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Hand Sown Farm - part or full time help

Hand Sown Farm is looking for part to full time help starting now through the end of September or October. Hours are flexible, housing option available. Pay is based on experience. Please contact Megan DeLeeuw at 734.718.5506 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To learn more about the farm, please visit their website at: handsownfarm.com

Greening of Detroit - Environmental Education Assistant

POSITION: Environmental Educator

DEPARTMENT: Green Infrastructure

FLSA: Part Time, Seasonal

REPORTS TO: Environmental Education Manager

SUMMARY:

The Greening of Detroit’s Green Infrastructure Department has developed the Our LAND program which targets and introduces Detroit elementary and middle school students to the natural environment. Taking place at both in class and outdoor locations, Our LAND strives to introduce children to diverse habitat types, make connections between the urban and natural world and foster the adoption and stewardship of Detroit’s parks and open spaces. The position will extend from September 1st, 2014-June 1, 2014. The ideal candidate will be available 20 hours per week. The internship will be paid at $11/hr, and credit may be available under the terms of the college or university attended by the intern. The Environmental Education intern will be responsible for assisting the Environmental Education Manager with a variety of activities related to Our LAND programming.

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Greening of Detroit - Citizen Forester Assistant

POSITION: Citizen Forester Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Green Infrastructure

SUMMARY: 

The Citizen Forester program was developed in response to the organization’s need to manage the large number of volunteers that come out to participate in the Greening of Detroit’s weekend tree plantings. As a Citizen Forester, many skills are utilized during tree plantings. A working knowledge of tree identification and maintenance techniques are often necessary as well as volunteer management and community engagement skills as Citizen Foresters are intricately involved in planting trees, overseeing volunteers and communicating with neighborhood residents. The Citizen Forester Assistant will assist the Environmental Education Manager with the recruitment, training, implementation and reporting that is associated with the Citizen Forester program during the planting season. The position will extend from September 1st -– mid November. The ideal candidate will be available 15-20 hrs/wk and will be available to work all Saturdays during the aforementioned time period, with the rest of the work week having much flexibility. The position will be paid at $10/hr, and internship credit may be available under the terms of the college or university attended if the applicant is a student.

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Two-year Postdoc Fellowship - Research on Food Systems Resilience to Climate Change

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship beginning early January 2014 that will be a part of a new SESYNC–USDA collaboration to catalyze data-driven research on food systems resilience to climate change.

SESYNC seeks applications from PhD-level researchers with an interest in and/or prior research experience with data-driven analytical and/or modeling approaches to synthesize existing climate, socio-economic, demographic, and environmental data to address pressing questions related to food/agro-ecological systems resilience to climate change. The fellow will also lead the planning, organization, and management of the new SESYNC–USDA “Data to Motivate Synthesis” Program. This program will provide a unique opportunity for 25 early career scholars to co-develop research projects through a series of data exploration workshops with the cyberinfrastructure support needed to understand and predict food systems resilience under a changing climate.

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Seeley Farm - Full Time Field Crew

Seeley Farm, a small, certified organic vegetable farm in Ann Arbor, is hiring for a full time field crew position. The job begins immediately and continues through late November. Pay is based on experience. Must be comfortable performing all duties on the farm: hoeing, planting, harvesting, lifting, etc.

Please disseminate widely. Those interested can email Alex at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 734-604-2820.

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