Buzzards Bay Coalition - Woods Hole Summer Outreach Manager

Seasonal - Summer

Position Description

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is committed to getting people outside and discovering Buzzards Bay and its watershed. The Seasonal Office provides a central tool in that effort with a marine touch tank and information on exploring the Bay and watershed. The office is also a launching point for outdoor exploration programs around Woods Hole and Cape Cod.

The Summer Outreach Manager will be responsible for staffing and managing the Coalition’s Outreach Center in the village of Woods Hole, MA and providing engaging outdoor programming on Falmouth area beaches and conservation properties. The position reports to the VP Engagement.

Tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

•      Ensure the seasonal engagement goals are met; including:

o   Providing an excellent visitor experience to the center

o   Inspiring and facilitating outdoor exploration by visitors and guests

o   Create, market, and deliver unique and exciting programming options

o   Meet goals for new memberships, event registrations, and newsletter signups

•      Articulate the Coalition’s mission and stay informed on the Coalition’s work to respond to inquiries from visitors and members 

•      Ensure the maintenance of the interior and exterior of the office including maintaining touch tank and other exhibits and some light cleaning and landscaping 

•      Manage gift shop including providing customer service, sales, and accurate cashiering

•      Support all the Coalition’s programs and activities through specific projects as needed

 

Qualifications

•      At least three years of college; undergraduate degree preferred

•      Ability to interact successfully with a variety of customers and Coalition members

•      Experience with education or outreach and a willingness to learn

•      Must be personable, self-motivated, and work independently and as a team

•      Familiarity with Buzzards Bay and Woods Hole a plus

•      Commitment to Coalition mission a requirement

•      Position requires working weekends

•      Because of work with the public, this position is subject to a criminal background check

 

Work Week and Compensation

This is a seasonal, summer position that includes work on weekends and is compensated at $15.00/hr.  Work Week is Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10am-3pm as well as two morning or evening outdoor events and will average 32 hours per week.   The Seasonal Office will be open from June 22 to September 4 in 2018.   

Background

The Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc. is a private, non-profit membership organization founded in 1987 and dedicated to the protection, restoration, and sustainable use and enjoyment of Buzzards Bay and its 432 square mile watershed. The organization works to improve the health of the Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research and advocacy. We are supported by over 8,300 members in southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and beyond. The Coalition has its headquarters in the Buzzards Bay Center in New Bedford’s Waterfront Historic District and a seasonal office in Woods Hole, MA.

To Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and references via email, to:

Mark Rasmussen, President
Buzzards Bay Coalition
114 Front Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
rasmussen@savebuzzardsbay.org

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Two Seasonal Staff Positions with Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

BCWC is a non-profit organization based in Osterville working to restore and preserve clean water in the Town of Barnstable. While continuing to build on over 20 years of water quality monitoring in the Three Bays estuary, we have expanded the geographic scope of our education, monitoring, mitigation and advocacy programs to protect our waterways.
 
Barnstable Clean Water Coalition (BCWC) is hiring two seasonal staffers at 30 hours per week from June through August.
 
Responsibilities:
Assist staff with fieldwork and educate visitors about birds and habitat of barrier beach island
Educate boaters on clean and green boating practices  
Assist with maintenance of oyster upweller project and educate public on the benefits of shellfish
Educate public on clean water issues at community events
Conduct clean-ups along barrier beach island
Assist with water quality sampling in July and August
Assist staff with office work as needed
 
Qualifications:
18 years or older
Experience operating small boats
Capable swimmer
Comfortable working outside on the water and in the field
Weekends required
Outgoing and comfortable talking to all age groups
 
 
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Heather Rockwell at info@bcleanwater.org or P.O. Box 215, Osterville, MA 02655 by April 27th.

