Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Summer Job Opportunity

The Nachusa Grasslands are now accepting applications. These are excellent entry level positions. 
Six openings. Deadline 2/26. Very competitive.

Under the supervision of the Nachusa Grasslands Project Director and Restoration ecologist, Restoration Technicians are needed for prairie and savanna management and restoration at Nachusa Grasslands, a 3,300 acre preserve near Dixon, IL.  Technicians will work with a crew to remove invasive species and hand-collect native seeds.  We hand harvest seed to restore agricultural lands back to high diversity prairie, wetlands, and savanna on site.  These are great opportunities to learn about plants and animals, and natural areas management with an emphasis on ecological restoration. Bison will be reintroduced to the preserve in the fall of 2014. Therefore, Technicians may partake in fence building and fence removal along with maintaining and cleaning buildings, setting up for events for visitors and members, running errands, and repairing equipment.  Applicants should be able to work well with groups of people in the field. Course work in ecology or experience with natural area restoration is a plus.  A bachelor degree is preferred.  Interesting, educational, and challenging outside work at a dynamic restoration project.  This is a great entry level position to learn what it really takes to do natural areas management and restoration.  This is a full-time job, short term position.  $9.00 / Hour.  Includes nice clean on-site housing, high speed internet available at Headquarters; no pets.