Disney Professional Internship- Horticulture Intern Postition

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Greetings from Disney Professional Internships!

We are currently looking for a Horticulture Intern to support our Golden Oak garden for an immediate start through January 2017.

A little about Golden Oak: The goal of Golden Oak’s vegetable garden development project is to bring only the freshest ingredients into the restaurant all while educating the guest in the agricultural process.  We utilize the talents of the Horticulture team at The Land at Epcot to follow their growing principles that have found great success over the past years for The Company.

Interested candidates must be enrolled in school, or have graduated within the past six months to be eligible.

For more information and to apply for this internship, click on the following link:  Golden Oak Horticulture Intern – Fall 2016

Thank you for your interest in Disney Internships!

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Position Openings

WISCONSIN DNR IS HIRING CONSERVATION WARDENS APPLY TODAY!

DNR alters warden hiring to specific station applications
Candidates no longer must wait to learn where they will be based
DATE:  June 2, 2016
Contact: Warden Jeffrey King, Assistant Training Director, 608-219-4887 or jeffrey.king@wi.gov

For the first time in the Wis. Department of Natural Resources conservation warden hiring process, job-seekers will be able to apply for specific Wisconsin warden stations instead of waiting for assignment at the end of their training.

Warden Jeffrey King, who also serves as assistant training director for the DNR Bureau of Law Enforcement, says the change follows comments from some potential candidates who said not knowing work locations was a factor for not applying.

“We heard from some who believed this law enforcement job was for them, but the thought of not knowing where a family may have to be moved stopped some in their tracks,” King said. “And we want to make the decision to apply easy to ensure we get the best candidates we can.”

King says the bureau has worked a couple of years on this change and has developed a way to announce which stations will be filled. “We will start this with the Class of 2017,” he said of the hiring process currently under way. Conservation Warden – Job Announcement

Northern, northeast stations targeted

In the current hiring, the DNR is seeking up to 12 conservation wardens to fill current and anticipated vacancies across Wisconsin.   These wardens will become the Class of 2017 and begin their career at the Law Enforcement Academy in January 2017. In May, they leave the academy based at Fort McCoy and do field training with experienced wardens for the rest of the year before taking on their assignment at their assigned stations before the year ends.

Five of 12 stations which will be filled from the Class of 2017 are: Lakewood in Oconto County, Shawano West in Shawano County, Gordon in Douglas County, Hurley in Iron County and Merrill in Lincoln County.  Seven more will be announced later during the ongoing hiring process. 

Wisconsin’s Conservation Wardens are law enforcement officers who are responsible for educating the public and enforcing all laws related to hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling, using all-terrain and utility-terrain vehicles (ATV, UTV), environmental protection and the protection of our state parks, forests and lands.

Looking for a rewarding career?  To apply, go to dnr.wi.gov  and search “warden recruit”.   Log into Blue Hen Careers powered by Handshake to apply.  Hurry, this opportunity closes on June 29th, 2016 and goes away for another year.   If you have any questions, please call or text 608-219-4887 or email jeffrey.king@wi.gov .

Full Time Position with Lancaster Farming

Lancaster Farming

Lancaster Farming continues to GROW with circulation of over 59,000 copies weekly, with over 160 pages of news and advertising each week and is the #1 agriculture newspaper in the mid-Atlantic region.  Our print products coupled with our website www.LancasterFarming.com are a leading source of news and information for the farming and Ag communities we serve.

We are seeking a representative in DE or on the Delmarva Peninsula to work from home/remote from our main office and drive circulation and advertising revenue in this region by developing and working a sales strategy through relationships with agribusinesses, equipment dealers, truck dealers, ag associations/bureaus and other local companies for the purpose of selling advertising and newspaper subscriptions.

The representative also enhances brand awareness of Lancaster Farming by participating in local agriculture events (trade shows, expos, seminars, etc.).

Training, support & resources are available and ongoing. Residence/location in Delaware/Delmarva Peninsula preferred.

The duties and responsibility of the representative include, though are not limited to, the following:

  • Sales – Primary responsibility to increase advertising and circulation sales & revenue.
  • Establishing and expanding a customer/advertiser base (cold-calling required)
  • Servicing the needs of the customers such as regularly calling on customers, working with customers to create Ads, advising customers of size and color options, and following-up on customer concerns and inquiries.
  • Develop sales strategies and establish sales targets
  • Maintaining customer & lead information – maintaining accurate customer records
  • Sales forecasting
  • Provide customer feedback and market research
  • Reporting activity to manager – sales reporting, budget, etc.
  • Attend local agriculture events, fairs, and activities
  • Represent Lancaster Farming with a high degree of professionalism.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in an agriculture related field, business, communications, or media (preferred). Will consider student close to graduation with media and/or ag studies.
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Outgoing personality, motivated
  • Excellent communication skills & good business sense
  • Ability to travel, driver’s license required with a good driving record.

This is a Full Time salaried position with monthly incentives. Vehicle required.

Contact: Tom Abbott 717-721-4461 or email your resume, cover letter & contact info to tabbott.eph@lnpnews.com

Integrated Pest Management Technician Position at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens is seeking a self-motivated, dynamic individual for the position of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Technician in the Horticulture Department. Primary responsibilities include assisting the IPM Specialist by scouting, diagnosing, treating, and training staff on plant health care issues and evaluating cultural, biological, mechanical, and chemical control strategies to reduce pests to tolerable levels across all areas of the conservatory, greenhouses, outdoor gardens and natural areas. This work requires a thorough understanding of horticultural practices, plant-pest interactions, control techniques and application equipment. This individual will conduct large tree sprays and other pesticide applications throughout the property, help train and direct the IPM team (staff, students, volunteers, and contractors) and assist with the management of all aspects of Longwood Gardens’ pesticide safety program.

