DEM Seasonal Positions

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is now accepting applications for positions for the summer season for residents 16 and older. Work on weekends and on holidays is required of most summer positions.

Positions include, but are not limited to, park rangers, beach managers, seasonal laborers, lifeguards, lifeguard captains, recreational area clerks, restroom attendants, student researchers, clerical support aides, technical support interns, policy interns and technical field interns. Pay ranges from $9 to $13.75 per hour, and most seasonal employees work 40 hours a week, including weekends and holidays.

To apply: Click here.


After-School Educator

The Providence-based Apeiron Institute is looking for an experienced outdoor educator committed to leading various youth sustainability programs and as assist in other aspects of Apeiron programming. This is a part time position with potential for expansion. Five to 10 hours weekly, with opportunity for increased hours. Primarily Monday through Thursday schedule, afternoon hours, with ability to be flexible. The start date is Jan. 5.

Responsibilities: Teach weekly youth programs primarily after school in Rhode Island’s urban schools; teach periodic youth programs during the day at Apeiron’s Sustainability Education Center in Coventry, R.I.; participate in curriculum design and development as part of a teaching team; help with administration associated with the education programs.

Qualifications: Background knowledge of topics pertaining to sustainability; experience teaching groups of youth; teacher training or commensurate experience; good listening and people skills; good oral and written communication skills; ability to multitask and adaptability; long-term commitment to ecological living; background knowledge of natural history of the region; background knowledge of biological/environmental sciences; fundraising experience.

Compensation: $12-$15 an hour, based on experience.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Gregory Sankey Jr. at


Outcome Broker

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI) Rhode Island is seeking a second outcome broker to join the Providence office and support its healthy homes work throughout the state.

Requirements: Organized and can facilitate productive meetings; excellent communicator; strong interpersonal skills; effectively collaborate across diverse partnerships and agendas; experience in community development, energy efficiency, public health and/or housing is a plus.

Info: Contact Corrie Haley at 401-400-8423 or at


Urban Farmer(s)

Providence is inviting proposals from groups and individuals who want to lease a city-owned urban farm for the purposes of agricultural business development and increasing the availability of locally grown food, with opportunities to support farm-to-school linkages.

Lots of Hope transforms underutilized city property into productive urban farms in order to improve access to locally grown produce in Providence markets, expand the city’s portfolio of green space, and contribute to improvements in air quality, public health and local property values.

This new project seeks to transform a vacant city-owned property at 433 Prairie Ave. into a farm with a season-extension facility for market production and outdoor learning area for nearby elementary schools.

The proposal deadline is Dec. 30 at 4:30 p.m. Applicants — individual growers, groups of growers or organizations — must be based in Rhode Island.

For a project application, click here.

Info: Send an e-mail to