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Maine Conservation Corps
Position title : Downeast Institute - Environmental Steward
Deadline to apply : ASAP
Start Date : 06/03/2019
End Date : 11/08/2019
Type of Position : Corpsmember / Intern
Town, City, Park, etc : Beals
State / Territory : Maine
Join the Maine Conservation Corps (MCC) as an Environmental Steward (ES)! These positions offer a unique opportunity to gain skills in the conservation field while increasing the capacity of local organizations. ES’ receive training, certifications and benefits as an AmeriCorps member. The role of an ES is as varied as the needs of host sites.
Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education (DEI) will soon be the easternmost marine research laboratory and education center in the United States. The pristine, coldwater location and state-of-the-art venue provides exceptional capacity for scientists, marine educators, and their teams. As the University of Maine at Machias Marine Science Field Station and local experiential classroom, DEI enriches the education of youth, university students and the visiting public. DEI cultures commercially important shellfish seed, restoring and creating economic opportunities for harvesters, aquaculturists, and other entrepreneurs throughout coastal Maine and beyond.
The purpose of the positon will be to establish a network of municipal shellfish committees, landowners and other officials interested in advancing DEI’s mission. The member will also establish a system of initial agreement and ongoing communication, based on feedback from these groups. The member will need to develop an excellent understanding of DEI and its research, which will include visits to field sites. Skills developed will include diplomacy, an understanding of the legal and policy framework within which Maine’s shellfishery and DEI operates, and an understanding of the scientific basis for public resource management in the intertidal area.
For complete details, see the MCC website.