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Seasonal Conservation Position

General Information:

The Natural Resources Department is seeking a candidate for the position of Conservation Worker available for summer 2015.  Preference will be given to candidates enrolled in or graduate of a college or university in the field of natural resources or another closely related degree program.

Responsibilities / Opportunities:   

  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Wetland restoration/monitoring
  • Invasive plant control
  • Restoration tree planting and care
  • Monitor & maintain wildlife nesting/roosting structures
  • Greenhouse operation
  • Seed Collection & cleaning
  • Plant propagation

Other responsibilities may be assigned as opportunities arise.

Qualified applicants will be contacted for interview.  Candidate selected for the position will undergo a background check and drug testing.

Position Information:

$10.00 per hour

On-site housing available

Deadline to apply is April 1, 2015

Send cover letter, resume and three (3) references to:

The Dawes Arboretum

HR/Conservation Internship

7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE

Newark, OH  43056

Email:  jeromine@dawesarb.org


Send General Employment Inquiries to:

Contact:  Jan Romine  |  740.323.2355 or 800.44.DAWES  |  information@dawesarb.org  |  7770 Jacksontown Rd., SE, Newark, OH 43056