Employment

Careers at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are rewarding in more ways than one. Working for the conservation of Pennsylvania’s natural resources, you’ll experience an unusually deep sense of accomplishment, pride and camaraderie with other like-minded professionals.

Applicants who are interested in being considered for a position can either send a cover letter and resume to the email address listed in the job description, or download and print an application. Completed applications can be sent to:

     Attn: Human Resources
     1478 Mill Run Road
     Mill Run, PA 15464

 



Avian Field Technician - Northcentral PA

Culinary_Internship - Mill_Run, PA

Donor_Relations_Coordinator - Mill_Run, PA

Membership_Theater_Host_Hostess_-_Mill_Run_PA

Museum_Store_Internship_Web_Photography - Mill_Run, PA

Museum_Store_Sales_Associate - Mill_Run, PA

Tour_Guides - Mill_Run, PA

Visitor_Services_Representative - Mill_Run, PA

Watershed_Conservation_Americorps_Service_Position - Indiana, PA
 



Avian Field Technician
Northcentral Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will be conducting field surveys within the twelve-county Pennsylvania Wilds region as part of a collaborative project with Audubon Pennsylvania, state agencies, and other researchers to investigate relationships between forest interior birds and forest community types.

Job Description: Avian field technicians (3) are needed to conduct off-road point counts at study sites across northcentral PA. The successful applicants will be expected to work independently to complete up to 20 point-count surveys each survey morning at up to 15 sites over the season, bush-whacking on foot to most point locations and navigating through rugged and sometimes dangerous terrain (i.e. rocks, insects, poison ivy, and rattlesnakes). Other duties may include desktop field preparations, site access communications, and data entry following field surveys.

Qualifications: Positions require knowledge of and experience with identification of northeastern U.S. breeding birds by sight and (primarily) sound. Experience with avian survey techniques preferred. Individuals must be able to work well independently and as a team, and communicate closely with the project supervisor and other WPC staff. Able and willing to hike long distances and work long hours in cool, hot, or wet spring/summer weather conditions. Familiarity with GPS and map navigation in remote settings preferred. Valid U.S. driver’s license required. Preferred candidates will have completed or will be pursuing B.S. degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or related field.

Pay: $12-$13 per hour; 40 hour work-week, plus some expenses

Position Duration: mid-May to late-July 2015 (approximately 10 weeks)

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Avian Field Technician in the subject line of the email. Questions regarding the position should be directed to David Yeany, Conservation Planning Specialist/Ornithologist, at (412) 586-2313.

Application deadline: March 15, 2015
 



Culinary Internship
Mill Run, Pa.

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is seeking a summer intern to work with the Fallingwater Chef.

Job Description: This is a unique opportunity to work at a world-renowned architectural site, putting your training into practice and enhancing your resume.

Qualifications: We are looking for a qualified student with culinary education and/or background experience with an emphasis on baking/pastry.

Responsibilities:
• Working alongside the Fallingwater Chef generating menu and pasty items for the Fallingwater Café and certain special events.
• Duties may include preparing yeast rolls, breads, pies, tarts, cookies, and other desserts, preparing and decorating cakes, creating centerpieces, specialty pastry and confectionary items, and suggesting creatively designed presentation of food items.
• Producing a final project report detailing the internship work performed, which will be presented to Fallingwater staff and other interns.

Position Duration: Summer, 2015. Intern will be expected to work during normal business hours (typically 8:30am to 5:00pm), forty hours per week. The Café is generally open six days per week, including Memorial Day and Independence Day. You will be obligated to work some weekends and an occasional evening, although you will not be required to work in excess of forty hours per week.

Location: Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code 15464), and is approximately ninety miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Having a motor vehicle is strongly recommended as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance.

Pay: This is a paid internship, paying $8.00 per hour and includes free, onsite shared housing. Interns are required to provide their own food, linens, laundry supplies, and incidentals.

Application Process: To apply, email cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Culinary Intern in the subject line. Application deadline is April 6, 2015.
 


 
Donor Relations Coordinator
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, a non-profit conservation organization at 800 Waterfront Drive in Pittsburgh, PA, has an opening for a Donor Relations Coordinator. Responsibilities include coordination of corporate, foundation and $500+ individual proposals and appeals, handling donor calls and inquiries, administration of planned giving program, and general office management for major and planned giving programs. Bachelor’s degree preferred with significant development operations experience. Must have strong computer skills; including word processing, spreadsheet, and database skills - experience using Raiser’s Edge software preferred. The successful candidate will be well organized and accurate, able to work well in a fast-paced environment, able to manage multiple projects successfully, and can work well independently and within a team. This is a full time position offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list DRC in the subject line of the email.



Membership Theater Host/Hostess
Mill Run, Pa.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has part time openings in its Fallingwater Membership Theater, located in Mill Run, PA. Gives a brief presentation to visitors at the conclusion of their tour of Fallingwater and invites them to become members and supporters of Fallingwater/Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Qualifications include being comfortable speaking in front of groups, having basic computer skills, previous experience handling cash, and accuracy and attention to detail. This position offers a competitive hourly rate. Successful applicants must be flexible with schedule and available to work weekends and holidays as needed.

To apply, send a letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Membership in the subject line.
 


