Deadline to apply: March 1, 2019
Seasonal: May through August 2019. Hours and days may fluctuate based on programs and events. Start and end date flexible. Full time. Compensation $11.50 per hour.
Position Summary: The Lake George Association is an environmental not-for-profit located in Lake George, NY, whose actions support water quality protection, scientific monitoring, education and lake-friendly living programs that benefit the Lake George watershed from Lake George Village to Ticonderoga.
All of the Lake George Association’s actions focus on protecting Lake George now and creating long-term Lake sustainability.
For additional background information on the LGA, please explore our website: https://www.lakegeorgeassociation.org/about-us/.
The Lake George Invasive Species Education Intern will be responsible for assisting the LGA Director of Education and Environmental Educator with programs and activities related to invasive species to meet the LGA’s goals and objectives.
The Lake George Invasive Species Education Intern will spend 80% of their time helping develop and participate in invasive species public education and outreach projects and events throughout the Lake George watershed in order to expand individual and community awareness of the threats of invasive species and ways they can help prevent their spread.
The additional 20% of their time will be assisting with LGA’s education and outreach programs such as the Floating Classroom.
Main Duties: Deliver educational invasive species spread prevention messages to boaters, Interact with and educate the public on aquatic invasive species, Distribute printed materials to watercraft users at boat launches, Conduct canoe and kayak aquatic invasive species inspections, Identify and attend community events at which to have an invasive species display and information table, Organize and participate in activities within the Lake George watershed during NY’s Invasive Species Awareness Week, As needed assist with aquatic invasive species surveys and invasive plant management projects.
Required Skills and Background:
- Willingness to frequently interact with the general public
- Willingness to lead and organize educational invasive species programs to all groups and ages of people
- Strong environmental studies background; demonstrated interest in conservation issues; experience with invasive species identification and issues, basic terrestrial and aquatic ecology
- Knowledge of the aquatic invasive species in and threatening Lake George
- Strong communications background; Strong verbal communication skills
- Well organized and ability to coordinate multiple tasks
- Enjoys working in an office environment and outdoors in various weather conditions
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle
Cover letters and resumes may be mailed or e-mailed. Please be sure to include in your cover letter the following information:
• Date you can start and the date you can likely work until
• Demonstrate knowledge of aquatic invasive species or explain previous experiences relating to Lake George, water quality, or invasive species.
Send resume and cover letter to:
Kristen Wilde, Director of Education, Lake George Association, PO Box 408, Lake George, NY 12845.
Email: [email protected]