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Land Management Technician

Employer: Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Position Type: Job - Temporary / Seasonal Position

Deadline to Apply: February 19, 2020

Location: Lexington KY

Comments:

Position: Recreation Specialist (Land Management Technician) Date: April 6 through October 2, 2020 Pay Rate: Up to $11.50 hourly/40 hrs. per week (no benefits) Schedule: Varies- must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings

Duties Include:  General maintenance and mowing  Trail maintenance  Invasive/exotic species removal  Habitat management and restoration  General grounds maintenance  Tree removal and pruning  Providing assistance during special events, projects, and high park visitation.

If interested, please fill out an application and background check at: Raven Run Nature Sanctuary 3885 Raven Run Way Lexington, KY 40515

Questions? Contact the Park Manager Jennifer Hubbard-Sánchez Email: jsanchez@lexingtonky.gov

Parklands Internship

Employer: Parklands of Floyds Fork

Position Type: Internship - Summer

Deadline to Apply: March 17, 2020

Location: Louisville KY

Link to Website or PDF: https://www.theparklands.org/

Comments:

• To support the mission and vision of The Parklands through design and management practices to provide a safe, clean, fun and beautiful landscape experience for visitors. • Follow direction from full-time staff on priorities to accomplish the design intent for garden areas to meet the aweinspiring beauty and public educational goals through plant selection and organization • Follow direction from full-time staff on general horticulture practices such as weeding, mulching, grooming & shaping, pruning, string trimming/brush cutting, watering/irrigation, and planting/transplanting • Follow direction from full-time staff on natural areas tasks; duties include invasive plant removal, brush cutting, and tree plantings• Assist in IPM strategies to combat plant health issues while maintaining ecological and public safety • Assist in seed collecting for propagation opportunities for use in gardens • Assist in the organization and oversight of volunteer gardening activities • Assist to maintain clean and organized work areas to ensure safety and proficiency in the work place • Answer visitor questions and report issues to supervisor • Assist with general park cleanliness and safety reporting • Aid in maintaining general park cleanliness, support events, minor turf management, storm clean up, and minor maintenance repairs.

APPLY: To apply, send your resume, cover letter, and two references to “Intern Search”, The Parklands of Floyds Fork, 471 West Main Street, Suite 202, Louisville, KY 40202, or e-mail to careers@21cparks.org. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Any recommended applicants for hire must appropriately pass a background check.

Internships At Fox Run

Employer: Fox Run Environmental Education Center

Position Type: Internship - Summer

Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2020

Location: Falmouth KY

Link to Website or PDF: https://www.foxrunenvironmentaleduc...

Comments:

Fox Run Environmental Education Center is a 501c3 nonprofit on a 16 acre sustainable farm in Falmouth, Ky. Our mission is to provide environmental education opportunities in alternative energy, organic gardening, green building, Native American spirituality, and wildlife conservation.

We sell organic produce and plants off the farm and at other local markets. In addition, we raise a variety of poultry, honey bees, dairy goats and have a rescue horse.

As a licensed wildlife rehabilitation facility we take in 75 – 100 mammals and reptiles per year. We teach classes onsite, online and do outreach programs.

We hosts scout and church groups looking for community volunteer opportunities.

Future Leaders Program

Employer: Aldo Leopold Foundation

Position Type: Internship - Summer

Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2020

Comments:

The Future Leaders Program is designed to provide recent graduates and early career professionals the opportunity to gain experience and grow in seven core areas: conservation leadership, finance and fundraising, applied science and natural history, partnership building, strategic planning, communication, and land ethics. Fellows specialize within one of two program areas depending on their individual career aspirations. Fellowships are twelve months in length, from June 8, 2020 to May 29, 2021, and fellows must commit full-time to the entire twelve-month program.

Land Management Technician

Employer: Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

Position Type: Job - Temporary / Seasonal Position

Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2020

Location: Lexington KY

Comments:

Position: Recreation Specialist (Land Management Technician) Date: April 6 through October 2, 2020 Pay Rate: Up to $11.50 hourly/40 hrs. per week (no benefits) Schedule:  Varies- must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings
 
Duties Include:

  • General maintenance and mowing
  • Trail maintenance 
  • Invasive/exotic species removal
  • Habitat management and restoration
  • General grounds maintenance 
  • Tree removal and pruning
  • Providing assistance during special events, projects, and high park visitation

Minimum Requirements: 1 year of maintenance, equipment operator, and/or land management experience. Prior use of mower and line trimmer required and prior use of tractor and chainsaw preferred. Experience using US Forest Service Trail Construction and Maintenance Standards or similar training preferred.
 
Applicants must be comfortable using power tools. This position mainly works outdoors in various weather conditions.
 
If interested, please fill out an application and background check at:  Raven Run Nature Sanctuary 3885 Raven Run Way Lexington, KY 40515

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