Iron Hill Museum & Science Center Museum Educator Position Opening

Teacher Naturalist assist in delivery of environmental education lessons for school students, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and the general public. Lessons may include field studies, outreach, seasonal programs, summer camps, or other activities and may be held inside or outdoors in all weather conditions. Scheduling is highly flexible and can include weekdays and weekends throughout the year. There is no minimum hourly requirement and hours will vary seasonally. Training is provided. This is a part time hourly position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Teach environmental education lessons.
  • Assist with program preparation and delivery of educational curriculum and activities, including summer camp.
  • Provide a valuable educational experience for museum visitors.
  • Maintain clean and orderly classrooms and museum exhibit areas.
  • Attend appropriate instructor-training workshops.
  • Promote Delaware Academy of Science mission, goals, activities, events, and membership.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Teaching experience or experience working with children.
  • Natural Sciences Knowledge.
  • Ability to work effectively and productively as part of a team, as well as individually.
  • Certification in First Aid and CPR, or willingness to obtain said certification.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work a schedule that meets the needs of the site.
  • Satisfactory completion of a background investigation; this position may require annual background investigations.

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Iron Hill Museum & Science Center
1115 Robert L. Melson Lane
Newark, Delaware 19702

Or email director@ironhill-museum.org

Maryland Sea Grant Science Management and Policy Internship

Are you graduating or a recent graduate looking for an opportunity in science policy or management? Apply to join the Maryland Sea Grant (MDSG) team as a Science Management and Policy Intern. This one to two year internship will offer experience working with an environmental focused university organization dedicated to research, education, and outreach. This position will provide fundamental training for interns to transition to graduate school or the private, non-profit, or governmental sectors. As part of the internship, you will be expected to complete 2-3 special projects, participate in several professional development trainings, and contribute to the administration of our main office.

This internship will be for one year with the option to renew for a second year. The internship is a full-time, 40 hours per week, Contractual Contingent 2 position at Maryland Sea Grant’s office in College Park, Maryland. The intern will be paid an annual salary of $33,000 as well as limited benefits including health insurance, tuition remission, and generous leave.

To apply, please send your application as one PDF document to employment@mdsg.umd.edu by Friday, May 11, 2018. The application should include:

•A 750-word personal and career goal statement which describes what you will bring to the internship and how this internship will help you achieve your long-term career goals,
•Please answer the following, keeping your answer to 200 words or less per response: 1) In your opinion, what are the top three major environmental threats facing the Chesapeake Bay? 2) Maryland Sea Grant funds a variety of research throughout the Chesapeake Bay. Peruse our website and let us know which research project in the last ten years interests you the most and why.
•A resume
•An undergraduate transcript

More information can be found on our website: http://mdsg.umd.edu/employment

Data Analysis – Water Resource Management Branch

The Water Resource Management Branch is seeking an intern to help improve the Commission’s data analysis capabilities.

Job duties include the following:

  • Populating the Commission’s integrated database with data from withdrawal and discharge projects;
  • Researching reservoir planning and construction history;
  • Reviewing previous approvals to determine their current status;
  • Researching water conservation requirements in the Water Code;
  • Developing a network of groundwater elevations in the GWPA; and
  • Compiling locational data for permits.

The paid internship is available for approximately 37.5 hours/week, May – September 2018.
Interested applicants should send a resume to Doug Rowland at Doug.Rowland@drbc.nj.gov.
The deadline to apply is 4 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2018.
http://www.state.nj.us/drbc/about/staff/internships.html

Ornamental Production and Management Summer Internship

Internship opening for a student interested in working on various projects associated with ornamental production and management throughout the mid-Atlantic.  Projects may include work with beetles in nursery production, greenhouse management of mealybugs and potential work with landscape pests.  Intern will gain experience working with trees as part of demonstration plots regarding borers of ash trees and other outreach events.  Intern will present a brief presentation about one of the insect pests encountered during the summer to the green industry.  Preferably, applicants should have experience with entomology and Integrated Pest management but is not necessary.  Necessary requirement is eagerness/enthusiasm to learn about entomology and IPM, willingness to work with and handle insects, and a desire to improve their skills or experience to better prepare them for their future career.

Internship is from 1 June through 15 August.  The pay is $12/hr.

Interested applicants should send a resume to Brian A. Kunkel, Ph.D. via email:  bakunkel@udel.edu

 

Sussex Conservation District in search of an Agricultural Conservation Planner

Agricultural Conservation Planner with nutrient management experience needed.  Must be proficient with computers, including MS Word, Excel, databases, and ArcGIS a plus.  Good communication skills a must.  Works well with others and independently.  Field work required.  BS in agriculture, environmental science, or natural resources preferred.  A DE Nutrient Management Certification must be obtained as a condition of employment within one year.

