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Many of these opportunities were discussed in a December 2021 webinar

Acadia National Park

Environmental Educators – Open until filled
Assist with an overnight experiential education program for middle schoold students and teachers known as the Schoodic Education Adventure Program (SEA).
*April-June; housing provided at Schoodic Institute.

Biological Science Technician (Plants) – Periodic cut-off dates through June
Join the National Park Service Vegetation Crew and help remove invasive plants and restore native plants to diverse habitats across Acadia National Park.
*Seasonal; park housing may be available.

Biological Science Technician (Air & Water) – closed
Career opportunity as a Biological Science Technician in Acadia’s Resource Management program, conducting air and water monitoring activities and assisting in other resource management program areas.
*Seasonal; park housing may be available.

Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) – closed
Implement established natural resource management projects related to wildlife (small/large mammals such as bats, birds, beaver,etc.) following standard procedures/protocols. Collect, organize, and record field monitoring data to produce/prepare reports, charts, and presentations to management and/or a diverse public audience with varying levels of interest and knowledge. Perform wildlife trap transects, wildlife cameras surveys, grid surveys, mist netting, etc. to monitor and assess wildlife.
*Seasonal; park housing may be available.

Acadia Youth Conservation Corps – March 15 deadline
This 8-week summer employment opportunity created for youth ages 15-18 to work, learn, play, and grow alongside their peers. Youth will accomplish needed conservation projects and gain valuable insight into their environment, including the importance and nuances of conservation.
*June 26-August 18; housing not included.

Schoodic Institute College Internships – closed
We welcome student interns with funding arranged through their colleges and universities to assist with multiple projects examining ecosystem change in Acadia National Park, including coastal food webs and science communication.
*May-August; housing provided at Schoodic Institute

Shellfish Resilience Research Intern – Open until filled
The town of Gouldsboro seeks applications for a research intern in the Shellfish Resilience Lab. The Lab develops and tests community-scale approaches to growing and overwintering soft-shell clams used to re-seed and restore clam flats. This year the Lab’s focus will be on increasing the growth rate for clams in the lab, and data collection and experiments to reduce clam mortality due to predation in outdoor nurseries.
*10 weeks; housing provided at Schoodic Institute.

Scientists-in-Parks Ecology Assistant – closed
Join a team working to understand the health of the intertidal zone in Acadia National Park, with a focus on refining and implementing methods to monitor biodiversity in the intertidal zone, particularly in soft-bottom areas that provide clam and marine worm habitat. Train and lead groups of citizen scientists in repeating historical sampling of the soft-bottom intertidal.
*12 weeks; housing provided at Schoodic Institute.

Cathy and Jim Gero Acadia Early-Career Fellowships in Science Research, Education, Communication – closed
Through the continued generous support of Catherine and James Gero, the National Park Service, Schoodic Institute, and the National Park Foundation are able to offer fellowship opportunities to support early-career experiences in Acadia National Park for individuals within three years of an undergraduate degree. Three 10-month fellowships will begin in the summer of 2023: Science Research Fellow, Environmental Science Education Fellow, and Science Communication Fellow. Together, this cadre of early-career professionals will work alongside National Park Service and Schoodic Institute scientists, educators, communicators, and resource managers in Acadia National Park and surrounding areas.
*Ten months; housing provided at Schoodic Institute.

Schoodic Institute Ecology Technicians – closed
Ecology Field Technicians work on a variety of projects focused on intertidal research, habitat restoration, biodiversity monitoring, and engaging citizen scientists in research and monitoring (and the overlap of them all). These positions are for early career professionals just entering the workforce who want to work across multiple
ecosystems, with diverse wildlife, and use varied field skills for data collection and management.
*May-November; housing provided at Schoodic Institute

More opportunities from Schoodic Institute can be found here.

Friends of Acadia Summit Stewards – closed
The Summit Stewards are an interdisciplinary team that work alongside Acadia National Park staff to improve the visitor experience and reduce visitor impacts in the park. Summit Stewards rove the trails of Acadia promoting Leave No Trace stewardship, interpreting the natural and cultural resources, and performing trail maintenance to preserve trail sustainability.
*May-August/November; housing not provided.

Friends of Acadia Recreation Technicians – closed
Friends of Acadia is accepting applications for seasonal recreation technicians for the 2023 season. The “Rec Techs” will assist Acadia National Park staff in studying the recreational use of the park, with a particular emphasis on the carriage roads.
*12 weeks; housing not provided.

More opportunities from Friends of Acadia can be found here.

Beyond Acadia

Scientists-in-Parks Biology Assistant, New England National Scenic Trail – closed
Expand a growing mountain database that Appalachian Mountain Club is using to examine the flowering and fruiting time of a set of indicator plants in the context of changing climate. Develop recommendations for resource managers regarding the best climate change bioindicator species to monitor based on trail-wide data of plant flowering and overall plant biodiversity.
*12 weeks; housing not included.

Scientists-in-Parks Ecology Assistant, Appalachian National Scenic Trail – closed
Expand an existing iNaturalist project called the Flowers and Fauna along the Appalachian Trail Corridor. Assist researchers with the Appalachian Mountain Club as they develop recommendations for Appalachian Trail resource managers regarding the best climate change indicator plant species to monitor, based on trail-wide data of plant flowering distributions.
*12 weeks; housing not included.

Trail maintenance crew at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument – June 1 deadline
The position is primarily engaged in the maintenance and construction of graded and paved trails, trail drainage, trail bridges, and guard rails.
*May-November; housing not included.


Learn more about these opportunities from this recording of the Acadia National Park Science Symposium in 2021: