The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) seeks a motivated and responsible individual to carry out our Community Science program that manages European water chestnut in the Connecticut River watershed in Massachusetts.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for the environment, a knowledge of invasive plant management, have paddling experience, and enjoy recruiting and managing volunteers working from boats hand harvesting water chestnut.  This person will manage one or two seasonal staff member and will be responsible for scheduling and executing at least a dozen on-water volunteer hand-pulling events between June and August 2020 in conjunction with partner groups, as well as ensure that all data is maintained and can be effectively utilized both internally and by agency and project partners.

The work will be supervised and supported out of CRC’s Greenfield, MA headquarters.  Work is anticipated to begin by the third week in May and conclude the first week of August – this schedule may vary depending on the growth of water chestnut which is dependent on water temperature. Work days can be subject to weather cancellation.  A boat is provided as needed.


  • Familiarity with spreadsheets, mapping tools
  • Interest in river ecology and stewardship
  • Ability to work in the field
  • Ability to swim and some knowledge and interest in flatwater paddling. Motor boat operation experience a plus.
  • Ability to stay in touch with CRC staff and volunteers
  • Self-motivated to initiate work, show up on time, and report data on pull results
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate volunteers and other staff – work may include weekday, evening, and weekend times
  • A valid driver’s license and a vehicle

Hours: ±16 hours/week
How to Apply: Fill the form below

Deadline to apply: May 1st 2020, or until positions filled.

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.


Water Chestnut Seasonal Manager Application

The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) seeks motivated individuals to assist with our Community Science program that manages European Water Chestnut in the Connecticut River Watershed.
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