Send resume to Ag Conservation Manager, 21315 Berlin Road, Unit 4, Georgetown, DE 19947 or via email at bryan.jones@de.nacdnet.net no later than May 16, 2018. SCD is an EEOC Employer.

The full job description can be found at https://www.sussexconservation.org/contact-us/employment.html.

Farm Stand Manager Wanted

We are a family farm in northern Harford County, Maryland with several satellite stands in the area.  We are currently looking for a manager to run one of the stands.    The responsibilities are as follows:

  • Pick up inventory at the farm daily
  • Set up and maintain the stand throughout the day with good presentation
  • Deliver ending inventory and receipts back to the farm daily

Qualified applicants:

  • Must be of good character and trustworthy
  • Must be willing to work standing outdoors for 9-10 hours daily during the months of late June through August.
  • Must have a small pick up truck or SUV suitable for hauling produce
  • Must have an active smartphone with texting capabilities
  • Must be responsible, reliable and punctual
  • Must be able to fill out an I-9 and pass a detailed background check
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds

As a location manager, you are expected to provide excellent customer service. This includes greeting each customer as they arrive and providing any recommendations in their selection of our produce.

Pay is on a commission basis.  The better you do, the more you make!
This is a position that can be shared, if desired.  Housing is also a possibility.
For more information and to apply, contact us at brad@bradsproduce.com.

Paid Internship Working with Real Blue Hens

This summer and fall, the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will offer 2-3 students the opportunity to get paid and obtain hands-on learning experience with live blue hens from the UD flock!

Students will be displaying our UD Blue Hens using our custom-built trailer, talk to the public about the birds, and answer questions. The student interns will receive training on the history and husbandry of the birds, and then will be responsible for the daily care of the birds for the summer and fall, up until the end of the UD home football games. Interns will be required to visit the chickens once per day, 2-3 times per week, to provide feed, clean waterers, check temperatures, and monitor the overall well-being of the birds. Each visit should take 20-30 minutes but students will be paid a minimum of an hour for each visit. Visits will begin on June 1, 2018 to allow the birds to become familiar with the students and allow students to get to know the birds. The interns will be trained on how to use the trailer and to use a golf cart to pull the display trailer to the six UD home football games in the Fan Zone in front of the stadium. There will be several other UD events that students can display the Blue Hens at such as an Alumni event in June, Ag Day, etc. to earn additional wages.

Students must be able to commit to working a minimum of three hours at each of the UD home games slated for:

 

Date Opponent Location Start Time
Thursday, 8/30 Rhode Island Delaware Stadium 7:00 pm
Saturday, 9/8 Lafayette Delaware Stadium 3:30 pm
Saturday, 9/15 Cornell Delaware Stadium 3:30 pm
Saturday, 10/13 Elon Delaware Stadium 3:30 pm
Saturday, 10/27 Towson Delaware Stadium 3:30 pm
Saturday, 11/17 Villanova Delaware Stadium 12:00 pm

Students interested in working with blue hens over the summer and educating the public on all the facts surrounding Delaware’s state bird in the fall should e-mail Prof. Alphin at ralphin@udel.edu or call (302) 831-0825.

ENVIRONMENTAL NONPROFIT SEEKS CAMPAIGN STAFF

The Fund for the Public Interest is seeking hard-working individuals with good communication skills and a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and Field Manager positions across the country this summer.

If you are looking to make a difference working to protect the environment and public health, gain real-world work experience and skills you can use, make money, and work with great people, then this is the job for you.

Our Mission:

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that runs campaigns for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations, like Environment America. We launched the Fund in 1982 to help find ways to engage people on the most pressing problems of our day and turn that support into solutions. By having face-to-face one-on-one conversations we give millions of people the opportunity for their voices to be heard, through petitions, emails, small donations and meetings. That’s people power, and that’s what it takes to make change.

This summer we will be working with U.S. PIRG and Environment America to stop plastic pollution, tackle climate change, and keep pesticides out of our food supply. Apply HERE!

Job Description:
Currently we have paid Canvasser and Field Manager positions open in 25+ cities across the country, including Philadelphia. These are full-time summer positions available from May through August at an average of $500-650 per week.

Responsibilities:
-Help the directors launch the campaign and build a team of staff this summer
-Build membership and raise money for environmental and social change groups
-Educate and engage citizens on pressing issues
-Recruit, train, and manage a team of staff in the office and in the field
-Meet with the directors each week to evaluate progress and provide input on hiring decisions, goals, and priorities

You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. While on staff, you will gain knowledge of pressing concerns facing our country, learn how to effectively generate public support, and obtain a firm understanding of the political process.

To apply online or learn more, visit: www.summerjobsthatmatter.org or call us directly at 1-800-75-EARTH!