Marine Biologist - Full Time, Tenure Track Faculty at MA Maritime Academy

Job Announcement: Marine Biologist - Full Time, Tenure Track Faculty for the Marine Science, Safety and Environmental Protection Department at Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA)

Start Date: September 2018
Application Deadline:  01 June 2018
General Responsibilities:

  • The instruction of college-level courses within the Marine Science, Safety and Environmental Protection (MSSEP) Department, including General Biology, Environmental Monitoring, Ecological Sustainability, Conservation Biology, and a range of Marine Biology courses such as Marine Botany, Marine Invertebrate Zoology, and Tropical Marine Ecology
  • Teaching first-year through senior level courses
  • Teaching and advising in a four-year college setting
  • Active participation in university committees and programs

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • Demonstrated potential to fulfill evaluation criteria of teaching and advising at the university level
  • An earned doctorate in Marine Biology or a related field is required for the tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor
  • Tenure-track appointment at a higher rank requires an earned doctorate in Marine Biology or a related field and significant teaching experience at the post-secondary level
  • A strong commitment to undergraduate education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience of at least three years at post-secondary level
  • Experience in Marine Biological fieldwork and laboratory studies
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Experience with assessment of student learning
  • Understanding of and dedication to the Academy’s unique mission

Application Deadline: 01 June 2018. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, an MMA application, Affirmative Action form and the contact information of five (5) professional references.  These forms are located on the employment opportunities link under Human Resources on the MMA website www.maritime.edu. Applications may be attached and sent electronically to hr@maritime.edu. Alternatively, you may send your application materials by USPS to: Human Resources, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.  Applicants selected for interview must submit original transcripts and be prepared to deliver a fifteen-minute presentation on a relevant topic. Finalist must complete a drug screening and background check.

Major Gifts Officer - Center for Coastal Studies

PART TIME – 24 HOURS PER WEEK
Summary: Reporting to the President of CCS, this position is responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gifts in support of annual operations, special events, and special projects. This position’s immediate charge will be to grow the overall donor pipeline with a focus on major gifts. This is an exciting time of growth for CCS, and this person will engage prospective donors in creative ways while serving as a positive ambassador for CCS.

Key Responsibilities
– Ability to work collaboratively across the organization; develop a deep understanding of the mission and programs of CCS and communicate effectively to donors.
– Manage a portfolio of individual donors, prospects, and corporate donors.; work both independently as well as collaboratively with other team members
– Identify, evaluate, and cultivate individuals capable of contributing gifts of at least $1,000 annually
– Ability to increase major gifts by 100K each year
– Ability to provide new prospects and continuous growth of major gifts and planned giving.
– Prepare meaningful and effective funding proposals, reports and customized collateral for individual donors, prospects and corporate donors.
– Design and implement strategies for major giving program
– Schedule, manage and attend donor meetings
– Schedule and manage major donor parties or corporate sponsored events, administrative staff will assist with coordination.
– Continuous engagement with current and future major donors and board members.
– Manage all information relating to current major donors and prospects in Donor Perfect in a timely manner
– Attend staff and committee meetings, networking events and CCS special events as needed
– Perform duties including major gift processing and acknowledgement support.

Qualifications
– 3-5 years of active solicitation and demonstrated success in major-gifts fundraising with a focus on prospect identification, relationship building, and solicitation
– Proficient with Donor Perfect/ Rasier’s Edge, MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
– Demonstrated experience working with volunteers, program staff and Board of Directors
– Superior written and oral communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills
– Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
– Self-motivated as well as the ability to make independent decisions
– Strong commitment to the mission of CCS, knowledgeable of CCS programs and current issues affecting our environment and oceans both locally and globally.
– Ability to manage complex issues creatively and effectively
– Ability to work collaboratively and successfully as a member of a team
– Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
Job is performed in an office environment, but also flexibility to work at home majority of time.
Day-to-day work includes paper and computer work as well as interaction with staff, guests and volunteers
Occasional evening and weekends for work-related events and networking events
Ability to have transportation to donor meetings and events.

Possibility of position being on a consulting basis or salaried.

Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s degree required.

If interested in the position please contact Stephanie Richardson at srichardson@coastalstudies.org with a cover letter, resume and two references in PDF format by April 30th 2018.

Marketing Coordinator - Center for Coastal Studies

Marketing Coordinator
Category: Part Time (24 hours per week)
Program: Administration
Supervisor: Executive Assistant

Summary: The Marketing Coordinator will assist the administrative department in all aspects of marketing and branding related tasks and activities. As well as assist with coordination of corporate sponsorships and public fundraising events.

