Job Openings

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry, is seeking an experienced and outgoing individual to assist with the advancement of riparian forest buffer implementation, restoration and maintenance in the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Pennsylvania. The position is based in Harrisburg, PA and will travel within Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Lancaster and York counties. For a more detailed job description, access this link.
This is a full time position, offering a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits package. Please send a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, no later than Friday, December 8th, 2017 to: wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list RipForest in the subject line.
rn Pennsylvania Conservancy are rewarding in more ways than one. While working at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, including at Fallingwater, you’ll experience an unusually deep sense of accomplishment, pride and camaraderie with other like-minded professionals. 

 



Watershed Technician, Riparian Forestry - Harrisburg, PA
Vice President & Director, Fallingwater - Mill Run, PA
Botanist - Harrisburg, PA
Ecologist - Harrisburg, PA
Museum Store Senior Associate - Mill Run, PA
 


WATERSHED TECHNICIAN, RIPARIAN FORESTRY
Harrisburg, PA
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry, is seeking an experienced and outgoing individual to assist with the advancement of riparian forest buffer implementation, restoration and maintenance in the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Pennsylvania. The position is based in Harrisburg, PA and will travel within Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Lancaster and York counties. For a more detailed job description, access this link.

This is a full time position, offering a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits package. Please send a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, no later than Friday, December 8th, 2017 to: wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list RipForest in the subject line.
 


VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR, FALLINGWATER
Mill Run, PA
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (Conservancy) has conserved more than a quarter million acres in Western Pennsylvania. The Community Gardens and Greenspace program draws more than 12,000 volunteers annually to beautify communities across the state. The Conservancy has a watershed conservation program that protects and restores Western Pennsylvania’s rivers and streams. The Conservancy also includes a natural heritage program that works to protect Pennsylvania’s threatened and endangered species and their habitats.

In 1963, Edgar Kaufmann, jr. donated and entrusted Fallingwater and the surrounding 1,543 acres of land to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Fallingwater is a house designed in 1935 by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The house was designed as a private residence and weekend home for the family of Pittsburgh department store owner, Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr. Fallingwater is one of Wright’s most widely acclaimed works and best exemplifies his philosophy of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature. Open to the public since 1964, more than five million visitors have toured and experienced Fallingwater.

The Conservancy seeks an innovative, entrepreneurial and visionary leader for Fallingwater, who demonstrates a passion for engaging others in a lifelong learning agenda while delivering a high-quality experience that is financially sustainable through solid programs, marketing, fundraising and business practices. A high level of experience in building and sustaining a community of national and international partnerships with other art history, architectural, historic preservation, educational and cultural stakeholders, public and private, is necessary. The ideal candidate will show evidence of successful fundraising leadership that includes the acquisition of major gifts and grants from foundations, corporations, individuals and the public sector at the local, state and national level. Particularly helpful would be a background of launching innovative, groundbreaking programs resulting in long-term funding and stable revenue streams.

A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree is preferred. At least five years of successful leadership experience in a museum or comparable organization or venue is strongly preferred. Demonstrable leadership experience in public or private institutions concerned with art history, architecture, education, philanthropy, history and/or historic preservation or related professions would be valued. Previous experience working with, or serving on, a nonprofit board and knowledge of board governance is important.

Applications for the position are being received exclusively by Kittleman & Associates, LLC. Please submit a letter of introduction and a current resume at https://www.kittlemansearch.com/western-pennsylvania-conservancy/

 


BOTANIST
Harrisburg, PA
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) has a full-time opening for a Botanist. This position will be based in Harrisburg, PA. Primary duties will include collecting, assessing and monitoring botanical resources, with emphasis on rare species, for the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program. This person will design, schedule and manage inventory projects as well as a variety of other projects oriented toward the conservation of biologically significant plant populations and natural communities. A Master of Science degree or equivalent work experience in botany or a closely related field; with experience conducting rare plant surveys is required. Demonstrated familiarity with Pennsylvania and/or mid-Atlantic/Midwest regions’ flora and ecosystems is required. Expertise in a few taxonomic groups (e.g., grasses, ferns, etc.) is desired, with some experience with aquatic flora. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which may include some evenings and weekends. Must be able to traverse rugged terrain, work on extended field excursions, and be able to travel throughout Pennsylvania. Must be able to work independently and with others. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. If you are interested in this position, please send a letter, resume, and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Botanist in the subject line of the email. Deadline is 11/27/2017.
 


ECOLOGIST
Harrisburg, PA
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) has a full-time opening for an Ecologist. This position will be based in Harrisburg, PA. Primary duties will include plant inventory, and research and analysis related to plant communities and ecological systems in Pennsylvania for the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program (PNHP) and WPC.
This person will work with PNHP ecologists to design, schedule, and manage a variety of projects oriented toward the conservation of areas of conservation concern in the state as well as collect information on species and community records. A minimum of a Master of Science degree or equivalent work experience in ecology, field biology, conservation, botany, or related field is required. Demonstrated familiarity with Pennsylvania and/or mid-Atlantic/Midwest regions’ flora and ecosystems and experience in natural community classification, along with intensive field studies, and ecological research techniques is required. Position requires the ability to traverse rugged terrain, spend long hours out-of-doors on extended field excursions, and travel throughout Pennsylvania. Must be able to work well independently and with others. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. If you are interested in this position, please send a letter, resume, and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Ecologist in the subject line of the email. Deadline is 11/27/2017.
 


 


MUSEUM STORE SENIOR ASSOCIATE
Mill Run, PA
Fallingwater has an opening for a senior sales associate in the Museum Store. The senior associate assists supervisors in the day-to-day operation of the Fallingwater Museum Store. The duties include assisting in completing daily cash receipts/closing reports and other paperwork, monitoring proper stock levels of inventory in the store and informing supervisors when levels become low, assisting in training new staff, and providing oversight and guidance for part time and seasonal staff. Waits on customers, assists customers with purchases and incorporates customer service values in work habits and interactions with others.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least three years’ experience as a Museum Store Associate or in retail sales. Applicants with less experience will be considered at the Museum Store Associate level.
  • Must have excellent customer relations skills and good verbal communication skills.
  • Must be a positive influence and demonstrate a professional and positive attitude and communication style with store team members, fellow co-workers and customers.
  • Prior cash handling and register experience is required.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Flexibility with schedule and hours, and the ability to work weekends and holidays is required. Will require working approximately 35-40 hours per week from April through November, and an abbreviated schedule in the winter. Must be able to work a minimum of 1350 hours per year.

To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Senior Associate in the subject line of the email. 
 



 

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