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Work with the New Canaan Land Trust

 

The following positions are currently available. Please see individual positions for application instructions.

Steward

The New Canaan Land Trust seeks a seasonal, part-time Steward to help steward its nearly 400-acre portfolio of properties. The Steward will report to the Executive Director, and work in tandem with the Land Trust’s high school internship program to ensure that the Land Trust preserves remain a haven for our community and wildlife that reside there.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Conduct and document inspections of all 65 Land Trust properties, in accordance with Land Trust Alliance accreditation standards.
  • Steward the Land Trust’s existing trail systems through projects such as tree pruning, water bar installation and maintenance, construction of raised walkways, weed whacking, etc.
  • Tend to new meadow and woodland plantings at the Land Trust’s Fowler Preserve, through watering, weeding, etc.
  • Facilitate weekly volunteer days that engage members of the community in land stewardship projects.
  • Assist in completing a variety of other land stewardship projects at Land Trust preserves.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Independent and enterprising, with strong problem-solving ability and a demonstrated interest in the Land Trust’s work.
  • Experience completing the land stewardship projects listed above AND the safe operation or power tools such as a weed whacker, chainsaw, drill, etc.
  • Ability to lift and carry 40 pounds and work outside in sometimes inclement weather.

Duration: The 6- to 8-week position will start as early as July 6, 2020 and conclude as late as August 31, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to note the dates that they would be able to work.

Hours: This part time position will involve 20 hours per week, with a flexible schedule that can be tailored to the applicant’s other commitments.

Compensation: Hourly rate of $15 per hour, paid bi-weekly. NCLT carries worker’s compensation insurance for all employees, but does not offer any additional benefits to seasonal employees.

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to info@newcanaanlandtrust.org. Only complete applications sent to this address will be considered. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Posted July 1, 2020

Historian

The New Canaan Land Trust seeks a seasonal, part-time Historian to modernize the Land Trust’s 50+ years of archival material. The Historian will report to the Executive Director and have the opportunity to work with current and former members of the Land Trust Board of Directors.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Digitize and catalogue the Land Trust’s 50+ years of archival materials, including historic photographs, newspaper articles, and documents.
  • Build upon the Land Trust’s archives by conducting research at the Historical Society, interviewing current and former Land Trust board members, gathering narratives from key stakeholders, etc.
  • Develop a creative way of sharing the Land Trust’s history, through the creation of a short, stylized, history book and/or interactive webpage.
  • Conduct research into the indigenous and colonial histories of the Land Trust’s preserves.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Detail oriented, organized, and creative, with a demonstrated interest in history and the Land Trust’s work.
  • Experience scanning documents, organizing digital files, and conducting historical research.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to creatively and concisely disseminate data and information.

Duration: The 6- to 8-week position will start as early as July 6, 2020 and conclude as late as August 31, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to note the dates that they would be able to work.

Hours: This part time position will involve 20 hours per week, with a flexible schedule that can be tailored to the applicant’s other commitments.

Compensation: Hourly rate of $15 per hour, paid bi-weekly. NCLT carries worker’s compensation insurance for all employees, but does not offer any additional benefits to seasonal employees.

How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to info@newcanaanlandtrust.org. Only complete applications sent to this address will be considered. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Posted July 1, 2020

The New Canaan Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees.

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