The Schoodic Institute located at Acadia National Park is recruiting 1 
seasonal Plant Ecology Technician to conduct long-term vegetation 
monitoring and contribute to forest research in the Acadia National Park 

Job Title: Plant Ecology Technician
Job Type: full-time, temporary position
Organization: Schoodic Institute
Location: Bar Harbor, ME 
Open Period: February 9-16, 2018
Vacancies: 1 position
Duration: 15 weeks mid May to August (exact dates TBD)

Job Description:
The incumbent will contribute to forest research programs with the 
Schoodic Institute, and assist with long-term vegetation monitoring 
programs in Acadia National Park. Incumbent will attend forest crew 
training during the first two weeks of the field season located at Marsh-
Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT and in 
Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater, NY. Incumbent will then 
rotate time between assisting the Forest Ecology Program Director with 
forest research at Schoodic Institute (approx. 4-6 weeks), and sampling 
forest, rocky intertidal, and freshwater wetland vegetation for long-term 
monitoring programs in Acadia National Park (approx. 7 weeks). Other 
duties may include pressing unknown plant specimens, preparing soil 
samples for processing, data entry, and data quality assurance/quality 
This is largely a field based position, and incumbents will be required to 
carry heavy field equipment (40+lbs), hike though rough terrain, learn and 
identify plants common to eastern forests, and work in all weather 
conditions.  Incumbent may be exposed to deer ticks that carry Lyme 
disease, biting insects, poison ivy and dense brush. 

For more information and to apply, please view the announcement on the 
Schoodic Institute website:

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