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Two positions are currently available: Part-Time Indoor/Outdoor Facilities Assistant, and Senior Ecologist.

Part Time Indoor/Outdoor Facilities Assistant 

(posted August 24, 2021) 


Assist full time Woods Crew staff as needed on various projects, including but not limited to: 

  • Preparing firewood  
  • Assisting with land clearing operations using a brush saw 
  • Indoor painting 
  • Outdoor painting (various structures such as wood road gates and research towers) 
  • Snow removal 
  • Marking boundaries 


  • 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.   
  • COVID vaccine (see terms of employment)

Terms of employment 

Apply by sending cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 work related references to:  HFAPPS@FAS.HARVARD.EDU   

Applications are accepted via email only, SUBJECT LINE: FACILITIES POSITION 

No phone calls please. No walk-in applications accepted. 

More information on the Forest is available at No phone calls please.  Harvard Forest is an equal opportunity employer and all candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


Senior Ecologist at Harvard Forest

(posted July 9, 2021)

Harvard Forest seeks a colleague with a successful research, publication, and funding record to join our senior research staff. The disciplinary area is open but should augment and enhance existing programs at the Harvard Forest and leverage established archival, land, and research infrastructure developed over more than a century of study. The researcher will join a collaborative group of senior scientists who design, fund, conduct, and publish research relating to forested landscapes of New England; advance engagement with relevant policy- and decision-makers; and collaborate with a wide network of external researchers. Senior researchers’ salaries are department-funded, and scientists are expected to develop an externally funded research program.  Senior Scientists mentor undergraduates—from Harvard and elsewhere—in Harvard Forest summer/winter internships and co-curricular programs. They may also advise graduate students and post-doctoral fellows as part of their research program and contribute to our renowned LTER Schoolyard K-12 education program.

Basic Qualifications:  PhD required. Post-doctoral or similar experience including a history of collaborative research, publication, student mentorship, engagement with broader audiences, and external funding.

For further details on this position and how to apply, go to:

We encourage applicants from all career stages. Application review will begin September 15; the position will remain open until it is filled.