Massachusetts Conservation Corps
Boylston, Massachusetts

Job Description
Program Dates: September 3 – December 20, 2024

About us:
Are you seeking the chance to learn hands-on conservation skills and give back to the environment? Does completing environmental and recreation services in picturesque Massachusetts, throughout the fall, sound like fun? If you said yes to either of these questions, then the SCA Massachusetts Conservation Corps (MACC) is the program for you!

The MACC is a partnership between SCA, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), Massachusetts Service Alliance, and AmeriCorps. During this 16-week program you will learn the technical and interpersonal skills to become a conservation leader. Join our community of like-minded individuals and help tackle trail, recreation, and land management projects in The Bay State.

Program Description:

The MACC is a 4-month program that runs September 3 – December 20, 2024. Program participants will meet at John Agustus Hall in West Boylston, MA and commute together to project locations. The weekly schedule will usually be 10-hour days Monday-Thursday with a three-day weekend. This hands-on position is a physically demanding outdoor based opportunity. Despite the hard work and dealing with the elements, the team environment and satisfaction one receives from completing high needs trail, land, and recreation management projects is beyond comparison. This unique opportunity is a workforce development AmeriCorps position that will help jumpstart your career!

Program Time breakdown:

Training: 15%
Training Season: All program participants will begin the program with 1.5 weeks of training. This includes SCA, AmeriCorps, and partner policies and protocols, wilderness first aid (16-hour course), conservation trail skills, leadership development, and tool maintenance.

Field Season 85%

Projects or hitches will typically be 1-2 weeks in length but could vary depending on the location and project needs. Members will meet at John Agustus Hall, or another agreed upon location to drive together to project sites. Service may include, new trail construction, native or dimensional lumber bridges, rock steps/walls, invasive species management, resource monitoring, sign installation and historic preservation.

Time in the field while on hitch can be exhausting. When onsite completing projects there is limited access to electricity, little cell phone reception, and members will encounter heat, cold, rain, and bugs, throughout the service term. The skills learned, projects completed, and friendships made throughout the season will make all the hard work well worth the time and effort!

Member Benefits:

$1,200 bi-weekly living allowance, before taxes
$1,824.07 Segal Education Award upon successful completion of the service term
Professional Certifications including Wilderness First Aid, Adult & Child CPR
Conservation training and hands-on

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Crew, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

About Student Conservation Association

Today, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Members participate in a variety of capacities and contexts. Beyond national parks, members work on marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in our nation’s urban centers. Members do land management, habitat restoration, trail building, disaster rehabilitation or prevention work, environmental education, public outreach, and more.

Application Instructions

To be considered, you must navigate to the link provided and complete the application and pre-screen questions.  https://myjobs.adp.com/scacareers/cx/job-details?__tx_annotation=false&_fromPublish=true&reqId=5001051277400

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