of Medford. In cooperation with other departments and organizations, the E&E office works to improve energy efficiency, air quality, climate change protection, wetlands protection, open space conservation, and storm water management.
The City of Medford has a long list of firsts and initiatives in energy and environment activities starting with the first municipal Climate Action Plan (PDF) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its most prominent “first” is the first municipal scale wind turbine in the Commonwealth. The Office works closely with residents, the Medford Energy Committee, Walk Medford, the Medford Community Garden Commission, Medford Complete Streets Project and the Medford Conversations Project, among others.
The E &E Office is located in Medford City Hall and has a great deal of interaction with other City Offices and Medford residents. The atmosphere is fast-paced and interrupt driven, an ability to focus and manage priorities is very important.
The Office of Energy & Environment has a large number of rotating projects and programs in the sustainability field covering everything from construction to community outreach and education. During the summer of 2017 it is anticipated that the two most prominent community-based programs will be working on Medford’s Climate Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan and working with the Medford Conversations Project. We anticipate having a stormwater construction project, a dog park construction project and solar panel installation occurring during the summer months.
The Office currently has graduate students from Tufts & MIT working on our Climate Vulnerability Assessment, with their availability wrapping up in May. It is anticipated that the Tufts Fellow will continue work on this project, picking up where these students leave off. While the exact role and activities will depend on the state of the project at the end of the spring, activities will likely include working with community outreach and engagement.
The Medford Conversations Project is currently planning a winter series entitled “Who Belongs? Dialogues on Race and Diversity in Medford and Beyond.” During the summer months we hope to be engaged in developing our next conversations series, potentially with a sustainability topic and the Tisch Fellow would be an active part of this process.
Due to the wide range of sustainability activities the Office works on, there are many activities and projects available to move forward during the summer months and we try to match intern/fellow interests with potential projects. It is the goal of the office to have 2-3 students working with us during the summer.
The Medford Energy & Environment Office is an open layout space with 2 full-time staff and space for 3 additional interns and volunteers to work. We share responsibility for answering the phone and assisting residents and developers that come to the office. In addition to the Director, there is an Associate Environmental Agent who handles most environmental requests and staffs the Medford Zoning Board of Appeals. Fellows may help with routine work of sending out mailings & filing in addition to managing your own projects. We work extensively with other Medford offices, Commissions and community groups.
Occasional opportunities for field trips to environmental projects within the City of Medford and to meetings outside of City Hall.
Specific Skills Required:
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Alicia Hunt, the Director of E&E, reports directly to the Mayor of Medford and coordinates all environmental and sustainability activities for the City of Medford.
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The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) seeks candidates for the position of Clean Energy Coordinator/Planner who will work on a wide variety of projects in our region, including undertaking comprehensive local energy and climate planning, energy-related technical assistance, and regional energy procurement; supporting procurement activities in LED lighting and other fields, including interviewing vendors, designing specs and scopes, conducting product and market research, convening municipalities, issuing bids, collecting and managing data, tracking project progress, and troubleshooting problems; developing and analyzing energy use baselines and inventories; facilitating the drafting and adoption of supportive bylaws, ordinances, permitting procedures, and design guidelines; managing programs, budgets, and stakeholder relationships; designing and evaluating policies, strategies, toolkits, and reports on energy-related topics; and evaluating and recommending improvements to laws, regulations, policies, and programs to encourage clean energy and regional collaboration, and presenting on topics to diverse audiences.
Candidates must have either a Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of three years of professional experience working directly with energy issues in a public or private sector setting or a Master’s degree in planning, public policy, engineering, or public or business administration, with training in energy systems, climate, or related disciplines and a minimum of one year of professional experience working directly with energy issues in a public or private sector setting.
How to Apply
The position is open until filled; and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.
Learn more about the job and MAPC here.