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Employment and Internship Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Stewardship and Communications Coordinator

Application deadline: March 26, 2018

About Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT)
The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s mission is preserve and protect Harpswell’s natural resources, cultural heritage and access to the outdoors through targeted conservation, responsible stewardship and education. Learn more at www.hhltmaine.org.

Job description
Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is seeking a highly motivated individual to take on stewardship, communications and volunteer coordination. This person will work alongside the Executive Director and Outreach Coordinator. This diverse and interesting position provides a great opportunity to make a positive impact on conservation in Harpswell and be involved in all aspects of the work of a small nonprofit land trust.

The Stewardship and Communications Coordinator will be responsible for some or all of the following tasks, in cooperation with committees, the board of trustees, volunteers and other staff members.

  • Organize the annual monitoring of HHLT’s conservation easements.
  • Draft and carry out annual work plans for preserves and trails. Oversee and communicate with stewards.
  • Maintain property notebooks and assist in drafting and updating preserve management plans.
  • Organize trail signs, maps and brochures.
  • Communicate with and coordinate volunteers.
  • Support the Harpswell Invasive Plant Partnership.
  • Organize print and electronic newsletters.
  • Update and improve HHLT’s web presence.
  • Develop relationships with local media outlets. Submit press releases and calendar listings as needed.
  • Other tasks based on the individual’s interests and HHLT’s needs.

Hours and compensation
This is a year-round, 24 hour per week position with a starting pay of $21,200/year. Paid vacation, holidays and sick time are provided. There are no health or retirement benefits.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will effectively demonstrate the following qualifications.

Required:

  • Experience in the land trust or related field
  • Excellent writing, editing and communication skills
  • Good people skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Well-organized, with the ability to simultaneously pursue many priorities
  • Computer skills

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with conservation and/or environmental education and/or trail design and maintenance
  • Experience with graphic design

How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter by March 26, 2018 to Reed Coles at info@hhltmaine.org.

Nature Day Camp Assistant Leader

Summer 2018

Application deadline: March 26, 2018

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About Harpswell Heritage Land Trust and Nature Day Camp
The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust’s mission is preserve and protect Harpswell’s natural resources, cultural heritage and access to the outdoors through targeted conservation, responsible stewardship and education. Learn more at www.hhltmaine.org.

Since 1998, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) has offered Nature Day Camp to educate and engage children with Harpswell’s natural environment. Camp is held at a different Harpswell location each day, and the focus is on hands-on exploration of nature and fun. For a more detailed description, visit: http://hhltmaine.org/events-programs/programs-kids-families/nature-day-camp/.

Job description
Harpswell Heritage Land Trust is seeking an assistant leader for its Nature Day Camp program. This person will teach alongside camp leader Julia McLeod. We prefer to find an assistant leader who is available for all five camp sessions, but we might hire someone who is not available for all five weeks.

The assistant camp leader will be responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring a physically and emotionally safe learning environment for all campers and volunteers.
  • Helping to develop a schedule of developmentally-appropriate activities for campers.
  • Co-leading camp each day with the camp leader.
  • Communicating with the camp leader about any issues.
  • Helping to evaluate camp.

Dates, hours and compensation
Preschool Nature Day Camp

  • Dates: July 2-5 (excluding July 4), July 16-19 and August 13-16
  • Camp hours: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Compensation: $340/week

Nature Day Camp for children entering first through fifth grades

  • Dates: July 30-August 3 and August 6-10
  • Camp hours: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Compensation: $595/week

The assistant leader will be expected to contribute to the planning process before camp begins and should be available before and after camp each day for set up and wrap up.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will effectively demonstrate the following qualifications.

Required:

  • Experience working with children
  • Experience teaching about nature outdoors
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (paid for by HHLT)

Preferred:

  • Current or prior connection to Harpswell or the Maine coast

How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter, indicating which weeks you are available, by March 26 to Julia McLeod at outreach@hhltmaine.org. You are welcome to contact Julia with questions via email or at 207-837-9613.

Internship Opportunities

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust hosts interns throughout the year. Internships are generally unpaid, but they provide experience in all aspects of nonprofit work and help interns build connections to the community.

Intern Delger Erdenesanaa helped lead educational programs in the local elementary school.

Intern Delger Erdenesanaa helped lead educational programs in the local elementary school.

2014-2015 intern Delger Erdensanaa wrote:  “I’ve learned about the inner workings of a small non-profit. HHLT has a strong relationship with the community and local schools, and I think that’s a model I could bring to other organizations in the future…This internship definitely fulfilled what I wanted – learning about the community beyond Bowdoin, and building skills in education and community outreach. Beyond that, I got to spend time outside in Harpswell, meet some great people doing inspiring work, and appreciate the surprisingly bustling world of conservation in Maine.”

2013 intern Hannah Glover wrote:  “This has been a great learning experience because I have been involved in many aspects of the land trust. I especially enjoyed working on the Curtis Farm Preserve. I had never thought about how to plan a trail before and it was educational to see the process from the beginning. Creating maps for the committee and Harpswell Coastal Academy enabled me to practice displaying data clearly. It was also nice to see the opposite end of the process at Widgeon Cove. I haven’t developed school activities before, so working with Harpswell Community School and Harpswell Coastal Academy was very educational. I realized how much work it takes to organize, plan, and execute a program. I also became comfortable using WordPress, which will be a useful skill for future work.”