The Indiana University Research and Teaching Preserve (RTP) is under the auspice of the Integrated Program in the Environment located on the Indiana University Bloomington campus (IUB). The RTP is focused on preserving natural habitats of eight properties totaling 1600 acres in Monroe, Morgan, and Brown Counties. The RTP maintains these properties, as well as overseeing the day to day operation of our Griffy Field Lab to serve IUB research, outreach, and recreation.
The Indiana University Research and Teaching Preserve is seeking a part-time assistant property manager with knowledge, skills, and interest in the natural sciences, geography/GIS, and/or park/land management. General duties include but are not limited to: assisting researchers and instructors; leading and participating in volunteer activities; leading and participating in interpretive hikes; maintenance of preserve properties, trails, parking lots, etc.; hiking trail design and construction; invasive species control; and equipment maintenance. Other duties as assigned.
Currently enrolled as a student at Indiana University.
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
At least 18 years of age.
Ability to understand and follow detailed instructions, especially pertaining to support for ecological research. Ability to lead and effectively communicate with groups. Skilled in professional writing. Ability to work independently. Eagerness to learn and develop new skills.
Course work in the following areas: Biology, Ecology, Natural History, and Sustainability. Interest in interpretation and environmental education. Desire to gain experience in trail building and design. Plant ID skills and knowledge of local flora and fauna. Ability to operate small motors (chainsaw, weed whip, brush mower, etc.). Ability to operate trucks, trailers, and ORV. Ability to use hand tools (hammer, drill, etc.). Ability to read and understand maps. Basic first aid and CPR training.
Working Conditions / Demands
Field work may require working in remote locations as well as adverse weather and field conditions. The person in this role is required to lift up to 50 pounds. The person in this role is required to hike long distances, with tools and equipment.
$10.50 to $12.00 per hour.
16-20 hours per week during the school year and up to 29 hours per week during summer.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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