Key Responsibilities:
• Assist with annual communications plan for donors, funders, and sponsorship outreach.
• Assist with content for various communication platforms including print, television, radio and online.
• Work with staff to monitor and engage about their activities to better increase uses of social media platforms.
• Develop media engagement strategies and communications.
• Conduct research for marketing strategies
• Participate in community outreach and public events as needed.
• Develop and implement proper branding of merchandise
• Create marketing plans to support growth strategies.
• Help create and develop all print communications
• Engage with staff to identify ways to maximize our image to be more impactful to donors.
• Provide personalized, one-on-one outreach when necessary via phone calls or emails in order to positively influence the value of the organization’s services.
• Ensure implementation of communication/marketing plan.
• Report to Marketing Committee and President monthly.
• Participate in management meetings as required, providing guidance, input and suggestions.
• Maintain confidentiality and security of all information.
• Ability to create digital graphic imagery as needed.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Administration or Communications; or other adequate degree, and/or sufficient past experience in marketing or communications. Minimum of 3 years previous experience in marketing related fields. Has the ability to multi-task and set priorities; manage time efficiently; demonstrate strong teamwork skills. Proficient with Donor Perfect/ Rasier’s Edge, MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Superior written and oral communication skills and outstanding interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements & Work Envionment:
Job is performed in an office environment, but also flexibility to work at home part of the time.
Day-to-day work includes paper and computer work as well as interaction with staff, guests and volunteers
Occasional evening and weekends for work-related events.
Ability to have transportation to meetings and events.

If interested in the position please contact Stephanie Richardson at srichardson@coastalstudies.org, with a cover letter, resume and two references in PDF format by April 30th 2018.

Outreach Booth Assistant - Center for Coastal Studies

The Center for Coastal Studies located in Provincetown, MA is looking for an outgoing person to fill our Outreach Booth Assistant position. CCS is a non-profit organization involved with eco-system, coastal and marine animal research. We also have an extensive education program; this includes an outreach booth on MacMillan Pier used for such purposes. We are looking for an individual who shares our enthusiasm for protecting our local environment and who has previous retail experience. This will be a full time seasonal position from mid-May - August.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversight and maintenance of retail operations at booth, lab and online store.
  • Help recruit and train volunteers for outreach booth
  • Advertising for store and store related events
  • Inventory control
  • Responsible for financial reporting to business office for store and web store
  • Engaging visitors and encouraging memberships and donations
  • Helping our volunteer staff as needed with kiosk oversight

Job Specifications:

  • Strong understanding of the market and good sense of advertising and promotion
  • Ability to run or learn Squareup POS Software
  • Capability to make improvements to shop and exhibit when directed
  • Responsibility of maintaining online store and other online accessory programs
  • Ability to use basic computer software proficiently, particularly Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with customers and staff, both verbal and written
  • Past retail experience of 2 years or more
  • Responsibility and reliability for the booth, and exhibit space, assisting staff with web store
  • Strong communication skills with regards to explaining CCS work and promoting donations.  

Please submit cover letter, resume and two references by April 6, 2017 to:

Stephanie Richardson
Human Resource Manager
5 Holway Ave.
Provincetown, MA 02657
Email: srichardson@coastalstudies.org

Marine Education Summer Internship - Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA

The Center for Coastal Studies is a non-profit organization dedicated to conducting scientific research with emphasis on marine mammals of the western North Atlantic and on the coastal and marine habitats and resources of the Gulf of Maine.  CCS has been conducting research and marine and coastal educational programs on Cape Cod for 42 years.

Education Responsibilities- Intern will assist with environmental education programs, including on-site programs, off-site programs, and festivals, including CCS’s signature summer week of events: Whale Week:  A Celebration of the Sea, and Whale Camp.  Interns will assist in staffing the Center’s Hiebert Marine Science Hall; designing and delivering presentations, answering questions about CCS, marine mammals and ocean conservation issues, and other general duties. 

Interns must have their own transportation, and housing is not provided. A small stipend is provided. 

Qualifications-

  • The internship is open to students who are currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from an accredited college or university. 
  • Preference will be given to students or recent graduates working towards environmental studies, education, marine science, biology or other related fields.
  • Intern should demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Intern should be a self-starter able to take responsibility for completing projects.
  • Students that are adaptable, responsible, hard working, willing to learn, and have attention to detail are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be comfortable working with all ages.
  • Must be comfortable working outside in all conditions.
  • Must be comfortable working with and handling marine species.
  • Interns must be able to commit to at least two-three months; preferred start date-end date mid June to mid August, but dates are flexible based on school schedules.
  • Interns must work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Schedule is flexible but intern may have to work some weekends and evenings.
  • Preference will be given to students with secured housing on Cape Cod

To Apply- Send your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference to Stephanie Richardson at srichardson@coastalstudies.org or 5 Holway Ave, Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657. Applications must be received by March 16, 2018.

