Crew Leader

South Egremont, MA

Greenagers, through its paid employment programs, internships, and apprenticeships, engages teens and young adults in meaningful work in environmental conservation, sustainable farming, and natural resource management. In the Berkshires and nearby New York State, our trail crews maintain existing trails and build new trails for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Trustees of Reservations, Columbia Land Conservancy, and other conservation organizations. Our Farm Apprentices work with local farmers, learning animal husbandry and organic agriculture. Our volunteer teams install front-yard gardens for area families, to encourage home-based food growing. 

Application close date: 2020-04-03

Internship Description

Greenagers seeks a responsible and enthusiastic individual willing to work hard and learn quickly. Individuals will work with the “Trails Coordinator” to supervise and coordinate a group of 8 teenagers as they complete conservation projects on land trust and NGO lands. The majority of projects involve trail building and rehabilitation.

Requirements:

Being at ease out-of-doors and in the woods. Ability to supervise teenagers. Must possess a valid Massachusetts or New York Driver’s license. At least 18 years old. Ability to perform physical labor for long periods of time.

Details:

May through mid-August. Pay commensurate with experience ($14-$20/hr).

Preference:

Individuals interested in pursuing a career in the field of conservation, environmental science, farming, or forestry. Experience building, maintaining, or rehabilitating trail systems and/or construction, carpentry, masonry, farming, landscaping. Familiarity with trail systems in southern Berkshire County and eastern Columbia County. Experience managing, leading or supervising teenagers. First Aid and CPR certified, Wilderness First Aid certified, Wilderness First Responder certified.

Background:

Greenagers, through its paid employment programs, internships, and apprenticeships, engages teens and young adults in meaningful work in environmental conservation, sustainable farming, and natural resource management. In the Berkshires and nearby New York State, our trail crews maintain existing trails and build new trails for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Trustees of Reservations, Columbia Land Conservancy, and other conservation organizations. Our Farm Apprentices work with local farmers, learning animal husbandry and organic agriculture. Our volunteer teams install front-yard gardens for area families, to encourage home-based food growing.

Greenagers participants learn the value of teamwork, collaboration, initiative, and solid work ethics.

They learn about community partnerships through collaborations with area nonprofits, businesses and organizations that both hire Greenagers and partner with Greenagers’ broader mission of youth and community engagement. We embrace the values of service and stewardship, and we support social and environmental progress in all of our work.

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Non-profit
$560 per
Paid Summer - Fulltime
7 employees

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