Seasonal Field Assistant, Central Ohio

Subject: Job: Seasonal Field Assistant, Central Ohio

The Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio has an opening for a Seasonal Field Assistant during the spring-summer-fall of 2021.

Position Description
Under the direction of the Land Conservation Director, the seasonal Field Assistant supports the department land management efforts through invasive species control, wildlife control and monitoring, trail maintenance, and mowing. This position will also assist with the restoration of ecosystems, daily greenhouse care and native plantings. In addition, the seasonal Field Assistant will perform routine, non-skilled grounds maintenance and general labor functions, when needed.

Job Responsibilities
-Conduct routine land management tasks, including invasive species control, herbicide application, native plantings, water resource management, trail maintenance and mowing to benefit native wildlife.
-Utilize a variety of equipment and hand tools, to include but not limited to: tractors, mowers, ATVs, chainsaws, string trimmers, hedge trimmers and herbicide backpack sprayers.
-Support daily greenhouse operations.
-Assist with strategically timed mowing of trails and native grasslands to promote native biodiversity in The Arboretum natural areas.
-Conduct weekly bluebird trail monitoring, maintain nesting structures and aid in additional wildlife surveys.
-Contribute to educational events that support The Arboretum mission.
-Assist with nuisance wildlife management, as needed.

-Minimum of two (2) years of college-level education in natural resources, wildlife ecology, ecosystem restoration, conservation or related field required.
-Ability to regularly use motorized equipment and hand tools, including tractors mowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, and string trimmers while adhering to all safety protocols.
-Ability to work independently with instruction and as part of a team.
-Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions and perform physically strenuous work.
-Strong knowledge of central Ohio flora and/or native avian identification.
-Demonstrated experience utilizing herbicides for invasive species management.
-Ability to regularly work weekends, occasional holidays and evenings as scheduled.
-Must have a valid driver license with acceptable driving record.

To Apply
E-mail your cover letter and resume to by Sunday, March 21, 2021.  In the subject line, include position title, Seasonal Field Assistant.