March 29, 2012
Little St. Simons Island (LSSI) is a privately owned barrier island in coastal Georgia accessible by boat only. Its Lodge is a destination for as many as 32 overnight guests with extraordinary opportunities for bird watching, wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking, and kayaking in the surrounding tidal saltmarsh habitat. The Lodge strives to implement innovative green practices and the surrounding property is managed for conservation. The island has implemented some native landscaping around the Lodge area and partners with Coastal WildScapes (www.coastalwildscapes.org) to maintain some of these plantings. For more information on Little St. Simons Island, please visit www.littlestsimonsisland.com.
Basic Job Responsibilities:
• Development and implementation of a maintenance plan for the native gardens, plantings, and grounds around the compound.
• Serving as on-site coordinator for volunteer groups and landscape architects who will work on the island.
• Assisting with invasive plant treatment and monitoring.
• GIS work.
• Assisting with the native seed propagation project.
• Presenting to guests about the importance of conservation gardening.
• Developing educational materials for guests about the benefits of native planting.
• Driver’s license.
• Some college courses in horticulture, landscape architecture, conservation biology, or botany
• Computer literate in Excel, Microsoft Word
• Ability to lift 50 pounds.
• Ability to work outside in all weather conditions, humidity, bugs, odors.
Salary: Full time (40 hours per week) $8.00/hour; Lunch is provided
Application Deadline/Contact: April 2, 2012. Please email cover letter, resume and three references in a single document to Scott Coleman, Ecological Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org Start Date: early to mid-May End Date: early to mid-August