Minimum of an Associate’s degree in entomology, plant pathology, or horticulture equivalent with two years’ experience working in landscape and/or greenhouse horticulture with special emphasis in pest management scouting, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of ornamental plants is required. Must have or be willing to obtain a Class B commercial driver’s license and a PA Pesticide applicator’s license.

The successful candidate will possess good time management, organizational, and observation skills with strong attention to detail; fluency with Microsoft office, and strong communication skills with the ability to present to diverse audiences.

Please mail your resume with salary requirements to the address below.
Longwood Gardens, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Fax 610.388.5495 or e-mail jobs@longwoodgardens.org.

The job posting can be found here: http://longwoodgardens.org/employment/full-time-job-opportunities

New Castle County Dept. Of Special Services- Summer Intern Position

New Castle County is seeking a student to collect field information from stormwater management ponds and bmp’s.  The summer intern will map the outline of facilities and the location of all of their inlet/outlet pipes and structures using gps in addition to sketching a schematic of the facility. This information will be imported into the County’s GIS database.

Interested candidates should contact:

Michael D. Harris
Environmental Compliance Manager
New Castle County Dept. Of Special Services
302.395.5806 Phone|302.395.5802 Fax
mharris@nccde.org

Alpha Zeta “We Run So They Can Soar 5K”

Alpha Zeta is hosting a 5k this Sunday, May 8, beginning at 9am.

We Run So They Can Soar 5K is raising money to support Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island. Sunrise Day Camp–Long Island is the world’s first full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, provided completely free of charge. With 106 campers enrolled in 2006, Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island just completed its 10th summer with more than 500 campers enjoying the expansive campgrounds. The fun, friendship and smiles continue year round through various camp-like programs and in-hospital services. All donations go directly to Sunrise to help send these children to this camp, that runs entirely on donations.We want to make sure that we can donate as much money as possible to this amazing cause.  Please come out and run or walk and help us send a child to camp.

This race will not be officially timed, however there will be a clock for you to personally record your time.

Registration will be $15 on the website or day of. There is also a raffle for 2 Firefly tickets, 1 raffle ticket for $3 and 5 for $25.

Register at: https://runsignup.com/Race/DE/Newark/WeRunSoTheyCanSoar5K

Summer Farming/Homesteading Internship Opportunity

Summer Farming/Homesteading Internship 2016 With The Experimental Farm Network and Erb Food and Garden

Do you want to learn about seed saving and plant breeding? Build your existing organic farming, gardening, and permaculture skills? Help create the foundation for a perennial plant propagation business focused on wild, native, and edible plants? Improve upon your carpentry skills by helping to build a tiny home?

The Experimental Farm Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and breeding resilient plant varieties for a changing climate. Erb Food and Garden is a permaculture design business focused on creating edible and regenerative landscapes. Together we are seeking a qualified individual (or the right pair of people) for a summer internship– to work with us and learn a variety of farming and homesteading skills. Food and housing will be provided.

Responsibilities

  • 4-5 work days per week, 32 hours work per week
    • 2-3 days working at an heirloom seed farm
    • 2 days working on homesteading skills
  • Typical seed farm tasks include: weeding, mulching, planting, hand-pollinating, seed harvesting and processing, irrigation management
  • Typical homestead tasks include: organic gardening, perennial woody & herbaceous propagation, edible landscaping, and tiny house construction

Qualifications & Requirements

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience suggested: farming, environmental education, community gardening, building etc.
  • Relevant high school, trade school, university and/or college experience in horticulture, agriculture, design, or construction are helpful though not required
  • Desire and motivation to increase horticultural and sustainable living skills. We are looking for a team player that is excited to work with us
  • Ability to lift 40lbs and work in many different weather conditions
  • Basic carpentry, building, and maintenance skills are a big plus, though not a requirement
  • Ability to learn quickly and follow directions as well as give creative input
  • A reliable vehicle for transportation is helpful, though not required. 2-3 days a week you will work at our farm site in Elmer, NJ and transportation will be provided.

What we will provide:

  • 2 months of free rent in a room at our homestead, for the duration of the internship
  • Hands on experience with the following skills:
    • Organic farming and annual vegetable cultivation
    • Heirloom seed saving and breeding
    • Regenerative design and edible landscaping
    • Tiny house construction, and general carpentry
    • Perennial woody/herbaceous plant propagation
    • Introduction to small non-profit and business operations
  • Further opportunities to plug into local farming, permaculture, community gardening, and sustainability happenings
  • Access to the Experimental Farm Network’s growing seed collection
  • For the individual – all food in house will be covered, but we cannot accommodate specialized diets.
  • For pairs of people – $150 monthly stipend will be given for food.

The internship will be from June 14th, 2016 – August 12th, 2016

Our homestead, where your room will be, is located in Westville, NJ a 15-20 minute drive to Philadelphia. Our farm is located outside Elmer, NJ.

Interested individuals should send a PDF cover letter, resume, and 2+ references to info@erbfoodandgarden.com

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the information on our websites to learn about what we are doing:
Experimental Farm Network www.experimentalfarmnetwork.org
Erb Food and Garden www.erbfoodandgarden.com