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Seasonal Stewardship Specialist

Not your average field job!

The Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy (WLTC) is in search of a teammate that will bring his/her unique talents to the work of protecting and preserving Walloon Lake and its watershed.

Who We Are

We are a land conservancy with a small but mighty staff who are proud and passionate about our work, love the outdoors and care deeply for our constituents and the issues that affect them. Our office culture is professional but family forward, fast-paced but flexible, dog-friendly and spirited.

What’s the Job?

The stewardship specialist will work collaboratively with the conservancy staff, reporting directly to the Director of Conservation Programs.  Responsibilities will include small-scale habitat restoration and enhancement projects on preserves, monitoring of all conservation easement properties, and ongoing trail and preserve maintenance.  The Stewardship Specialist will also assist with coordination, technical support, field assessment and monitoring on a variety of projects, mostly in collaboration with the regional Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA).  Other responsibilities will include coordinating volunteers to meet program goals and developing external communication including presentations, press releases, and print and web-based content.

The Stewardship Specialist should be familiar with Michigan natural community types, have living arrangements near Petoskey, Michigan, be over 18 years of age, and have reliable transportation.  This position will require the use of personal vehicles (with mileage reimbursement).  The Conservancy anticipates providing this opportunity to students or those interested in an entry-level position in the natural resource management field.  Current students looking for internship opportunities should especially apply.  This position is a part time seasonal position (~25 hours per week) from mid-May through September 2018 (dates negotiable).

Why Apply?

You should apply if you want to…

  • Make a real difference in the conservation community in Northern Michigan
  • Gain experience working in the non-profit and conservation sector
  • Work for a reputable professional office
  • Get experience with cooperative and collaborative projects

Part-time  25-hours weekly, flexible schedule, and mileage re-imbursement. Competitive wage based on experience.

 Please email your cover letter and resume to 

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