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
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy has a unique opportunity for a newly graduated forester who is interested in both the technical and community aspects of urban forestry initiatives. The Community Forester will provide technical and project management support and event coordination for Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s Community Forestry Program throughout western Pennsylvania and for the TreeVitalize Pittsburgh project, a significant tree-planting initiative in Allegheny County. Success will be measured by the number of tree planting locations identified and assessed, the number of community volunteer tree plantings executed, the number of tree management plans created and implemented, and the number of inventories completed.
Requirements include a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry, one year of experience in professional forestry work or an academic equivalent, the ability to use ArcView, ArcGIS, and ArcInfo software, and proficiency with MS Office. The successful candidate must possess an International Society for Arboriculture (ISA) Arborist Certification, or be willing to obtain certification within the first three months of employment.
This position will entail significant weekend and evening commitments during the spring and fall planting seasons. This is a one-year, full-time, benefit-eligible position. Further employment beyond one year will be dependent on projects and funding. To apply, send a resume, cover letter and salary expectations to: email@example.com and list Forester in the subject line of the email.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and list Membership in the subject line.
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 email@example.com and list Museum Store in the subject line of the email.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and list Tour Guide in the subject line of the email.
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 email@example.com and list VSR in the subject line of the email.
Watershed Conservation Americorps Service Position
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
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and list AmeriCorps Service Position in the subject line. Application deadline is April 30, 2015.
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.