Seasonal Field Manager (MA) – Connecticut River Conservancy
The Connecticut River Conservancy seeks motivated and responsible individuals to carry out our invasive species monitoring and removal efforts in the Connecticut River Watershed, in Massachusetts.
Field work will include the removal and monitoring of invasive species, such as water chestnut and hydrilla, as well as assisting in water quality monitoring for Cyanobacteria. In addition, the field manager will be asked to coordinate with partners across the state to coordinate our water chestnut removal efforts; they will be asked to assist in the monitoring of infested locations, participate in partner volunteer events, assist with disposal of the invasive and provide resources for our partners. Each of these programs relies on volunteer participation and, as such, the field manager should have experience and comfort with coordinating volunteer events.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for the environment, some knowledge of invasive plant management, have paddling experience, and enjoy recruiting and managing volunteers working from boats. This person will be responsible for scheduling and executing at least a dozen on-water volunteer hand-pulling events between May and August 2020 in conjunction with partner groups, as well as ensure that all data is maintained and can be effectively utilized both internally and by agency and project partners.
The work will be supervised and supported out of CRC’s Greenfield, MA headquarters. Work is anticipated to begin by the first week in May and conclude the first week of September – this schedule may vary depending on the growth of water chestnut which is dependent on water temperature. Workdays can be subject to weather cancellation. A boat is provided as needed.