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The Watershed Stewardship Program will hire approximately 20 Watershed Stewards in the summer of 2012 to educate visitors to boat ramps across the Adirondack Park and inspect watercraft for aquatic invasive species.  Memorial Day to Labor Day (some flexibility about end dates to accommodate students returning to college).  Please visit this link: http://www.paulsmiths.edu/offices/hr/jobs/2012%20Watershed%20Steward.pdf

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Learn by doing. Live your values. Lead by example.

This summer, join the movement for a better future.

People     ⇒       Power      ⇒     Justice

Climate Summer (New England):
Program Dates: June 13th – August 18th 

Ride for the Future (Gulf Coast):
Program Dates: May 22nd – July 30th

  • · Learn community organizing!
  • · Become a stronger leader!
  • · Spend your summer on a bike, traveling across New England or Louisiana and Texas!
  • · Learn from and connect with community leaders!
  • · Inspire others to take action to live their values more deeply!
  • · Highlight what communities are doing to move beyond fossil fuels through the press, blogging, and our new Digital Movement Map!
  • · Highlight the harms of the fossil fuel industry in environmental justice communities!
  • · Organize a regional day of action against coal!
  • · Highlight the harms of the fossil fuel industry in environmental justice communities and communities hit by oil spills, hurricanes, and wildfires.

Applications for both programs are available at http://www.climatesummer.net/get-involved/apply/
FMI see: climatesummer.net and rideforthefuture.org

Riders may apply for both programs, or only apply for one program. The programs are open to all young adults ages 18-25.

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Round the Bend Farm (RTB) seeks a resident foodie to join the farm manager, small farm apprentice and the farm community. We are looking for a person who is excited by the prospect of immersion into a vibrant and diverse local food culture. We are looking for a self starter with a strong work ethic.

RTB was started in 2007, it is a 52 acre farm located in South Dartmouth, MA. RTB has mainly produced animal and vegetable products (pork, eggs, milk, beef, vegetable, herbs and greens, lamb, mutton, goat) in the past.  We hope to diversify our produce to include hospitality and educational services and community service.    This is a seasonal apprenticeship opportunity and will take place from mid- April through mid- November.  This unique opportunity will offer potential educational outreach and teaching opportunities in conjunction with a local non-profit; the Marion Institute (www.marioninstitute.org).

The job will require:

  • Cooking directly from RTB farm
  • Harvest, glean, forage, utilize food enough for up to 8 people daily
  • Food storage and care
  • Fermentation fervor – experiment with and enjoy all aspects of fermentation i.e. yogurt, kefir, water kefier, kombucha, cheese making, cured meats, sauerkraut, kimichi, mead, beer… the sky is the limit
  • Prepare healthy and medicinal foods that will nourish other community members
  • Keep a clean and organized kitchen (there is an automatic dishwasher)
  • Plan menus and keep stores of bulk foods adequate and fresh
  • Creativity, flexibility, and a love of food and those you prepare it for
  • Time spent harvesting and laboring within the vegetable operation
  • Studying and discovering new foods and sharing with others
  • Preparing medicinal/herbal tinctures and teas

Qualifications required are:

  • Highly organized, energetic, enjoys physical labor
  • A desire to respect and care for soil and animals (humans included)
  • Excellent self-starter and finisher
  • Proven experience in working effectively with other people
  • An entrepreneurial approach to food service
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to accept direction and guidance and carryout arduous tasks
  • Knowledge and awareness of self and physical relationship with the natural world.
  • Willingness to be flexible in terms of work hours.
  • Willingness to relocate to RTB.
  • Desire to participate in local, vibrant community
  • Smiles, laughter, curiosity, kindness
  • Willingness to be caring and responsible for the health and nutrition of fellow community members

COMPENSATION 

There will be a monthly stipend of $400.  We will provide room and board and wireless internet access at RTB.  Housing will include a private place to sleep and a shared kitchen/dining/library space.