 
Museum Store Internship/Web Photography
Mill Run, Pa.

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is seeking a summer intern.

Job Description: This is a unique opportunity to work at a world-renowned architectural site, putting your creative skills into practice and enhancing your resume. The web photography intern will work with the store manager and assistant store manager in product photography, graphic design and web design for the museum store section on Fallingwater’s website.

Qualifications: We are looking for a qualified student who can demonstrate an understanding of design, composition, and attention to detail. Must have experience using Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, Photoshop, and Lightroom and be able to submit a portfolio upon request illustrating his/her studio or merchandise photographs. Must be a good communicator, be self-motivated and be able to work well both independently and with others. Must be open to receiving constructive critiques and feedback. Experience in retail web design will be a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Using CPOnline back office function and Counterpoint SQL (instruction will be provided)
  • Photographing a variety of products in context including small tabletop items, larger furniture pieces, and apparel. Completing image retouching and uploading product photos to store website in accordance with established standards and timelines.
  • Working with on-site equipment, existing computer programs and digital camera. There will not be the opportunity to utilize personal equipment or a computer to perform this work.
  • Producing a final project report detailing the internship work performed, which will be presented to Fallingwater staff and other interns.

Position Duration: Summer, 2015. Intern will be expected to work during normal business hours (typically 8:30am to 5:00pm), forty hours per week. Fallingwater is open Memorial Day and Independence Day.

Location: Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code 15464), and is approximately ninety miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Having a motor vehicle is strongly recommended as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance.

Pay: This is a paid internship, paying $8.00 per hour and includes free, onsite shared housing. Interns are required to provide their own food, linens, laundry supplies, and incidentals.

Application Process: To apply, email cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Web Photography Intern in the subject line. Application deadline is April 6, 2015.
 



Museum Store Sales Associate

Mill Run, Pa.

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, located in the heart of the Laurel Highlands, has three part time openings in the Museum Store. Will work in Fallingwater’s beautiful museum store; wait on customers; sell merchandise, process sales, and assist with keeping museum store neat and clean. Must be customer-service oriented and comfortable handling cash and credit transactions on a register. Must be flexible with schedule and able to work weekends as needed.

To apply, send a letter of interest to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Museum Store in the subject line of the email.

 


 
Tour Guides
Mill Run, Pa.

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, located in the heart of the Laurel Highlands, is in search of part time Tour Guides. Come join a dynamic and collaborative team that greets visitors from around the world. This is a great opportunity to work at a world-renowned architectural site, building your skills and enhancing your resume. Whether you are a retired professional or just beginning your career, Fallingwater can change you and your vocational path.

Tour Guides lead one hour non-scripted general architecture tours of Fallingwater. Guides must be able to retain architectural and historical facts, dates and anecdotes, and then customize that information according to the interests of the visitors. Tours should be conversational as the guide facilitates the visitor’s self-discovery of building in harmony with nature. Guides must be comfortable speaking in front of groups and will engage visitors ages 6 to 106 from diverse cultures, languages and geographic areas. Must be articulate, positive, outgoing, dependable, flexible and have a professional demeanor.

To apply, email letter of interest and/or resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Tour Guide in the subject line of the email.
 



Visitor Services Representative
 
Mill Run, Pa.

Fallingwater, the architectural masterpiece designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, has three part time openings in the Visitor Services Department. Will provide superior customer service, handle reservations, sell admission tickets and on-line ticket sales, and greet and assist visitors at the visitor services desk. Qualifications include good verbal and written communications skills, professional telephone etiquette, very good computer skills, and a strong customer service orientation. Must be flexible with schedule and available to work weekends as needed.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list VSR in the subject line of the email.
 



Watershed Conservation Americorps Service Position
Indiana, Pa.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking two (2) Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps AmeriCorps members to serve the Watershed Conservation Program for a total of 300 hours. These positions are Non stipend Education award only ($1,195) positions. The service member will work under the supervision of assigned Watershed Conservation staff.

Position Duration: April 20, 2015 – August 14, 2015

Location: 1067 Philadelphia Street, Suite 101, Indiana, PA 15701

Job Description: The service member will assist with implementing a variety of watershed restoration projects and aquatic surveys, in close coordination with Watershed Conservation staff. Duties will include assisting in the areas of:

• Water quality monitoring & assessment
• Watershed restoration
• Volunteer training
• Project implementation
• Biological survey work focusing on macroinvertebrates, various fish species, and hellbender salamanders is possible
• Delivering educational programs to Watershed Conservation Program constituents.
• Riparian Restoration, including the planting of native trees and shrubs
• Extensive over-night travel possible

Qualifications:
• Completion, or on track for completion, of a bachelor’s degree in biology, watershed science, stream ecology, environmental studies or a related field;
• Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision;
• Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel;
• Able to travel to various worksites and willing to work some evenings, weekends, and overnight trips as needed.
• The ability to conduct field research in remote locations is essential for this position.
• Position requires the ability to traverse rugged terrain while carrying at least 50 pounds of sampling gear in a variety of weather conditions, and assist with strenuous physical duties including heavy lifting and using hand/power tools to complete construction activities.

To apply send resume, cover letter and two letters of reference to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list AmeriCorps Service Position in the subject line. Application deadline is March 27, 2015.
 


 

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.