Summer Employment Opportunities at Waquoit Bay Reserve

The Department of Conservation & Recreation is seeking applications for a seasonal a Park Interpreter, Island Manager, Park Supervisor at South Cape Beach and Park Ranger at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR).

Park Interpreters perform interpretive, educational and administrative tasks in the delivery of visitor services and resource interpretation. Provides visitor information and orientation; staffing the Visitor Center; researching, developing and presenting interpretive programs that reflect the natural and cultural stories of the park; outreach to the local community and park users; assisting with special events and programs independently or in partnership with other public or private organizations; delivering a robust calendar of events that includes regularly scheduled programs; incorporating the reserve’s research into the programming. (Park housing not available)
https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800016G&tz=GMT-05%3A00

Seasonal Ranger Position South Cape Beach State Park
Park Rangers normally work a forty-hour week (which includes nights, weekends, and holidays).  Uniforms and training are provided; park housing is not.
Successful candidates must attend the Seasonal Ranger Academy.
Conducts patrols, either in a vehicle, on a bicycle or on foot, effectively utilizing techniques and available resources, to enforce applicable laws and regulations, provide visitor services, assess facility resources, assist visitors with first aid, and other public services as required.
https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800017N&tz=GMT-05%3A00

Forest and Park Supervisor Positions
South Cape Beach State Park
Supervises and performs work relative to the seasonal operation, administration and maintenance of the assigned facility including such activities as grounds maintenance, building and equipment maintenance and repair and recreational programming.
Supervises assigned staff performing visitor recreation and/or education services, facility maintenance and resource protection programs. Specific responsibilities relative to staff management include: work assignment and scheduling; work performance review and evaluation; and staff development and training.

Maintains, communicates and enforces professional standards for the quality of visitor services, staff appearance, facility maintenance, public safety and resource protection.

Washburn Island – Island Manager
Supervises the maintenance and operation of Washburn, including campsites, bathroom facilities, trails, and day use areas owned and operated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. In addition to general maintenance duties, position is responsible for inspecting the condition of the parks recreational areas and facilities; patrolling recreational areas and facilities; permitting the use of recreational facilities, park areas, etc.; organizing and implementing recreational, educational and cultural programs. Incumbent will also be responsible for the maintenance and safe operation of various motorized and non motorized boats to support the island operations, transport materials and staff or volunteers. Reside overnight on Washburn Island for the five (5) day work shift.

Please use the same link for both positions, but please indicate on your application which position you are interested in. Thank you.
https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800016J&tz=GMT-05%3A00

 

These position were posted online on the Mass Careers website on February 23, 2018. This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. https://www.mass.gov/find-your-future-commonwealth-job

Applications shall be accepted until all positions are filled.

To view additional employment opportunities within the Commonwealth, including permanent, long-term seasonal or seasonal positions with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation please visit Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employment Opportunities.

Marine Education Summer Internship - Center for Coastal Studies

The Center for Coastal Studies is a non-profit organization dedicated to conducting scientific research with emphasis on marine mammals of the western North Atlantic and on the coastal and marine habitats and resources of the Gulf of Maine.  CCS has been conducting research and marine and coastal educational programs on Cape Cod for 42 years.

Education Responsibilities- Intern will assist with environmental education programs, including on-site programs, off-site programs, and festivals, including CCS’s signature summer week of events: Whale Week:  A Celebration of the Sea, and Whale Camp.  Interns will assist in staffing the Center’s Hiebert Marine Science Hall; designing and delivering presentations, answering questions about CCS, marine mammals and ocean conservation issues, and other general duties. 

Interns must have their own transportation, and housing is not provided. A small stipend is provided. 

