Employment and Internship Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Development Consultant

Application deadline: April 17, 2017

Consultant’s Scope of Work

Working with HHLT staff and utilizing iWave, the consultant will:

  • Gather and analyze information on our existing donors to identify their donation history to other nonprofits, interests, and capacity to give.
  • Identify potential new major donors from their donation history to other nonprofits and ties to the Harpswell area.
  • Integrate this information into HHLT’s Little Green Light donor database.

Experience Required

  • Expertise with online donor research services, preferably iWave.
  • Excellent organizational skill with high attention to detail.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work independently.

Time Frame and Payment

  • The initial period of work will be approximately 150 hours with a possible extension based upon results.
  • Work will begin spring 2017 and finish before the end of September.
  • Compensation will be $20 per hour.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter by April 17 to Reed Coles at info@hhltmaine.org. You are welcome to contact Reed with questions via email or at 207-721-1121.


Nature Day Camp Assistant Leader

Application deadline: April 9, 2017

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.

Since 1998, Harpswell Heritage Land Trust 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. Click here for a more detailed description.

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 four camp sessions, but it’s possible we would hire someone who is not available for all four 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.
  • Helping with logistics, such as organizing materials and supplies.
  • Co-leading camp each day with the camp leader.
  • Communicating with the camp leader about any issues.
  • Helping to evaluate camp.

Junior counselor positions are also available. Click here and scroll to the bottom for details.

Dates, hours and compensation

Preschool Nature Day Camp

  • July 24-28 and August 14-18
  • Camp hours: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Compensation: $425/week

Nature Day Camp for children entering first through fifth grades

  • July 17-21 and July 31-Aug. 4
  • 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.

The successful candidate will effectively demonstrate the following qualifications.


  • 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)


  • Current or prior connection to Harpswell

How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter, indicating which weeks you are available, by April 9 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.”