Employment

 

 

Part-time Communications Intern: Video Production (UNPAID)

Outreach & Communications Department

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with video production skills to assist the Forest Society’s communication department in creation of short videos that highlight compelling programs and strategic conservation projects.  This is an unpaid internship; however, the selected intern will gain authentic experience working in communications at an environmental non-profit.  The position is part time (15-30 hrs/wk) with occasional work on weekends or evenings. The intern will be working primarily in both indoor and outdoor settings.  Outdoor work may occur in various weather and environmental conditions (heat, humidity, direct sunlight, biting insects). 

 

Responsibilities (may include some or all of the following)

  • Attend Forest Society events (volunteer workdays, field trips, fundraisers, etc) to collect video and still footage using digital SLR camera and/or mobile/handheld devices.
  • Visit Forest Society reservations to collect video and still media.  Interview Forest Society staff,  members, donors, volunteers, easement holders on camera to collect media content as necessary.
  • Develop outlines for telling engaging stories and getting specific information across to online audiences using video.  Edit collected media content using software programs to produce short videos that can be shared on the Forest Society’s website and social media. 
  • Post finished videos and photos to website and social media outlets, as appropriate.
  • Write blog posts for website about projects, events and share posts on social media.
  • Provide staff support for planning, advertising, implementing, and documenting field trips, projects, and other events.
  • Other outreach and communications duties as assigned.

 

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Have completed at least two years of a university/college degree program.
  • Strong interest in communications, marketing and outreach, as well as in conservation and forestry.  Educational background in either sector is a plus.
  • Experience with the creation and editing of videos from scratch, using low-cost cameras and video editing software
  • Ability to work independently on self-directed projects.
  • Familiar and comfortable with technology, including windows/Microsoft Office suite, website/blog editing, mobile technologies and applications, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc). 
  • Creative thinker with a sense of humor
  • Physically able to move through forested landscapes over varied terrain and in challenging environmental conditions (weather, bugs)
  • Access to reliable vehicle for transportation, valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

 

Benefits:

Mileage Reimbursement
This is an unpaid internship.

Application process:

Please send a cover letter, resume, references and samples of videos you have made to Brenda Charpentier at bcharpentier@forestsociety.org

 

Brenda Charpentier, Communications Manager

Society for the Protection of NH Forests

bcharpentier@forestsociety.org

No phone calls, please.

 

 

Conservation Center Floodplain Ranger

Reservation Stewardship Department

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

 

The non-profit Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests seeks a candidate to fill the Conservation Center Floodplain Ranger position. The candidate performs stewardship and monitoring of recreational use on the 103 acre Merrimack River Outdoor Education and Conservation Area (MROECA) working to inform the public of the intended uses of the property. The successful candidate will have a background in Parks and Recreation, Law Enforcement, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Geography, or other related field.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Random monitoring of floodplain trail system and parking areas in variable weather conditions
  • Forest Society Policy enforcement, including but not limited to: “Leave No Trace” Ethics, “No Wheeled Vehicles” Policy, “No Smoking” Policy, “Pet Waste Disposal” Policy 
  • Assist with outreach and education, including guided tours and surveys
  • Create and update content on social media
  • Perform trail maintenance and minor repairs to trail infrastructure
  • Other duties as assigned

 

This is a part-time temporary position based at the Conservation Center in Concord, NH.  The Conservation Center Floodplain Ranger will be required approximately 20 hours per week May through September and the candidate must be available days, evenings and weekends in variable weather conditions.

 

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is a statewide land conservation organization that was founded in 1901 to protect New Hampshire’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its renewable natural resources.  Today, with 10,000 member households and over 40 employees, the Forest Society owns over 54,000 acres on 180 reservations in 105 communities across the state, and has interests and monitoring responsibilities for over 800 conservation easements.  With ongoing programs in advocacy, land protection and sustainable forest management, the Forest Society consistently ranks among the nation’s top land trusts and has been a leader in setting the standard for American land protection.    If you enjoy working both independently and in a cooperative team-approach in a challenging, at times fast-paced, but always rewarding, setting you may be the right person for this position. 

 

Benefits:

Hourly Wages ($12/hour)
Workers Compensation Insurance

 

Application process:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references by email to Rita Carroll at rcarroll@forestsociety.org

Specific questions about the position may be directed to Jason Teaster at jteaster@forestsociety.org

 

No phone calls, please.

 

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or physical or mental disabilities. 

For more information about the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, go to www.forestsociety.org.