Employment and Internship Opportunities
Stover’s Point Preserve Monitor
About Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT)
Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is based in Harpswell, Maine. Our mission is to preserve and protect Harpswell’s natural resources, cultural heritage, and access to the outdoors now and forever through conservation, stewardship, and education. Learn more at https://hhltmaine.org/.
HHLT’s 4-acre Stover’s Point Preserve features a gravel beach, a salt marsh, and a tidal creek on Harpswell Neck. The Preserve is a popular destination in the summertime for swimming, playing, relaxing, and launching small boats. Due to concerns in recent years about increased use of the preserve, HHLT employs two part-time monitors. The role of the monitor is to observe and document visitor use, enforce Preserve guidelines in a polite and non-confrontational manner, and educate visitors.
Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is seeking a monitor for Stover’s Point Preserve May 23-September 11. Days and hours are somewhat flexible, though availability on Friday and weekends is essential. The monitor is supervised by the Executive Director.
The monitor is responsible for the following tasks:
- Spend time at Stover’s Point Preserve. Approach and greet visitors in a courteous and non-confrontational manner as a representative of HHLT. Answer questions about the Preserve.
- Ensure that visitors are following Preserve guidelines. Speak with people who are not complying with guidelines.
- Walk the entire preserve. Pick up trash.
- Report any issues that arise to HHLT’s Executive Director. Document problems with photos.
- Document the total number of people, cars, and dogs at the preserve during each visit. Document conversations with visitors and neighbors, as well as other pertinent information that will help inform future management decisions.
- Perform other tasks as assigned by HHLT staff.
Hours and compensation
This position is for eight to ten hours per week from May 23-September 11. Compensation is $17/hour. This position does not come with paid time off or health or retirement benefits.
The successful candidate will be friendly and diplomatic, have excellent communication skills, be able to work independently, and be responsible and reliable. Some knowledge of Harpswell is desirable.
How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to Katie Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org. This position is open until filled.
Harpswell Heritage Land Trust occasionally hosts un-paid interns throughout the year. Please reach out to us with questions at email@example.com.