Qualifications-

  • The internship is open to students who are currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from an accredited college or university. 
  • Preference will be given to students or recent graduates working towards environmental studies, education, marine science, biology or other related fields.
  • Intern should demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Intern should be a self-starter able to take responsibility for completing projects.
  • Students that are adaptable, responsible, hard working, willing to learn, and have attention to detail are encouraged to apply.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be comfortable working with all ages.
  • Must be comfortable working outside in all conditions.
  • Must be comfortable working with and handling marine species.
  • Interns must be able to commit to at least two-three months; preferred start date-end date mid June to mid August, but dates are flexible based on school schedules.
  • Interns must work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Schedule is flexible but intern may have to work some weekends and evenings.
  • Preference will be given to students with secured housing on Cape Cod.
     

To Apply- Send your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference to Stephanie Richardson at srichardson@coastalstudies.org or 5 Holway Ave, Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657. Applications must be received by March 16, 2018.

2018 NOAA Coastal Management/Digital Coast Fellowship Program Open to Applicants

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is recruiting candidates for the 2018 Coastal Management/Digital Coast Fellowship Program.  This program's mission is to provide on-the-job education and training opportunities in coastal resource management and policy for postgraduate students and to provide project assistance to state coastal zone management agencies and other key NOAA partners. The fellowship positions start in August 2018 and are available at the California Coastal Commission, the coastal programs in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Delaware, Illinois, Maine, and Washington; the Coastal States Organization in Washington, DC; the National Association of Counties in Washington, DC; and the National States Geographic Information Council, which will be hosted in Anchorage, Alaska. Eligibility requirements, descriptions of the projects, and guidance on how to apply can be found at coast.noaa.gov/fellowship and on the attached information.

For the 2018 fellowship, applicants must complete a master’s or other advanced degree at an accredited U.S. university between January 1, 2017, and July 31, 2018, to be eligible. A broad range of degrees are applicable to the fellowship because the projects are varied among the host organizations. This two-year opportunity offers a competitive salary, medical benefits, and travel and relocation expense reimbursement.  

Application packages must be submitted to the Sea Grant office in the state where you received your degree by Friday, January 19, 2018. You can find contact information for Sea Grant in your state here: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/WhoWeAre/Leadership/SeaGrantDirectors.aspx.

To hear from a former fellow about her fellowship experience and how it helped launch her career, click here: https://coast.noaa.gov/data/gallery/videos/fellowship.mp4.

Attachments included with more information

Center for Coastal Studies – Right Whale Ecology Program Internship 2018

The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS), a nonprofit institution dedicated to the understanding and protection of our coastal environment and marine ecosystems, is seeking a seasonal Right Whale Ecology Program intern from March through May 2018. This long-term project focuses on documenting the abundance, distribution and behavior of North Atlantic right whales and their food resource in Cape Cod Bay and adjacent Massachusetts waters. The intern will assist the habitat research associate in the collection and processing of zooplankton in the field and lab. Fieldwork responsibilities include zooplankton collection through tow and pump techniques, marine observer, and environmental data collector. Lab responsibilities include zooplankton species identification and counts, plastics analysis, archiving samples, data entry and maintenance, and maintaining field equipment.

Minimum Requirements

-       A college degree, preferably in biological/ environmental sciences

-       Good memorization skills and strong attention to details

-       Basic computer literacy and experience using Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word,     PowerPoint). Experience with database entry and management is preferred

-       Experience working on boats, ability to withstand harsh elements, and not be prone to serious seasickness

-       Must be able to live and work well in a team

-       Enthusiasm and willingness to learn field and lab-based research methods

-       Strong attention to detail and ability to work well under pressure

 

Preferred Qualifications:

-       Plankton identification

-       Microscopy and laboratory experience

-       Not prone to seasickness

-       FTIR Spectrometer experience

-       A valid US driver’s license

 

The successful applicant will be required to work a minimum of four full days per week and will need to be flexible for research cruises due to weather constrictions. The intern will often process zooplankton samples independently in the lab, thus responsible, detail-oriented applicants are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be available for the full three months and must be willing to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed. Housing will be provided, as well as a small stipend to cover general living expenses.

