Rhode Island Seasonal Jobs

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is looking to hire for a variety of seasonal employment positions at recreational facilities across the state. Rhode Island residents, ages 16 and older, are encouraged to apply.

Full-time lifeguard positions are available at all state swimming areas, including Lincoln Woods, Fort Adams and Goddard Memorial State parks and at Misquamicut, Scarborough and East Matunuck State beaches. Hourly rates range from $10.75 to $13.75, based on location and position level.

Other seasonal positions available include park rangers; beach managers; laborers; recreational area assistants; and clerical support. Most positions are full time and include weekend and holiday hours. Hourly rates range from $10.10 to $14.75. Applicants to park ranger positions at levels II and III must be 18 or older.

To apply: Click here.

Education & Stewardship Assistant

The Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy is looking to hire an education and stewardship assistant for its Block Island program. This is a 12-week position beginning June 11 and ending Aug. 31. There are four paid full-time positions (35 hours a week). Housing may be available.

Responsibilities: Lead summer nature walks; staff the visitor center; trail maintenance and other stewardship activities; oversee volunteers; office duties; assist in scientific activities and biological monitoring.

Qualifications: High-school diploma and 1 year’s experience; experience organizing files; experience operating power and construction tools; experience in customer service.

To apply: Click here. Application deadline is Feb. 21.

Education/Outreach Coordinator

The Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy is looking to hire an education/outreach coordinator to lead educational programs and promote the Benjamin Family Environmental Center at Goosewing Beach Preserve in Little Compton, R.I. The position is full time, short term (35 hours a week) and is paid hourly. It begins April 16 and ends Aug. 31.

Responsibilities: Provide a presence at the Environmental Center on a regular basis; greet the public and answer questions; initiate positive, engaging communications with beach visitors; provide information about Goosewing Beach and the shorebird protection program; conduct informal tours of exhibit areas; open and close the center; develop and lead nature walks and programs for the general public, community groups, school and scout groups, and donors to educate about barrier beach ecology, local natural history, shorebird biology, management, and protection efforts.

Qualifications: High-school diploma or GED and 1 year’s experience; experience organizing files; experience operating power and construction tools in a safe manner.

To apply: Click here.

Shorebird Preserve Assistant

The Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy is looking to hire a shorebird preserve assistant to assist in the management of Goosewing Beach Preserve and other nearby sites for the 2018 spring/summer season. The position is full time, short term (35 hours a week) and is paid hourly. It begins April 2 and ends Aug. 31.

Responsibilities: Monitor shorebirds at sites in Little Compton, R.I., and nearby Massachusetts; make frequent observations of plovers and accurate season-long counts through all phases of the April-August breeding cycle; record numbers and location of breeding pairs, nests, eggs, hatchlings, and fledglings, noting the timing of all events; prepare an end of the season report; initiate positive, engaging communications with beach visitors and landowners to promote understanding of wildlife and habitat.

Qualifications: High-school diploma or GED and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management; experience recognizing plant and animal species; experience operating power and construction tools in a safe manner.

To apply: Click here.