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Seasonal Field Technician

Posted March 8, 2024. The Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time (40 hour/week) seasonal field technician position for 14 weeks during the 2024 summer field season. This position will support monitoring of coastal salt marsh restoration projects in southern Maine.

Position Goals: Collect and analyze environmental data related to coastal restoration projects involving salt marsh habitat and tidal road crossing replacement/removals. This monitoring is meant to gather pre-restoration data which will inform restoration design and establish baseline conditions for project evaluation.

  • Dates: 14 weeks, approximately June - September, 2024 (start and end dates can be flexible).
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, ability to walk and stand for long periods of time across uneven ground, ability to work outside under adverse conditions including heat, biting insects, traversing mud, and working around water, at least 2-3 years of completed undergraduate education in biology, environmental science, or related natural resource discipline, ability to work as part of a team.
  • Compensation and Benefits: $22.00/hour 40 hours per week. Mileage reimbursed as $0.55/mile. Free housing is available for the duration of the project in the Alheim Commons residential facility located as the Wells Reserve campus in Wells, Maine.
  • More Information: Download complete details.
  • Deadline: March 29th, 2024


Internships in coastal science, environmental learning, and conservation practice are available at the reserve. We often identify candidates through the Five College Consortium or NOAA's Hollings Scholar program, and we participate in the MCHT Richard G. Rockefeller Conservation Internship Program and the UMaine NRT program. Please contact the director of your program of interest for information.


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