CCS has a long history of conservation and research work with the North Atlantic right whale and Cape Cod Bay has been a major critical habitat for over 50% of the estimated population in recent years. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to expand their skills in marine mammal survey techniques and zooplankton analysis; and will offer the successful applicant the unique chance to work with one of the world’s most endangered cetaceans. This internship will afford the successful applicant an invaluable opportunity to work within a well-established institution, with highly-qualified scientists, and to gain experience in boat-based research, zooplankton and environmental collections, plankton identification, plastic analysis, and data entry and analysis. Details of our work can be found on our website: http://coastalstudies.org/right-whale-research/

How to Apply:

The application package should include the following attachment(s) in PDF format:

1)    A cover letter describing your specific interests in marine mammal science, internship qualifications, and how the experience would assist you in reaching career goals

2)    CV/resume

3)    College transcripts (unofficial are sufficient)

4)    The names and contact information of two references

Please e-mail application materials to: Stephanie Richardson, Human Resource Manager, srichardson@coastalstudies.org. Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2017

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary - Part-time Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary is seeking an Administrative Assistant/Office Manager for its Center in Barnstable MA.

Please see the Job Description below.

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary - Part-time

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant
Location: Barnstable, MA

Ensure effective operation of Visitor Center by performing a variety of administrative tasks, secretarial duties, and visitor services and volunteer management activities, including some which may be complex or confidential in nature. The Office Manager has diverse responsibilities, including working closely with the Sanctuary Director and support of the Education and Property Departments in managing smooth, well-organized operations of the Mid and Upper Cape Sanctuaries.

Responsibilities will include:
Perform a variety of office management and administrative duties (i.e.: maintain office and computer files; handle phone calls; reply to routine correspondence; route incoming mail).

  • Manage financial data including invoice payment, receivables, budget reconciliations, and cashreceipts. Assist Sanctuary Director and with budget preparations.
  • Assist Mass Audubon Human Resources Department by onboarding new employees and volunteers, closing out staff employments, and preparing new seasonal and part-time bi-weekly payroll for submission to headquarters.
  • Manage On-line Public Registration (OPR) system for Long Pasture.
  • Enter program registrations into OPR      
  • Assist in training and managing volunteers; prepare Annual and Fiscal Year Volunteer Reports.
  • Work with Mass Audubon headquarters staff to implement statewide initiatives for membership, volunteer, and   information security
  • Manage Long Pasture’s facility rental operations including wedding rentals.
  • Manage/assist with occasional fundraising or other events and activities.
  • Respond or direct requests for detailed information, e.g. sanctuary facilities, directions, programs, natural history calls
  • Supervise maintenance of office equipment including computers, printers, copiers, and phone system
  • Attend Mass Audubon statewide meetings and training's.
  • Attend staff meetings and keep informed of program and staff schedules
  • Assist in gift shop ordering and inventory
  • Occasional weekend, holiday, and evening hours. 


This position is a 20-hr/week position.

Qualifications: High School Diploma. Excellent people skills and enthusiasm for a team working environment.  Well organized with strong written and verbal communication skills. Computer literate including familiarity with word processing, graphics, database and spreadsheet programs. Ability to maintain accurate records and files. Thorough and conscientious work attitude.  Willingness to travel the Mid and Upper Cape to promote sanctuary programs. Valid Massachusetts driver‘s license. Good sense of humor.

To inquire about this position:

Send resume and cover letter to:

Ian Ives, Sanctuary Director
iives@massaudubon.org
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
PO Box 235
Cummaquid, MA 02637

Lead Exhibit Center Assistant - WHOI

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutions Communications Department is searching for a Lead Exhibit Center Assistant to join their team. This is a three-quarters time position that is eligible for benefits. To apply for this role please visit us at www.whoi.edu/jobs

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Ocean Science Exhibit Center Manager, supports the operation of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Exhibit Center.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensures smooth daily operation of the WHOI Ocean Science Exhibit Center, the Institution's primary visitor facility.  Responsibilities include opening and closing the facility, cleaning displays and exhibits, and staffing gift shop and entry desk, as needed.  Works cooperatively with other Exhibit Center and Institution staff and the WHOI volunteer corps. Oversees Exhibit Center staffing schedule and guides Exhibit Center Staff in day to day operations.
  • Coordinates the schedule for group visits and provides presentations on Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to visiting groups.
  •  Orders and receives merchandise and processes payments. Provides reports to WHOI business office as needed.
  • Oversees fulfillment and back-end management of online orders for shop.whoi.edu and web site updates to shop.whoi.edu.
  • Sells merchandise in the Exhibit Center gift shop.  Responsibilities include operating computerized point-of-sales systems; handling receipts and deposits; following detailed procedures for daily closeouts; and restocking, folding, pricing, and counting inventory.
  • Greets customers, visitors, and the general public.  Responsibilities include providing accurate information about WHOI programs and activities.
  • Serves as resource for Ocean Science Exhibit Center use by WHOI staff for internal receptions and meetings, and merchandise needs of WHOI staff year round.
  • Other activities as required such as support of public events and special projects assigned by the Ocean Science Exhibit Center Manager.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Other responsibilities as needed from the department.

DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

High school education required; college education helpful.  Experience in public information and retail operations recommended.  Familiarity with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and vicinity helpful.  Required attributes include great people skills, flexibility, ability to take direction, and care and accuracy with receipts and records.  Familiarity with computer systems in a retail setting including experience in retail back end operations as well as spread sheets and databases helpful.  Position requires moderate physical ability (climbing stairs, carrying boxes of inventory, standing for long periods, cleaning displays and exhibits, etc.).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability carrying under 25 lbs; Visual abilities to include depth perception, ability to see peripherally, and ability to adjust vision to bring objects into focus, ability to distinguish basic colors. Hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively, working with others and around others. Other physical tasks include occasional/prolonged standing/walking; manual dexterity and mobility, use of hands for basic /fine grasping/manipulation, and occasional reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling and crouching. Physical duties are subject to change.

Job Description PDF

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email
eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.

 

WHOI NSF Research Experience for Teachers opportunity - May 5, 2017 application deadline

A Summer 2017 Research Experience for Teachers (RET) opportunity is available at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

The National Science Foundation is funding the RET that will be in WHOI's Ocean Sensors Lab in the Deep Submergence Laboratory.

We are looking for Cape and Islands middle and high school science teachers, elementary educators who teach science as part of their curriculum, and community college science faculty.

The educator we choose will:

    - Develop research skills while developing classroom curriculum;

    - Spend 6-8 weeks as part of a research and education experience in the Ocean Sensors research lab;

    - Conduct research in ocean sensing and measurement;

    - Receive a stipend;

    - Transfer new knowledge to classroom activities;

    - Receive funds for materials, equipment, software and other classroom supplies.

    - Be part of a week-long STEM outreach program for 6th grade girls.

The RET application is due to WHOI by 05/05/2017; acceptance notification will be by 05/17/2017.

A program flyer and RET application are here.

If you need an application emailed to you or have questions, email Judy Fenwick at jfenwick@whoi.edu.

Looking for Dock Masters - Freedom Boat Club

The season is nearly upon us! FBC is looking to fill a number of Dockstaff and Dockmaster positions for all 11 of our clubs in the greater Boston area and on Cape Cod.

If you or someone you know loves working outside in a fun, fast-paced environment, who loves boats or just loves to talk to people, then we are looking for you!

Applicants must be at least 17 years old at the start of employment and should have some experience on and around boats, be willing and able to learn how to dock boats in close quarters, and love to talk to people. This is a great, fun job ideal for any age!

Full time and part time positions available starting late April and running through October. Pay based on experience.

Please let us know if you have someone who is interested. Forward them this email so they can submit an application.

To begin the application process, click here:
https://tinyurl.com/fbcdockstaff

Freedom Boat Club is the world’s oldest and largest boat club, with 10,000+ members in 19 states coast-to-coast featuring a fleet of 950+ late-model boats.

888.781.7363  |  freedomboatclub.com

At-Sea Fisheries Biologist - Coonamessett Farm Foundation

Position Description
Coonamessett Farm Foundation (CFF) (http://coonamessettfarmfoundation.org/) is seeking a motivated, experienced biologist with fisheries and observer experience. The Fisheries Science Technician will work closely with fellow CFF employees and captains of fishing vessels to manage our research observer program, and to participate in off-shore research trips as an at-sea biologist for a variety of ongoing CFF projects. The selected candidate will possess exceptional interpersonal skills, outstanding oral and written communication skills, and excellent problem-solving abilities. Additionally, they will demonstrate work well in a professional, team-oriented environment.