HOW TO APPLY 

Please send cover letter, resume and references, please tell us why you would like to be with us by February 8, 2012 to: geoffkinder@hotmail.com

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Participate in the holistic experience that is diversified small farming in hopes of building confidence and skills to prepare you for an independent future.

Round the Bend Farm (RTB) seeks a farm apprentice to join the farm manager and one to three interns. We are looking for a person who is excited by the prospect of learning all things farming from vegetable gardening to seed saving to animal husbandry. We are looking for a self starter with a strong work ethic. This is a seasonal apprenticeship opportunity and will take place from mid- April through mid- November.  This unique opportunity will offer potential educational outreach and teaching opportunities in conjunction with a local non-profit; the Marion Institute (www.marioninstitute.org).

The job will require:

  • Market garden vegetable growing, harvesting and marketing for CSA delivery and direct restaurant sales.
  • Farm design/build while incorporating permaculture concepts.
  • Soil building and amendment.  Utilization of animal manure creating compost.
  • Animal husbandry within rotational grazing system (pigs, chickens, cattle and sheep)
  • Other types of work may include:

Qualifications required are:

  • Highly organized, energetic, enjoys manual labor….it is hard work; and rewarding
  • A desire to respect and care for soil and animals (humans included)
  • Able to lift and move 50 lbs
  • Proven experience in working effectively with other people
  • An entrepreneurial approach to small farming
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to accept direction and guidance and carryout arduous tasks
  • Knowledge and awareness of self and physical relationship with the natural world
  • Willingness to be flexible in terms of work hours
  • Willingness to relocate to RTB
  • Desire to participate in local, vibrant community
  • Smiles, laughter, curiosity, kindness

Compensation

There will be a monthly stipend of $400.  We will provide room and board and wireless internet access at RTB.  Housing will include a private place to sleep and a shared kitchen/dining/library space.

HOW TO APPLY 

Please send cover letter, resume and references, tell us why you would like to be with us by February 8, 2012 to: geoffkinder@hotmail.com

 

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University Farm Manager, U South Sewanee

Sewanee: the University of the South seeks a university farm manager to supporting the development of new and ongoing campus sustainable agricultural projects, with an emphasis on integration with the academic program. The manager will enhance agricultural learning for students through demonstration and presentation of agroecological concepts and a wide range of organic food production skills. The focus of the agricultural operation includes the student organic garden and possible production scale vegetables for dining services. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in small scale farm production and/or farming with an educational component. Applications will be considered through Feb. 15, 2012.

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Outreach Coord., Global Development & Environment Inst., Tufts U

The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University (MA) seeks a part-time outreach coordinator to manage all aspects of the institute’s communications work and overall communications strategy. Duties include web management, email promotion, media outreach and tracking, event outreach, and multimedia production and management. Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of related experience.

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350.org is looking for a New Hampshire Field Organizer.   A cover letter and resume can be send to at: vanessa@betterfutureproject.org.This position runs through July 15.

350.org is taking a national leadership role to put climate and energy at the center of the political debate in 2012 through grassroots organizing, earned media and visibility actions in key states throughout the US. Concurrently, we will help build, train and resource an insurgent grassroots army of climate and energy volunteers, helping to make the growing climate movement a powerful, sustained political constituency.

 Here is what Field Organizer will be responsible for:

*Researching, developing, and implementing a grassroots climate visibility plan from now through July 15, 2012.

* Developing teams of 350.org and other climate activists and organizers throughout the state.

* Organizing regular grassroots bird-dogging, public education, accountability and media events on climate and clean energy.

* Liaising and supporting other progressive grassroots movements, and representing 350.org in partner and coalition work with them.

* Working closely with high-level partners to ensure buy-in and coordination for visibility events.

* Organizing at least one state-level grassroots leadership workshop with at least 25 attendees.

* Communicating regularly with 350.org central staff, and drafting brief weekly reports outlining that week’s activities.

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