The National Audubon Society is hiring a
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In partnership with the Town of Stratford, the Salt Marsh Steward Crew Leaders will be responsible for the direct supervision, training, and execution of Audubon Connecticut’s youth employment program(s).
These positions will initially focus on restoration efforts taking place in the Great Meadows Marsh in Stratford, CT. As one of 10 units of the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, this approximately 700-acre Globally Important Bird Area is one of the largest mostly un-ditched salt marsh in CT. Since fall 2021, there has been a massive restoration effort underway, which aims to control invasive plant species, improve tidal flow, and create habitat that is beneficial to a host of plants and animals. Crew Leaders will supervise a team of eight local high school students acting as Salt Marsh Stewards. These Stewards will participate in habitat restoration, visitor engagement, and project site monitoring.
These are seasonal, part-time positions (20 hrs/wk) starting March 27th and going through June 24th. Audubon staff will provide one to two weeks of paid training to crew leaders at the beginning of the Salt Marsh Steward Program. At the conclusion of the Stratford program, Audubon will give Crew Leaders who have performed their duties well, the option of transitioning over to supervising the WildLife Guards program in either Bridgeport or West Haven, CT. That program will run from June 26th through August 18th.
$18.00 / hour
The Salt Marsh Steward Crew Leaders, through training and supervision of Audubon’s youth program(s), will assist conservation scientists with the monitoring and stewardship of critical shoreline habitat. Crew Leader duties include:
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