Current Opportunities

Current Job Opportunities:

Boat Launch Stewards

As part of TILT and SLELO PRISM (St. Lawrence Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management), Boat Launch Stewards provide public education and outreach at boat launches regarding statewide Clean, Drain, Dry practices in order to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Playing a critical role in invasive species management, Boat Launch Stewards will visit assigned boat launch locations around the region to interact with the public and gather recreational boater information, conduct voluntary watercraft and equipment inspections, and familiarize the public with aquatic invasive species information. Stewards will be responsible for monitoring two (2) boat launches within close geographic proximity to each other and will operate with a high degree of independence.

These responsibilities include: conducting watercraft inspections, data collection and administering voluntary surveys, identification and management of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), and interactions with the public and distribution of educational materials.

The Boat Launch Steward is a 40 hours per week position, beginning with a paid, mandatory 3-day training from May 20th-22nd and starting their roles on May 23rd. The position is expected to end on Monday, September 7th.  TILT is looking to hire a total of 10 boat launch stewards.

Typical work week is Wednesday through Sunday, with some holiday weekend work required (Memorial Day, Monday following July 4th, Labor Day). Some local travel is required. Wages will start at $14/hour.

Application Deadline: March 31  | Apply now

 

Current Internship Opportunities:

Kenneth Deedy Environmental Steward

The Kenneth Deedy Environmental Steward assists the Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT), Save The River (STR) and the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center (MACNC) trustees and staff to better serve their missions. This Steward will spend (3) weeks respectively at each organization immersing themselves in the 1000 Islands region and what it is to be an environmental steward. During summer months, all three organizations experience an influx of business as a direct correlation of the tourist season. TILT expands its property management on Signature Preserves, conservation easements, and recreational facilities and trails. STR works to protect and preserve the ecological integrity of the Upper St. Lawrence River through advocacy, education, and research. The Nature Center is dedicated to conservation and environmental education for all Park visitors.

The Kenneth Deedy Environmental Steward will spend three weeks at each of the three organizations, getting an incredible experience of the environmentally-focused nonprofit sector and the 1000 Islands region as a whole. We envision this as an opportunity unlike any other - a true environmental internship in and of the 1000 Islands.

The Kenneth Deedy Environmental Steward is an hourly, seasonal paid position that reports to TILT’s Education and Outreach Coordinator.

This internship was made possible by the Northern New York Community Foundation and the support of nearly 200 individual donors, in honor of Ken Deedy's legacy. 

Application Deadline: March 31  | Apply now

 

Summer Land Stewards

The Summer Land Steward assists TILT trustees and staff to better serve its mission. During summer months, TILT expands its property management on Signature Preserves, conservation easements, and recreational facilities and trails.

The Summer Land Steward’s responsibilities include; assisting staff with conservation easement management; helping steward and manage all TILT-owned recreational facilities and trails; assisting with the development of Management Plans for TILT-owned properties; assisting with outreach through TILTreks programs and summer events; and office support.

The Summer Land Steward of the Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT) is an hourly, seasonal paid position that reports to the Stewardship Director.

Application Deadline: March 31  | Apply now

 

Education and Outreach Intern

The Education and Outreach Intern assists TILT trustees and staff to better serve its mission. During summer months, TILT hosts TILTreks, Kids Treks, and Day Camp, which are highly-attended programs that get people out on the land to experience the natural world in the Thousand Islands. TILT also hosts a variety of fundraising and community events that are central to building support for land conservation efforts.

The Education and Outreach Intern’s responsibilities include:  assisting with outreach through TILTreks programs and summer events; assisting in writing articles to promote TILTreks, events, and conservation projects; helping to plan and design outreach and education initiatives; assisting in the creation and management of the 2020 Editorial Calendar; and office support.

The Education and Outreach Intern of the Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT) is an hourly, seasonal paid position that reports to the Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Application Deadline: March 31  | Apply now