Conservation Center Maintenance Assistant (Part-time position)

The Forest Society seeks a self-motivated and organized person to assist in the maintenance and cleanliness of its award winning, passive solar, LEED-Gold certified Conservation Center. The successful candidate will have building maintenance, landscaping maintenance, janitorial or construction experience to help maintain one of the most prestigious buildings in the state. This is a part-time regular position that is primarily responsible for janitorial duties to maintain campus offices, common areas, and windows using the latest techniques in green cleaning. The position will assist the property manager in minor repairs and painting of the building’s interior and exterior. This position will also assist with maintenance of the grounds year round, including maintenance of the gardens and lawns as well as snow removal and heating system maintenance. The schedule for this position will consist mainly of afternoons and evenings with flexible scheduling as an option. See a complete job description here.

Applications are due by May 11, 2015. Please email a resume and cover letter to Rita Carroll at rcarroll@forestsociety.org or mail a hard copy resume and cover letter to Forest Society c/o Rita Carroll• 54 Portsmouth Street • Concord, NH 03301-5400).  


Conservation Easement Steward (full-time, one-year position)

The Forest Society seeks a self-motivated individual for the position of Conservation Easement Steward. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in an appropriate field related to conservation or natural resources, 1 to 2 years of experience in land conservation or a natural resources field, functional knowledge of GIS mapping and GPS data collection, and dedication to land conservation.
This is a full-time, temporary position (for 1 year) based at the Conservation Center in Concord, N.H. The Conservation Easement Steward is responsible for ensuring that the Forest Society fulfills its perpetual stewardship responsibilities for over 700 conservation easements and deed restrictions covering more than 125,000 acres. The Conservation Easement Steward works directly with private owners of protected lands and other Forest Society staff to prepare current conditions reports and baseline supplements for older easements and deed restricted properties in connection with ground monitoring visits.  See a complete job description.

The Forest Society offers an excellent benefits package and a unique office environment in our award-winning, energy-efficient building overlooking the Merrimack River Conservation Area.
Applications are due Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Please email a resume and cover letter to Reagan Bissonnette, Director of Easement Stewardship, at rbissonnette@forestsociety.org. No telephone or email inquiries, please. The Forest Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Grafton Pond Outreach/Stewardship Intern (Grafton, NH)

 The Forest Society is seeking two (2) part-time (8-16 hrs/wk), temporary (16 week) interns for its Grafton Pond Outreach & Stewardship Program.  These positions work primarily WEEKEND DAYS and HOLIDAYS from mid-May to early September (date range somewhat flexible) at Grafton Pond in Grafton, NH.  Each intern will generally work 1 weekend day per week.  The interns will welcome and educate visitors on the pond, islands, shoreline and boat launch regarding appropriate recreational uses and behaviors, the Forest Society’s mission and Grafton Pond Reservation, loon protection, prevention of aquatic invasive weeds, and other environmental concerns.  This will also include planning and implementing at least one public kayak/canoe tour of the pond during the field season.   Interns also responsible for light stewardship tasks -removing trash, trail maintenance, breaking up fire rings.  Compensation is $12/hr.  Applicants must be 18 years of age and have reliable transportation and valid driver's license.  Click HERE for complete job description and application details.


Unpaid (Volunteer) Outreach & Communications Summer Intern (Concord, NH)

The Forest Society is seeking one full time (32-40 hrs/wk) temporary summer intern in its Outreach & Communications Department.  The goal of this position is to provide an intern with an authentic experience working in communications at an environmental non-profit.  The intern will assisst Communications Department staff with various on-going projects, and will work independently on projects related to improving content on the Forest Society's website.  Skills gained will include working on a content-editable website, development of writtend and image media, video production and computer editing, and practice developing outreach programs and speaking to public audiences.  Applicants must have completed at least 2 years of a university/college degree program, and have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license.  Click HERE for complete job description and application details.