The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) seeks motivated individuals to assist with our Community Science program that manages water chestnut and hydrilla in the Connecticut River Watershed in Massachusetts. This work takes place in several locations including but not limited to: Northampton, Easthampton, Hatfield, Hadley, South Hadley, Holyoke and Chicopee.
Position Responsibilities
  • The field crew will be responsible for helping to host water chestnut pull events and participate in the pulls themselves. This include volunteer management and support.
    • Volunteer management may include individual volunteers, school groups and community groups.
  • Field crew employees will support the seasonal manager in data collection and reporting of AIS populations.
  • Staff may also be responsible for participating in stakeholder meetings, draft management planning meetings, and some computer-based work.

Position Requirements

  • The ideal candidates will have a passion for the environment, have paddling experience or an interest in learning, and enjoy recruiting and managing volunteers.
  • Interest in river ecology and stewardship and willingness to learn
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Ability to participate in strenuous physical activity and comfort working from a kayak


  • Work occurs in the on weekday and weekends and begins in June and continues through September. A kayak is provided as needed.
  • ±16 hours/week. Pay is $16/hour

Application details

Deadline to apply: May 27th, 2022, or until positions are filled.

How to apply: Use the form below to submit your application with a resume and cover letter.

Hiring manager: Aliki Fornier (she/her), 413.772.2020 x207.

About Connecticut River Conservancy

Connecticut River Conservancy is the voice for the Connecticut River watershed, from source to sea. We collaborate with partners across four states to protect and advocate for your rivers and educate and engage communities. We bring people together to prevent pollution, improve habitat, and promote enjoyment of your river and its tributary streams. Healthy rivers support healthy economies.

CRC is an equal opportunity employer. We highly encourage members of communities historically excluded from the environmental field to apply, and we value the insights, knowledge and perspective that a diverse staff bring to our organization and work.

COVID Protocol 

The Connecticut River Conservancy requires all employees to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. Please reach out with any questions about our current COVID-19 safety procedures.

2022 AIS field assistant application form

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