Do you speak for the trees?

If so, and if you happen to live within commuting distance of Baltimore, Maryland (and assuming you are of a certain generation that gets the central reference here), you might be interested to know that Blue Water Baltimore is looking to hire a Seasonal Forestry Lorax.  Yes, that’s right – you could be a Lorax.  You could officially speak for the trees!

One hopes you already do speak for trees and the other living portions of our ecosystem.  😉   But wouldn’t it be cool to get paid to do it?  And to know that you join the ranks of others deemed qualified to be a Lorax?

Here’s the actual job posting.  Please let me know if you apply – we need all the Loraxes we can get.

Seasonal Forestry Lorax

Blue Water Baltimore’s mission is to restore the quality of Baltimore’s rivers, streams and harbor to foster a healthy environment, a strong economy, and thriving communities. Blue Water Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that takes on and accomplishes a wide range of work, and partners with a wide variety of organizations to accomplish its restoration, greening, and advocacy goals. Blue Water Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Our office is a LEED Gold certified green building. Read more at www.bluewaterbaltimore.org.

Position Description:

The Lorax will work closely with the Community Forestry Manager and other team members to conduct tree plantings with volunteers and monitor and inspect tree planting sites.  The Lorax will be responsible setting up projects, working with and directing volunteers, and ensuring smooth logistics for events.

Core duties:

Help set-up and run volunteer tree plantings
Manage and direct volunteers while planting trees
Summer: manage team of 2 high school youth over 16 to water and maintain trees

Skills:

Previous experience planting trees and/or landscaping or gardening
Previous experience working with volunteers or leading events
Ability and interest to learn tree identification and best practices to plant trees
Organized and motivated individual
Ability to work with volunteers and high school youth
Team player capable of working with others in an additive way

Other Job Requirements:

Valid driver’s license and ability to commute to office
Ability to lift 50 lbs. and work outdoors in occasionally adverse conditions, including cold, heat and bugs
Ability to work most all weekend dates in March through May, and October to November
Projects a positive, can do attitude
Dependable and on-time

Salary and Benefits:

$10-$13 per hour, commensurate with experience
Hours will range from 10-24 hours per week during spring and fall and then 40 hours during June to August, if funding allows position may become full-time

TO APPLY:  Please send cover letter and resume to employment@bluewaterbaltimore.org with Lorax in subject line. Posted 3/1/2016.   Position will remain open until filled.  Position could start as early as 3/16/16.

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The Lorax, of course, is a book written by Dr. Seuss and beloved of children everywhere.  You could do worse than to read it again…or even for the first time.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lorax

 

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