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Stewardship Field Associate

Sudbury Valley Trustees, a nonprofit regional land trust located west of Boston, MA, seeks a Stewardship Field Assistant. This short-term position is an opportunity to receive on-the-job training in hands-on conservation land management. SVT encourages people of all personal and professional backgrounds to apply.

Job Description:
The Stewardship Field Assistant (SFA) will assist with invasive plant control projects and property maintenance at SVT reservations. The position will run from April through October 2023. 
The SVT stewardship team manages 90 natural areas, totaling 2,350 acres. The SFA will conduct manual pulling and control of invasive plants, working alone or with other staff and volunteers. The SFA will mow trails and conduct routine trail maintenance. The SFA may assist with other conservation land stewardship tasks as needed. The position is supervised by the Director of Stewardship.
SVT will provide on-the-job training in:
  • Land trust operations
  • Invasive plant identification and manual removal techniques
  • Basic trail maintenance
  • Operation of DR Field & Brush Mower
  • Visitor outreach
·      Eagerness to learn about land conservation and stewardship practices.
·      Physical ability to spend long hours outdoors in all weather conditions.
·      Physical ability and willingness to operate a DR Field & Brush mower.
·      Experience with basic hand tools.
·      Familiarity with invasive plant identification helpful, but not required
·      Have valid driver’s license. SVT can provide use of company pick-up truck for work travel. If a personal vehicle is used for work-related travel, mileage reimbursement will be provided.
·      Willingness to interact with visitors for educational purposes.