Through this blog, we have explored the various and unique research and field work projects that NCF’s Science and Stewardship Department is involved in.  It would be impossible for us to complete all of this work without the assistance of our wonderful Seasonal Field Crew.

Each Field Season we hire 3-4 people to support our work in the field, assisting with data collection on rare plant locations, monitoring shorebird populations along our beaches, documenting plant diversity, tracking spotted turtles and many many more projects.

2013 Seasonal FA, Cyndi tracking spotted turtles at Medouie

2013 Seasonal FA, Cyndi tracking spotted turtles at Medouie

For 2014, we are hiring 4 people to fill our Field Crew positions.  Please pass this information on to anyone who may be interested in working for us this coming season.  The positions are open for application now and we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis so get your’s in early!


WATERMARKED Mara at the shore by Hummock.2 Pond, CNP, 07-03-13

We are hiring one Shorebird Monitor and Invasives Field Assistant (starting mid-April) to assist in monitoring and protecting rare beach-nesting shorebirds on our many different conservation properties. Previous shorebird monitoring and nest searching experience is required for this position.


We are hiring two Seasonal Ecology and Botany Field Research Assistants (Starting mid-May) to assist in rare species identification and habitat inventory, monitoring vegetation communities and applying management techniques in native ecosystems.  Field assistants will have the opportunity to gain experience in rare species conservation, land management-based research and applied ecological monitoring. Strong plant identification skills are required as well as at least one season of field work.


We are hiring one Coatue Shorebird Monitor and Property Ranger to assist in monitoring and protecting rare beach-nesting shorebirds on our isolated Coatue property.  This person will also serve as the Coatue Ranger, living on the property and interacting with property visitors on a daily basis.  Please note that the property is isolated and primitive although very beautiful.  This position requires a very independent worker.

For complete job descriptions and to apply online, please visit our hiring website:

For a complete application, please submit ONE DOCUMENT with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references and a copy of your college transcripts (an unofficial copy is acceptable). Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 Application Deadlines

Shorebird Monitor: January 17, 2014

Field Botany and Ecology Research Assistant: January 24, 2014

Coatue Shorebird Monitor and Ranger: January 17, 2014.

Questions? email Dr. Jennifer Karberg