Specific Responsibilities

·      Participate in research cruises for various CFF projects. It is anticipated the successful candidate will be at sea for at least 50-60 days;

·      Develop a list of independent contractors that CFF may deploy on research compensation trips;

·      Establish and maintain relationships with fishing vessel captains, and train vessel crews and independent CFF contractors to collect basic scientific data during research compensation trips;

·      Analyze the data collected by observers and vessel crews and write technical reports; and

·      Search for funding opportunities and write grant proposals (including budgets and scopes of work for collaborators).

·      Additional duties could include participating in the creation and oversight of outreach programs, video annotation, and supporting existing CFF projects as needed.

Qualifications

·       BS in a science discipline (e.g. biology, environmental science, etc)

·       Statistical analysis experience

·       Preferred program experience in: ArcGIS, R, , Solidworks, Microsoft Access

·       Multiple years of relevant experience (extensive at-sea experience preferred)

·       Ability to manage a heavy workload and participate at-sea as needed

·       Excellent writing, communication,  and interpersonal skills

Benefits
CFF offers a competitive benefits package and compensation commensurate with experience.

Application
Please submit cover letter and CV to
contact@cfarm.org
The start date for this position is April 1, 2017.

Center for Coastal Studies - Marine Animal Entanglement Response Specialist Position

Full Time (40 hours per week)

The Center for Coastal Studies (Provincetown MA) is seeking a response specialist for its Marine Animal Entanglement Response program.  CCS is a private, non-profit institution with an emphasis on marine mammal research and conservation.

Response specialists are on call to disentangle whales and sea turtles following strict protocols that emphasize human safety and data collection. Specialists participate in at-sea operations, data processing, administrative tasks and supervision of trainees. They are expected to interface with the public and professional mariners and to participate in other CCS research programs as needed. CCS is searching for level-headed candidates that can work calmly and problem solve under stressful conditions.

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree in a biological field;  at least one year of at-sea working experience; small boat handling experience; excellent computer and communication skills; strong focus and attention to detail; the ability to work and communicate well at sea and in a wide range of weather conditions. Prior experience working with large animals and database management skills are desirable. Applicants must be physically able to execute the work of the position. Weekends and scheduling flexibility required.

This position is full-time, year-round, with the potential for annual renewal. It is open to citizens of the United States of America and those authorized to work in the US.

Interested candidates please submit cover sheet, resume and two references to:

Stephanie Richardson
Human Resource Manager
Center for Coastal Studies
5 Holway Ave.
Provincetown, MA 02657

Email: srichardson@coastalstudies.org

Applications will be accepted till March 31, 2017.

Paid summer positions with the Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group

Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group is hiring 3 seasonal employees to work in the shellfish hatchery and on other projects, from May through August. The positions call for roughly 20-25 hours per week, but could be more depending on the skills and availability of the employee.

Please email emma.greenbeach@mvshellfishgroup.org for more information on how to apply. Application deadline is March 7th, 2017.

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR – BAYWATCHERS MONITORING PROGRAM BUZZARDS BAY COALITION

Position Description

ASSISTANT COORDINATOR – BAYWATCHERS MONITORING PROGRAM
BUZZARDS BAY COALITION

http://www.savebuzzardsbay.org/about-us/our-team/job-opportunities/

Position Summary

The Assistant Coordinator supports the organization’s objectives of developing watershed residents into Bay stewards and understanding the Buzzards Bay ecosystem and its response to human-related impacts in order to guide restoration and protection. The Assistant Coordinator supports a long-term, water quality monitoring program to gather high quality scientific data to support conservation, restoration, and protection of our water resources. 

The Assistant Coordinator is responsible for helping to coordinate the bay-wide, volunteer Baywatchers Monitoring Program and additional watershed natural resource monitoring programs (stream flow, anadromous fish, etc.).  The Assistant Coordinator position is a combination of fieldwork, lab work, working with citizen volunteers, and data entry. 

This part-time, seasonal position is from May to August and reports directly to the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s Director of Monitoring Programs. The schedule is variable and averages 30 hours per week for this position.

To Apply

Interested applicants should respond with a letter, resume, and references to: Tony Williams- Director of Monitoring Programs, Buzzards Bay Coalition, 114 Front Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740 or e-mail Williams@savebuzzardsbay.org