Seasonal botany position at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Subject: Seasonal botany position at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Location: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (stationed in Empire,

Duration: May 30 – August 29, 2018 (dates are firm)

Pay: $20.00-$21.00/hour

Description and Duties: The incumbent will be employed by Northland College, but will work directly with, and report to, the Great Lakes Network of the National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) program.
The goals of the I&M program include monitoring key environmental variables so that ecological change can be detected and addressed in a timely manner.

This is largely a field-based position. The incumbent will assist with the establishment and sampling of permanent forest monitoring plots at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
The incumbent will collect extensive data on the herbaceous layer and browse. He/she will be expected to identify 350 herbaceous species, and have considerable experience identifying members of the family Poaceae and genus Carex. Field work will be performed in teams of 2-3 people. The incumbent may also spend approximately 5-10% of time performing computer work.

This position operates on an 8 day on/6 day off schedule. During the 8-day sampling periods, incumbent will be expected to carry field equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. He/she will be exposed to high temperatures, stinging and biting insects, including extensive mosquitos and ticks, and poisonous plants.

The incumbent is responsible for securing and paying for his/her own housing in the Empire, Michigan area.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, references, and unofficial transcripts to Suzanne Sanders ( by January 15, 2018. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted shortly thereafter. No phone calls or emails, other than applications, please.