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LLT Spring Internship Program

The Lyme Land Trust is seeking to fill one (1) part-time position (about 10 hours per week) for a volunteer  Spring Intern.
Our Spring Intern will report to the Environmental Director and will handle duties related to all aspects of stewardship during the spring season. Most duties will include helping to develop relevant educational content directed for the public. One of our first spring missions is to develop content and programming for after school activities for K-5th graders in Lyme. Additional Spring Intern responsibilities will include working with LLT, the Town of Lyme and the local PTO to coordinate a family-friendly Earth Day adventure for the public. Free time will be spent working with the Environmental Director in an ongoing effort to develop educational content for The Diana and Parker Lord Nature and Science Center in Banningwood Preserve. The spring season will wrap up with miscellaneous responsibilities related to our annual flagship fundraiser event, the “Tour de Lyme”. Ideal candidate will be a high school or college-level student who has experience or desire to work with kids and develop educational science-based content for the general public. Event planning is a plus but not required. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to stewardship@lymelandtrust.org no later than January 31, 2018 and will be notified of our decision no later than February 6th, 2018. The internship program begins February 20th, 2018 and ends May 20th, 2018. This is an unpaid position.

The Lyme Land Trust is seeking a full-time Environmental Director

Position summary

Under the direction of the Executive Director, and in concert with the Lyme Land
Trust’s mission and strategic plan, the Environmental Director will work closely
with the Board of Directors to provide leadership in land acquisition and
protection, stewardship, management of Lyme Land Trust properties.

Major Responsibilities:
•Manage Land Trust’s fee properties and easements in cooperation with the
Preservation and Stewardship Chairs.
•Support the implementation of the overall Land Protection program, using the
Preserves’ Land Protection Policy as a guide.
• Oversee planning, operations and maintenance of Preserve property boundaries
and conservation easements in accordance with Land Trust Alliance Standards and
• Review and manage the Preserves’ compliance with best practices required to
maintain Land Trust Alliance (LTA) Accreditation
• Perform hands-on land trust duties including preserve and easement
• Promote land conservation awareness within the community, build support for
projects, and participate in inter-departmental preserve initiatives
•Identify and pursue project funding opportunities, assist in land protection and
stewardship grant proposals.
• In coordination with the Stewardship Chair, oversee and update, the Land
Management Plans for the Preserves, easements and other natural resource
management initiatives.
• Perform stewardship work in close cooperation with the Stewardship Chair.
• Coordinate with the Education and Events Committee to support stewardship
events including new trail or preserve openings, educational programs and land
conservation, interpretive trails, newsletter reports ; provide site-specific support
for programs as needed.
• Directly supervise the Property and Trail Stewards, interns and volunteers.

Requirements for Position:
Education and Experience – Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree
desirable; academic and/or work experience in natural resource management, land
conservation/management, planning or related disciplines. At least five years of
experience as a leader in land acquisition and stewardship programs with non-
profit land resource agencies or comparable field work

Knowledge and Abilities
• Knowledge of trends and national standards/practices in land trust management
• Exemplary communication abilities including written, oral, and presentation skills;
experience communicating with partner organizations; ability to negotiate
• Knowledge of field mapping, aerial photo interpretation, land survey techniques
• Ability to read and evaluate physical and cultural landscape elements
• Experience working with landowners, civic groups town, county, state agencies &
their processes
• Supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to lead and motivate
volunteers and team player capable of working as a team member
• Ability to set and implement priorities, manage multiple projects, and evaluate
project success
• Experience with budget preparation
• Willingness to work occasional irregular hours, including weekends, evenings
and/or holidays
• Fieldwork component is significant to this position. Applicant must be able to
traverse varied terrain on foot up to 5 miles with significant elevation gain while
carrying program equipment.

Advanced Computer Skills:
• Strong experience with cartography software/hardware (eg. GPS units & GIS
software, ArcGIS)
• Proficiency in all standard office productivity software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Outlook or similar email application) and internet research
• Familiarity with online land management software preferred

• Salary is $65,000-$70,000 and commensurate with experience. We offer an
excellent work environment with health benefits.

To apply please send cover letter and resume to info@lymelandtrust.org. Deadline is November 11, 2022

Sarah Manstan, Spring/Summer 2017 Intern in LLT’s Banningwood Preserve