Job: Stewardship Assistant & Crew Leader - TNC - Westfield, Iowa



The Stewardship Assistant & Crew Leader will assist with preparation of tools, equipment and road gear prior to crew arrival and participate in intern crew orientation and safety training during the week of May 28th. Under the direction of the Western and Eastern Iowa Land Stewards, the Crew Leader is responsible for overseeing all intern crew operations, adherence to safety training and guidelines, working with the crew during field activities, and may need to stay onsite to supervise the crew during off hours if needed. This position requires daily outdoor physical labor for extended periods of time in adverse conditions. The crew and crew leader will be responsible for performing stewardship tasks such as: using a chainsaw and other power equipment, building and repairing fence; removing exotic species; monitoring conservation activities, including data collection, input and reporting; assisting with prescribed burns; and maintaining tools and equipment.  The intern crew travels throughout the state from May 28th – August 9th.  The crew stays at bunk houses where available but may also camp at State Parks. After the intern program concludes, the Stewardship Assistant & Crew Leader will assist with tree/brush and invasives removal, prescribed burns, bison roundup and other stewardship activities at Broken Kettle Grasslands Preserve and/or the Land of the Swamp White Oak Preserve as needed.


For more information about and to apply to this position, click HERE. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 1, 2019.

Post Date

Jan 4, 2019


Feb 1, 2019


Type: Job