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Summer Field Assistant for the Purple Martin Conservation Association

The Purple Martin Conservation Association is seeking a field assistant for the summer.  Below is the job description and who to contact if you are interested in the position.

The Purple Martin Conservation Association is a non paid volunteer to assist 3 – 5 days per week from April through August (flexible hours from approximately 9:30 – 2) to assist with:

  • Learning about Purple Martins and managing their colonies
  • Assist with data entry on the computer
  • Band reading in the field
  • Assist with leg banding
  • Assist with trapping invasive species
  • Provide educational support to the public

This person will possess the following skills: Ability to lift items weighing 50+lbs, ability to work on the computer for extended periods, ability to learn new software, desire and ability to read bands in the field, ability to spend days outside in the elements working on housing management for bird. Please contact Joe if you are interested in learning more at joe@purplemartin.org or call at 833-7656.

SeaGrant Opportunities

Pennsylvania Sea Grant offers a wide range of opportunities for students, including internships, fellowships, and stewardship activities. See their website for more details: http://seagrant.psu.edu/section/student-opportunities-internshipsfellowships


Invasive Species Program Director position available

This position will provide leadership by the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in managing invasive species that threaten habitat and species targets across Ontario with a focus on Ontario Region’s priority Natural Areas. The role will actively engage and coordinate external partners, including NGOs, government agencies, Conservation Authorities, landowners and landowner groups, and other interest groups, to collaborate to manage invasive species at a landscape scale.  The position will also provide leadership to staff working on NCC lands in Natural Areas regarding the latest techniques, technology and strategies that will advance invasive species control. Invasive species are one of the greatest threats to native biodiversity on NCC lands and in NCC’s Natural Areas in Ontario. Aggressive and ongoing control based on the latest tools and strategies is necessary to maintain and restore Natural Area conservation targets.

See link for more details: http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/who-we-are/work-with-us/invasive-species-program-director-on.html

Environment Erie – Accounting Clerk, Part Time

Position accountable to: Executive Director Job Purpose Summary Manage accounting/bookkeeping, assist with maintaining and managing budgets, participate in major activities and programs as needed for Environment Erie. This is a part-time permanent position at 20 hours per week.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities for the Position

  • Everyday bookkeeping and accounting entries into QuickBooks
  • Maintain financial records
  • Prepare and complete tax documents/activities
  • Complete payroll and all payroll functions
  • Manage grant finances and budgets
  • Manage accounting functions of fundraising

For more information on this position, see the following PDF: Environment Erie Position: accounting-clerk


Become a DCNR Conservation Volunteer.

Follow this link for details: https://www.volunteers.dcnr.state.pa.us/index.aspx

View this Word Doc for an informational pamphlet on volunteering with DCNR and Presque Isle State Park: Vol. Brochure (1)

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