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Land Steward Position Openings


November 2, 2017Josh seed collecting FW

The Ozaukee Washington Land Trust is seeking two passionate and qualified individuals to help accomplish our ecological goals across our preserves.  

Based primarily in the field, Land Stewards will work closely with OWLT staff to conserve and restore Land Trust properties in Ozaukee and Washington Counties. In addition to assisting with land management and maintenance, Land Stewards will help to successfully integrate volunteer training and involvement, participate in long-term ecological monitoring, support conservation education, and assist with duties related to conservation easements and management plans.

Stewardship inspires an understanding and appreciation of conservation in the ever-changing fabric of our biological community. Utilizing sustainable management techniques and a hard-working mentality, stewardship employees can look forward to getting their hands dirty preserving beautiful forests, prairies, and other natural areas within Southeastern Wisconsin.


Classification:            These are seasonal part-time positions and are weather dependent
                                    (on average 30 hrs/week) (90% field, 10% office)

Supervisor:                Stewardship Coordinator, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust

Supervises:                 Supervision of volunteers (all ages) is required

Start date:                  November 2017         

End date:                    March 2018* - flexible

* This position may be extended depending on the candidate

Compensation:          $10.00/hr

Positions available:   2 seasonal part-time

Work Week:              Monday – Friday, some Saturdays or Sundays required, with flexibility


 Ability to work independently and prioritize work

  • Knowledge of Wisconsin native plants preferred
  • Organized, professional, motivated, and able to perform a variety of tasks
  • Demonstrates ability and willingness to perform physical labor in inclement weather over diverse terrain
  • Experience with land conservation management techniques and tools preferred
  • Enthusiasm for working with volunteers and youth groups
  • Interest, experience and/or pursuit of degree in environmental science, environmental education, resource management, or related career (preferred)
  • Dependable vehicle and valid driver’s license is required
  • Responsibilities

     Land Management and Maintenance

  • Assist with site preparation, plant propagation, invasive species management, trail      maintenance, and restoration monitoring on OWLT stewardship properties
  • Assist with proper maintenance and management of equipment
  • Stewardship Education
  • Provide leadership and logistical support during stewardship/restoration program events  including training, directing and monitoring volunteer and youth group activities
  • Assist in the development of education materials and interpretive signage
  • Administrative tasks
  • Assist with organizing equipment and supplies for volunteer events
  • Assist with grant reporting
  • Data Entry
  • Regularly track hours, activities and projects
  • Other program activities and tasks as assigned by supervisors as needed.
  • To Apply:

    Please send a letter of interest that includes cover letter, resume, and names of three references with current contact information to:

    Ozaukee Washington Land Trust

    c/o Stewardship Coordinator

    P.O. Box 917

    West Bend, WI 53095

    Applicants may also email the above information to

    Deadline for applications is November 15, 2017 (Positions open until filled)

    Ozaukee Washington Land Trust programs and employment are open to all. The Land Trust does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability in any of its policies or programs.




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