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Seasonal Indoor/Outdoor Facilities Assistant

Seasonal Indoor/Outdoor Facilities Assistant

(13 week position starting mid-May)


Assist full time woods crew staff as needed on various projects, including but not limited to:
  • Marking boundaries

  • Painting various structures such as wood road gates and research towers

  • Preparing firewood

  • Assisting with land clearing operations using a brush saw


  • Must have been licensed to drive for at least 2 years.
  • Age: 18 years of age as of start date with a valid driver's license and clean driving record.
  • Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Comfortable working in any weather conditions either alone or in pairs in wooded locations.
  • Positive attitude, good work ethic, and responsible work habits with team member mentality required

Terms of employment

  • 13 weeks beginning in mid-May
  • 40 hours per week
  • 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • $12.00 per hour (non-benefited)
Apply by emailing a cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 work-related references to HFAPPS@FAS.HARVARD.EDU, with the subject line: FACILITIES POSITION. (Applications accepted via email only. No phone calls please.)
Harvard Forest is an equal opportunity employer.

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Harvard Forest is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community that collectively supports and implements our mission: the investigation, understanding, and communication of the ways in which physical, biological, and human systems interact to change our Earth.  All should feel that they are critical members of the Harvard Forest community—whatever their identities—while working, studying, visiting, or living here.  We will welcome, recruit, develop, and advance talented staff, students, and visitors from diverse backgrounds, and strive to ensure that all are included in our mission.

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